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Subject: D.O.A. by Bloodrock

Written By: MidTennHitman on 05/25/06 at 9:10 am

I am a connosier of 70s music, having listened to most all types of music from that decade before going into radio in 1977 at the age of 16 but had never actually heard the song DOA by Bloodrock although I had heard about it many times. (Cant believe I never heard it in the 70s) But on XM 70s on 7 I heard the song for the first time last night.  A song about a young man dying after having an accident told from the dying man's viewpoint during his death.............chilling song and the vocalist reminded me a lot of Roger Waters as the song sounded like it could have been done by Pink Floyd

Just wondering what others thought of the song, if they remember it at all

Subject: Re: D.O.A. by Bloodrock

Written By: zcrito on 05/28/06 at 1:23 am

I remember it and first heard it after they came out with their "Bloodrock 'Live'" album in Jun/Jul 1972.

It's from an earlier album.

A local AM radio station would let the DJs play whatever they wanted on weeknights after 12AM. So that song got played along with the latest from Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, and the rest.

I was into Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd, CSN&Y, Procol Harem, Uriah Heep and others at the time and thought the song was too much of a "downer". There's only so much singing about death your average teenager can take in one day.  ::)

Subject: Re: D.O.A. by Bloodrock

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 05/28/06 at 1:49 am

This song was very cool and my brother and I bought the record and played it quite a bit on our phonograph. Very eerie and creepy to hear the simulated ambulance siren and the dying kid singing about his accident. It's really quite clever and it was controversial.

Subject: Re: D.O.A. by Bloodrock

Written By: MidTennHitman on 05/30/06 at 10:44 am

Just heard it again on XM 70s (which I listen to all day now)....and  I was wrong about it sounding similar to Waters on lead vocal but the entire song has that "Pink Floyd feel" throughout.  Waters would have have been far too impressive with this tune,  Frankly, It might have been far more eerie with a Roger Waters vocal, would've been so surreal I dont know if I could've handlled it 8)

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