No Cause for Concern? Issue #6 | December 1982 | Page 12 | D.O.A. show review
"War on 45" tour - show review
D.O.A. played Tuesday, October 19th, at the Klondike Room backed by ELASTIC COLLISION. The turnout was not good. I think this was probably due to the fact that there was so little advance publicity as is normally the case with the Klondike Room. I don't know if it's the location but the people who did show up didn't seem too happy. The atmosphere was rather oppressive and uncomfortable. I've experienced this a couple of times previously. I think people must be resentful at having to go so far away from downtown to see a show.
ELASTIC COLLISION played a fairly short but fast-paced and energetic set. A few old covers (the Ventures and Viletones) that were very well done. I heard a lot of complaining about their singer (or lack thereof) but I think people enjoyed them although not many danced.
D.O.A. played a really long first set and came back for a short encore. Their new line-up has Brian (better known as Wimpy of SUBHUMANS fame) on bass, Dave Greg on guitar, Dimwit on drums and Joey Shithead still on vocals and guitar. They were very energetic and at ease on the stage (no pretensions at all). They played most of their better knows material and a couple of covers. I think everyone was quite surprised when they played "Singing in the Rain". Pretty obscure. All in all it was a good evening's entertainment worth the money. (Veg doesn't agree with anything I've written but he can write his own review.)
- Colleen Howe