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Freedom Of Choice
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Freedom of Choice is the third album by New Wave musicians Devo, released on May 16, 1980. It saw the band moving in more of an overt synthpop direction, even though guitars still played a prominent role.
The album was produced by Robert Margouleff, famous for his synthesizer work in Tonto’s Expanding Head Band and with Stevie Wonder.
On the Billboard Music Charts, Freedom of Choice peaked at #22 on the Pop Albums chart. It contains Devo’s most well-known song, “Whip It,“ which hit #8 and #14 on the Club Play Singles and Pop Singles charts, respectively.
The group later performed an alternate version of “Girl U Want” that appeared on the Tank Girl soundtrack.
An entire alternate demo version of the album was released in 2000 on the Rhino Handmade two-disc rarities... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ Freedom of choice ... Is what you got ... He licked the other ♫
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More songs by Devo (See Charts): Through Being Cool, Girl U Want, Secret Agent Man, (I Can'T Get No) Satisfaction, Working In The Coal Mine, Mongoloid, Big Mess, Whip It, and Jocko Homo.
Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.