Robin non-member

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$5.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Devo - Greatest Hits [Warner Brothers]

DevoAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Price: $7.98 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Aug. 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music, 16 Songs, 2012 $11.49  
Audio CD, 1990 $7.98  
Audio Cassette, 1991 --  

Amazon's Devo Store

Music

Image of album by Devo

Photos

Image of Devo

Biography

"Thirty years ago, people said that we were cynical, that we had a bad attitude," says Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. "But now, when you ask people if de-evolution is real, they understand that there was something to what we were saying. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see proven right, but it does make it easier to talk about."

"The world is in sync ... Read more in Amazon's Devo Store

Visit Amazon's Devo Store
for 48 albums, 4 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

Devo - Greatest Hits [Warner Brothers] + The Best of Talking Heads + Cars - Complete Greatest Hits
Price for all three: $30.49

Buy the selected items together


Music Videos by This Artist


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 29, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002LNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,920 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Here To Go [Go Mix Version]
2. Through Being Cool (Album Version)
3. Big Mess (Album Version)
4. That's Good (Album Version)
5. Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth (Album Version)
6. Peek-A-Boo (Album Version)
7. Beautiful World (Album Version)
8. [I Can't Get No] Satisfaction (Album Version)
9. Whip It (Album Version)
10. Girl U Want (Album Version)
11. Freedom Of Choice (Album Version)
12. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA (Album Version)
13. Gut Feeling/ [Slap Your Mammy] (Album Version)
14. Gates Of Steel (Album Version)
15. Working In The Coal Mine (Album Version)
16. Jocko Homo (Album Version)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Even after all of the musical trends, fads, waves, genres, and sub-genres, Devo still sound fresh. There was a certain zeal and enthusiasm that went into works like "Satisfaction," "Through Being Cool," and "Gates of Steel" that belied all of their cynicism. "Greatest Hits plays exactly like its title suggests--Devo's radio hits at their finest. While they may never have succeeded in completely de- evolutionizing man, music, or machine, Devo brought an urgency--as well as a new way of looking at the pop craft--to "Peek-A-Boo!" "Beautiful World," and yes, even "Whip It." Thankfully, "Jocko Homo" and "Gut Feeling" are included, as is the spastic "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA." Other fine moments can be found on Greatest Misses. --Steve Gdula

