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Death

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by boop, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. boop

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    No, the other Death.
    No, the other other Death.

    I was sitting in the car the other day eating a lunch of supermarket ready-made sushi when on the radio came a song I liked. It had a real cool punk like sound. Luckily the DJ came on after the track and said the song was early Death. Sure, I've heard of Death, popular early metal band, right? Nope after looking at the discography and listening to several songs I had no idea. So I search for 'Death punk' and find Death, another "proto-punk" band named Death, who recorded in Detroit in the 70s. I found the song I heard. They have a good sound, no idea these guys existed. I'm glad I found them.



    That's my story. Enjoy.
     
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    Never got a record deal because they wouldn't change their name. Should have been huge.
     
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    I thought this was about the bass player for Wyld Stallyns! :rolleyes:
     
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    I thought this was about grocery store grab and go sushi!
     
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    Pretty good stuff. It’s got great energy. It’s too bad they really only had 1 record with their original guitarist. I really like the documentary.
     
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    This is good stuff. I’m a big MC5 fan. I like it.
     
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    The doco came up in my YouTube recommendations earlier in the week. Watching their son's (and nephews') band https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_Francis doing covers was probably my favourite part.

    Edit: Just saw they fired their bassist for participating in the Capitol building riots... anybody play bass? I guess they're looking.
     
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    That stuff rocks! I’d never heard of them. Cool!
     
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    Hmm...I can’t remember where I’ve heard of them..maybe a documentary, seem to be an influence on “those in the know”

    I also really dig chuck shuldiners Death
     
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    I saw the doco on them a couple of years ago. Interesting stuff.

    The documentary is titled "A Band Called Death"
     
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    Death has a granddaughter you know...


    (Terry Pratchet wrote about her) :)
     
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    there was a sportsman over here with the name J. Death...the commentators said the family pronounced it Deeth...

    a bit more socially acceptable, I guess?....
     
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    Great tune. As good as any hard rock I ever heard.
     
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    Bought an album of theirs a few years back. Pretty cool band, shame they never made it big. Great proto punk sound.
     
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    Love that album! Watched the documentary & went out & bought it. It was a great little film with a great story...I loved it much more than Anvil's "why didn't we make it" documentary. Got tired of those guys whining, but the Hackney brothers took things in stride.
    I agree that these guys could have been a big thing in the 70's. The album is essentially a demo tape from a band with little experience...and sounds phenomenal. Too bad they didn't change the name or someone suggest that maybe using the word "death" in another language...or just tried to market them anyway. Sure it might have been difficult, but "Keep on Knocking" could have cracked the Top 100 easily...maybe even the Top 40 & "Politicians in My Eyes" would have been all over 70's era FM AOR stations.



    Here's the full doc for those interested...
     
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    That doc was great. Highly recommended.
     
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    It's a great documentary...
    I just hate all the talk about them creating that sound.
    "Punk before there was punk", which just isn't true. The Stooges were already vets by 73... not to mention the velvet underground or about a dozen others... and the garage bands that led to them.
    Death was a really cool band and I really like them, but no need to give them credit for creating punk. That's just silly.
     
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    I saw the doc on either Amazon Prime or TUBI. It was really good.
     
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    Yep. In the documentary, Questlove from the Roots says that Death sounds like the Ramones, which is ridiculous. I love the Ramones, but Death were doing something WAY more complex. There are a million ways for a band to fail, but Death were really a case of wrong place/wrong time. They came along during the mid-70s doldums after the pioneering spirit of the late '60s had petered out, but before the punk rock movement began.

    It makes you wonder how many other amazing songs are out there, on dusty tape reels at the bottom of boxes in basements and attics.
     
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