“Are We Not Men?” is the debut studio album by the American new wave band Devo. Originally released in 1978, this particular edition of the album is a highly sought-after USA import that had not been previously available in the UK, making it an exciting release for fans.
Available on the 8-track tape format, this album introduces Devo’s unique and unconventional sound. The band’s blend of punk, rock, and electronic elements, combined with satirical lyrics and quirky performances, created a distinct musical style that defied categorization.
The album opens with the energetic track “Uncontrollable Urge,” setting the tone for the offbeat and thought-provoking songs to come. Tracks like “Jocko Homo” and “Mongoloid” exemplify Devo’s socially critical and ironic commentary, while “Gut Feeling” and “Come Back Jonee” showcase their inventive use of synthesizers and catchy hooks.
“Are We Not Men?” on 8-track tape brings Devo’s eccentric and innovative sound to life.