I, Shithead: A Life in Punk

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Joey Keithley, aka Joey Shithead, founded legendary punk pioneers D.O.A. in 1978. Punk kings who spread counterculture around the world, they’ve been cited as influences by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Rancid and The Offspring; have toured with The Clash, The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Nirvana, PiL, Minor Threat and others; and are the subject of two tribute albums. They are the band that introduced the term “hardcore” into punk lexicon and may have turned ...

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Overview

Joey Keithley, aka Joey Shithead, founded legendary punk pioneers D.O.A. in 1978. Punk kings who spread counterculture around the world, they’ve been cited as influences by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Rancid and The Offspring; have toured with The Clash, The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Nirvana, PiL, Minor Threat and others; and are the subject of two tribute albums. They are the band that introduced the term “hardcore” into punk lexicon and may have turned Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain onto a career in music.

But punk is more than a style of music: it’s a political act, and D.O.A. have always had a social conscience, having performed in support of Greenpeace, women’s rape/crisis centres, prisoner’s rights, and antinuke and antiglobalization organizations. Twenty-five years later D.O.A. can claim sales of hundreds of thousands of copies of their 11 albums and tours in 30 different countries, and they are still going strong.

I, Shithead is Joey’s personal, no-bullshit recollections of a life in punk, starting with the burgeoning punk movement and traversing a generation disillusioned with the status quo, who believed they could change the world: stories of riots, drinking, travelling, playing and conquering all manner of obstacles through sheer determination.

Praise for D.O.A.:

“They rock out. They blow the roof off. Some of the best shows I’ve seen in my life were D.O.A. gigs. I’ve never seen D.O.A. not be amazing.”—Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band)

“The proper medicine growing young minds needed.”—Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)

“Joey Shithead casts a long shadow.”—John Doe (X)

“They’ve changed a lot of people’s lives.”—Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

Joey “Shithead” Keithley has long been an activist, including as a candidate for the Green Party, and is the founder of Sudden Death Records (www.suddendeath.com). He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their three children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551521480
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,443,332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Joe Keithley, Canada?s godfather of punk has long been an activist, including as a candidate for the Green Party, and is the founder of Sudden Death Records. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and their three children. Jack Rabid is a music producer and publisher of seminal New York music magazine Big Takeover.
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Table of Contents

Author's Note 7
Foreword: We're All D.O.A.! 9
Prelude 17
Chapter 1 Growing Up 19
Chapter 2 The Skulls 29
Chapter 3 D.O.A.: The Beginnings 45
Chapter 4 The Early Days 57
Chapter 5 Punk Rock Pioneering 69
Chapter 6 Something Better Change 81
Chapter 7 Harcore 81 95
Chapter 8 War on 45 109
Chapter 9 Politics, Protest, Upheaval 121
Chapter 10 1984 133
Chapter 11 Let's Wreck the Party 149
Chapter 12 The Endless Tour, Part Two 165
Chapter 13 To Hell 'n' Back 177
Chapter 14 True Strong and Free 189
Chapter 15 What the Fuck! Things Change! 197
Chapter 16 Not So Quiet on the Western Front 205
Chapter 18 Murder 213
Chapter 19 Life After Death 223
Appendices
D.O.A. Family Tree 233
D.O.A. Discography 235
Acknowledgments 239
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