I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Label: Warner Records
Don't worry about the hits you know by heart. The best thing about this comp is that it collects his fantastic '80s B-sides. "Erotic City" may be his nastiest, most enduring testament to sex and funk, "17 Days" is a too-pretty pop melody, "God" is a haunting benediction to the "dance electric," "Gotta Stop (Messin' About)" is the best song Devo never made, and "Power Fantastic" is an excellent demo from his mythic Dream Factory sessions. On the wackier end, "Scarlet Pussy" features Prince's evil twin Camille; and on "I Love U In Me" he sings, "When we make love it's like surgery."