Snap Scene: Devo, Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 1st Dec 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Devo, Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 1st Dec 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Produced by Brian Eno, 1978’s “Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” ignited underground fame with its call-to-arms sound. DEVO’s unconventional image and themes sparked both admiration and criticism. “Duty Now for the Future” (1979) followed with more success. “Freedom of Choice” (1980) marked a peak, yielding the hit “Whip It” and iconic video. Albums like “New Traditionalists,” “Oh NO It’s DEVO!,” “Shout,” and “Total Devo” led to extensive 1980s touring. In 1990, they shifted focus from music to film and TV.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1612 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.