Label: Sudden Death Just as much as the punk movement proved that adrenalized rock & roll could be played by anyone that had the wherewithal to give it a go, so did it prove that there were legions the world over that would do exactly that. After a few singles for their own Sudden Death label and Canadian imprint Friends and expanding from a trio to a four-piece, DOA recorded their first full-length, Something Better Change, also for Friends, in 1980. Consisting of ringleader, guitarist and singer Joey Shithead, guitarist Dave Gregg, bassist Randy Rampage, and drummer Chuck Biscuits, the band’s blitzkrieg of riffs and breakneck beats was tempered by the songwriting skills possessed by both Shithead and Biscuits. Tracks like “2+2” and “Last Night” proved that there was much more to the band than just being loud and snotty, though they could be that too. Together with "Hardcore '81", the two records truly capture this punk lynchpin at its prime.