Devo style – The band Devo plays in 1981. Although Devo never quite managed to maintain the mainstream success it found with the song "Whip It!" in 1980, its status as an important group hasn't wavered. Take a look back at the styles of the American new wave band.
Devo style – Devo, seen here in 1978, had a machine-like persona, using flowerpot hats, industrial jumpsuits and futuristic sounds.
Devo style – Devo is seen in London circa 1978. Their debut album "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" was an underground hit.
Devo style – The band's name was derived from the word "de-evolution" -- the idea that humans are regressing into a destructive herd mentality, band member Gerald Casale told CNN in an interview in February 2010.
Devo style – The band poses for a portrait circa 1979. The band started after Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh met as art students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
Devo style – The band plays its hit song "Whip It!" in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in July 1980.
Devo style – Devo poses for a photo in Chicago in October 1981.
Devo style – "When you think about 1980, if somebody would have showed you in a crystal ball 2010, you would have thought it was a bad joke," Gerald Casale told CNN in February 2010. "De-evolution happened and now everybody agrees. They don't think we're crazy. They know that it was true."
Devo style – Devo poses together in Los Angeles in March 1983.
Devo style – From left, band members Gerald Casale, Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Casale and David Kendrick appear together at a concert in April 2004. The band actively toured in recent years, including a televised performance playing at the 2010 Winter Olympics.