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DOA exploded on the ‘80s music scene like a sonic hand grenade. The bastard son immediately spawned hordes of new bands, and the angry kids burst forth from the suburbs, pawnshop amplifiers cranked to an ear-splitting and pain-inducing volume. Hardcore was here. Eighteen-year-old Randy Rampage helped form DOA just months after discovering punk rock in early ‘78, latching onto the new music like a problem child to model glue. In open, candid tones, the rock and roll survivor describes a drunken, rowdy age when every cop, redneck, and jock was the enemy and the clubs were always on skid row. Randy’s recall of those turbulent but colourful times is uncanny, almost unnerving. I Survived DOA is part jailhouse confession and sleazy memoir, a raunchy, frank account of a life spent in punk and metal. These are the blunt, honest words of a fighter who conquered both the stage and the street, living by his own rules and cheating death many times. Buckle up for a wild ride through the glory days of hardcore punk and beyond.