DEVO Live Guide - 1977
1977


01/01/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Dead Boys King Cobra


01/13/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu The Bizarros

01/14/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu The Bizarros

01/20/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu

01/21/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Rubber City Rebels

01/22/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Rubber City Rebels

01/26/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH

01/27/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu

02/??/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Set
    Praying Hands Social Fools Be Stiff Uncontrollable Urge Secret Agent Man Shrivel Up Last Time I Saw St. Louis Fraulein Too Much Paranoias Huboon Stomp Space Junk Mongoloid Falling In Love Again Soo Bawls Blockhead Jocko Homo Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 8.5
    • "Praying Hands" & "Jocko Homo" are cut.
    • "Words Get Stuck In My Throat" sounds different from the rest of the recording and might be from a different show completely.

??/??/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Set
    Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Social Fools Clockout

Notes
  • This may have been one of the other Crypt show(s) listed in 1976 or 1977.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1a - amateur video
    • Lowest Generation: Official DVD [The Complete Truth About De-Evolution]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 3 min / 7.0
    • Footage is black and white.
    • Contains only "Too Much Paranoias," "Uncontrollable Urge," and "Clockout." All songs are cut.

  • AMT #1b - amateur video
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 18 min / 6.5
    • Footage is black and white.
    • "Too Much Paranoias" is cut. Missing "Clockout."


02/11/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Rubber City Rebels

02/12/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH
Other Performers
    Rubber City Rebels

03/12/77 - Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
Notes
  • This was a free show which was held after the first showing of The Truth About De-evolution film.


03/15/77 - J.B.'s, Kent, OH
Other Performers
    15-60-75


03/18/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH

03/19/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH

03/24/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu

03/25/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH

03/25/77 - The Crypt, Akron, OH

03/31/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu

04/14/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    The Bizarros

04/16/77 - Eagle Street Saloon, Cleveland, OH

04/21/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu Wolves

04/28/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Pere Ubu


04/??/77 - unknown venue, Athens, OH

04/??/77 - unknown venue, Minneapolis, MN

05/??/77 - outside of Johnson Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH

05/05/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Orb

05/07/77 - Eagle Street Saloon, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Wolves

05/14/77 - Eagle Street Saloon, Cleveland, OH

05/19/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Set
    Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Space Junk Timing X Soo Bawls Blockhead Last Time I Saw St. Louis Sloppy Come Back Jonee Clockout

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / 8.0

Other Performers
    Pere Ubu

05/23/77 - CBGB's, New York, NY

05/24/77 - CBGB's, New York, NY

05/25/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Set
    Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy Clockout Words Get Stuck In My Throat Be Stiff Secret Agent Man

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: AKG A200D > Uher CR-134
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 7.0
    • "Uncontrollable Urge" is cut.

Other Performers
    Allen Turner & Rocks Fox And Co.


05/26/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Nerves

05/28/77 - Eagle Street Saloon, Cleveland, OH
Set
    Social Fools Be Stiff Huboon Stomp Space Junk Timing X Soo Bawls Blockhead Last Time I Saw St. Louis Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Polyvinyl Chloride Nutty Buddy Secret Agent Man Jocko Homo Sloppy

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / 8.5

06/19/77 - Hideo's Discodrome, Cleveland Heights, OH

06/??/77 - J.B.'s, Kent, OH

07/06/77 - Hot Club, Philadelphia, PA

07/07/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Other Performers
    The Cramps Suicide


07/08/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Huboon Stomp Social Fools Be Stiff Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Sloppy

    LATE SET: Satisfation Blockhead Timing X Soo Bawls Penetration In The Centerfold Mongoloid Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Jocko Homo Come Back Jonee Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Notes
  • This show is commonly mislabelled as being from 07/09/77.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony TC-126
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 7.5

  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Lowest Generation:unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 30 min / 6.5 - 7.0
    • Footage is black and white.

Other Performers
    The Cramps Suicide


07/09/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Nutty Buddy Social Fools Be Stiff Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Blockhead Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Sloppy

    LATE SET: Timing X Soo Bawls Satisfation Too Much Paranoias Penetration In The Centerfold Mongoloid Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Jocko Homo Come Back Jonee

Notes
  • This show is commonly mislabelled as being from 07/10/77.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony TC-126
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 7.0

  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Lowest Generation:unknown
    • Length / Video - Sound Quality: 20 min / 6.5 - 7.0
    • Footage is black and white.

