Q: Are we not men?
A: We are Devo 2.0.
I bet all you parents out there have been wondering how to get your kids interested in the music of Devo. Well, Disney came up with a solution: get the original members of Devo together to re-record some classic songs from the band's catalog, and have the vocals sung by 5 kids billed as Devo 2.0 (or possibly DEV2.0, if you go by the banner on the site). Check out the Devo 2.0 site for a bunch of videos that have been posted to the site (coming soon: Downloads! Games! Devo 2.0 Shop!), and get ready to buy the CD in March.
Although it's good to see Disney continuing where the Mini Pops left off, and it's amusing to come up with a list of songs that Devo 2.0 probably isn't going to cover ("I Need A Chick", perhaps?) I have to confess that I prefer my pop-songs-remade-with-child-vocals a bit more on the incoherent side. Which is why I was reminded of this Dutch version of "Rock Me Amadeus" (RealAudio link) that Mark G. of the Evolution Control Committee played on $mall ¢hange's show back in 2002. And more recently, of course, Deva (the female-fronted Devo cover band) played on Music to Spazz By last October. Not as kid-friendly as Devo 2.0, of course, but then again they play their own instruments.