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Dev2.0

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Danceable, dorky techno pop for kids.

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What's the story?

Over 20 years ago, Devo's staccato hit, \"Whip It,\" caused a sensation -- as did the band's delightful dorky image. Unfortunately, the signature sound never evolved and the band disappeared into the annals of one-hit wonders. Too bad -- there's a lot of talent there. Transition to the present and DEV2.0, the band reinvented by Disney and Devo: a likable group of teeny-boppers who strut around the stage pretending to play their instruments amidst a barrage of weird animation. It's reminiscent of The Monkees, a group of actors hired to play the roles of musicians. However, The Monkees had some of the best songwriters in their tent (Neil Diamond, Carole King, Tommy Boyce) while Dev2.0 has, well, Devo.

Is it any good?

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The CD and accompanying video are fun and well produced. Surely, some kids will be inspired to become pop stars after watching Dev2.0, who make it look like so much fun! But it would have been great to see some of the talent behind the original Devo expand their talents, rather than try to pass off these old songs and arrangements as children's music, which it certainly is not.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the original band's signature song, "Whip It," and how its quirky and catchy delivery still has the ability to make everyone want to dance and sing along with the band. What makes a song memorable or a hit?

Music details

Artist:Dev2.0
Release date:March 14, 2006
Label:Disney
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byVoiceofthekids April 9, 2008

BOOO HISS BOO!

Disney is not about to lose all its fans and customers, so why the hell are they...plegurizing Devo! I mean really! Devo was an awesome band, that made awesome music! and, get this, they acualy PLAYED the instruments. I know this is targeted towards young teens kids, who probobly dont know devo, but really. THEY'RE WORSE THAN THE NAKED BROTHERS BAND!!!
Adult Written bywhovian852 April 9, 2008

Clever

While I don't like it myself, I think Devo is on the right track. Their idea is to present their music in a way that will attract preteens to their music. When said group gets older they'll want to hear the real thing. Thus they prevent themselves from becoming some largely forgotten 80's band with a dwindling fan base. It's ashame that this is being hamstrung by the more shortsighted fans.
Adult Written byhappy77801 April 9, 2008

....

NOT very good. The kids obviously dont play the instruments, it's just very annoying.