Hardcore Devo: Volume Two is the last of two collections of demos by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in August 1991, on the label Rykodisc. It was out of print for over twenty years, however, it was re-issued on Superior Viaduct
in 2013 both as a vinyl release (May 2013) and a CD containing both volumes and bonus tracks (July 2013).
The Hardcore Devo albums are collections of 4-track basement demos recorded by the band between 1974–1977. Some tracks are earlier versions of some of Devo's best known tracks that would later be re-recorded and used on subsequent Devo records (e.g. "Jocko Homo," "Mongoloid"), but a majority of the tracks were never re-used and remained unreleased until the Hardcore Devo compilations.
Volume Two has been described as even more "hardcore" than Hardcore Devo: Volume One, as it contains more "experimental" tracks. However, it is not without its share of "classic Devo," with the band's trademark sound already beginning to show.