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What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check on… More »

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Death – “Look At Your Life”

Death occupy a puzzling slot in the patchwork of modern music history. When the Detroit band's early-'70s recordings were rediscovered decades later, the songs sounded…
Patrick Hosken | February 5, 2015 - 3:22 pm

DEATH – “We’re Gonna Make It” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

1970s Detroit protopunk trio DEATH went dark for a good long while -- around three decades -- but returned to prominence following their 2009 reunion…
Sadaaf Mamoon | August 14, 2014 - 11:18 am

Watch Death Play Arsenio

If you thought Arsenio Hall's return to late-night TV was a blast from the past, what about Death? The Detroit trio, whose 1970s proto-punk excellence…
Chris DeVille | April 22, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Death – “Politicans In My Eyes” (Demo) (Stereogum Premiere)

The new documentary A Band Called Death tells the story of Death, a recently-reunited black proto-punk band from early '70s Detroit. Recent reissues of the…
Tom Breihan | February 26, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Death – “Relief”

As the legend goes, Detroit's Hackney brothers were wooed by Clive Davis in the '70s based on the strength of their no-holds-barred, somewhat-soul-influenced punk. For…
Corban Goble | February 24, 2012 - 4:13 pm

New Old Death – “Politicians In My Eyes”

These days Bono is really into overblown metaphors that once unpacked mean nothing. During their tenure, Death -- the Detroit trio of David Hackney, Bobby…
brandon | February 9, 2009 - 12:56 pm