Moments in great COVID-19 merch: Devo’s Energy Dome face shields

Those aren’t flowerpots on the heads of the members of Devo; they’re Energy Domes. And they’re coming to our rescue during a time of pandemic.

Gerald Casale explains:

“A DEVO icon that is often as misunderstood as the band itself. Although they have been mistaken for flower pots, dog bowls, car urinals, lampshades, and eventually relegated specifically for the use at holiday parties, these holy totems were actually designed with a more important purpose in mind.

“It was designed according to the ancient ziggurat mound proportions used in votive worship. Like the mounds it collects energy and recirculates it.

In this case the Dome collects energy that escapes from the crown of the human head and pushes it back into the medulla oblongata for increased mental energy.

“It’s very important that you acquire a plastic hard hat liner adjusted to your head size and fix it with duct tape or super glue to the inside of the dump. This allows the Dome to float just about the cranium and thus do its job. Unfortunately sans hard hat liner the recirculation of energy will not occur!

“The Energy Dome made its first appearance 40 years ago this year with their third album, Freedom of Choice. They were all the rage thanks to videos like this.”

Now, in 2020, all that’s needed to turn them into PPE COVID-19-fighting weapons is a little bit of Plexiglas. Order now. (Via Paula)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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