D.O.A., Lost Tapes

Jack Rabid

By Jack Rabid

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Canadian punk pioneers’ raw early tracks.

These guys put the endlessly enjoyable late-'70s Vancouver punk/new wave scene on the map with such wonders as Something Better Change and their genre-defining Hardcore '81. With Joey "Shithead" Keithley's bear-growl singing and a rhythm section as scattered and awesome as the Who in bassist Randy Rampage and drummer Chuck Biscuits, their early work was awe-inspiring, vicious rock & roll. See it here on earlier tracks such as the simply-put "Smash the State," and especially the duo of "Kill, Kill, This Is Pop" and "I Hate You."