I, Shithead

I, Shithead

A Life in Punk

Book - 2003
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Joey Keithley was the founder of the legendary punk pioneers D.O.A., who spread counter-culture around the world, influenced such as bands as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, toured with all the great names of punk and were the subject of two tribute albums. Twenty five years on and they are still going strong with sales of more than 500,000 copies of their eleven albums under their belt. This is the story of the band from its conception - a story of riots, drinking, travelling, playing and conquering all manner of obstacles through sheer will and a visionary determination.
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2003.
ISBN: 9781551521480
Characteristics: 237 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: I shithead


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Mar 12, 2018

Written with plenty of wit, grit, and snarling candour - "I, Shithead" certainly gives the curios reader a bird's-eye view of the punk music scene as it existed in Vancouver from 1978-1988.

When D.O.A. first emerged onto the punk-rock scene here in town - The crashing, thrashing, gnashing tone of their music quickly propelled them right up to the front of the line as Vancouver's #1 bad boys of grunge-rock.

Competently written by Joe Keithley (D.O.A.'s founder and lead guitarist) - "I, Shithead" is certainly well-worth a read for anyone interested in hearing about Vancouver's alternative music-scene 30-40 years ago.

*Note* - "I, Shithead" is a VPL reference book. If you'd like to check it out you must go down to VPL's Central Branch in person and make arrangements there. No holds are allowed on this book.

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