Other Performers
    The Cramps Suicide


07/14/77 - Pirate's Cove, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Dead Boys

07/25/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    Dolphin Clown


07/26/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    Dolphin Clown


08/02/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    Dix


08/03/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Set
    EARLY SET: Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Sloppy Words Get Stuck In My Throat

    LATE SET: Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy Jocko Homo Clockout

Notes
  • It appears that "Words Get Stuck In My Throat" was played at the end of the first set and appears on older bootlegs, but missing from the master reel. If anyone has a complete copy of the original broadcast, please let me know.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Lowest Generation: REEL(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 80 min / 8.5
    • "Satisfaction" & "Sloppy" from the early set are cut.
    • "Words Get Stuck In My Throat" is missing from the early set.
    • An incomplete mix of both sets available on the unofficial LP "Clockwork."

Other Performers
    Dix

08/12/77 - Myron's Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
Other Performers
    The Weirdos The Dils


08/20/77 - Vanguard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

08/22/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Pitts


08/23/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Pitts


08/24/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Set
    Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Sloppy Secret Agent Man Timing X Soo Bawls Shrivel Up I'm A Potato I Need A Chick Come Back Jonee A Plan For U

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / 7.5
    • Missing "Secret Agent Man" & "A Plan For U."

  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / 6.5

Other Performers
    The Pitts


09/10/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    USSR


09/11/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    The Avengers


09/19/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Zeros

09/20/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Zeros

09/21/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Zeros

09/22/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Zeros

09/23/77 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    Blondie The Weirdos Richard Hell The Avengers


10/03/77 - Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA
Notes
  • Devo played at least two shows on this day.

Other Performers
    Blondie The Germs


10/09/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    The Razz Band Ready Mades


10/10/77 - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
    The Razz Band


10/16/77 - Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    The Weirdos Bags


10/17/77 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Dead Boys Rubber City Rebels Styrene Money

10/31/77 - Starwood, West Hollywood, CA
Other Performers
    Mumps


11/14/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Other Performers
    The Boyfriends Screams


11/15/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy

    LATE SET: Space Junk Mongoloid Uncontrollable Urge Blockhead Come Back Jonee Clockout I Need A Chick Jocko Homo

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 8.0
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "Secret Agent Man" & "Jocko Homo."
    • "Mr. DNA" & "Jocko Homo" are cut.
    • Missing "Gut Feeling," "Slap Your Mammy," & "Sloppy" from the early set.

  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 7.5
    • This recording also contains audio from video projections of "Secret Agent Man" & "Jocko Homo."
    • "Sloppy" cuts in.
    • Includes only the early set.

  • AUD #3 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [Live: The Mongoloid Years]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 8.5
    • Includes all of the early set and only "Come Back Jonee" from the late set.
    • The Mongoloid Years mislabels this recording as being from May 1977.

Other Performers
    The Feelies


12/03/77 - WHK Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Set
    Too Much Paranoias Blockhead Mongoloid Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy Come Back Jonee Satisfaction Timing X Soo Bawls Uncontrollable Urge Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [1984, The Year After 1977]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / 8.0

Other Performers
    Destroy All Monsters Styrene Money Band


12/14/77 - Hot Club, Philadelphia, PA

12/16/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Other Performers
    Teenage Head


12/17/77 - Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Set
    EARLY SET: Pink Pussycat Satisfaction Too Much Paranoia Praying Hands Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Jocko Homo Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy Come Back Jonnee

    LATE SET: Clockout Timing X Soo Bawls Pink Pussycat Space Junk Mongoloid Gut Feeling Slap Your Mammy Sloppy Wiggly World

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: AKG A200D > Uher CR-134
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / 7.5

Other Performers
    Teenage Head


12/21/77 - Shock Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Other Performers
    Misfits The Skulls

12/22/77 - Shock Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada
Other Performers
    Misfits The Skulls

12/26/77 - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Other Performers
    Dead Boys


12/31/77 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Set
    Jocko Homo Satisfaction Too Much Paranoias Wiggly World Uncontrollable Urge Mongoloid Smart Patrol Mr. DNA Sloppy Come Back Jonee Clockout

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Lowest Generation: unknown
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / 7.5
    • "Mongoloid" is cut.

Other Performers
    Cherie Curry


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