TBT: Devo 1979 – Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert

Back in the day, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert followed SNL in most television markets. Allowing bands to showcase three or four songs, this pre-internet program gave the masses access to the best bands of the time.

This is video of Devo the year before they exploded with their classic “Whip It”. You get to see the band at their purest before they had to consider a much broader audience. Here is a high energy performance from Devo at their best.

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