De-evolution was in full effect on Friday at the Hollywood Park Racetrack as New Wave pioneers Devo performed for an estimated crowd of around 3,500 Spuds. It seemed as if the North Park Lawn had been converted into Spudland with most of the crowd proudly donning the band’s signature red and blue energy domes, as well as their newly released wrestling masks.
The mostly original lineup of Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob “Bob 1″ Mothersbaugh, Bob “Bob 2″ Casale, and tour drummer Jeff Friedl (filling in for regular drummer Josh Freese) performed in front of a massive LED display playing synchronized video clips reminiscent of their 1982 tour.
They kicked off their set with “Don’t Shoot (I’m A Man)” from the 2010 album Something For Everybody before cranking out classics like “Peek-A-Boo”, “Girl U Want”, “Whip It”, “Uncontrollable Urge”, “Mongoloid”, “Jocko Homo”, “Gates Of Steel”, and more.
The show was the second in the installment of Friday Night Live Roq At The Races concerts presented by Betfair Hollywood Park and KROQ. The series will also feature fellow Roq Of The 80′s alumni The Jesus And Mary Chain on June 15th and punk rock legends X on July 13th (which was officially announced on Friday before the show).
Visit betfairhollywoodpark.com/friday-night-live to view the entire lineup.