Hardcore '81

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Hardcore '81
D.O.A. - Hardcore '81.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981
Recorded1981
GenreHardcore punk
Length18:56
LabelSudden Death
ProducerD.O.A.
D.O.A. chronology
Something Better Change
(1980)
Hardcore '81
(1981)
War on 45
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Hardcore '81 is an album by the Canadian hardcore punk band D.O.A.. It is considered by some to be the first time that a certain style of Punk rock was labeled hardcore.[2]

In 2019, the album was named as the public vote winner of the Polaris Heritage Prize.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joey "Shithead" Keithley, except for where noted.

  1. "D.O.A." – 1:38
  2. "Unknown" (Keithley, Chuck Biscuits) – 2:30
  3. "Slumlord" – 1:55
  4. "Musical Interlude" – 0:22
  5. "I Don't Give a Shit" – 1:21
  6. "M.C.T.F.D." – 1:38
  7. "Communication Breakdown" (Led Zeppelin cover) – 1:57
  8. "001 Loser's Club" (Brian Goble, Keithley, Dimwit, Werner) – 1:54
  9. "Fucked Up Baby" – 1:27
  10. "The Kenny Blister Song" – 0:16
  11. "Smash the State" – 1:32
  12. "My Old Man's A Bum/Bloodsucker Baby" (Keithley, Dimwit) – 1:41
  13. "Waiting for You" – 0:45

Some CD re-issues of Hardcore '81 include four bonus tracks from the EP Don't Turn Yer Back (On Desperate Times):

  1. General Strike (Keithley, Dave Gregg) – 3:36
  2. Race Riot – 1:06
  3. A Season in Hell (Goble) – 2:34
  4. Burn It Down – 2:34

Personnel[edit]

Tracy Marks - acoustic piano on "Unknown" also engineered the album

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Paul Rachman (director), Steven Blush (writer), Dez Cadena (starring), Dave Smalley (starring) (2007-02-20). American Hardcore (flv) (Documentary). United States: Sony Pictures. Retrieved 2008-12-18. Joey "Shithead" Keithley of D.O.A.: "We had one big show up there [Vancouver]. It was us, Black Flag, and 7 Seconds, and it was called Hardcore 81, so it was the first time anyone really used that term."
  3. ^ Karen Bliss, "D.O.A. and Oscar Peterson Win Polaris Heritage Prize for Classic Albums". Billboard, November 5, 2019.