This past Saturday, UHF RECORDS welcomed legendary Detroit Rock/Punk/Funk band DEATH for a rare in-store meet and greet and signing! The fans wrapped around the block waiting for DEATH who greeted everyone who came through. UHF offered up copies of DEATH LPs and the exclusive (and super-quick sellout) tri-color reissue of their new previously unreleased 7" single from ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS on Third Man Records.
I was thrilled to check out their set at Orion Festival this weekend as well.
DEATH puts on one hell of a show and make sure you check out their documentary
A BAND CALLED DEATH at the end of the month.
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, 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 its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. 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.