Devo – Peek-a-Boo!

Happy Friday! This song will get it off to a…strange start. But strange is good.

Ok…there is NO one like Devo. No one before or after… they were one original band. They are the best at what they do because no one does what they do but them. Am I a big fan of Devo? No, but sometimes just to break the monotony I play one…nothing breaks the monotony like Devo.

I’ve told this story before but…I showed my son the SNL clip of Devo (De-Evolution) when he was around 10-12 years old and I looked around at his confused/scared look… his mouth was hung open. He asked me slowly…Dad, what was that? Son, that was Devo…it still works…whatever IT is.

The song was written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. The song was produced by Roy Thomas Baker…the same producer that produced Queen, The Cars, Alice Cooper, and Cheap Trick to name a few.

It was on the album that peaked at #47 in the Billboard Charts and #10 in New Zealand. With this album, they moved away from guitars to all synthesizers which angered some fans but the band had been saying that was their goal.

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It was released in 1982 and peaked at #13 in the US Billboard Bubbling Under The Hot100 Chart.

 

Peek-a-Boo!

Peekaboo
I can see you
And I know what you doSo put your hands on your face
And cover up your eyes
Don’t look until I signal
PeekabooHa ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Peekaboo

The way that we weren’t
Is what we’ll become
So please pay attention
While I show you some
Of what’s about to happen

Peekaboo
I know what you do
Cause I do it too

So put your hands on your face
And cover up your eyes
Don’t look until I signal
Peekaboo

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Peekaboo

Laugh if you want to or say you don’t care
If you can not see it, you think it’s not there
It doesn’t work that way

Peekaboo
I can see you
And I know what you do

So put your hands on your face
And cover up your eyes
Don’t look until I signal
Peekaboo

Ha ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha
Peekaboo

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

15 thoughts on “Devo – Peek-a-Boo!”

  1. That’s a fun fun fun song. They are such ordinary looking guys in those matching otherworldly costumes. I agree the laugh is a great sound effect and adds a lot to it. Mothersbaugh is a musical maestro!

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