Devo, in performance.
Devo. In performance, through 1982. E.g., from 1975-1977, Devo Live—The Mongoloid Years. Rykodisc, RCD 20209, 1982.
Devo repeats the question of the "humanized" animals in H. G. Wells's Island of Dr. Moreau: "Are we not Men?" They answer, "We are Devo!" The animals in Dr. Moreau become less than human when they return to their animal forms; Devo's early performances—"mechanized musicians playing robot rock" (R. D. Erlich's notes)—suggest a form of devolution in presenting humans as machines. Their early style is preserved on the video recording of Saturday Night Live for 14 Oct. 1978. See also version in REVENGE OF THE NERDS.