Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo

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Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo
Greatest hits album by
Released7 September 1993
RecordedOctober 1977 - September 1982
ProducerBrian Eno, Ken Scott, Robert Margouleff, Roy Thomas Baker, Devo
Devo chronology
DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years
Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo
Adventures of the Smart Patrol

Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo is a compilation of songs by American new wave band Devo, released in 1993 by Virgin Records in the United Kingdom. It contains an exclusive remix of "Whip It" by Psychoslaphead. Originally released on CD and cassette formats, a double-LP edition by Simply Vinyl was later released in 2001.[1]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]

Steve Huey of Allmusic called Hot Potatoes "the best available single-disc overview of Devo's career, hitting nearly all of the most significant moments from their first five albums",[2] and "superior to the American Greatest Hits, which for some reason does not feature 'Mongoloid', one of the most obvious choices for a Devo hits collection."[2]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, except where otherwise indicated.

1."Jocko Homo"Mark MothersbaughQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)3:37
2."Mongoloid"Gerald CasaleQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!3:44
3."Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!2:40
4."Whip It" Freedom of Choice (1980)2:39
5."Girl U Want" Freedom of Choice2:57
6."Freedom of Choice" Freedom of Choice3:28
7."Peek-a-Boo!" Oh, No! It's Devo (1982)3:03
8."Through Being Cool"G. Casale, M. Mothersbaugh, Bob MothersbaughNew Traditionalists (1981)3:12
9."That's Good" Oh, No! It's Devo3:25
10."Working in the Coal Mine"Allen ToussaintNew Traditionalists2:49
11."Devo Corporate Anthem"M. MothersbaughDuty Now for the Future (1979)1:14
12."Be Stiff"Bob Lewis, G. CasaleSingle A-side (1978)2:35
13."Gates of Steel"G. Casale, M. Mothersbaugh, Sue Schmidt, Debbie SmithFreedom of Choice3:28
14."Come Back Jonee" Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!3:23
15."Secret Agent Man"P. F. Sloan, Steve BarriDuty Now for the Future3:36
16."The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize"M. MothersbaughDuty Now for the Future2:42
17."Beautiful World" New Traditionalists3:33
18."Big Mess" Oh, No! It's Devo2:46
19."Whip It (HMS & M Mix)" (Remixed by Psychoslaphead) Previously unreleased7:41
Total length:59:14



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