Q:What do you get when you mix Devo and Disney?
A: Devo 2.0
That’s right, Disney and Devo teamed up to create an all kid version of DEVO called 2.0. Don’t believe me, go here.
According to the press release:
one of the ’80s most innovative and iconic bands, has partnered with
Disney Sound to bring their hits to a new generation with ‘DEVO 2.0,’ a
combination CD/DVD package set for release on March 14th. The original
members of DEVO rerecorded ten of their old songs (some with revamped
lyrics) and two brand new ones with DEVO 2.0, a group of five talented
kids aged 10-13." Founding member Gerald V. Casale directed 11 new music videos for the DVD.
According to the press release "Disney
Sound is planning a series of “remaking the band” projects, uniting
original band members of iconic groups with talented kids for newly
recorded CD and DVD releases. Next up is a partnership with the Go-Go’s."
After a look at the web site, it looks like this is being geared up as a devolved set of post-post-modern mousketeers. Domes off to the the spud boys (and girls) = both V1.0 and V2.0. Nice to have a form of DEVOlution that can be shown to the tikes.
For those who have not kept up with DEVO, visit www.mutato.com.
The CD/DVD will be available March 14th, but you can pre-order using the amazon link above.