Where can you see an oversized baby being decapitated in a horrific industrial accident? On the new Devo double DVD, of course. The "postmodern audio-visual concept band" (as they dubbed themselves) revelled in creating disturbing little films, hoping to jolt the US from its Reagan-induced corporate nightmare. In a pre-MTV era, the results were often hilarious and always controversial; the film for Whip It featured a woman having her clothes whipped off by a redneck rancher, while Love Without Anger was accompanied by Barbie and Ken dolls dismembering each other. On the commentary, band members Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh assure us their motives were never less than pure and politically righteous. The second disc finds them live on stage in a support-slot stadium gig from 1992. As shows delivered by men in anti-nuclear-waste protective suits go, it's jolly good fun.
Pop DVD: Devo, The Complete Truth About De-Evolution/Devo Live