Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gushing about Death




A Band Called Death is the latest in music discovery documentaries that have shed light on bands or artists that produced good or innovative tunes but festered in obscurity. This story is similar to the movies featuring Anvil, Pentagram and Rodriguez- Death made amazing music that was ahead of it's time and fell into the abyss of history. Death is about 3 African-American brothers from Detroit, Michigan obsessed with rock and roll that recorded music that pre-dated punk rock and hardcore but was largely unheard by the general public. This is a well told story mixing archival photographs with vintage video and sound recordings to document the journey of a band that never got signed to the lost missing link between the Who and Bad Brains. Newly added to Netflix Streaming this is well worth watching for any music fan.  A+


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