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Moving this page to D.O.A. (band) from [[D.O.A.] was a good idea, but it seems wikification was lost. External links were also lost. The intro paragraph including Sudden Death Records, DIY Punk Ethic, etc. was also useful, in my opinion, and not carried over. Maybe the D.O.A. page should become a proper disambiguation page now? -- Ds13 08:07, 2004 Apr 9 (UTC)
The article has been edited for clarity.
Possible questionable removal of a large quantity of information by User:22.214.171.124. Coming back later to investigate further.
what used to be on the page:
D.O.A. was an early hardcore punk band from Vancouver. Their career began in the 1978, and they soon became known as one of the most important bands of hardcore. One recording was D.O.A. from 1983, which was recorded by members Joey Shithead, Chuck Biscuits and Randy Rampage.
One performance was opening for the Dead Kennedys in 1983 at the University of British Columbia. An earlier recording is a 33 rpm 7" single, labeled simply "D.O.A." on the cover. It could also be called an E.P., since it contains 4 songs. Personnel on this recording include Randy Rampage, Chuck Biscuits, and Joey Shithead. Songs included are "Royal Police," "Woke Up Screaming," "Disco Sucks," and "Nazi Training Camp." The record label is Sudden Death, and it was recorded in 1978. Address for fan club given: D.O.A., 7112 Merritt Ave. BBY2 Vancouver BC Canada.
DOA also opened for The Ramones, The Clash and just about every other important punk musicians who came to Vancouver in the late 1970s. However unlike them, DOA are still based in Vancouver and are still going strong with world tours semi regularly and Joe 'Joey Shithead' Keithley has just written his autobiography.
Arguably, DOA actually coined the term hardcore punk to describe the kind of direction punk music was taking by the early 1980s.
DOA have always maintained an uncompromising leftwing populist political stance. The band is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of playing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is "TALK-ACTION=0". Anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment are a few of the issues the band is known to rally around. Many bands cite D.O.A. as an influence, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Rancid, and The Offspring.
The band's first two albums, "Something Better Change" and "Hardcore 81" are two of the top five Canadian punk rock albums of all time.
D.O.A. celebrated their 25th anniversary show in Vancouver. Mayor Larry Campbell has declared December 21st to be "D.O.A. Day" in the city.
"The band's first two albums, Something Better Change and Hardcore 81 are two of the top five Canadian punk rock albums of all time."- According to whom? Record buyers? A (formal) poll of fans? This sentence needs clarity. -RomeW
What is it with the origin of the term "hardcore"? It has never been very well documented, and a large number of people have been credited with coming up with the term; from New York promoters to D.O.A., to this guy from Minor Threat. Changing one unsupportable item to another completely unsupportable item is silly... Xinit 16:02, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
I notice that the page uses the term "leftwing populist". From my knowledge of those two terms, it seems to be somewhat of an oxymoron, as populism tends to be "left wing" only with regard to economic issues, and more "right wing" where social issues are concerned. I suggest finding a more accurate way to describe the band, but I am not familiar enough with them to give any suggestions. Davemcarlson 16:59, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Bands D.O.A Influenced
I'm unable to find any instances of these bands naming DOA or Joey Shithead as influences. If nobody can find evidence of this, we'll need to remove it... Xinit 15:10, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
- I agree. But when I tried to delete this sentence from the article somebody undid my change. I will try again. Moisejp 09:42, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
James Hayden - current member of DOA
If you click on his (James') name, you go to an article on an actor that died in 1983. It is the wrong guy. I'm new to this, and don't know how to fix it. thanks, Lanidracl (talk) 03:21, 25 August 2008 (UTC)