Phil Lynott is De-VO

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by AaronVonRock, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
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  2. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    Very cool.
  3. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    That's awesome.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Everybody loves Devo these days because they were right but only real pioneers like me and Phil got it back then.
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Here's another Devo fan a couple of you might recognize:

  6. Mikhail1


    Apr 8, 2008
    Man, I loved Devo! Too bad most people only remember "Whip it". Their first albums were really good. Does anybody remember Booji Boy and the early videos? Definitely different.
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  7. leroy diamond

    leroy diamond

    Aug 21, 2005
    Yesterday was the 29th Anniversary of Phil's death. R.I.P.
  8. And it was 29 years ago yesterday that Phil left us...

    Apropos of nothing, my band played a gig on Saturday night, and as we were setting up a nerdy guy in the bar came up to my drummer and me and asked what sort of stuff we played, "well, hard rock covers, you know..AC/DC, G&R, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple...a bit of Thin Lizzy, that sort of thing". "Ahh", said the geek "I bet you don't know where Phil Lynott died". I had to admit I didn't..."Aha" crowed the geek in a moment of triumph "It was in Salisbury Infirmary, I know that because that's where I had my tonsils out!"

    Me and my drummer just sort of looked at each other, then back at the nerd "Yeah....errr...OK then"
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  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Booji Boy still rocks it, although he's definitely showing signs of de-evolving:

  10. Add me to the list, lol. I saw them at Georgetown University (DC) in 1978, about 2 months after the first record came out.
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  11. Love Phil Lynott and Devo.
    Neither Lynott nor Devo were one-hit wonders, but both man and band had excellent musicianship and both were song-writing machines.
  12. Weberman


    Apr 8, 2014
    Nilbog, Ohio
    I always had a gut feeling about that guy.

    Oddly, one of my earliest memories is watching Booji Boy sticking his fork into that toaster. That had to be '83 (my aunt and uncle were big fans).
  13. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    Oh my, how time flies. Saw them live, awesome show.
  14. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Documentary about Phil Lynott.
  15. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    My brother saw them very early, too, I couldn't make it. It was just after their first SNL appearance.

    We listened to them a lot, and they had a big following in Montreal.
  16. booke23


    Jan 20, 2014
    United Kingdom
    Always thought Phil Lynott was great. I heard this on the radio the other day.......had no idea it was originally by Phil. Great song writing........It's from his 1982 album "The Philip Lynott Album"

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