Reissues, Tracklist, Vinyl — June 20, 2017 at 8:01 am

Devo rarities ‘Recombo DNA!’ to be reissued as 4LP/mini-CD set with unreleased tracks

The Futurismo label this summer will reissue the limited-edition Devo rarities set Recombo DNA! — described as a career-spanning “sonic fusion of demos, alternate versions and outtakes” — on 4LPs and a 3-inch mini CD in an expanded edition with seven previously tracks.

The collection, with material spanning 1977 to 2008, is due out Aug. 11, and will be available in three limited-edition colored pressings, all on 140-gram vinyl: “Petri Dish,” “Emergency Codes” or “Molecular Mutation.” The set includes a double-sided poster and liner notes by Gerald Casale, and also will be sold, naturally, in packages that include a Devo lab coat.

The Recombo DNA! collection originally was released in a limited-edition CD pressing by Rhino Reocrds in 2000. Futurismo’s reissue takes that collection and expands it to 48 tracks, including several audio clips of bandmembers talking, as well as six previously unreleased demos and versions of songs off Devo’s 2010 album Something For Everybody. Included on the bonus 3-inch CD: “The Something Suite,” originally intended for released in May 1989, according to the label.

Pre-orders are now underway at Futurismo’s webstore.

Check out the full tracklist below.

Tracklist: Devo, Recombo DNA!


Sequence (a)
1. “A Necessary Response with Gerald Casale” +
2. “Recombo DNA” (Demo)
3. “The Words Get Stuck In My Throat” (Live)
4. “Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin’)” (Demo)
5. “Be Stiff” (Alternate Mix)
6. “Pink Pussycat” (Demo)
7. “Goo Goo Itch” (Alternate Version)
8. “Strange Pursuit” (Demo)

Sequence (b)
1. “The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise” (Demo)
2. “Bushwacked” (Prosthetic Version)
3. “Girl U Want” (Demo Alternate Version)
4. “Turn Around” (Demo Alternate Version)
5. “Snowball” (Demo Alternate Version)
6. “Luv & Such”
7. “Conscious Mutation with Mark Mothersbaugh” +


Sequence (c)
1. “Gates Of Steel” (Demo Alternate Version)
2. “Planet Earth” (Demo Alternate Version)
3. “Whip It” (Demo Alternate Version)
4. “Cold War” (Demo Alternate Version)
5. “Time Bomb”
6. “That’s Pep” (Demo Alternate Version)
7. “Mental Warfare with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh” +

Sequence (d)
1. “Ton ‘O Luv” (Instrumental Demo) *
2. “Make Me Dance” (Labeled ’Make Me Move’)
3. “Gotta Serve Somebody” (Live) by Dove
4. “I Saw Jesus”
5. “Psychology Of Desire” (Demo)
6. “Pity You” (Demo)


Sequence (e)
1. “Beautiful World” (Demo)
2. “Race Of Doom” (Demo)
3. “I Desire” (Demo)
4. “Big Mess” (Demo)
5. “Pink Pussycat” (Demo)
6. “The 4th Dimension” (Alternate Rough Mix)
7. “Here To Go” (Alternate Rough Mix)

Sequence (f)
1. “Some Things Don’t Change” (Rough Mix)
2. “Big Adventure” (Rough Mix)
3. “No Noise” (Rough Mix)
4. “Love Is Stronger Than Dirt”
5. “Faster And Faster”
6. “Modern Life”
7. “We Are Unique with Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh” +


Sequence (g)
1. “The Only One” (Demo) with vocal by Toni Basil
2. “Baby Doll” (Demo)
3. “Some Things Never Change” (Demo)
4. “Plain Truth” (Demo)
5. “Happy Guy” (Demo)

Sequence (h)
1. “Before Baby Doll There Was Satan with Mark Mothersbaugh” +
2. “Satan” (Pre-Baby Doll) *
3. “Red Alert” (Unreleased) *
4. “Sad Song” (Unreleased Instrumental) *
5. “Mind Games” (Demo) *
6. “Later Is Now” (Instrumental) *
7. “It’s Not Nuclear Bombs You Must Fear with Booji Boy” +


Sequence (i)
1. “The Somewhere Suite” (Studio Version Demo) *

* Previously unreleased
+ Audio clips of band members talking





  1. Wow, want a copy but even though I love vinyl this isn’t something I would necessarily want on vinyl. And mini discs instead of standard size? Pass, too bad they want to be cute instead of sell some products.

  2. “The Somewhere Suite” (Studio Version Demo) is not previously unreleased. It was track 18 on the second CD of the original Recombo DNA release.

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