Black Spot

Black Spot

by D.O.A.D.O.A.


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The Black Spot does not beat out Loggerhead as best album in the nineties but comes very close. D.O.A. fizzled out in the late eighties with albums that didn't match up to the fury of their first recordings. The albums lacked the attitude that the band started out with more of a focus on protest songs. On The Black Spot, D.O.A. is still making statements but they are able to capture the spirit that their first records had. Joey Shithead and Brian Goble's lyrics sound more grown-up but still very angry. The rage wasn't translating on albums like Murder or 13 flavors of Doom. It is easy to see the songs on The Black Spot being played live where as Murder and 13 Flavors of Doom don't seem to have any anthems. The earliest and most memorable D.O.A. songs always had a simple catch phrase that you could chant along with. They made great punk rock anthems. The Black Spot has these kinds of anthems that hadn't been present on D.O.A. in along time. Songs like "Order" are classic West Coast Hardcore made twenty years after the fact. It is amazing to see a band that appeared to have run its course come back with two solid albums in the early and mid-nineties. The Black Spot deserves to be held up with D.O.A.'s earliest work as well as their work with Jello Biafra. Loggerhead, The Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors and The Black Spot seemed to signify a Second Coming for D.O.A. but unfortunately it didn't last.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2007
Label: Sudden Death
UPC: 0652975007623
catalogNumber: 76
Rank: 82412

Album Credits

Performance Credits

D.O.A.   Primary Artist
Brian Goble   Bass,Vocals
Ford Pier   Guitar,Vocals
Brien O'Brien   Vocals
Tom Holliston   Vocals,Voices
Ken Kempster   Vocals,Voices
John Elijah Wright   Drums,Vocals
Brian Wimpy Roy Goble   Vocals
Ken Kempster   Background Vocals
Tanya Pesko   Background Vocals
Barbara Gorican   Background Vocals
Hugh Jarms   Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Tom Holliston   Background Vocals
Brien O'Brien   Background Vocals
Joe Shithead Keithley   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
David Peel   Composer
D.O.A.   Producer,Audio Production
Brian Goble   Arranger
Ken Jensen   Arranger
John Wright   Contributor
Tom Holliston   Contributor
Tommy Hanson   Contributor
Brian Who Else   Audio Production
Joe Shithead Keithley   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes

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