Devo Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (Music Video Distributors) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Devo really did put their concept of devolution into practice. Proof of this can be found in the fact that their earliest work is their strongest - even stronger than the language of your average salty-mouthed sailor. That said, this 2003 Tokyo concert is still impressive, with all members of the band, clad in their signature yellow protective suits, wowing a frenzied audience with hardy stalwarts like Freedom Of Choice, Mongoloid and Girl U Want. Interspersed throughout performance footage are somewhat entertaining clips of their visit and media appearances. The interviews provide insight into the motives behind Devo, which Mark Mothersbaugh and co. claim begat a spiral of devolution that culminated in George "Bullshitler's" presidency. A bonus clip from a 1980 live show provides more incentive for the completist to pick this up. If only they performed Doctor Detroit.