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Pretty good list smile  I'm proud to say I got maybe 75% of these myself.  It's not a New Wave reference but I would definitely bet that "Moog is Love" was 'inspired' by Daft Punk's "Robot Rock"

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SCVStuart wrote:

It was a great song, but I can't remember the name of it

The Name of the song is 'Video Boy'

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Great Brain is a cover of a P-Model song.

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T-Riangle uses lyrics from 'Top Secret Man' by Plastics
Cant believe I never noticed this before, but Code4 is pretty much 'Enola Gay' by OMD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4_LsRWe … eature=fvw

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nobody wrote:

They've also appeared on a lot tribute albums covering tracks such as Spitz; Cherry, Soft Cell; Memorabilia and a Metallica song (I forget which one)

Polysics covered Metallica's "Enter Sandman"

31 (edited by PuppetMattster 2010-02-07 19:12:10)

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Hi, I'm new! Thanks for welcoming me into your addiction support group! smile

I think I found three things that you guys left out,

When I first heard "Pony and Lion" from We Ate the Machine, I thought that it had the same drum intro as DEVO's "Ton O' Love" from Freedom of Choice. I know it isn't EXACTLY the same, but it's pretty close! You can compare for yourself:

POLYSICS:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS8UA40BkU0
DEVO:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTGrHXG77oc


Also, the bass riff in "Wachuwannadu" or "What do you wanna do" (Spelling?) sounds like it's taken directly from David Bowie's "Hang On to Yourself." BOTH AWESOME SONGS.

POLYSICS:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t-TMXxgKFY
Bowie:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGe6relLGI


Finally, Hiro's stage performance includes a lot of him hitting himself in the face or pretending to get hit. This is an homage to David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

I agree with the original post, POLYSICS embodies all the bands I loved growing up in the 80's, not just in style, but in spirit too. Rock and roll wasn't always serious, it used to be fun!

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Not music related, so I won't add to the OP, but I just realized the last sound effect you year in the song "2 Faces" is the death melody from the video game Burgertime.

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Kayos hair during the 'New Wave Jacket' era is very similar to the hair of the girls in Devo's 'Doctor Detroit' video.

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Here's a new one from IAmSancho's incredible BGV project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXeX2ZsBe0g

It's............................Booji Boy?!

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haha yes, that totally is!

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It'd be awesome if they dug up that mask and used it in a live show. I could imagine Hiro wearing it and doing Kayo's parts from New Wave Jacket in falsetto. Like what DEVO themselves do with Beautiful World.

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Dave12D3 wrote:

It'd be awesome if they dug up that mask and used it in a live show. I could imagine Hiro wearing it and doing Kayo's parts from New Wave Jacket in falsetto. Like what DEVO themselves do with Beautiful World.

Oh god, that would be so awesome to see Hiro do that.

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Hahaha, Incredible idea!

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My love for this band began as a simple game of "spot the DEVO," and I believe I've found something else. Apparently the live performance of "New Wave Jacket" is full of DEVO elements.

1. The guitar humping at the beginning of the song is exactly what Jerry Casale does with his bass at the end of "Mr. DNA"

2. Hiro and Fumi both do the "Bob1 DEVO dip" from Uncontrollable Urge during the drum fill halfway through each verse

3. There are a few robot moves in there between lines, just like in WHICH!

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PuppetMattster wrote:

My love for this band began as a simple game of "spot the DEVO," and I believe I've found something else. Apparently the live performance of "New Wave Jacket" is full of DEVO elements.

1. The guitar humping at the beginning of the song is exactly what Jerry Casale does with his bass at the end of "Mr. DNA"

2. Hiro and Fumi both do the "Bob1 DEVO dip" from Uncontrollable Urge during the drum fill halfway through each verse

3. There are a few robot moves in there between lines, just like in WHICH!

Me 'n Mistabeen were talking about number one earlier, and I should have known that it was something DEVO related!!

Good work, nice spotting skills!!

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41 (edited by heavypoly6 2010-03-22 02:15:58)

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Also, at this scene in a DEVO music video (this video is just a compilation of MV's), a little short cut is the same...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lw_uFoa-dE#t=0m17s

--as the beginning of the BGV VHS video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ny6G6rq3Qc#t=0m22s

The hat also resembles DEVO's energy dome hat.

1-2-3-4-5-6-89!

42 (edited by Dave12D3 2010-04-14 18:36:49)

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DEVO played a semi-acoustic set on their tenth anniversary tour, documented on "Now It Can Be Told". POLYSICS played a semi-acoustic version of Commodoll on their tenth anniversary show.

Coincidence?

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OK, I took a quick look and didn't see this one pointed out. Sorry if I missed it!

Polysics used King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man" as a template for their cover of Spitz's "Cherry."

Polysics "Cherry"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn9AERHrYjI

King Crimson "21st Century Schizoid Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Yo3FJDrbc

Pretty amazing on many levels! Their cover of "Cherry" has long been one of my all time favorites, and then I heard the KC song and was all like OMG WUT my mind is exploding!

...still misses kayo...

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Wow that is really similar! I just listened to the original Cherry, at first I didn't recognize it, but after a few seconds it all made sense. Good song, I like both versions

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How neat! That is similar, very cool!

And also mentioned in this thread was how Dry or Wet is like XTC's NEON SHUFFLE, and I have got to say that I love both songs now! I love the Polysics version, but wow, that XTC song is really awesome! It's cool listening to the Polysics songs and then the songs they're taking parts from.

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I just noticed that Too Much Tokyo sounds A LOT like the intro to Major Tom by Peter Schilling.

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I ran into ジューシィ - フルーツ - ジェニーはご機嫌ななめ on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMAO9ySgQLA
The band's name is Juicy fruits, the song I have no real idea. There is no wikipedia article in English about the band.
The song however is obviously used as inspiration for the song Miss Donuts.

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48 (edited by Specialist290 2010-08-14 08:26:49)

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One I just noticed now:

That one blasting guitar riff at the beginning of "Super Sonic" sounds awfully similar to the guitar work in Neu's "Hallogallo."

EDIT:  Just listened to both versions of "Cherry," and this is one of the few cases where I actually like the original version better.  Not that the Polysics' cover doesn't have its good points; I just think their take doesn't really capture the vibes quite as well.

Semper felicitas.

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A couple of notes on the Each Life End End EP - that sort of robotic vocal gasp that comes in every measure is (I think) from Kraftwerk's "Numbers"...it's a sample of "Eins", just the first half of the word.  Likewise in "2 Faces" you can hear a brief snippet of the "Numbers" finale, a bunch of overlapped counting, at 1:48.  I'm really not sure about this one though.

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I think both of those samples are from a 1990's Karl Bartos (Ex-Kraftwerk) project called Elektric Music.
Not 100% on which song, it might be 'Lifestyle':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0vEnZ1d3GM


I remember reading a linear notes translation where Hiro spoke about sampling Elektric music, probably on here somewhere within the deep depths!
The sounds are made using a phonetic speech synthesizer, I think Kraftwerk used the same setup on some stuff on the 'Mix' album. Numbers was a Texas Instruments language translating machine from the late 70s/early 80s. Your right though, they do sound very similar, and there's bound to be some Numbers samples in a Polysics song somewhere, pretty much every electronic act that exists samples that song!