Death is a Late Discovery
Detroit in the '70s... hard, but also fun to imagine. Well not really, but let's think about it. The sound of rock 'n' roll was changing. The Stooges and MC5 had a good piece of the limelight (sort of), and there was something vibrant going on—slightly beyond audible recognition, without any vocals at least—in a tight corner of Tammy Hackney's garage. The sound was that of her three kids rocking out, HARD, with a few electric guitars and a drum kit. In 1971, the Hackney brothers: David, Bobby and Dannis collectively made up an infamous proto-punk band called DEATH, but had absolutely no idea they would become part of rock 'n' roll history. And yes, they were black, without social hopes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or even Jimi Hendrix to keep up with. Yeah, it was just "Tricky Dick" and a Vietnam War that would soon take it's toll to keep you "engaged".
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