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Devo Man Scored This Weekend’s Highest-Grossing Movie Using the Band’s Ancient Synthesizers

On the south side of Sunset Boulevard is a lime green flying saucer-shaped building.  You can’t miss it.

This is the headquarters of Mutato Muzika, the music production house run by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh.  The place is famous for writing songs and scores for  21 Jump Street, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Rugrats, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Royal Tenenbaums, House of Lies and dozens of other movie and TV projects.

MM’s latest triumph is the soundtrack for The Lego Movie.  Deadline Hollywood has this feature on Mark’s work with the film and reveals that he dug deep into the Devo warehouse to find just the right vintage synthesizers for the project.

Listen for yourself.

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