Chris Cureton: Brand Consultant, Art Director & Graphic Designer - Design Greatness

A Band Called Death

An introduction to a band called Death.


"One day the world's going to come looking for this music" - David Hackney

"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...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." (source: Drafthouse Films)

Listen: 'Politicians In My Eyes' (Recorded 1975, released 1976 by Tryangle Records, reissued 2013 by Drafthouse Films)