Death : Politicians in my Eyes


So, I had a different post planned for today, and then I read this article last night:

Death: A ’70s Rock Trailblazer, Reborn

I had to check this band out. I mean, a band of three brothers, and are part of the movement that was pre-curser to Punk, but somehow was lost in the shuffle. And the crazy thing, they were African-American. While everyone else in the genre at the time, MC5, The Stooges, Thin Lizzy, etc… were all white, here was a band that was all black. They didn’t fit in the Motown crowd, and they didn’t fit in the rock crowd, they were outcasts in their own town. These guys were a part of punk history, but didn’t get any credit. Until now. With a new documentary out, chronicling their story, and a rejuvenated and reunited Death, the word is out. Here is the trailer for the documentary:

These guys are finally getting the accolades that they finally deserve. Unfortunately, one of the original members, David passed away in 2000 from Lung Cancer, so he never got to this happen, although, in his heart, he always knew their day would come. His brother Bobby even said “He always believed it, right to the very end. As a matter of fact, right before he died in 2000, he came to me with some additional tapes. And he said, ‘Listen, you gotta keep these.’ And I told him, I says, ‘David, I already have enough of our stuff, man.’ And he said, ‘No, Bobby, you gotta do this.’ He says, ‘Listen, the world’s gonna come looking for this music. I know that you will have it.'” So, they released the 7 songs that they recorded, and also have released a bunch of the early demos, all available on iTunes. But without further ado, here’s Politicians In My Eyes…


About whatisplayinginmyitunes

Just someone who loves music.
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