A Band Called Death
Duration: 96 min
Actors: Dannis Hackney, Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Robbie Duncan, Kathleen, Earl V. Hackney Jr., Victor Veve, Majora Florida Hackney, Victor Twiggs, The Beatles, The Who, Don Davis, Brian Spears, Steve Williams, Steve Comegno
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ྂs formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hoped of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music - and band name - too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made it way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossible ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.