The Spindle: Devo, “Whip It”

You’ve probably heard Devo’s “Whip It“—but have you heard all the stories behind it? On this all-new episode of The Spindle podcast, Marc and John welcome guest Evie Nagy, author of the 33.3 book Devo’s Freedom Of Choice, to dive into the tales of this deep and weird single, which somehow made the top 20 despite people (wrongly) assuming that it was about masturbation. Find out what “Whip It” really means, this week on the Spindle!

About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. 

What’s your favorite 7″? Call us at 1-877-WASTOIDS and weigh in!

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