Several factory workers finish their day at work and get into a car. They drive to a club where they perform the song Secret Agent Man as a rock quartet. A man with a mask of a child named ...
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Several factory workers finish their day at work and get into a car. They drive to a club where they perform the song Secret Agent Man as a rock quartet. A man with a mask of a child named Booji Boy runs into a building where his father, a man named General Boy is waiting. Subsequently, a man gives a lecture by song on the subject of devolution. Written by
Devo has claimed, occasionally, that the film contains subliminal messages, which allowed it to win at Ann Arbor. See more »
Come in, Booji Boy. You're late. Have you got the papers the Chinaman gave you?
Here it is, Dad. Is it a surprise?
Yes, Booji. "In the past, this information has been suppressed, but now it can be told. Every man, woman, and mutant on this planet shall know the truth about de-evolution."
Oh, Dad, we're all DEVO!
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In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976)
*** (out of 4)
If you want to see the start of Devo then look no further than this 10 minute promotional piece that features a number of songs but the highlight being Secret Agent Man. I will gladly and freely admit that I'm not a fan of Devo but I ran across this on Fandor and every once in a while I just like trying new things. Overall I thought the film had a pretty interesting and good visual quality that certainly helped capture the band. As far as the music goes, obviously your mile is going to vary depending on your thoughts of the band but it wasn't too bad. Again, I thought their Secret Agent Man was quite fun to listen to.
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