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.

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

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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!

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

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.

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

Premarital Sin : And they say white people have no culture

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

kabeauregardajax : That drummer though.

thedirtlevel : That bass gives me satisfaction

Jo Bckts : A Masterpiece.

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.

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

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

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

TheVoiceOfTruth : Their version is leagues better

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

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

Freddy Cellophane : Oh that Alan!

Haroldo José Rodrigues : best cover

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

Stu B : Greatest cover in history.

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 ....

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

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

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.

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

Barek Halfhand : I'm mesmerized

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

edward6000 : just change the lyrics and make more money from royalties, it doesn't sound like the original

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

Jean Carlos S : Cool bass

Groundhog : Mighty Boosh anyone?

Dharm Khalsa : This broadcast was my first exposure to Devo. I figured they were a New Wave band which meant to me that hippies would not be particularly interested in Devo. But then I went to visit this huge hippie commune in TN in 1982 (The Farm), and one of the houses had DEVO spray painted across one of the exterior walls.

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.

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.

Fernando Cunha : Genius or ridiculous? Both!

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...

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.

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!

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

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

Bill Halbert : Mothersbaugh and David Byrne sound eerily alike.

Matthew Durkin : Baybee bayybee baybee baybbee the best lyrics ever

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

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