Music Monday #004: DEATH - Politicians In My Eyes (1976)
"Before there was Punk, there was a band called DEATH"
Episode #004: DEATH
Song: Politicians In My Eyes
Death is a Detroit rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1971 by brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David (guitar), and Dannis (drums) Hackney. The trio started out as a funk band but switched to rock after seeing a concert by The Who. Music critic Peter Margasak retrospectively wrote that 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." They are seen in many groups as one of the first punk bands in the world. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_(protopunk_band)
Documentary Trailer for the film "A Band Called DEATH"
A Band Called Death is the story of three musician brothers, born to a Baptist preacher and his wife in 1950s Detroit. In their teenage years, the three brothers (to five other siblings) emerge as, first, a budding rock/funk band, ultimately evolving into pioneers of punk music, Death. Influenced by music by Alice Cooper and The Who, the group was heavily-steered by the guidance and decisions of visionary eldest brother and guitarist, David Hackney. The story follows the brothers' unsuccessful attempts to get radio airplay and a record deal, largely due to David's adamant refusal to change the name from Death.
The film also focuses on the intense brotherly bond between the group members, and their personal lives, including David Hackney's battle with alcoholism, his death in 2000 and his family members' reactions to these events. The film follows the re-discovery of the group through record collectors leading to an eventual release of Death's album ...For the Whole World to See by the Drag City record label and the group's eventual reunion and touring with a new guitarist. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Band_Called_Death
Music Monday Playlist:
Episode #001: DAVID BOWIE - Evolution of 'SPACE ODDITY'
Episode #002: JASCHA HEIFETZ - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major
Episode #003: KYU SAKAMOTO - Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou)