Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best Running Song for July!

And it's Fresh!

Which is amazing considering their last album came out...20 years ago!

Yeah, it's Devo. I mean, who else could it be? And the song, called "Fresh," is a great, great running song. Yes, two "greats" for this one!

Take it from someone that owned "Are We Not Men?" on vinyl and "Freedom of Choice" on cassette - this song gets back to Devo's roots. Right out of the chute, we get guitar, which was a mainstay of Devo's early music, but was sadly forgotten after a few albums. Also amazing, is that these guys are pretty much all AARP age, yet the song is fast, tight, and very suitable for running!

A few fresh live takes of the song:
On Kimmel!
On Colbert! (and without the silly masks, for some reason)
On Letterman!
At the Winter Olympics in Canadia! (again without the masks)

And if you're one of those people that came to the Devo party late, and never realized they were anything but a synthesizer band; please check out this clip from their early days. At about 2:30, they get going on a guitar jam like the band I remember from my childhood. Even more awesomer - Devo brings back the triple guitar attack for a version of "Secret Agent Man" at the Winter Olympics. Devo rocks!

Past Best Running Songs:
June: Saliva / "Your Disease"
May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls"
April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass"
March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle"
February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador"
January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun"
December: Deftones / "Knife Prty"
November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be"
October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor"
September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye"
August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed"
July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)"
June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution"
May: Tea Party / "Save Me"
April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass"
Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"

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