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The East Detroit-based proto-punk outfit Death formed in 1973 around the talents of siblings David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney. The brothers, who had spent previous summers banging out soul and funk jams, began to gravitate toward the deafening assault of bands like Black Sabbath, MC5, Alice Cooper, and the Stooges, resulting in a volatile live set and demo that found favor with Detroit's ... Read more in Amazon's Death Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (9 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B001NY71F4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Keep On Knocking 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rock-N-Roll Victim 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Let The World Turn 5:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You're A Prisoner 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Freakin Out 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Where Do We Go From Here??? 3:50Album Only
Listen  7. Politicians In My Eyes 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Death were the Hackney brothers, three young black musicians in the melting-pot of mid-70s Detroit. After they began to absorb the rock and roll sounds of local heroes like Alice Cooper and Iggy and the Stooges, they traded the strength of the r'n'b and funk that they'd been raised on for the strength of the rock music that was in the air all around them. With a set of new songs displaying their vigorous application to this new music (as well as they chops they'd developed playing funky soul music), they recorded an album's worth of songs before quitting in a fury of youthful passion over the divisively rockin' name of Death they'd chosen for themselves.

Today, this music drives like the music that became known as punk rock just a few years later -- but with the originality that only the Hackney brothers could bring to it in their brief shining moment. ...For the Whole World to See is powerful stuff from any age -- see the download track "Politicians In My Eyes" and feel all doubt surge away from you. The rest of the album is just as awesome.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CLINT McGAVIN on 27 Jan 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is a great 'lost' album returned to the light after something like 35 years in a vault. I happened upon this 3-piece band accidently while browsing the LP covers of the other band called 'DEATH'. I'm glad I found it! The songs on here pre-date the punk explosion of the late '70s, but have that same stripped-down, spontaneous feel - bit like The Stooges I suppose, so you could call them 'proto punk'. There's a soulful feel to some of these tracks too - I really think it's a very original sound, especially when you consider when it was made, it still has an edge. All the tracks are good - my favourite being 'Politicians In My Eyes' (still relevant!). It's a shame they didn't get a bit further, but there was some sort of disagreement where by the record company wanted them to change their name but they refused, so the album was shelved. Pitty. Definately worth checking this out. (Cool cover art too!)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H Chinaski on 2 May 2011
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When Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus first uttered those famous words above, I'm sure that he didn't have a little known rock 'n' roll group from Detroit in mind. But when, in 1974, three african-american brothers by the birth name of Hackney (Bobby, Dannis & David) decided to record a 12-song LP, the title of which was to be a call to arms for the worlds undivided attention, he could well have been contemplating their eventual destiny & place in musical history.

The Death story truly belongs in rock 'n' roll mythology. The three brothers were first introduced to the magic of 'the devil's music' by their father when in the early 60's he sat them down to witness the first of The Beatles legendary performaces on US variety show 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (Febuary 9th 1964). The day after this momentus occasion it is reputed that David Hackney was to find a discarded guitar in an alley behind their family home and set forth to learn all the wonders that the instrument had to offer. Brothers Bobby & Dannis soon followed suit and the story of Death's inception is now set in stone. Nearly.

When the brothers first started out they were plying their trade as an R&B group (back when that term actually meant something) calling themselves Rock Fire Funk Express. It was only with the epithany that an Alice Cooper live show brought them that urged David and his siblings to change their name to 'Death' and take a more rock oriantated approach to their own music. In doing so they were to become one of the real fore-runners of the punk movement of the late 70's and attain a truly special place amongst the great 'lost' bands of theirs or any era (you know the place, it also contains The Modern Lover's teenage angst, The Soft Boy's psychotic doodlings & d.boon's eternal soul).
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ....... on 3 Aug 2009
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Three black blood brothers from Detroit that played tight R'n'B and Soul before they went to an Alice Cooper concert. That night exposed them to the world of Proto Punk/Garage Rock and bands like the Stooges and MC5 so they deceided to go Rock N Roll. The band played regulary from their moms Garage to audiences and were subsequentley offered a big record deal with Columbia that they famously turned down due to the fact that Columbia wanted them to change their name. They obvisously did the best thing but I can't help feel that this should of come out when it was made and NOT just now in 2009. Hence some of the tracks feel dated but if we grew up with it, the world would've been a better place. Therefore i only gave it 4 out of 5 stars even thoughy it deserves 5 out of 5. Again we have the major labels to blame for this so for that reason alone; BUY IT and stick it to the man...
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By ADAM B. on 3 Sep 2014
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Black Hendrix Punk? Awesome.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam B on 18 Mar 2014
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Before punk was punk, there was A Band Called Death.

Loud, funky and definitely punk. Essential.

Don't argue, just buy.
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