Detroit Proto-Punk Legends Debut
“Give it Back”, Detail Influences for
Consequence of Sound in Origins Feature
Limited Edition 7” b/w “Playtime” (from N.E.W. LP)
Out 2/21 – Preorder Here
“The song finds Death folding in rock influences from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s while critiquing humanity’s lack of accountability and responsibility” – Consequence of Sound
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Legendary punk forebears DEATH are returning with another new track from the archives: this time for Mother Earth. “Give it Back” has debuted via Consequence of Sound, where the band details their inspirations behind the call to arms. Originally written in 1979 by Bobby Hackney and re-recorded in 2017, the lyrics remain just as relevant, if not more so, to the environmental destruction we face today.
“Give it Back” will be released as a limited edition 7” vinyl single next week, paired with b-side “Playtime,” taken from DEATH’s 2015 N.E.W. LP. The record is now available for preorder here and will be released on February 21.
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Detroit, Michigan’s DEATH is living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can prevail in an ever changing music industry. By aligning their unwavering dedication with a signature sound, DEATH was conceived by bandleader and Guitarist David Hackney (1952-2000) in 1973. Although no one at the time would disagree that the unique Rock-N-Roll sound of DEATH was revolutionary, the name stirred controversy and mixed reactions. Despite the fact that one of the music industry’s most well known and powerful record label executives offered DEATH a possible deal in 1975, if they considered changing their name, David still refused, staying true to their concept, vision and inspiration. The band managed to get its master recordings back in their possession and released a 45 vinyl record in 1976, which launched the band and their music on an incredible 35 year journey.
In 2008, DEATH’s music was rediscovered and noted by Rock historians as the sound that pre-dated the “Punk” movement of sound by five years, “For The Whole World To See”. Among the wealth of music, happenings, cultural revolutions and changes of the 1960s, the largest influence on brothers, David, Dannis and Bobby Hackney was a loving and supportive family that welcomed all genres of music into their home with open arms. At a time when the music industry was constantly changing and playing a huge part in shaping the then-present world, moving into the future, David, Dannis and Bobby helped to define the landscape of the legendary Punk Rock genre.
Staying true to David’s vision and concept for the band, Bobby, Dannis and guitarist Bobbie Duncan have continued to work together to write, refine and produce the best, most honest, fun loving and hard driving Rock-N-Roll music for their fans, young and old. They continue to present new innovations conceived by the current band and to present incredible songs written by both David and Bobby Hackney in the early days of DEATH from the 1970s. Continuing on their original quest and David’s vision to perform around the globe, “For The Whole World To See.”