Talk - Action = 0: An Illustrated History of D.O.A.

Talk - Action = 0: An Illustrated History of D.O.A.

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Overview

The punk band D.O.A., established in 1978, is considered one of the founders of hardcore punk, alongside such other seminal groups as Black Flag and Minor Threat. Their raw, melodic sound, which drew comparisons to The Clash and The Ramones, has always been matched by the band's acute political sensibility. Known for its uncompromising and outspoken anarchist viewpoints, D.O.A. has been active on behalf of many issues, including anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, women's rights, and the environment. Its slogan, "Talk – Action = 0," refers to the importance of artists and others who need to "walk the walk" when it comes to their politics.

After more than thirty years, D.O.A. remains as active as ever, touring internationally (including a trip to China, the first punk band to do so) and recording regularly (their thirteenth studio album was released in 2010); their fan base now spans three generations. This large-format book is a sprawling visual history of the group by lead singer and guitarist Joe Keithley—made up of vintage photographs, posters, handwritten lyrics, and other various ephemera—that offers a visceral glimpse into the hardcore life of one of the hardest-working punk bands in the business.

Joe Keithley is the founder of D.O.A. His autobiography I, Shithead: A Life in Punk was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2003; now in its third printing, it has been translated into French, German, and Italian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551523965
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date: 07/19/2011
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joe Keithley is the founder of D.O.A., which released its thirteenth studio album, Talk – Action = 0, in 2010. D.O.A. continues to tour internationally. Keithley is also the founder of Sudden Death Records. His autobiography, I, Shithead: A Life in Punk, was published by Arsenal in 2003; now in its third printing, it has been translated into French, German, and Italian.

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