5.28.2013

PROTO-PUNK :: Death - For The Whole World To See (1975) [Full Album]



“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
― J.K. Rowling

Death was a garage rock and protopunk demo band formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1971 by the brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David (guitar), and Dannis (drums) Hackney. The African American trio started out as an R&B band but switched to rock after seeing an Alice Cooper show. Music critic Peter Margasak (incorrectly denoting the youngest brother) retrospectively wrote of their musical direction: "The youngest of the brothers, guitarist David, pushed the group in a hard-rock direction that presaged punk, and while this certainly didn’t help them find a following in the mid-70s, today it makes them look like visionaries." The band broke up by 1977 but reformed in 2009 when the Drag City label released their 70s demos for the first time.

Tracklist:
[00:00] 01. Keep on Knocking
[02:50] 02. Rock-N-Roll Victim
[05:33] 03. Let the World Turn
[11:30] 04. You're a Prisoner
[14:10] 05. Freakin Out
[16:45] 06. Where Do We Go from Here???
[20:35] 07. Politicians in My Eyes

UPDATE:
A documentary has just been released called "A Band Called Death". It looks pretty good too.

A Band Called Death Trailer from Monoduo Films on Vimeo.


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