18 Awesome Devo T-Shirts
DEVO. From the concept of ‘de-evolution,’ where a species becomes more primitive over time, but in reference to man. Instead of evolving we are actually regressing, seen by our dysfunction and American herd mentality. As evidenced by so many reality shows, the band DEVO was on to something there, and wayyy ahead of their time.
This DEVO Shirt shows the and in grayscale while their red Energy Dome hats are in full color red, which makes for a nice contrast.
“When a problem comes along, you must whip it…I say Whip It! Whip It Good!” In 1980 Devo’s ‘Whip It’ (from Freedom of Choice album) became a huge Billboard chart hit. But if this song is playing and some idiot comes out with a bullwhip, you best turn and run if you want to keep both your eyes in place.
Devo became new wave icons in the early 1980s. They were most recognizable when wearing their yellow jumpsuits and red energy dome hats. The name “Devo” comes from their concept of de-evolution, the idea that instead of continuing to evolve, mankind has actually begun to regress. Wearing this Devo shirt will make you look like you’ve been whipped into shape.
“Now whip it, Into shape, Shape it up, Get straight, Go forward, Move ahead, Try to detect it, It’s not too late, To whip it.” In 1980 everybody was singing this song, and I mean everybody! Devo, the American punk rock/new wave band with funny hats blew the planet up with “Whip It.”.
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO! is the name of the band’s first album in 1978. This DEVO shirt features the band members wearing their Energy Domes.
Starting in the ‘70s and gaining notoriety in 1980 with Whip It! DEVO became influential in pop, New Wave, industrial and alternative rock. These kooky guys sometimes pretended to be a Christian soft-rock group called Dove performing as their own opening act. This DEVO shirt sports the faces of Josh Freese and the Mothersbaughs and Casales brothers.