Freedom of Choice

album by Devo

Freedom of Choice is a 1980 album by Devo. It was their third studio album and contains their biggest hit Whip It. It went to number 22 in the United States, number 5 in Australia and number 9 in New Zealand.

Freedom of Choice
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 1980 (1980-05-14)[1]
RecordedOctober 1979–early 1980
StudioRecord Plant (Hollywood)
Genre
Length32:14
LabelWarner Bros.
Producer
Devo chronology
Duty Now for the Future
(1979)
Freedom of Choice
(1980)
New Traditionalists
(1981)
Singles from Freedom of Choice
  1. "Girl U Want"
    Released: April 24, 1980
  2. "Whip It"
    Released: August 13, 1980
  3. "Gates of Steel"
    Released: October 6, 1980
  4. "Freedom of Choice"
    Released: December 29, 1980

Track listing change

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Girl U Want"   2:55
2. "It's Not Right"   2:20
3. "Whip It"   2:37
4. "Snowball"   2:28
5. "Ton o' Luv"   2:29
6. "Freedom of Choice"   3:28
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Gates of Steel"   3:26
2. "Cold War"   2:30
3. "Don't You Know"   2:14
4. "That's Pep!"   2:17
5. "Mr. B's Ballroom"   2:45
6. "Planet Earth"   2:45
Total length:
32:14

1993 Virgin Freedom of Choice/Oh, No! It's Devo CD bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
24. "Turnaround"   2:13
25. "Peek-a-Boo! (Dance Velocity)"   4:38

2009 Warner Bros. CD bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
13. "Freedom of Choice Theme Song" (Live) 2:46
14. "Whip It" (Live) 2:41
15. "Girl U Want" (Live) 2:56
16. "Gates of Steel" (Live) 3:17
17. "Be Stiff" (Live) 2:50
18. "Planet Earth" (Live) 2:32

2009 Ultra Devo-lux Ltd. Ed. CD bonus tracks:

No. Title Length
13. "Freedom of Choice Theme Song" (Live) 2:46
14. "Whip It" (Live) 2:41
15. "Girl U Want" (Live) 2:56
16. "Gates of Steel" (Live) 3:17
17. "Be Stiff" (Live) 2:50
18. "Planet Earth" (Live) 2:32
19. "Snowball" (Demo) 2:49
20. "Gates of Steel" (Demo) 3:28
21. "Time Bomb" (Demo) 2:54

Notes change

  1. Zax, Andy (2000). Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (CD liner notes). Los Angeles: Rhino. R2 75967.
  2. Nagy, Evie (June 19, 2010). "How To Get Ahead With Advertising". Billboard.
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