D.O.A. (Canadian punk band)

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Canadian punk band

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D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, the Bad Brains, the Angry Samoans, the Germs, Negative Trend, and Middle Class. Their second album Hardcore '81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of the American punk sound as hardcore.

Singer/guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley is the only founding member to have stayed in the band throughout its entire history, with original bassist Randy Rampage returning to the band twice after his original departure. D.O.A. has often released music on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records, and they have released an album titled Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors.

D.O.A. is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of performing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is "Talk Minus Action Equals Zero." The band's lyrics and imagery frequently advocate anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment.

Founder Joe Keithley is also the founder of Sudden Death Records which has released music by D.O.A. and several other bands including Pointed Sticks and Young Canadians.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Something Better Change D.O.A. 3
1981 Hardcore 81 D.O.A. 4
1985 Let's Wreck the Party D.O.A. 1
1987 True (North) Strong and Free D.O.A. 1
1989 Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors Jello Biafra With D.O.A. 3
1990 Murder D.O.A. 2
1992 13 Flavours of Doom D.O.A. 2
1993 Loggerheads D.O.A. 3
1995 The Black Spot D.O.A. 1
1998 Festival of Atheists D.O.A. 1
2002 Win The Battle D.O.A. 2
2004 Live Free or Die D.O.A. 1
2008 Northern Avenger D.O.A. 1
2009 Kings of Punk, Hockey and Beer D.O.A. 1
2010 Talk-Action=0 D.O.A. 1
2012 We Come in Peace D.O.A. 1
2015 Hard Rain Falling D.O.A. 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Bloodied but Unbowed D.O.A. 2
1992 The Dawning of a New Error D.O.A. 2
1992 Bloodied but Unbowed / War on 45 D.O.A. 1
1998 Lost Tapes D.O.A. 1
2003 War and Peace D.O.A. 1
2005 Greatest Shits D.O.A. 1
2005 War on 45: March to the End D.O.A. 1
2007 Punk Singles: From 1978-1999 D.O.A. 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Talk Minus Action Equals Zero D.O.A. 1
2010 Live at the Fillmore 1981 D.O.A. 1
2013 Welcome to Chinatown: D.O.A. Live D.O.A. 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 The Prisoner D.O.A. 2
1993 The Only Thing Green D.O.A. 1
2012 We Occupy D.O.A. feat. Jello Biafra 1
Marijuana Motherfucker D.O.A. 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Triumph of the Ignoroids D.O.A. 2
1982 War on 45 D.O.A. 1
1993 It's Not Unusual... But It Sure Is Ugly! D.O.A. 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Positively D.O.A. D.O.A. 1

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