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Philadelphia, United States
JEFF WINNER is a music & film producer, historian, and researcher. He has written for the Oxford University Press "GROVE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN MUSIC," the MIT Press anthology "SOUND UNBOUND" (with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Moby, Scanner, and Steve Reich), features in "ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN" magazine, and liner notes for the DVD/CD series "OHM: THE EARLY GURUS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC" (with Sonic Youth, Bob Moog, John Cage, and Brian Eno). Mr. Winner is also editor/interviewer for "WE ARE DEVO," the band's first biographical book (Firefly Press), and is the Consulting Producer of the forthcoming official Devo documentary film. • Details here: http://JeffWinner.com

Friday, September 28, 2012

Rare shot from the archives

Rare shot from the archives — not wearing gaudy colors, avoiding display — during soundcheck, 1978.
(photo by: Bobbie Watson Whitaker)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New 3-minute Video Preview

This new 3-minute video preview is the perfect bite-sized length to de-evolve the uninitiated

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rare Archival Photo, 1975

photo by Bobby Watson
Jerry Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, Bob Mothersbaugh, & Jim Mothersbaugh.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thank you to every man, woman, and mutant!

Thank you to every man, woman, and mutant for helping us raise $70,150.00!

The future is now!

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Video: Kent State

As we enter the final week of our Kickstarter funding campaign, watch this exclusive early edit preview focusing on DEVO's mysterious origins during the Kent State shootings in 1970. (Note: This alternate trailer is using an old working title. The title of the film will be "ARE WE NOT MEN?") Donate via the Kickstarter page for our film here:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We must repeat! The countdown is on — only 21 days left to fund the film — tell every man, woman, and mutant that we're gonna need "THAT MONEY."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

UPDATE: "That Money"

Thank you for helping us raise $40k during our first week. We've met our initial goal, but that was in fact a modest step to move forward, and we really need much more to deliver the Film U Want. Please summon all Spuds in this Wiggly World to contribute so we can secure the rights, archives, and all cultural textures that surround this amazing group and their history: http://kickstarter.com/projects/1409838010/authorized-devo-documentary-film/posts/264862

Thanks BoingBoing!

BoingBoing: "I get many requests every day from people asking me to post about their Kickstarter project. I'm sometimes tempted to filter all email with "kickstarter" in it. But then I get something like Jeff Winner's Kickstarter for a Devo documentary and I realize that I can't do that. This documentary about one of my favorite bands looks amazing."


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Help us get this film edited, mixed, and to the festivals!

To contribute is not like spending money, but rather an investment in the future, in a blow against the empire:


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Iggy Pop

"I felt like Columbus, I felt like I just discovered America, and it was Devo."

Dave Grohl

"Back then, it seemed like this was the music of the future.
We're still waiting to get to where Devo were in 1979."

Tony Hawk

"Devo was all about doing things the way they want to do it."