13 Flavours Of Doom
LP - $9.00 | CD - $11.00
It's the return of the ignoroids. D.O.A. are back as a three-piece: Joe Kiethley, Brian Goble, and Ken Jensen. Straight-ahead classic D.O.A. punk. Produced by John Nomeansno Wright.
Out of print for years! Just unearthed 20 copies here at the A.T. office!
"A surprising comeback is that of Vancouver's D.O.A., who split up in '89 with a series of emotional farewell gigs but couldn't stay dead. Not only that , but the (now) trio goes back to their early '80s solid punk sound eschewing the more commercial hard rock of their later days: "Too Fuckin' Heavy" even sounds like a riffing update of Hardcore '81's "Fucked Up Baby/Ronnie." Joey "Shithead" Keithley's distinctive growl always sounded best on top of fast and angry guitars, as it is here on such burners as "I Played the Fool," the AIDS-aware "Use Your Raincoat," and the opening "Already Dead," while the best songs are written and by bassist (former Subhumans vocalist) Brian "Wimpy Roy" Goble, such as the anti-boob tube "The Living Dead" and the closing "Phantom Zone," Both pure, mid-tempo punk at its best, with big guitars and memorable tunes. And kudos for the ozone conscious "Hole in the Sky," a song Al Gore would like if his wife had better taste. A fine welcome back and a return to a better earlier form."