D.O.A. Celebrates 35 Years Of Hardcore
For the last 35 years, D.O.A. has been churning out albums, touring the world, and promoting activism at whatever the cost. For founder Joe Keithley, it’s been an amazing experience…
“Playing in D.O.A. for the past 35 years has been a real privilege, as I have had a great time bringing my music across the world and getting out my real message: Talk – Action = 0. Little did I know back in 1978 when I started mailing out copies of the Disco Sucks 7″ EP that would become my passport to a lifetime of fun and social activism.”
D.O.A.’S 14th studio album We Come in Peace was released on July 22, 2012.
D.O.A., Canada’s punk pioneers, have pulled out all the stops on this new red hot release. Produced by SEAN HOLOWAYCHUK, SHO MURRAY and Canada’s godfather of punk JOE KEITHLEY, WE COME IN PEACE has all the firepower, politics and humor that are the cornerstones of any great D.O.A. album, but on this disc you’ll see that KEITHLEY’S SONGWRITING has branched out in a most fruitful and adventurous way.
The album takes a determined political stance with songs like: Dirty Bastards, We’re Bloodied But Unbowed, He’s Got A Gun and a stirring version of the TOXIC REASON’S War Hero.
There’s also a heavy slice of reggae/dub, with the uber-melodic Walk Through This World. You’ll get your head ripped off with crushing anthems like: Who The Hell Do You Think You Are, Bring Out Your Dead and Boneyard, which features HUGH DILLON (HEADSTONES).
There’s more great guest vocal appearances that feature JELLO BIAFRA on the anthemic We Occupy and BEN KOWALEWICZ (BILLY TALENT) on the frantic Do You Wanna.
Perhaps the most uplifting moments of the album come later on with one Joe’s best new compositions Lost Souls and his CLINT EASTWOOD / SPAGHETTI WESTERN opus The Man With No Name.
D.O.A. also rip it up with a strong and steady version of The Beatles classic song Revolution. In addition, Joe took his old friend JELLO BIAFRA’S advice and recorded an acoustic version of the D.O.A. classic General Strike (CD only) as a sign of the times.