Friday, April 24, 2009

Death Comes to The Future

I'm a bit embarrassed to have learned about these guys via (the informative but usually musically sedate) Fresh Air, but I'll take good music any way I can get it. Proto-punk act Death has got to be one of the best bands history forgot, as evidenced by their unearthed tracks compiled by the Drag City release "For the Whole World to See".

Give a listen to their song "You're a Prisoner" and tell me this 1971 band wasn't ahead of their time. (Hint: you're wrong.)

(And for more about the band and how their musical body was exhumed, get yourself to this New York Times article.)

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