ESPN Music: Evan Longoria

MLB stars talk Devo shoot, playlists

February, 12, 2013
videoFor ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 18 Music Issue, we persuaded 14 athletes to recreate some of the most memorable album covers. As part of our supplemental coverage on Playbook Sounds, we will be running behind-the-scenes interviews with each athlete, as well as their own personal playlists.

• Athletes: Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves LF; Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays 3B; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds 2B; Giancarlo Stanton, Florida Marlins RF; Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox RF
• As: Devo on "Freedom of Choice" (1980)

What do you know about Devo?

Evan Longoria: Nothing.

Giancarlo Stanton: I knew “Whip It” but I didn't know Devo sang it. I didn't know anything about them but with the hats and the outfits I just thought it would be funny.

Brandon Phillips: We acted a fool at the shoot, I was very excited, but I was very surprised they asked me to do it because when I looked at the album cover I didn't see no brothers in Devo [laughs]. And I always play against these guys so I thought it would be fun to be a part of it and act a fool.

Longoria: I thought it was going to be fun, the covers of ESPN are pretty iconic, and it's just something fun to be a part of.

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