I am a pretty easy going music reviewer, about the only genres I refuse to touch are Rap and Hip Hop, I’ll even do the occasional Country album, but you need to find me in a really good mood for all of the winging and whining about pick up trucks and tumbleweeds.

A genre that I hated, but have come to understand better is Punk. Punk is not pretty, it was never designed to be pretty. Punk was a rebellion against the ‘glam rock’ mega bands. To quote Keith Emerson “We didn’t give a f*ck, we moved to the Bahamas”. Al Stewart told me that he was on  tour when ‘Year of the Cat was released, no one in the UK seemed to give a damn so he just kept on touring in the US. Some respectable musicians even joined the world of punk, when The Strawbs imploded John Ford (bass) and Rick Hudson (drums) formed The Monks and released the delightfully awful album Bad Habits.

While this was unfolding in he UK, the normally placid Canadians were not about to be out-punked. D.O.A. hit the ground running, they were hard core punk. Here we are 40 years on, and D.O.A. are still going strong. If you love Punk, you will love FightBack.

The Press Release in part says:

D.O.A., Canada’s legendary pioneering punks who set the bar high for punk and basically invented hardcore, are ready to rip it up on the occasion of their 40th anniversary. They have a brand new album called Fight Back and they are embarking on a worldwide tour to support this impressive new effort. The “Men of Action” are ready to take on all opposition and lay down a punk rock path of wild music and free thought. Their rough and ready line up is led by the godfather of Hardcore, Joe Shithead Keithley (guitar, vocals) he is more than ably accompanied by the manic rhythm section of Paddy Duddy (drums) and Corkscrew (bass).

Take D.O.A. out for a spin, they are way more fun than the crap on the radio,

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