A Band Called Death
Showings
Garvey Theater 1 - Forum RoomFri, Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Garvey Theater 1 - Forum RoomSun, Oct 20, 2013 9:15 AM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Section:Grasscendo
Release Year:2013
Runtime:96 min
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Website:http://drafthousefilms.com/film/a-band-called-death
Social Media
Twitter:twitter.com/bandcalleddeath
Cast/Crew
Director:Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Produced By:Mark Christopher Covino
Jerry Ferrara
Jeff Howlett
Kevin Mann
Cast:Bobby Hackney
David Hackney
Dennis Hackney
Alice Cooper
Henry Rollins
Description
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 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.

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Additional Information

Co-Director Mark Covino scheduled to attend

Grasscendo music film

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