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Song ID: Devo – “Shrivel Up” (1977)


The proudly atonal guitar refrain endeared this one to some friends and me who were making plenty of atonal music not to be proud of. We also enjoyed the title’s anti-erection implications, spoken on the record as though it were part of a TV ad. “Shrivel up!” someone usually said whenever something disappointing happened.

Devo – “Shrivel Up” (1977)

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