Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Death - ...For the Whole World to See


Happy New Year everyone. For our first post of the new year I'll give everyone something to seriously jam to. This record was originally recorded in 1974. After being out of print for far too long it was finally released in 2009 by Drag City. Comprised of three brothers from Detroit, they changed their sound from an R&B group to a punk sound after hearing fellow Detroit acts MC5 and The Stooges. After releasing this record, Death got an offer from Columbia Records. After refusing a name change, they decided to change their style once again and disappeared until now. In my opinion, "...For the Whole World to See" could have ranked up there with MC5's "Back in the USA" and The Stooges "Fun House". Since this record came out, I've been listening to it and thinking that it is already climbing the record ranks in my mind and may soon reach the greatness of the best material MC5 and The Stooges released. These Detroit bands were ahead of their time considering a lot of bands today are copying their sound. The song "Freakin Out" is a great punk jam that reminds me a lot of early 80's punk bands and of what bands today are trying to sound like. "Politicians In My Eyes" is a great tune that could have been a hit had this band had the recognition they should have had when this record was released almost 40 years ago. Enjoy.

Death - ...For the Whole World to See

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