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Devo - Working in a Coal mine (1981) 7”

So, if you read this blog regularly, you’ll note that I said that New Traditionalists is a really great album. Well, I’m really glad their cover of “Working in a Colemine” did not make the final cut and was released as a single. I just don’t care for this song.

Objectively, Devo did a good job at this cover. It’s mutated, it’s different than the original, and it’s just recognizable enough. That said, I just don’t care for the original, let alone a cover version.

-Jason

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