Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo

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Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo
Greatest hits album by
Released7 September 1993
RecordedOctober 1977 - September 1982
Genre
LabelVirgin
ProducerBrian Eno, Ken Scott, Robert Margouleff, Roy Thomas Baker, Devo
Devo chronology
DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years
(1992)
Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo
(1993)
Adventures of the Smart Patrol
(1996)

Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo is a compilation of songs by American new wave band Devo, released in 1993.

It was released in the United Kingdom by Virgin Records as a British equivalent to the American compilation Greatest Hits. Virgin omitted "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA" and "Here to Go (Go Mix)" from the American running order and added the singles "Mongoloid," "Be Stiff," "Secret Agent Man" and "The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize," as well as an exclusive remix of "Whip It."

Originally released on CD and cassette formats in 1993, a double-LP edition by Simply Vinyl was later released in 2001.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Steve Huey reviewing for Allmusic called Hot Potatoes the best available single-disc overview of Devo's career, hitting nearly all of the most significant moments from their first five albums,[1] and superior to the American Greatest Hits, which for some reason does not feature "Mongoloid", one of the most obvious choices for a Devo hits collection.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh; except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Jocko Homo"Mark MothersbaughQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 19783:37
2."Mongoloid"Gerald CasaleQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!3:44
3."Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!2:40
4."Whip It" Freedom of Choice, 19802:39
5."Girl U Want" Freedom of Choice2:57
6."Freedom of Choice" Freedom of Choice3:28
7."Peek-a-Boo!" Oh, No! It's Devo, 19823:03
8."Through Being Cool"Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob MothersbaughNew Traditionalists, 19813:12
9."That's Good" Oh, No! It's Devo3:25
10."Working in the Coal Mine"Allen ToussaintNew Traditionalists2:49
11."Devo Corporate Anthem"Mark MothersbaughDuty Now for the Future, 19791:14
12."Be Stiff"Bob Lewis, Gerald Casalenon-album single, 19782:35
13."Gates of Steel"Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Sue Schmidt, Debbie SmithFreedom of Choice3:28
14."Come Back Jonee" (7" version) Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!3:23
15."Secret Agent Man"P. F. Sloan, Steve BarriDuty Now for the Future3:36
16."The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize"Mark MothersbaughDuty Now for the Future2:42
17."Beautiful World" New Traditionalists3:33
18."Big Mess" Oh, No! It's Devo2:46
19."Whip It (HMS & M Mix)" (remixed by Psychoslaphead) compilation exclusive, 19937:41

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. Review: Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo Allmusic. Retrieved 2019-05-10