DEVO Sings “Secret Agent Man” in “The Truth About Devolution”(1976)

Many of you who are familiar with DEVO’s later recordings might find their earlier work both jarring and inspiring. This was taken from DEVO’s fist film “The Beginning Was The End: The Truth About De-Evolution”. It was directed by Chuck Statler in 1976 The movie is really just two of their music videos linked together, one for “Secret Agent Man” and the other for Jocko Homo.

“Secret Agent Man” was written by Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan. The song was originally sung by Johnny Rivers for the opening titles of the American broadcast of the British spy series “Danger Man”, which aired in the US as “Secret Agent” from 1964 to 1966.

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