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 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. However, original bassist Randy Rampage has been active in the band in recent years and has played on one of the band's last three albums, although he is not in the current lineup. D.O.A. has often released music on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records, and they have released an album with Jello Biafra titled Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors.

D.O.A. has always maintained an uncompromising leftist political stance. The band 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 has been active on many issues, including anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment.

Founder Joe Keithley now spends a great deal of time working with his record company Sudden Death Records which has branched off into many areas of music.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 Something Better Change D.O.A. 3
1981 Hardcore 81 D.O.A. 3
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
2011 Hardcore 81 D.O.A. 1
2012 We Come in Peace D.O.A. 1

Album + Compilation

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

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Talk Minus Action Equals Zero Live D.O.A. 1
2010 Live at the Fillmore 1981 Live D.O.A. 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1981 Positively D.O.A. Compilation D.O.A. 1

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