Monday, November 16, 2009

Death

Running errands tonight, I heard an interview on some sort of public radio station tonight with Bobby Hackney, the bass and vocalist of Death, a now defunct (pre-?) punk band from Detroit. Waterloo had a copy of For the Whole World to See, and it's really, really good. There are copies to be had, here and you can read their story, here. It's a good story, warm the cockles of your heart it will. One of the reasons we've probably never heard of them is that the record executives who funded their recording sessions asked them to change their name to something more commercially viable and their answer was 'No'. That was that. Flash forward a few decades and Bobby's son starts hearing bootlegs of his dad's band at parties. They found the tapes, and the album is finally released.

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