Hardcore Devo: Volume Two

Hardcore Devo: Volume Two
Compilation album by Devo
Released August 23, 1991
Recorded April 1974–December 1977
Length 66:01
Label Rykodisc
Producer Devo
Devo chronology
Hardcore Devo: Volume One
Hardcore Devo: Volume Two
DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic link
Pitchfork Media7.9/10[1]

Hardcore Devo: Volume Two is the last of two collections of demos by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in August 1991, on the label Rykodisc. It was out of print for over twenty years, however, it was re-issued on Superior Viaduct[2] in 2013 both as a vinyl release (May 2013) and a CD containing both volumes and bonus tracks (July 2013).


The Hardcore Devo albums are collections of 4-track basement demos recorded by the band between 1974–1977. Some tracks are earlier versions of some of Devo's best known tracks that would later be re-recorded and used on subsequent Devo records (e.g. "Jocko Homo," "Mongoloid"), but a majority of the tracks were never re-used and remained unreleased until the Hardcore Devo compilations.

Volume Two has been described as even more "hardcore" than Hardcore Devo: Volume One, as it contains more "experimental" tracks. However, it is not without its share of "classic Devo," with the band's trademark sound already beginning to show.

Track listing

Side one
No. TitleWriter(s)Lead vocals Length
1. "Booji Boy's Funeral"  Mark MothersbaughInstrumental 3:59
2. "Can U Take It?"  Gerald CasaleGerald Casale 3:00
3. "Bamboo Bimbo"  
  • G. Casale,
  • M. Mothersbaugh
Mark Mothersbaugh 3:16
4. "A Plan for U"  G. CasaleG. Casale 3:11
5. "The Rope Song"  
G. Casale 3:21
6. "Goo Goo Itch"  M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh 2:17
7. "Be Stiff"  
  • G. Casale
  • Lewis
G. Casale 3:19
8. "All of Us"  G. CasaleG. Casale 4:53
9. "Baby Talkin' Bitches"  
Bob Mothersbaugh 2:25
10. "I Need a Chick"  
G. Casale 2:51
Side two
No. TitleWriter(s)Lead vocals Length
11. "U Got Me Bugged"  M. MothersbaughBooji Boy 2:45
12. "Chango"  
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
13. "Fraulein"  M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh 3:06
14. "Dogs of Democracy"  M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh 3:25
15. "37"  
  • G. Casale
  • B. Mothersbaugh
B. Mothersbaugh 2:57
16. "Bottled Up"  G. CasaleG. Casale 2:21
17. "Working in the Coal Mine"  Allen Toussaint
  • G. Casale
  • M. Mothersbaugh
18. "I Been Refused"  G. CasaleG. Casale 3:32
19. "Fountain of Filth"  
G. Casale 3:09
20. "Clockout"  G. CasaleG. Casale 3:09
21. "Let's Go"  M. MothersbaughM. Mothersbaugh 2:42
Additional tracks


Production team

See also


  1. Beta, Andy. "Devo: Hardcore Volume 2". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  2. Pilmer, Michael (June 19, 2013). "Hardcore DEVO Re-Issued On Vinyl and CD!" (html). clubdevo.com. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
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