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Devo's 5 Greatest Hits in Honor of Late Bob Casale

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The spud boys from Ohio suffered another tragic loss with the death of guitarist Bob Casale Monday from heart failure at the age of 61. The death of Casale, also known as "Bob 2," follows the passing last year of early drummer Alan Myers.

As a salute to the recently departed Bob, we offer a look back at five of Devo's greatest moments.

1. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Bob Casale's guitar was a crucial part of Devo's demented reworking of the Rolling Stones classic. As one of the band's earliest singles, it helped put Devo on the map. It later appeared on their first album, "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" The boys performed their version on "Saturday Night Live," the week after the Stones appeared on the show.

[Read: Bob Casale, Devo Guitarist, Dead at 61]

2. "Uncontrollable Urge"

Although some think of Devo primarily as an electronic act, early on Bob Casale and company brought the ripping guitars. Here's another early classic, "Uncontrollable Urge," performed live a few years after its initial release and captured in the film "Urgh! A Music War."

 

3. "Whip It"

Of course, no Devo tribute would be complete without 1980's "Whip It," their biggest hit and most popular video. That's Bob 2 on the Rheem Kee Bass that looks a bit like an accordion.

 [Related: Alan Myers, Devo Drummer on "Whip It," Dead at 58]

4. "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA"

Here's another early Devo jam, performed in 2011, proving the band could still bring it live.

 

5. "Girl U Want"

Another classic from 1980's "Freedom of Choice" album. Thanks to Bob Casale and Devo for giving music fans the choice of something new and exciting during the '80s. RIP, Bob 2.

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