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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; Trade PB edition (Nov. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551521482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551521480
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 15.9 x 22.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #322,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I will start by claiming 100% bias as I've known the author for well over 20 years and have greatly enjoyed his contributions to punk rock for over 25 years. DOA taught a lot of us how to go out and get it done, with "it" being spreading the music and message to the less than masses spread out among the world. Joe's book is simple, straightforward blast of history that will interest anyone into the punk rock way of existence. Essential reading, so get it and enjoy!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NorthVan Dave on April 17 2005
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Anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, who is interested in the west coast punk scene needs to read this book. Keithley gives a fantastic first hand account of how he formed his band and all of the tests they endured going from relative nobodies to one of the biggest and best known punk bands in North America.
The book is also a mini how-to manual for anyone interested in starting up their own punk band. Keithley talks about the business side of the music industry, what it's like to play gigs to crowds of different sizes and interests, and above all, he gives a great first hand account of just what it takes to make it in the music business.
Finally, Keithley's writing style is very easy to digest. The book is written like the lyrics to many of his songs; straight ahead without and BS! What's more, the book contains many pictures and personal anecdotes about Vancouver and places beyond. In reading the book it easy to see yourself sitting at a bar with Keithley as he tells a couple tales over a couple of beers.
If you're a punk, or even think about calling yourself a punk, then you owe it to yourself to give this book a read.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Vainio on June 21 2004
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Sit down at a kitchen table with Joe Keithley. Open a few beers, and hand him one, or two... Ask him to give you a crash course on himself and his legendary punk band, D.O.A., making sure not to gloss over the interesting bits.
If you can't arrange to do this with Joe, picking up a copy of this book would be your only alternative. It's 200+ pages of compelling reading, written by a man who helped define punk music both in and out of Canada, and who certainly put Canada at the roots of the punk historical tree.
Unlike a lot of books about punk bands, this is first-person stuff of the first order.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. D. Chinn on June 3 2004
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As a big fan of DOA since the late seventies, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Joe gives you a great amount of background about one of the hardest working bands ever.
If you love punk music and the DIY attitude, this book is must read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Almost as good as being there April 17 2005
By NorthVan Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, who is interested in the west coast punk scene needs to read this book. Keithley gives a fantastic first hand account of how he formed his band and all of the tests they endured going from relative nobodies to one of the biggest and best known punk bands in North America.
The book is also a mini how-to manual for anyone interested in starting up their own punk band. Keithley talks about the business side of the music industry, what it's like to play gigs to crowds of different sizes and interests, and above all, he gives a great first hand account of just what it takes to make it in the music business.
Finally, Keithley's writing style is very easy to digest. The book is written like the lyrics to many of his songs; straight ahead without and BS! What's more, the book contains many pictures and personal anecdotes about Vancouver and places beyond. In reading the book it easy to see yourself sitting at a bar with Keithley as he tells a couple tales over a couple of beers.
If you're a punk, or even think about calling yourself a punk, then you owe it to yourself to give this book a read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A God-father of punk speaks to you. June 21 2004
By Mike Vainio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Sit down at a kitchen table with Joe Keithley. Open a few beers, and hand him one, or two... Ask him to give you a crash course on himself and his legendary punk band, D.O.A., making sure not to gloss over the interesting bits.
If you can't arrange to do this with Joe, picking up a copy of this book would be your only alternative. It's 200+ pages of compelling reading, written by a man who helped define punk music both in and out of Canada, and who certainly put Canada at the roots of the punk historical tree.
Unlike a lot of books about punk bands, this is first-person stuff of the first order.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A wild trip June 3 2004
By C. D. Chinn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As a big fan of DOA since the late seventies, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Joe gives you a great amount of background about one of the hardest working bands ever.
If you love punk music and the DIY attitude, this book is must read.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Essential punk rock history April 17 2004
By David E. Hintz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I will start by claiming 100% bias as I've known the author for well over 20 years and have greatly enjoyed his contributions to punk rock for over 25 years. DOA taught a lot of us how to go out and get it done, with "it" being spreading the music and message to the less than masses spread out among the world. Joe's book is simple, straightforward blast of history that will interest anyone into the punk rock way of existence. Essential reading, so get it and enjoy!
A very entertaining read !! May 11 2013
By James Mcquarrie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was in one of the band's that was lucky enough to play several shows with D.O.A back in the early 1980's, and I can honestly say that I have never seen another band before or to this day with as much energy and raw talent as them. They are the gold standard of what a Rock n Roll band should be. I am still a big fan and still listen to their music. Thanks for sharing Joe.

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