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'A Band called Death,' playing punk rock before there was punk rock




Vintage picture of the band Death.
Vintage picture of the band Death.

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Before punk was a thing - there was Death. We're not talking about actual death, but a band called Death. Bobby, Dennis and David Hackney, three brothers from Detroit, created a unique and unusual sound. 

They suffered setbacks and tragedy, but now the band is going through a resurgence. Much of the credit can go to the he award-winning documentary, "A Band Called Death," that told their story. It was directed by Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett. Here's the trailer for the film: 

 

In 2000, David Hackney passed away, but because of the documentary and a lot of renewed interest in the band, they reformed with guitarist Bobby Duncan. They stopped by the studio recently and talked to A Martinez.