Thursday, November 19, 2009

Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"

I was reminded by a recent post on TCM's website of a 1981 film called Urgh! A Music War.

Being a huge Devo fan, and fan of "new wave" (aka sanitized "punk") music in general - I desperately wanted to see Urgh!, but never did. These were the days when offbeat movies like Urgh! never played in theaters near me. It's frequent airings on cable in the '80s also went unseen, since our house wasn't wired-up until 1987.

Today's clip - Devo performing "Uncontrollable Urge" during that brief period ('80-81) when they were arguably quite popular. Yes, I often did the synchronized hopping bit at the end while listening to the record at home.