Devo 2.0

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Devo 2.0
Also known as DEV2.O
Origin United States
Genres Children's music, teen pop
Years active 2006 - 2007
Labels Walt Disney Records
Associated acts Devo
Past members Nicole Stoehr
Jacqueline Emerson
Nathan Norman
Michael Gossard
Kane Ritchotte

Devo 2.0 (also known as DEV2.O) was a quintet, created for Walt Disney Records (with the participation of Devo), of child actors who sing, dance, and (in their music videos and photo shoots) mime playing instruments along to songs re-recorded by some of the original members of Devo. Jerry Casale directed all nine of the videos. Actress Jacqueline Emerson, who later appeared in The Hunger Games (film), was a member. The band split up in 2007 when lead singer Nicole Stoehr and lead guitarist Nathan Norman quit after their album was a flop.


While the music on the album was written and recorded by DEVO and merely dubbed in over footage in which the four dancing children appear to be performing, some of the members are musicians. Devo 2.0 band member Nathan Norman states they do play their own instruments with mild help from sequencers.[1] Mark Mothersbaugh said that the band re-recorded their own music due to budgetary restraints.[2]

An eponymous DVD and CD combo was released March 14, 2006. Two new songs, "Cyclops" and "The Winner", were written by Devo for the album. In the summer of 2006 the band began a limited series of live performances.

Altered lyrics

The lyrics to some of the songs they perform have been edited to make them more "family friendly" and remove much of the innuendo and irony typical of Disney songs and Devo songs.[3]

In 2010, Jerry Casale in an interview conducted by the AV Club's Sam Adams, mentioned his amusement by Disney's forced alterations, saying, "You went beyond getting mad to just like going, 'This is proof of devolution. This is it.' We thought it was really funny."[5] In a 2012 interview, Jacqueline Emerson said that she thought the band was "made to prove the point of devolution".[6]


Devo 2.0

Musicians (Devo members)


Studio album by Devo 2.0
Released March 14, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Teen pop
Label Walt Disney
Producer Devo


No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Freedom of Choice"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 3:51
2. "That's Good"  Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh 3:46
3. "Whip It"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 3:37
4. "Boy U Want"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 3:17
5. "Uncontrollable Urge"  Mark Mothersbaugh 3:10
6. "Cyclops"  Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh 3:41
7. "The Winner"  Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh 4:05
8. "Big Mess"  Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh 4:03
9. "Jerkin Back N Forth"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 4:30
10. "Through Being Cool"  Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh 3:25
11. "Beautiful World"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 3:07
12. "Girl U Want (Target exclusive bonus track)"  Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale 3:04


  1. "Freedom Of Choice"
  2. "That's Good"
  3. "Big Mess"
  4. "Whip It"
  5. "Uncontrollable Urge"
  6. "Peek-A-Boo"
  7. "Cyclops"
  8. "Beautiful World"
  9. "Boy U Want" (No Devo 2.0 House Version)


  2. Poet, J. (2006-03-12). "Are we not kids?". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2015-03-15.
  3. Kaufman, Gil (2006-03-03). "Are They Not Kids? Yes, They Are — And They're Giving Devo A Disney Makeover". MTV. Retrieved 2015-03-15.
  4. Devo vs Devo 2.0 - lyrics to Boy U Want
  6. Yamato, Jen (2012-08-14). "Hunger Games Hits DVD/Blu: Jacqueline Emerson Talks Foxface, Her Future, And Devo 2.0". Movieline. Retrieved 2015-03-15.

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