Image of "Freedom of Choice" album cover: five band members wearing red conical hats against a blue background.
DEVO is a New Wave band from Kent and Akron Ohio. Their best-known song is 1980's "Whip It," which reached number 14 on the Billboard charts. The song appeared on the album Freedom of Choice. The band is made up of two sets of brothers: Gerald and Bob Casale and Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, as well as drummer Alan Myers on the original lineup. While the band's sound has changed somewhat over the years, they combine element of kitch, surrealism, science fiction, and social satire into their music and performances.