By Jim Johnson

Devo, founded by 2 sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), from Akron Ohio in 1972 were a satirical “New Wave” band whose name is derived from the concept of “De evolution”.

Devo had a large cult following and a fairly big hit in 1980 called “Whip It”.

Early this afternoon I found this message on the band’s Facebook page from Bob’s brother Gerald:

“As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all.”
Gerald Casale, Devo founder.

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