LINK 5 Reasons Why...Devo Are the Coolest Nerd Band Ever. quote [Some groups - like Weezer, Barenaked Ladies, and Flight Of The Conchords - like to play up their nerdiness while secretly harboring dreams of graduating from chicken-chested dorks to Slash-like tanned, muscle-bound, dreamy rock gods. And then there's Devo: true nerds' nerds. The Akron, Ohio, band - featuring brothers Bob and Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale - never tried to overcome their four-eyed awkwardness. No, from their 1978 Brian Eno- produced debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, on they reveled in their mythologized world of geek touchstones, from their signature energy dome hats and biohazard suits to Island Of Dr. Moreau references, spasmodic beats, and a universe of outcast characters with names like Donut Rooter, Booji Boy, Mongo the Mongoloid, and Dr. Byrthfood].