Devo first recorded and released their Rolling Stone’s cover song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” in the summer of 1977. The band’s version of the angst-ridden song really gained traction when they re-recorded it for their debut L.P., Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, and performed a live version on TV’s Saturday Night Live in October of 1978.
I can remember seeing Devo for the first time on SNL and having my little 11-year-old mind blown. There was a buzz around school the next day of the “Did you see that weird band last night?” variety. I had, and I became a huge fan. Enjoy the official video below.
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