|Produced by DEVO in association with Robert Margouleff|
|Released on August 1980|
|US CHART POSITION #14 (charted Aug. 30, 1980 for 25 weeks) . . .|
GOLD RECORD (12/12/80) . . . UK CHART POSITION #51
|Find it at GEMM|
|WBS49550 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
I wince every time I see VH1 trot out its One-Hit Wonders show, knowing that Devoís name is on the roll call. Or maybe itís because William Shatner is out of uniform. If this is how most people remember Devo, then weíre doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. You canít fault the video or the song, since both are in line with Devoís A/V revolution. However, the two seem to speak to different songs: the audio component conjures positive thinking taken to a primitive conclusion, while the video is a misogynistic nightmare. The single sold over 500,000 copies in the US alone, and I doubt all but a handful of them fell into knowledgeable hands. The B side is ďTurn Around,Ē a nonalbum track that admonishes us to step outside and take a good look at ourselves. Itís no better than the filler on Freedom, so donít get your hopes up. For more on "Whip It," visit Songfacts.
|GWB 0400 wo. picture sleeve|
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||August 1980||Warner Bros.||7"||WBS49550|
|UK||1980||Virgin||7"||VS 383||picture sleeve|
|CAN||1980||Warner Bros.||7"||FWB 0282|
|GER||1980||Virgin||7"||102 603||picture sleeve|
|US||Warner Bros.||7"||GWB 0400||Back To Back Hits reissue|
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