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Girl U Want
Devo
Devo Rock Band Re-Records
Devo Rock Band Re-Records
RaitingFF
Family Friendly
Information
Released 1980
Genre New Wave
Language English
Source Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 2
also on iPhone OS
Available November 18, 2008 (Pack)
(DLC)
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Lego Rock Band
Rock Band iPhone
Difficulty
Band 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Bass 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Difficulty (on iPhone OS)
Band 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Guitar 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Bass 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Drums 2FcircleFcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Vocals 0UFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Details
Male singer
2-part Harmonies



Girl U Want is a song by Devo which was formed by Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale when they were students at Kent State University in the early '70s. This was the first single released off their third album. Says Casale, "Devo didn't sit around and try to write hits, but when people liked it and wanted to key on that, we thought it made sense, we thought it was an easy song to like - it's very poppy, it's got a good hook. And it had subject matter that is more typical because here's Devo talking about girls." This didn't do very well, but their next single, "Whip It," became a surprise hit when it went into heavy rotation on MTV.

Casale: "It's about the essence of desire - what does the girl really represent for the guy? She represents this aching desire. She's the object that motivates the guy to do everything he does, so we're just describing the attributes of the power of the female. She sings from somewhere you can't see, like the famous myth of the sirens that used to lure the sailors to their deaths by singing to them in the night and they'd go try to find these girls that didn't really exist, and the boat would crash on the rocks and they'd die. It's the girl playing with the guy on the end of the string."

Robert Palmer and Soundgarden both recorded this in the '90s. Jerry Casale directed all Devo's videos and has worked on videos for many other artists, including the last Soundgarden video before they broke up - "Blow Up the Outside World." Regarding their cover, Casale says, "It's a head-scratcher. How could you listen to 'Girl U Want' and do that version of it?"

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