Band Of Rebels is a new solo album from the leader of punk legends D.O.A. and Canada’s godfather of punk Joe Shithead Keithley. This 14 song album combines punk-a-billy, ska, punk and roots rock. Its funny, political, upbeat and incredibly energetic. The songs talk about smokin’ pot, troublemaking, Star Trek, revolution and fucking with corporations.
Standout tracks are: Bust Me Loose, Record Company Ripoff, Rebel Kind and Fuck The Corporation.
The 12 guest musicians are loosely known as the “Dirty Dozen” and includes Randy Rampage (D.O.A., Annihilator), Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath) Jesse Zubot ( Zubot and Dawson) and The Great Baldini (D.O.A.)
1. Rebel Kind
2. Bust Me Loose
3. When Power Came to Canada
4. People Power
5. Wake Me Up for the Revolution
6. Take What You Can out of Life
7. Armageddon Time
8. F*** the Corporation
10. Record Company Ripoff
12. Men for All Ages
13. Born to Be Wild
14. Goodnight Irene
Playing time: 50 min.
The veteran Canadian punk rocker and ex-D.O.A. member Joe “S*******” Keithley (who not only heads his own record label but also runs in local elections in his home province of British Columbia as a Green Party candidate), keeps anarchy’s flame alive in this collection of snarling, politically aware rock & roll. Mining influences from the Clash to breakneck second-generation ska, BAND OF REBELS wears its outlaw stance on its sleeve with titles like “Wake Me Up For the Revolution” and “People Power.” Keithley also salutes his own and his country’s musical roots with a rip-roaring take on Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene,” and a surprisingly faithful version of the Canadian rock band Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild”