Here's the press-release-y info from Jackpot's press release on the Devo: Live at Max's Kansas City 11/15/77 LP, which will hit stores on Record Store Day, April 19:
November 15th, 1977: Max’s Kansas City – David Bowie is backstage with the 5 self proclaimed ‘spudboys’ from Akron, Ohio waiting for his cue to introduce the band who, in his words were, “The band of the future!” As time went on it became clear that the future is still waiting to catch up with DEVO.There will only be 2000 vinyl copies made—and on the heels of Casale's death, the noteworthiness of this historical artifact is higher than ever. This one goes to the top of my list of 2014's Record Store Day releases.
Working closely with the band and those who were there that night, Jackpot Records brings you this audio time capsule that catapulted DEVO from strange, musical hillbillies toinnovative pioneers overnight.
Now the truth can be told! Available for the first time on vinyl the entire performance, complete with rare, unearthed audio of David Bowie.
With liner notes written by DEVO Co-founder Gerald V. Casale specifically for this release (which also includes a reproduced early DEVO press bio sheet from 1976), this record will be the perfect compliment for hardcore DEVO collectors, music fans and those who are new to the game.
ALSO: Jackpot will reissue a 1971 7-inch single from legendary Portland-based wrestler/musician Beauregarde on Record Store Day. They reissued his full-length album a few years back, and now they're issuing the track "Testify" as a single. A 17-year-old Greg Sage (pre-Wipers) plays guitar; Sage also remastered the tapes. They're making 1000 copies of that one. Here's the charming video for "Testify," shot back in '71. It's really something.
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