Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. Their story is chronicled in the widely acclaimed documentary, A Band Called Death.
Tune into tonight at 11pm to rock out with a band called Death! Only on FXX!
Check out Death on their “Death West By Northwest” Tour! Dates Below:
Oct 17 – New York City, NY – Appearance on Totally Biased (@totallybiased @wkamaubell @abandcalleddeath)
OCT 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
OCT 31 - Oakland, CA @ New Parish
NOV 1 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
NOV 2 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
NOV 3 - Portland, OR @ Branx
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