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48 Bands That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

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…
Brad Shoup | May 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

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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 Stosuy | February 9, 2009 - 12:56 pm