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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Barkless Dog, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I just watched the documentary on the Detroit punk band called Death from the early 70s, claimed to be the first punk band.

    I was surprised, they were great, very tight and great musicians. Unfortunately the visionary of the band David Hackney, refused to compromise in changing their name to make then marketable, even refusing a big recording deal with Clive Davis.

    They ended up fading into obscurity, only recently rediscovered by a new audience.
  2. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007

    A cool song.
  3. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I saw a documentary on them a while back. Funny the name Death wouldn't raise a eyebrow today.
  4. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    I think they're an amazing re-discovery. The surviving members just played here last month. Good for them finally getting some recognition. Too bad David Hackney isn't around to enjoy it. Besides the heavy music, I think it was his refusal to compromise his vision for the band (like the name) that made them one of the first punk bands.
  5. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    i LOVE this band. if you're not familiar with them, my suggestion is to get the album. love it, live it, fully digest it.

    then, and only then, watch the documentary.

    it's a good documentary, but it adds a whole dimension to the music that would have turned me off from it had i known about it when i first heard the album...