Friday, April 10, 2015

The Earliest Known Press About Death...

My current obsession has been old zines from Detroit and Michigan. Ballroom Blitz always seems to be a cut above the rest, but I still found myself surprised when Mike McDowell's Classics Revisited column in the March 1977 issue #19 included this little blurb about Death.

In underground punk collecting world, it was always presented that NO ONE knew anything about this band while they were together. The A Band Called Death documentary seems to echo this assumption as well. So to see it reviewed, within months of its release, feels special. The fact that McDowell 100% gets where the record is coming from is just a bonus. Nevermind that it erroneously attributes the label to Frank Freed in Chicago...this just goes to show you that some folks were hip to Death at the moment. Keep on rockin'.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

..... in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except Death and taxes.....true story.....

Charlotte Bruyère said...

Hello!

I'm a french art history student from l'École du Louvre in Paris and i'm working on the contribution of collectors in the music heritage conservation. I just discovered your blog after reading the great Dust and Grooves article. The content here is also very interesting (thank you for the transcribed interviews for example).
I was even more interested when you talked about the reasons why you wouldn't (and you're right) give your collection to a museum. It would be great for my research to hear more about it, in an article for example. :-)

Best regards,

Charlotte.