Punk Rock Hero - D.O.A. - Hard Rain Falling
Label: Sudden Death Records - SDR0110 • Format: CD Album Digipak • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Punk, Hardcore
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. When the Skulls broke up after an ill-fated move to TorontoKeithley moved back to Vancouver and formed D. The band's first gig took place at the Japanese Hall in Vancouver on February 20 of that year, after which Harry Homo was sacked for an apparent lack of rhythm; Keithley then became the band's singer.
A second guitarist named "Randy Romance" played briefly with the band in March before leaving. The band began playing frequently around Vancouver and added guitarist Brad Kent the following June.
They played their first shows there in August at Mabuhay Gardens. It was during this trip that the band first met Dead Kennedys frontman and future collaborator Jello Biafra.
Kent was fired from the band in September and later that fall the band recorded and released their second single "The Prisoner". In Maythe band embarked on their first North American tour. Upon its completion they hired Vancouver journalist and activist Ken Lester as their manager. Lester booked another tour for them the The Burden Of Consciousness - Holon - Connect October, in the middle of which they flew back to Vancouver to open for The Clash at the Pacific Coliseum.
In latethey added second guitarist, Dave Gregg. Keithley soon became dissatisfied with the band's performances with the Last Server - Vasim - V & V lineup, however, and Biscuits and Rampage both rejoined the band in March On April 22, the band released their second album Hardcore '81 ; Rider In The Dark - The Motorpsychos - The Desperate Deeds Of Ringo - A Story Of The Wild West (Viny record's title and its extensive North American promotional tour is sometimes credited with popularizing the term " hardcore punk ".
Randy Rampage was fired from the band on January 1, and was replaced by ex-Skulls drummer Dimwit on bass. War on 45 found the band expanding their sound with touches of funk and reggae, as well as making their anti-war and anti-imperialist political stance more clear.
Dave Gregg quit in after D. The band hired Chris Prohom from the Dayglo Abortions as a replacement. In AugustJoey decided he was breaking up D. A in the summer of These albums found the band replacing the more hard-rock oriented sound of the s with a return to punk rock, although it was a heavier, tighter brand of Punk Rock Hero - D.O.A.
- Hard Rain Falling than their earlier work. The band then added Ford Pier on guitar and vocals. Tragedy struck in when drummer Ken Jensen died in a house fire.
The album featured a more basic, sing-along type punk rock sound that was reminiscent of the band's late s and early s output. The late s found the band's lineup in turmoil, with Wimpy Roy leaving the band after a decade and a half of service and Kuba joining to play bass Salutaris - Gioacchino Rossini - Petit Messe Solennelle until By the early s, the band had found a permanent drummer in the form of The Great Baldini.
InKeithley put out his first solo album, Beat Trashand original bassist Randy Rampage returned to the band after nearly 20 years for the Win The Battle album.
However, the reunion did not last, with Rampage leaving the band again after the recording of the album, to be replaced by Dan Yaremko.
Day" in honour of the band's 25th anniversary. InRandy Rampage rejoined D. The lineup remained stable untilwhen The Great Baldini left the band to be replaced by new drummer James Hayden. Also init was announced that Bob Rockof Metallica fame would be producing the band's next album in time for their 30th anniversary. On the eve of the tour, it was announced that Randy Rampage was being replaced by Dan Yaremko once again. On May 1,D.
On September 22,Keithley officially announced on the Sudden Death Records website that he had decided to reform the band with Paddy Duddy on drums and Mike "Maggot" Hodsall on bass, and would be embarking on a Canadian tour in October in support of the recently released live album, Welcome To Chinatown.
This lineup recorded and released the studio album Hard Rain Falling in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Japanese band, see doa Japanese band. Photographer: Tom Wiebe. Main article: D. Is Alive". Retrieved November 1, Virgin Books.
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