Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death.

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Synopsis: 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 ’70s formed a band in their spare
bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes 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 fairytale journey of what
happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the
attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly 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.

Genre

Documentary / Music

Rated

NR

Language

English

Starring

Bobby Hackney
David Hackney
Dannis Hackney
Alice Cooper

Directed by

Mark Covino
Jeff Howlett

Produced by

Jeff Howlett
Mark Covino
Scott Mosier
Matthew Perniciaro
Kevin Mann
Jerry Ferrara

Awards

Winner: 24 Beats Per Second, Audience Award, SXSW, 2012
Los Angeles Film Festival, 2012
Hamptons International Film Festival, 2012
SXSW, 2012
Traverse City Film Festival, 2013

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Country of Origin

USA
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