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.

Shawn Hawkins : Mick Jagger said this is the best cover he's ever heard.

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.

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

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

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

thedirtlevel : That bass gives me satisfaction

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!

Jo Bckts : A Masterpiece.

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

Deadhorse1 : I remember seeing this live on SNL as a kid at a party. People there didn’t get it, I thought they were great! Guy asked me what they were...I told him the future

Premarital Sin : And they say white people have no culture

kabeauregardajax : That drummer though.

72phinatic : I remember back when this came out living in Wisconsin , people thought they were just some new wave gimmick band ... They couldn't handle a band looking like this ... This cover was pure genius .. DEVO is pure genius ....

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

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.

Fox Crane : Brilliant cover. .. And love the syncrhonized jump at the end.

Freddy Cellophane : Oh that Alan!

N Lew : Holy crap ... talk about being ahead of your time! These guys are amazing. Slightly eerie too! Genius

Cosmik Debris : This still really makes you sit up and take notice, 40 years on

TheVoiceOfTruth : Their version is leagues better

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

Helium Road : The balls it took to do this live on SNL! A Stones cover? Who does a cover on Saturday Night Live? You only get two, maybe three songs, and you do a cover? Said Devo: "Hold my beer!" and they proceed to kill it. On top of that, their stage show was amazing, all that weird choreography, perfectly synchronized, while not flubbing a single note of the music or song. What an outstanding band!

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.

Nicholas Nuar : Aww, Dad, We're all Devo!

Fernando Cunha : Genius or ridiculous? Both!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stu B : Greatest cover in history.

Haroldo José Rodrigues : best cover

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.

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

Raven Kahne : I remember being 12 and seeing this. I was mesmerized.

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

noizvendr : A life changing moment, that night.

gregg horner : Maybe the best, most creative cover ever?

Barek Halfhand : I'm mesmerized

Oldbmwr100rs : And 12 hours after seeing this I bought their record. I still have it, worn out from many hours of play. Still one of my favorite albums. 40 years ago! This is the first time I've seen this performance since I watched them that night!

Matthew Durkin : Baybee bayybee baybee baybbee the best lyrics ever

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.

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

Jean Carlos S : Cool bass

Eric Pratt : I remember watching this and not recognizing the song until the second verse.

Carlos Lozada : Incredible