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Devo v Eddie and the Hot Rods: Satisfaction.

Devo v Eddie and the Hot Rods: Satisfaction.

Devo: Totally Bananas.

When I first got into Punk in 1977 and started buying records, I remember the Eddie and the Hot Rods’ Teenage Depression album cover staring at me from the record shelves. I was always fascinated by it as a piece of album art.

Eddie and the Hot Rods first album cover.

Eddie and the Hot Rods first album cover.

Released in 1976, it is one of my first ‘Punk’ albums. I also bought their EP ‘Live at the Marquee’ around the same time. I really liked the track that mixed ‘Gloria’ into a cover of the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’. (See You Tube link below).

Not long after, in 1977, Devo also covered the same track.

I thought Devo were great; they seemed to be completely off their heads. Looking back they were brilliantly packaged and managed, and they also had musical talent and creativity in abundance.

Are We Not Men?

Are We Not Men?

I bought their version of Satisfaction as a single when it came out in 1977.  I think this edges the Rods’ version because of its more electronic, innovative treatment, although I still like to listen both tracks.

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Devo – (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Compared to Eddie and The Hot Rods’ version (Satisfaction comes in at 3.10).

Eddie & the Hot Rods – Medley : Gloria/ Satisfaction

And finally, for the purists, but also because I think it’s a superb record which has well-stood the test of time, here’s the original by the Rolling Stones, released in 1965.

Rolling Stones: "Satisfaction!"

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