Hardcore 81 by punk legends D.O.A. celebrates 40th anniversary
When: Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St.
Tickets/info: Sold out (for now). Check rickshawtheatre.com
On April 22, 1981, Vancouver quartet D.O.A. gave a new musical movement its name.
Four decades later, D.O.A. is still rocking, with Joe Keithley the sole remaining founding member.
The elected Burnaby Green party city councillor is putting his suit in the closet, pulling on his shredded denim vest and heading out on the road In celebration of the special-edition 40th anniversary release of the album: “For the first time ever, the band will play their legendary Hardcore 81 album from start to finish. No exceptions! No holds barred!”
“We had done a bit of touring in support of the first record, Something Better Change, in ’79, but the release of Hardcore 81 and the Positively D.O.A. EP in the U.K. the same year really put us on the map,” said Keithley. “That compilation received great reviews and sold-out which got us into Europe. I think this was the band at its peak with me, guitarist Dave Gregg, bassist Randy Rampage and drummer Chuck Biscuits.”