RIP, Devo's Bob Casale

Bob Casale, second from left, was Devo's guitar player.

Bob Casale co-founded Devo in 1973. He died yesterday. He was 61.

Below, one of my favorite Devo songs, "Mechanical Man," released in 1978.

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  1. He was 61 years old. Not sure where you got 73

  2. I thought I would treat myself today and pull up boingboing on my work pc instead of on my mobile which is what I usually use to avoid NSFW material being seen by my coworkers.

    OH SON OF A ....!

  3. If Mark had really liked Devo, he would have stopped listening to them to properly research type and proofread his post like a TRUFAN! And set it up for proper SEO, and included some listicles, for correct DEVOISM. And not push it out to an unforgiving world rife with errors displaying his deep-down DEVOHATRED.


    NB: Devo Guitar Guide


    Here's a google-search on BoingBoing posts by (or referencing) Mark and mentioning Devo. Doesn't mean he really liked them, though.

  4. Ahhh, poor Bob. I believe he was the Devo member with the worst substance-abuse problems. He was an awesome guitarist. frowning Someone close to Devo once told me that the only reason there were ever Devo reunions was to help out the Bobs.

  5. I think you might be confusing him with Bob1 who had an awful battle v.s. cocaine.

    The truth about De-evolution rages on right here, in the best Devo style. Misinformation about ages ! Speculation ! Assumptions and confusion !

    Now It Can Be Told.

    Sorry to see you go, Bob2. Condolences to your family loved ones, and brother Jerry.

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