Monday, September 6, 2010

Track of the Week: Uncontrollable Urge by Devo

I haven't posted in quite a long while. Sorry. I have been...shall we say "distracted?" (Lazy) But I am back now. This week's track is a real rocker. Since Futurama has been on tv a bunch recently I have been watching it all the time. One of the newer episodes features an appearance from Devo. That led me to start listening to them again and rediscover I love this song!
"Uncontrollable Urge" is the first track from Devo's first record, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! released in 1978. According to WikiDevo the song is about masturbation. Okay. I guess. The lyrics are a bit vague. Certainly it is sexual. You, the reader/listener, can decide for yourself.

What I am interested in is the pounding rhythm of the song! I put it on a mix to make my driving around town fun. When I turned it up I experienced the song on a whole new level. It is simply really great rock 'n' roll.

Album version


Live, simply amazing show


It was featured in Rock Band 2 apparently


Lyrics
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!

Got an urge, got a surge and it's outta control
Got an urge i wanna purge
'cause i'm losing control

Uncontrollable urge i wanna tell you all about it
Got an uncontrollable urge let me... scream and shout it!

(he's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable urge
(he's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable...

It's got style, it's got class
So strong, i can't let it pass i gotta tell you all about it
I gotta scream and shout it!

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!

Got an urge, got a surge and it's outta control now!
Got an urge i wanna purge 'cause i'm losing con-trol
Uncontrollable urge i wanna tell you all about it
Got an uncontrollable urge let me... scream and shout it!

That's right!
(he's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable urge
(he's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable...

It's got style, it's got class
So strong, i can't let it pass i gotta tell you all about it
I gotta scream and shout it!

[short solo, plus buildup]
I got an uncontrollable urge i wanna tell you all about it
An uncontrollable urge make me scream and shout
And i say yeah!
(he's says yeah!)
And i say yeah yeah!
(he says yeah yeah!)
And i say yeah!
(yeah!)
And i say yeah yeah!
(yeah yeah!)

And i say yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah!

Sample
Uncontrollable Urge by Devo

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