10 Reasons To Watch A BAND CALLED DEATH On VODMay 23, 2013

10 Reasons To Watch A BAND CALLED DEATH On VOD

Drafthouse Films

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.


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. - On Demand May 24, 2013.


Co-Director Mark Covino's Reasons to watch A BAND CALLED DEATH on VOD:

1.) As a fan of history, this film should be required watching in all classes.

2.) My dad loves this movie, and he HATES Punk Rock.

3.) I'm still blown away by the Death story, and I made the fucking movie on them!

4.) Three words: WHITE BOY MUSIC!!!

5.) People who don't even like Punk music love this film, because it's also a story about family.


A BAND CALLED DEATH (Drafthouse Films)


Co-Director Jeff Howlett's Reasons to watch A BAND CALLED DEATH on VOD:

6.) Think about the greatest proto-punk band you never heard, bam! you've got DEATH!

7.) Bring your kleenex and I will bring my whoopee cushion.

8.) A young adult went up to Bobby Hackney (one of the band members) after the premiere and stated he had not spoken to his brother in several years and 'A Band Called Death' inspired him to call and tell him "I Love you."

9.) Dannis Hackney (one of the band members) said "Dave is the director, even from his grave, he is directing the movie."

10.) You'll laugh, you'll cry, you will wanna go out and buy the record.



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