Cool because it was impossible to catagorize them.
“The “Devo Corporate Anthem” music and video are a nod to the 1975 film Rollerball, in which games are preceded by players and audience standing solemnly while listening to a regional corporate anthem.
“Secret Agent Man” is a cover (with modified lyrics) of the song by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri and performed by Johnny Rivers in 1965.
“Devo Corporate Anthem” and “The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise” videos were featured on the collection The Complete Truth About De-Evolution.
The “Secret Agent Man” video was featured in the film The Truth about De-Evolution as an early document that was originally titled “The Beginning was the End” along with videos for “Jocko Homo” and other random Devo shorts and information.”
“The American 12″ album cover was jokingly dominated by the album’s Universal Product Code. The colorful Janet Perr artwork satirized the new requirements for these bar codes. Until that time, album covers were seen as an entire art form unto themselves. Consequently, the new mandates for UPCs splashed across every work of album art were a subject of much protest as an infringement upon artistic integrity and an Orwellian symbol of the impersonal modern age.”
“Hombre Secreto” en “Repo Man”-The Plugz
Along the devolutionary lines:
“Smart Patrol/Mr DNA”