Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (SNL 1978)

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J High : The drummer (Alan Myers) is killing this backbeat. He was probably Devo's most underrated member. A human metronome.

Perry Sar : it was 1978 Led Zeppelin ,Sabbath,Aerosmith,The Stones then within 6 months it was Devo,B-52's,The Police,Talking Heads...…….A MUSICAL REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Turtle152 : If there was a moment when popular culture took its first step toward the 80s, this was it.

Mike Lord : Saw this in real time, flat out blew my mind. Thought I read about Keith Richard checking them out at CBGB's and falling off his barstool LHAO when they played this. Would've loved to have seen that!

flashkaput : The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame doesn't deserve these guys.

RedneckSpaceMan : Alan Myers, the human metronome. Too bad that Alan and Bob #2 were taken from us way too soon.

Jake MacLean Vlogs : Their music was sometimes strange but I liked it and at least they were actually creative unlike most musicians and producers today.

kabeauregardajax : That drummer though.

Nicole : This is still as exciting and fresh almost 40 years after the fact

mayormc : Wow, I remember seeing this at the time when I was 14 and I really did not know what to make of it at all. I thought it was cool and weird, but many people just seemed viscerally offended by this form of musical expression. My biggest regret is not going to see them live at that time when they came to town. I think tickets were 6 bucks. They remain one of a kind.

Jo Bckts : A Masterpiece.

Marty Pollock : I'll bet this freaked overyone out back then.

TheVoiceOfTruth : Their version is leagues better

Hugh Jass : I was in 7th grade when this aired. The following Monday at school it was all anyone would talk about.

thedirtlevel : That bass gives me satisfaction

Bleikr Sound : Watched this as it aired. Everyone around me thought it was an SNL joke skit, but I had a Gut Feeling that DEVO was for real. They were.

John Cady : I love basking in the uniqueness that is Devo.

kingorbit : By far the SNL. musical act I remember the most from my high school years.

jetvette66 : So much better than the worn out "Stones" version.

Haroldo José Rodrigues : best cover

Freddy Cellophane : Oh that Alan!

Pike Man : Mighty Boosh anyone?

Tubertjesvla : I also uploaded the DEVO's SNL video a few years back (Satisfaction and Jocko homo) , but YT deleted it because some USA television company where Saturday night live is on complained about it.. It's a shame, but hopefully your video will stay on YT.

Bill Halbert : Mothersbaugh and David Byrne sound eerily alike.

Chris Corley : One of the best covers! Mutated. ☕🐢

Artaud1957 : I remember the night this was broadcast. I was at the home of some friends in Garfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. We were incredibly proud of them. Of course we all knew Devo from before they went to the West Coast. Legend has it that during Iggy Pop's two Cleveland shows in March 1977, supporting his album "The Idiot," the Devo guys managed to get a cassette of their music to David Bowie, who was playing keyboards for Iggy. David passed it on to Eno, and the rest is history.

Toughen Up, Fluffy : Fred Armisen on backup guitar? Whaaaa...?

BrrZrrKrr : So that's where they got the idea for the Ghostbusters' outfits.

Barek Halfhand : I'm mesmerized

James Lewis : I bet Les Claypool's saw this in 1978 and said, "wow!"

Jean Carlos S : Cool bass

Bob Barnes : This is one of the best performances on STL. Its like them old jazz cats seeing Charlie Parker and Dissy Gillespie for the first time

Scott Brady : thank god for this post.. why? i'm not sure. at the time, mick jagger said he thought the interpretation was worthy of a look. maybe so. then again, who needs a pink pussycat, anyway? duty now...

BRUCE JEANDUC : I remember this. So odd, so awful,....but so new!!! I wanted to live!!! I love DEVO are we not men??

Matthew Durkin : Baybee bayybee baybee baybbee the best lyrics ever

Stu B : Greatest cover in history.

Jesse : This is really good.

Alexander Voog : Mark Mothersbaugh... STILL making music. Just Googoo him

Ian, the person : This is the strangest cover I've ever heard. I love it.

Fernando Cunha : Genius or ridiculous? Both!

Jewl of the Nile Jewl of the Nile : Awesome,devo I miss u,ll back in the day,u,ll was the BOM!!

Herb Garcia : What happened to the "can't get no girlie action..." line? Did Mark change the line?! WTF?!

Robert E. Roman, Jr. : What a night.

SuperBoomshack : I bet seeing this live on tv all coked up was awesome

David Drupa : I am very happy that this stuff holds up after all these years.

juantailor : Saw this when it aired. Seemed like an affront on everything i knew at the time (as well as on the song itself) Didn’t realize til later these guys were incredible musicians and songwriters.

TheScunion : I'm sorry but this is hands better than the original. The syncopation on this is amazing.

Premarital Sin : And they say white people have no culture

David Nel : was that hasslehoff in the beginning?

Dale Cooper : BRILLIANT