Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mixtape 37 - D.O.A.

Here is the 37th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Joe "Joey Shithead" Keithley of Canadian punk legends D.O.A.

I met Joe when D.O.A. was scheduled to play Rumah Api, and snagged him for an interview during the opening bands' sets. We discussed D.O.A.'s recent Asia tour, their reputation as one of the hardest touring hardcore bands, the nature of "hardcore" and D.O.A.'s relationship to it after coining the term.

We also spent some time talking about Joe's involvement in politics, including his recent run for office with the B.C. Green Party and his future plans. I hope he wins, if only so I can tell impending Canadian friends about the time I interviewed the Mayor of Burnaby outside a DIY venue in Malaysia.

My thanks to Joe for talking to me, and to you for listening.

"Talk - Action = 0"


"D.O.A." [taken from Hardcore 81]
 "General Strike [taken from Let's Wreck The Party]
"Ni Hao" [taken from Hard Rain Falling]
"Death Machine" [taken from 13 Flavours of Doom]
"When Power Came to Canada [taken from Kings Of Punk, Hockey And Beer]
"Eve Of Destruction" [taken from the Fucked Up Donald single]
"We Won't Give In" [taken from Talk Minus Action Equals 0]

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