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Death will release the archival collection Death III on April 22.
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April 13, 2014 The Detroit band spent a chunk of the '70s making vital music that went mostly unheard for decades. Death III helps paint a picture of a group that deserves its new-found place in rock history.
Death, in 1976. Left to right: David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney.
February 10, 2014 The Detroit proto-punk group Death had a short and mostly forgotten run in the 1970s, but its music has caught on in recent years. The band's groundbreaking work is remembered on a newly released song, from an upcoming compilation of Death demos.
It took 35 years for the world to discover Death's bold, surprising rock 'n' roll. Left to right: David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney.
March 17, 2010 An African-American rock group surrounded by soul music, Death had a tough time finding an audience in 1970s Detroit as its own sound shifted from funk and soul to hard rock. It took until last year for the world to discover Death's bold, surprising rock 'n' roll.
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April 3, 2009 With its evocations of both the MC5 and Thin Lizzy, Death's "Keep on Knocking" sounds like it was cut 34 years ago. In fact, it was. From the opening power chords to bassist-singer Bobby Hackney's rushed, garbled vocal, the song has the harried, live-for-the-moment desperation that's always made for great rock 'n' roll.
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