To kick off the L.A. premiere of their new documentary, "A Band Called Death," Detroit proto-punk rockers DEATH reunited to perform LIVE at the Cinefamily June 28th and 29th.
Here they perform the songs, "Keep on Knocking" and "Rock-N-Roll Victim" from their long-unreleased 1974 album, "...For the Whole World to See," which was met with astonished praise upon its belated release in 2009.
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk in attitude, spirit and volume before “punk” existed, these three teenage brothers played a few local gigs in the mid-’70s and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed — but in the era of Motown and emerging disco, record companies found both their lightning-in-a-bottle tunes and their intimidating band name too much to handle, and Death disbanded before they’d ever really started. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the band’s incredible fairy-tale journey, when, decades after breaking up, a dusty vintage demo tape made its way out of the attic and into the ears of a rabid new audience several generations younger. Finally receiving their long overdue recognition as the first black punk band — hell, one of the first punk bands! - See more at: cinefamily.org/films/a-band-called-death/
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