Captain Corruption\'s Commentary

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Things fall apart while spacemen play!

Captain Corruption's next public appearance is almost upon us. Tomorrow the Captain will be arriving at the House of Blues in the Windy City for two full nights of De-Evolution! Its time for Live, 2005!

Supermarket flashbacks
Show arms and legs in plastic sacks
Fat men twelve bananas high
Die while all the women cry
Love-love gets sucked away
On big fat lips while people pray
Boy plus girl make mess of sex
No babies come
What happens next?

I'm a potato and I'm so hip!

Teenage hoodlums stand in line
Donate blood to pay for crime
Butcher's steal doctor's tools
Sow pretty heads on dogs and mules
Hi-fi systems men in pairs
Tape bodies falling down the stairs
Father-Son teams split the costs
of nighttime girls
but all is lost

To De-Evolution
I'm a Spudman
I got eyes all around!

Martian feet turn dirt and stone
For buried treasure human bone
Madison men tattoo ads on
Ten year olds with sucker pads
Rockets rust attack decay
Things fall apart while spacemen play
Now daddy zero drops his brown
Go down go down go down

To De-Evolution
I'm a Spudgun
I'd like to shoot them all!!

I'm a Potato and I'm So Hip available on the ultra rare Hardcore DEVO volume 1

They tell us that
We lost our tails
Evolving up
From little snails
I say its all
Just wind in sails

Are we not men?
We are DEVO!
Are we not men?

We're pinheads now
We are not whole
We're pinheads all!
Jocko Homo

Are we not men?
We are DEVO!
Are we not men?

Monkey men all
In business suits
Teachers and critics
All dance the poot

Are we not men?
We are DEVO!
Are we not men?

All together now
God made man
But he used the monkey to do it
Apes in the plan
And we're all here to prove it
I can walk like an ape
Talk like an ape
I can do what a monkey can do
Well God made man but a monkey supplied the glue!

Are we not men?
We are DEVO!
We must repeat!

OK Let's GO!

Jocko Homo available on the 1978 major label debut Q:Are We Not Men? A:We Are DEVO!

Read an excellent interview with DEVO bassist and co-founder Gerald V. Casale at Ear Candy Magazine... here's an excerpt:

E.C.: Do you feel vindication or depression over the de-evolutionary philosophy being proven correct more or less?

Gerald Casale: (laughter) Yeah, people would expect that we are just kicking up our heels going ‘we were right’ but it’s not really true because ours is a cautionary tale. We were serious about it but we thought we were making a smart-ass college joke. We had no idea. That’s all I can say. We had no idea how real de-evolution would become and its not fun. We’ve lived to become in the middle of a devolved world for real.

E.C.: It’s kind of sad but you have to laugh or cry or both.

Gerald Casale: It has happened. Man has regressed. The most dark, most petty, most stupid tendencies of human nature are the ones that are getting the spotlight basically; driving the boat. It is reflected by our selection of leaders and further evidenced by the preponderance of fundamentalism around the world. I’m not just talking about Muslim fundamentalism, I’m talking about Christian Fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism; all the anti-democratic right wing, fear based forces that have coalesced, that have basically entered into a dirty dog fight – barnyard style – and all decent men and women are victimized by it around the world. So we are all just spectators and not merely spectators but victims to these psychotic warring factions.

Take all the leaders from around the world
Put them together in a great big ring
Televise it as the lowest show on Earth
Then let them fight like hell to see who's king
Gather up the pieces when the fight is done
Then you'll find out winning really can be fun!

Enough Said!

Enough Said available on 1981's New Traditionalists

Photo by Gary Edwards mutated by Captain Corruption please don't use without permission.


Anonymous Admin said...

Did you get tired of playing with us

9:56 PM  

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