All through the 80’s I was a huge live music fan and I got to see some awesome shows. GBH, Dead Kennedies, The Dicks, The Dead Boys, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Johnny Lydon w/Public Image Limited, Big Audio Dynamite, Psychedelic Furs, The Dickies, Oingo Boing….the list goes on and on.
As I mentioned before, Devo has had a profound affect and influence on me since my first exposure to them in 1978.
My first opportunity to see them perform live came in 1982 at the Cullen Auditorium.
The Cullen show was actually two shows. One at 7:00 and one at 10:00. I was at the early show. The late show was raided by the police and shut down early. I’m pretty glad I missed that one.
I’ve seen them live one time since then with bandmates Joe and Greg. I can’t recall the year. Probably early 90’s.
Imagine my delight when I learned they were touring again. I am the proud owner of two tickets for their August 19th show at Reliant Arena. Interestingly enough the Psychedelic Furs are opening up the show. This promises to be a geriatric trip down punk rock memory lane.
I just hope this doesn’t end up being a cheezy promo for Disney’s Devo 2.0.