Product Description

Q: What's the best single-CD look at Devo's entire career? A: This! No one mixed heavy concepts and dancy synth-pop like Devo; here are Whip It; Working in the Coal Mine; Jocko Homo; (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction; Girl U Want; Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA; Freedom of Choice; Big Mess , and eight more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Collection U want. November 14, 2005
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
Some may call Devo a one-hit-wonder. Some may call them silly or odd. Some just don't get it. After listening to these "Greatest Hits" you will get it. Besides the obvious choices like "Whip It" and "Working in A Coalmine", we also get songs they've covered, like "Satisfaction" (Rolling Stones), as well as songs they've had covered, like "Girl U Want" (Soundgarden believe it or not). Lesser known tracks that still impress are "Through Being Cool", "Beautiful World", "Freedom Of Choice", and "Jocko Homo". There are a few songs missing as always, hence I suggest the better single disc collection "Hot Potatoes", or their anthology.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Reasons to Buy This Album March 28, 2001
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
1. Devo is insanely cool. 2. Awesome cover of "Satisfaction." 3. It is proof of Devo's pioneer work in pop syncopation. 4. "Girl U Want" maybe Devo's finest work. 5. Awesome instrumental lead in to "Gut Feeling." 6. This collection hits all the early materpieces. 7. This collection plus "Greatest Misses," makes for an awesome Devo library. 8. It has "Whip It" on it, like...duh. 9. It will probably really annoy your wife. 10. Devo is insanely cool.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Spud's For You June 8, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The wonderful weirdness that is Devo emerged during a very bleak season in pop music; they were indeed a welcome breath of odd air. Devo's minimalist, abrupt style caused many to label them as punk, but they were far too smart and musically innovative to fit under this heading. Punk seemed determined to thwart music while Devo simply redefined it. Putting aside for the moment their marvelously worked-out theories of de-evolution, the songs were actually very stripped down rock and roll reminiscent of early Kinks, delivered in streamlined techno packaging. It may have been robotic, but it was electronic fun with a danceable beat. Their covers, Satisfaction, Coal Mine, are particularly amusing; no matter how straight the delivery seems to be their tongues are always planted squarely in their cheeks. Devo's lyrics were sly and worth listening to, and the visual element of their presentation put the icing on the stainless steel cake. This was a complete act that delivered on every level. There are numerous Best Of Devo CDs out there, I recommend this one, it's got many of the "must have" tracks like Whip It, Girl You Want, Coal Mine, Satisfaction, and Through Being Cool. The companion CD, Misses, complements it nicely, and if you really have to go the distance there's the 2-CD retrospective, Pioneers Who Got Scalped. Always interesting to see which groups last and which do not. At the time those red hats and jumpsuits seemed to usher in a novelty act that would be gone in a week. Twenty years later, Devo sounds better than ever.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great content-poor sound February 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I loved these guys in the 80's. Went to one of their concerts and almost had a riot (Devo thought it would be cute to see how many of their music videos they could play before the concert started, thought I was gonna get thrown off the balcony) anyway Devo's keyboards are often in the upper ranges of notes and this production sounds like someone cut off the treble. Wait for the remaster!
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 80's classics! September 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
What more could you ask for? 16 of the best songs to come out of the 1980's...at a budget price. These five guys from Ohio perfected the synthesizer-heavy dance sound of the 1980's. Songs like 'Whip It' and 'Through Being Cool' are the best there is. GET IT GET IT GET IT!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revenge of the nerds July 4, 2000
By Robert
Format:Audio CD
It's easy to let your memories of Devo boil down to whip-cracking dweebs with red hydrant-shaped hats. Don't let it happen. Get this CD. You'll be surprised how many MTV memories will come jumping from the farthest corners of your head (if you're around 30 years old, that is). You'll recognize more songs than you think, and you'll never get the grin off your face. Incidentally, if you want man-machine music with more potency but without the chuckles, listen to the original robot band: Kraftwerk.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Devo Collections May 4, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Sixteen great songs at a budget price. Can't go wrong here. This collection represents DEVO at their most enthusiastic, pop smart best. It also shows how slickly they pioneered the synth heavy dance sound that so many imitated through the eighties. The classics are all here ("Whip It," "Jocko Homo," "Satisfaction,") as well as a bunch of should have beens, like "That's Good" and "Here To Go." These were the songs that powered a lot of college new wave dance nights, pogo ready with sing-a-long chorus/slogans like "Through Being Cool" and "Jerking Back and Forth."
The only way to get more is to move up to "Pioneers That Got Scalped" for the post "Shout" material, but then you have to wade through that double CD's overkill of irrelevant extras. It's a safe bet to have this and the "Greatest Misses," which shows off more of DEVO's wild musical side. As for subversive pop in the MTV age, this was the best there was.
HIGHLY recommended.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The fan will be better served by "Greatest Misses" January 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I enjoyed this reliving of my childhood (long ago, I had vinyl copies of "Are We Not Men?", "Duty Now For the Future" and "Freedom of Choice"; ah, the foolishness of youth to let these gems get away!), but I wasn't blown away by this collection. I would like to have seen more early Devo ("Praying Hands" didn't make the cut on either album!), and less of the tame (some would say poor) new material ("Working on the Coal Mine"? Gimme a break!). "Satisfaction" is here in its unadulterated glory, and I can still remember getting chewed out by my parents for singing the lyrics to "Smart Patrol/ Mr. DNA" (I was eight at the time!). Still, this album seems more suited for the "Whip It" crowd (nothing wrong with that, but not my cup of tea); there is an abundance of "Freedom..." material here. Still, it's not too bad!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
EXCELLENT! Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
Published 2 days ago by William Boyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Whip it good
U N I Q U E
Published 23 days ago by Brendon Ross
1.0 out of 5 stars Let down
Boy this was a let down. Crack that whip. A 10+, but the rest..fast forward! Love the 80's but not this one
Published 2 months ago by arlie c holmes
3.0 out of 5 stars its good
This album was on sale and purchased it for "Whip it". The songs are good, I'm just not a huge Devo fan.
Published 3 months ago by David Payne
2.0 out of 5 stars ONE ENO
I WAS LISTENING TO THIS AND AIT REMINDED ME OF SONIC YOUTH WHO THEY OBVIOUSLY STOLE EVERY CHUIMPANZEE OUT OF. Read more
Published 3 months ago by GCD
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
My husband has been looking for this CD for quiet some time now. Glad he can finally enjoy it again.
Published 4 months ago by Nancy V. Mckinley
4.0 out of 5 stars Something missing...
Where are Uncontrollable Urge and Come Back Jonee? Not cool. Still a 4/5. Not many people like this band enough to get all the albums. I had most of them at one point. Read more
Published 12 months ago by J. J. Nutter
5.0 out of 5 stars just like I remembered it
Used to listen to this CD years ago-lost it as a result of moving and other life style changes! still the same great songs. Read more
Published 14 months ago by ava bruner
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful memories
great music that reminds me of a good time in my life. wonderful memories and great experience. would definitely recommend.
Published 17 months ago by Kennith C Dimond
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, but gotta an urge, gotta surge, and its outta Control Now
Great compilation but even better if it had 'Uncontrollable Urge'. Especially given it's the first song most of us heard when the famous 'Q: Are we Not Men? A: We are Devo! Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. Yancy
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category