Devo Has Feelings Too - Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps
Label: Enigma Records - 7 73526-4 • Format: Cassette Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
Smooth Noodle Maps is the eighth studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in June and would be their last Devo Has Feelings Too - Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps released through Enigma.
The album was recorded over a period of three months between October and Januaryat Master Control Devo Has Feelings Too - Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps , in Burbank, California. Smooth Noodle Maps was Devo's last full-length studio album until the release of Something for Everybody inas well as the last Devo studio album to feature David Kendrick on drums.
The album includes a cover version of Bonnie Dobson 's song " Morning Dew ," transformed into Devo Has Feelings Too - Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps dance song. InFuturismo Inc. The double CD set comes housed in a digipak  while the Ты Далеко - Тофик Бабаев - Песни Тофика Бабаева (Flexi-disc) LP comes in three vinyl color variations.
The album title refers to a kind of discrete mathematical system—a noodle map—which may exhibit chaotic behavior, similar to the standard map. The adjective smooth refers to the lack of kinks or discontinuities. This is referenced in the song "Devo Has Feelings Too," which includes the lyric, "snake through the chaos with a smooth noodle map.
The front cover of the record and the fold-out of the CD version featured the members of the band emerging from a strange circle. The liner notes from the "Post Post-Modern Man" single revealed that the circle is actually a computer simulation of the planet Jupiter. Smooth Noodle Maps was also issued on limited edition red vinyl by the Dutch East label. Two videos were made for the album's second single, "Post Post-Modern Man.
According to Casale, when Devo Has Feelings Too - Devo - Smooth Noodle Maps finished video was delivered to Enigmathey demanded the video include March 's Playboy Playmate of the MonthDeborah Driggsin order to make it more marketable. After acquiescing to Enigma's demands, MTV then rejected the video because it used the "Macro Post Modern Mix" of the song instead of the "college alternative track" they wanted to market, as featured on the original album.
This resulted in a second video directed by Rocky Schenckwhich featured Devo in a spoof of the Home Shopping Networkselling various Devo-related merchandise. Like the Total Devo tour before it, the Smooth Noodle Maps tour saw Devo scaling things back and presenting a very basic set with no complex visuals. The band wore plain white Tyvek shirts and shorts with the Jupiter image from Smooth Noodle Maps on the left breast of the shirt.
As in earlier tours, Devo removed Che Gelida Manina (La Boheme) - Luciano Pavarotti & Placido Domingo - The Very Best Of Pavarotti & D shirts later in the set to reveal solid black T-shirts emblazoned with the band name on the front.
Due to poor ticket sales and the bankruptcy and dissolution of Enigma, who was responsible for organizing and financing the tour, the Smooth Noodle Maps tour had to be cancelled part way through.
The final concert of the tour took place at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, California on March 23, In an interview for their computer game Adventures of the Smart PatrolMark Mothersbaugh stated, "Around '88, '89, '90 maybe, we did our last tour in Europe, and it was kind of at that Logical Inference - EARTHA - Sidebars, we were watching This Η Μικρή - Various - Στου Τραγουδιού Την Όχθη 3 Spinal Tap on the bus and said, 'Oh my God, that's our life.
Similar to Devo's two previous albums, critical reviews of Smooth Noodle Maps were largely negative, with Village Voice critic Robert Christgau even awarding the album a "Dud" rating  which meant he did not write a review to accompany it.
In retrospective reviews, AllMusic 's Steve Huey noted that while the album was "inconsistent, especially in terms of subject matter, the band does try some new ideas in its arrangements. All tracks are written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casaleexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pop rock. Rhino Home Video. Review: Smooth Noodle Maps Allmusic. Robert Christgau. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Categories : Devo albums albums Enigma Records albums.
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