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Freedom of Choice (July 1980) - Devo

Devo - Freedom of Choice album cover« Devo

I had been a Devo fan since I discovered Devo's Q. Are We Not Men A. We Are Devo a couple of years before this album came out. At the time all the Devo fans I knew were people I had turned on to Devo. We had played that first album along with Duty Now for the Future heavily on Deaconlight.

Freedom of Choice was more polished than the previous two, with one popping song after another - not a weak one in the bunch.

Devo was not your run-of-the-mill Top 40 radio band so when "Whip It!" became a bona fide radio hit, this felt like something of a victory for me. The song was getting lots of commercial airplay on Z-93 in Winston-Salem. Suddenly everyone had heard Devo and there was much buzz about our spud boys.

The cool thing is it wasn't like Devo sold out or anything. Devo were still Devo. I felt somewhat validated that this quirky band I had pushed so hard on my radio shows for two years was being acknowledged.

-- 12 December 2010 (DDT)

Freedom of Choice Original Album Tracks

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  1. Girl U Want
  2. It's Not Right
  3. Whip It
  4. Snowball
  5. Ton O' LuvBuy Devo - Freedom of Choice CDicon
  6. Freedom of Choice
  7. Gates of Steel
  8. Cold War
  9. Don't You Know
  10. That's Pep
  11. Mr. B's Ballroom
  12. Planet Earth

Additional Tracks on the 2009 Remastered Freedom of Choice

CD & iTunes

  1. Freedom of Choice Theme Song [Live]
  2. Whip it [Live]
  3. Girl U Want [Live]
  4. Gates of Steel [Live]
  5. Be Stiff [Live]
  6. Planet Earth [Live]

Vintage Playlists with Devo - Freedom of Choice Songs

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