Freedom of Choice – Devo (1980)

“Freedom of Choice is the third studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in May 1980 on the label Warner Bros. The album contained their biggest hit to date, ‘Whip It‘. … According to the band’s commentary on The Complete Truth About De-Evolution DVD, the lyrics of ‘Whip It’ began as a tongue-in-cheek anthem for then-president Jimmy Carter. The lyrics were also inspired by Norman Vincent Peale‘s 1952 book The Power of Positive Thinking and the ‘can do philosophy’ espoused within. Devo co-songwriter and bass guitarist Gerald Casale also told Songfacts that the lyrics were written by him ‘as an imitation of Thomas Pynchon‘s parodies in his book Gravity’s Rainbow‘. …”
Pitchfork – 33⅓: Devo’s Freedom of Choice
YouTube: Whip It, Freedom Of Choice
YouTube: Freedom of Choice – Full Album Live – 12 videos


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