Brian “Head” Welch Devo during the ’70’s Peter Furler
Christian artists may be headed on a road trip to the early days of new wave. Over the past year both Brian “Head” Welch (Love and Death, Korn) and Peter Furler (Peter Furler Band) have sported an Energy Dome hat. These hats were a famous part of the attire of the 1970’s new wave band Devo.
According to the Devo website:
It was designed according to 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 Medula Oblongata for increased mental energy. It’s very important that you buy a cheap plastic hardhat liner, adjust it to your head size and affix it with duct tape or Super Glue to the inside of the Dome. This allows the Dome to “float” just above the cranium and thus do its job. Unfortunately, without a hard hat liner, the recirculation of energy WILL NOT occur.
Thanks to that tongue-in-cheek statement, I finally discovered that these hats were not just a fashion statement.