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...For The Whole World To See

February 17, 2009 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Time
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30
1
2:50
30
2
2:41
30
3
5:56
30
4
2:24
30
5
2:48
30
6
3:50
30
7
5:50
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So of course lots of reviews are going to compare this band to early Bad Brains. Besides the fact that they are all African-American, I don't think that is completely accurate. It's not proto-hardcore here...it's more proto-punk and more on, just straight, brutal Detroit punk rock here.

Songs 6 & 7 feature some of the same vocal peculiarities that the Bad Brains had but this is still 16th note, closed hi-hat punk rock and NOT hardcore ala Middle Class, Discharge, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Die Kreuzen, etc.

These 1975 sessions were cut at the same time the Ramones were cutting their demos in NYC. Totally mindblowing, fast punk here. Hard to believe it was recorded in '75.

If you like Ramones, Johnny Thunders, Dead Boys, Mitch Ryder, Stooges, MC5's 2nd LP, Chuck Berry, Bad Brains' "Black Dots," and a million more things. These 7 songs coming out of the blue like this are truly one of the most historic discoveries of the punk / psych / post-punk / KBD -era to have ever been found.

YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS TO BELIEVE IT. BUY NOW!
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Wow this is a GREAT album. If someone played this for me w/o knowing anything about the band, I would say this is just awesome, really old school sounding punk that sounds way BETTER then MC5/STOOGES and would give it a very, very solid 4.5/5. The history behind how this album came to be released and me being a punk fan puts this into a very solid 5. Every track is good, most being great, 3 being into my favorite off all time rotation. I'll let you listen to this and form your own opinion and wont break them down individually. With the amount of crap coming out today you NEED to pick this up and give it some serious rotation, it will put a smile on your face.
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Please allow me to pile on with some effusive praise of my own of this seven-song gem of an album. Holy cow. So many things to address, and "punk rock" is only one of them. If you have not seen the recent documentary about this band, I recommend it--there is a line there when one of the surviving members of the band describes the time when The Who came to play a concert that their direction as a band changed--leading, I think, to the music that is thankfully recorded here. I've been a Who fan for some 30+ years, and I've always heard it said that The Who influenced punk rock, and I've always agreed with that, somewhat vaguely, as an abstract idea. But on this Death record, you can HEAR it. These guys were listening to a lot of Who records!

But that's not all they were listening to, and I'm convinced that this band was way more than the sum of its influences. They synthesized something fresh here, while not being ashamed to wear their influences on their sleeves. The ghost of Townshend is present on nearly every track, but Hendrix (as just one example) comes out on "You're a Prisoner," a song that also features time changes, prog-rock parts, and some thundering riff parts that evoke 80's thrash and post-punk.

My favorite song here might be "Let the World Turn," which starts out as something that could have been on The Who's Tommy, has a fast catchy punk song right in the middle, then transitions into these amazing Rush-like prog riffs, then a super-fast drum solo, then back to seeme-feelme land, before finishing up with the blazing prog-punk part. The ambition of it, and all in just under 6:00! I can't find a single flaw in the execution so far. They must have just practiced and practiced these tunes.
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There are rare moments in listening to music when one hears something that is far beyond expectation, when the chords rip or slip through flesh and strike the bone and resonate. The first notes of The Trinity Sessions, for example, or the throbbing bass on Folsom Prison Blues. Add this recording to my list of striking musical discoveries. The first time I listened to Death's "Politicians In My Eyes" I was floored--magnificent, a friend called it. Remarkable. Stunning. Epic. I downloaded the record, listened to it again, and found myself teary-eyed. The weird thing is, I don't know why. It's not somber music. I'm not even sad--just moved. Death my be "proto-punk" but it somehow manages to transcend the genre from the vanguard. It makes no sense that this band wasn't huge. It's our loss that they weren't, but it's our great fortune that we can turn back to them now.

Buy it quickly, then tell a friend.
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I happen to have a day off from work due to an unfortunate incident involving a lot of steel and a Ford Pickup but anyways I was home and I was skimming through the Netflix and I seen this documentary. I like documentaries because I feel I can learn something in an entertaining way. Back to the point I seen this documentary called "A Band Called Death" and I thought "Well, that's gotta be good". The documentary convinced me to come on Amazon and purchase the CD. I love a good old school Punk sound which is not easy for an old man like me to find. Death has filled that void. These three brothers (no pun intended) had a great sound. They were making some good, honest rock and roll. The way the Rock Gods intended it to sound like. I now take great pleasure in tickling the ears of those around me as I cruise in my 85 Camaro. This is a real gem and anybody that likes that old Punk sound of the 70's will get a kick out of this.
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