Incredible live footage from the formative years: 1978-83! This DVD from Canada's legendary punk pioneers features exciting full live tracks from the band's formative years: 1978 - 83. It includes all the raw emotion, activism, humor and deadly renditions of all their greatest songs from the classic line up of Joe Shithead, Chuck Biscuits, Randy Rampage and Dave Gregg. The always-influential D.O.A. was to many people, their very 1st exposure to the blistering social phenomena of punk rock. This DVD documents why D.O.A. influenced artists such as Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Henry Rollins, Rancid, David Grohl, NOFX, Bad Religion, and many more.
"I really wanted people to see the original version of D.O.A. performing. You know, the completely raw band that went out and made a mark in this world. So I gathered together some of the best footage I could find and came up with Smash The State. Most of the footage is taken from shows in San Francisco and the East Bay. This makes a lot of sense, as San Francisco became D.O.A.'s home away from in the late seventies and in the eighties." - Joe Keithley