Bob Mothersbaugh deconstructs how his love of blues
masters and a de-evolutionary approach to playing and
gear helped Devo revolutionize popular music.
BY KENT CARMICAL
The late Kurt Cobain once said, “Of all the bands who came from the underground and actually made it in the
mainstream, Devo is the most challenging and subversive.” Though Cobain didn’t make the best life choices, he did
know a thing or two about bands challenging the status quo with their music.