Mark Mothersbaugh Looks Back at 9 Classic Devo VideosThe influential New Wave band's lead singer tells the story behind these groundbreaking clips
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"Jocko Homo was the title of a crackpot anti-evolutionist pamphlet from the Twenties by B. H. Shadduck, who was a preacher in Ohio," Mothersbaugh explains. "I got it from an art teacher at Kent State. In the beginning, we were greeted with outright hostility."
The video for "Jocko-Homo" features Mothersbaugh's dad, who played the part of General Boy. "My dad did a stand in and he ended up being in a lot of our videos in the early days and co-wrote lyrics on some songs with us," he says. "He turned out to be an artist in the closet."