DEath:For the Whole World to See..
The Hackney bro's started making music in 1971. Like many African-American musicians playing in Detroit in the 1970s the agenda was funk & Soul/Motown. But Iggy & The Stooges changed all that.
"We started listening to more rock, stuff like Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin. When the Who's Quadrophenia came out, David (Eldest Hackney and guitar player) became convinced that nothing was more important than rock and roll. In 1974, we put together a demo tape with the most rocking name we could think of" DEATH.
Then Columbia signed them to the label,on the condition that they would change the name of the band. I guess they were not feeling that, never changed the name & the album has been colecting dust in an attic since..
The story goes one of the dudes sons found the album and was amazed that his pop's had this ROck'N past..
the rest is history as the word spreads of this Kick ass band..
Drag City is set to release the 8 song album
Keep a look out..
Posted by Soul KontRolleR