Re: The great Polysics new-wave reference collection.
You might be right there. It sounds like it was taken from a live performance (or perhaps The Mix album). There has to be a Kraftwerk connection somewhere.
Also, I thought the main melody of "Weak Point" was always kind of similar to "Race of Doom". Very different feel, but if you slowed down "Weak Point" it would definitely sound very similar...
I did notice there are some references to Devo in the lyrics I could find. From "Go Ahead Now!":
Take a big mess, Take a little rest
Take your reflex, Spoil your test
We're pinheads! Here we go now!
"Each Life Each End" has a reference to Ohio (something's rotten in Ohio).
From "Making Sense":
Need something to change your mind,
Change your mind, stop making sense
Learn about the both side of things
Tails I win, heads you lose
One blockhead's silly action
Leads to the new sense world
One blockhead's silly action.
Leads to the new sense
I think that answers the question as to whether or not it was a Talking Heads reference, plus of course a ref to "blockhead".
Wish I could find a few more lyrics online...this is fun