DEVO’s “Plain Truth”


“Plain Truth” is the 4th track on DEVO’s 7th studio album, “Total Devo”. It is another under appreciated DEVO song with great lyrics and good dose of melancholy that gets a lot of play while I blog. In the 1980s, videos with behind the scenes tour footage set to music were very popular. I seem to remember Genesis using it as a conceit. Well, this is the song that I picture being used for the DEVO version.

Here try it out. Click play below and while listening to this, picture Grainy black and white vérité shots of the band tuning up, eating lunch or riding golf carts into barrels while wearing monkey masks — Now you are in my head.

OK, the song is over. You can get out of my head. Get out of my head!


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