Devo is a legendary rock band formed in the 70s, and they released a live performance of the record called Praying Hands live at the Starwood, Hollywood, CA back in 1977.”
“Hailing from Akron, Ohio, the band is one of the most well-known and well-respected groups in modern rock.”
The song is part of their debut album released in 1978 titled ”Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” through Warner Music.
Devo was able to secure a recording contract with Warner Bros. in 1978 after Bowie backed out of the business deal due to previous commitments, their debut album, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! was produced by Brian Eno and featured re-recordings of their previous singles “Mongoloid” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction“.
The album achieved No. 78 on the Billboard chart and No. 12 on the UK Albums Chart, doing a lot of buzz with tastemakers.
On September 16, 2009, Warner Bros. and Devo announced a re-release of Q: Are We Not Men? and Freedom of Choice, with a tour performing both albums.
The album has been included on several retrospectives “best of” lists from publications including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and Spin.
Devo was also a pioneer of the music video industry, creating clips for the LaserDisc format, with “Whip It” getting heavy airplay in the early days of MTV.