Devo: Spud Wars, by Andy Gill. Originally published in NME, December 9, 1978
They came from Outer Akron. Their purpose: conquest. Their methods: unpleasant. This was... Spud Wars.
Jackie Leven of Doll By Doll is Not Happy. A large man in a leather jacket, he's pacing back and forth across the foyer of Newcastle City Hall, thwacking a leather fist into a leather palm. Anger. Frustration. "Surly" might best describe his demeanor.
Doll By Doll, see, have just been relieved of their support spot on the Devo tour, the only reason given being that they "weren't devo". He is understandably miffed. DBD's manager, a leather-jacketed bloke of somewhat slighter build, points out that it's not just a case of the exposure the Devo tour would have provided.