"What's round on the end and high in the middle? O-HI-O."

Akron's finest export. They devolved from a conceptual garage band (produced by Brian Eno and, later, Ken Scott) that incorporated synthesizers to an aimless synth-pop band that incorporated the sound of treading water (first sign of suck: a snot-nosed 12-year-old guitar student raving about his brand new copy of Freedom of Choice; Devo had gone from idiosyncratic to puerile in two steps - Whip This, ya bastids).