Sunday, August 15, 2010

Artist: D.O.A, Album: War on 45, Song: War

"War, huh, yeah.  What is it good for?  Absolutely nothing, say it again, y'all."  This Motown classic was originally recorded by the Temptations but was never released.  Instead, Edwin Starr was chosen and in 1970 he turned this anti-Vietnam War anthem in to a number 1 hit.  In 1982, the Canadian punk band, D.O.A recorded a version of the song on their War on 45 EP.  If you think Springsteen did this song justice, you haven't heard anything yet.  The band is from Vancouver and recently released their 14th album.  D.O.A has gone through a number of personnel changes over the years but the one constant member in the band is guitarist/vocalist, Joey Shithead. These guys are a Canadian institution and are still rocking over 30 years later.  They will be making their way across Canada from now until October.  You can keep up with the band at  You can purchase this album on Itunes and Amazon.  You can also hear the track on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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