site was created in 2002, and is dedicated to the obsession
with collecting items related to the band DEVO. It was created
with similarly afflicted spuds in mind, as I am very aware of
our uncontrollable urge to see/show the fruits of our pointless(?)
hoarding. Come bask in the glory of the odd sickness we share.
--- Part of the reason I started hoarding all these items was because
I felt that, somehow, this stuff was important. DEVO is a band
that gains respect as the years go on, as people discover what
they were all really about, and about how they've influenced
the industry since their early days. They're much more than
"Whip It", certainly.
--- What exactly are the items on this site? Religious artifacts?
Relics of how one band survived severe Music Industry damage?
Proof of Devolution? Whatever the case, this stuff is important,
in need of archiving, and someone's gotta do it.
--- DEVO's lyrics exposed me to a whole new way of thinking when
I was in my teens, and helped me snake through the chaos of
Planet Earth. I realized that there was an escape from being
caught up in what I saw going on around me, another way of thinking
that made more sense. I saw the light - We're ALL Devo.
--- I was able to meet the members of DEVO way back in the mid 1990's,
and helped them with a few graphic projects as a hobby in those
Since 2002 I've worked for DEVO, Inc. on an official basis, helping them with merchandise projects, working with them on tour, and maintaining
several DEVO-related sites: Devo-Obsesso.com, Club DEVO
(Official DEVO site), and DEVO's Official Facebook & Twitter accounts.
--- If you see any typos or misinformation during your visit to
any of those sites, please don't hesitate to let me know. I
try to keep them updated fairly regularly.
--- Of course, I'm always into trading DEVO-related items, so
contact me if you're interested. I've got lots of good stuff
to offer. A few of the items I'm still looking for are listed
--- Devo-Obsesso is happy to give your unwanted Devo items a good
Michael Pilmer (aka Devo-Obsesso)
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Michael Pilmer posing with a new
Devo-Obsesso display at Club DEVO headquarters circa 2010.
photo above by Mats Jerndal
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