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LifeDistortion 05.19.2013 11:10 AM

A Band Called Death
 
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/i...ndcalleddeath/

This looks so great.

ann ashtray 05.19.2013 11:13 AM

this I am excited about.

TheMadcapLaughs 05.19.2013 11:26 AM

seems like a good story although the songs don't sound particular "punk" or even that great from the trailer. it gets annoying that "punk" before punk even started narrative. this wasn't before mc5, vu, stooges, the new york dolls, and the monks. i guess the thing thats remarkable is that their name was death and they were black guys playing rock n roll right?

**edit: i didn't mean to sound so douchee, i should listen to the songs properly before commenting, im hungover**

ann ashtray 05.19.2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by TheMadcapLaughs
seems like a good story although the songs don't sound particular "punk" or even that great from the trailer. it gets annoying that "punk" before punk even started narrative. this wasn't before mc5, vu, stooges, the new york dolls, and the monks. i guess the thing thats remarkable is that their name was death and they were black guys playing rock n roll right?

**edit: i didn't mean to sound so douchee, i should listen to the songs properly before commenting, im hungover**


True...but 1971 means they were before the ramones and another band that seemed to possibly have taken some strong notes from 'em, Bad Brains.

ann ashtray 05.19.2013 12:00 PM

What does punk rock really sound like anyway? Black flag don't sound like the ramones don't sound like the pistols etc.

TheMadcapLaughs 05.19.2013 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ann ashtray
What does punk rock really sound like anyway? Black flag don't sound like the ramones don't sound like the pistols etc.


hehe. my point exactly! you could argue that the shaggs are the most punk band, i wouldn't. but some might! i was just commenting on how they used the word.

ann ashtray 05.19.2013 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TheMadcapLaughs
hehe. my point exactly! you could argue that the shaggs are the most punk band, i wouldn't. but some might! i was just commenting on how they used the word.

repped.

LifeDistortion 05.19.2013 01:51 PM

They played loud and aggressive, and yes certainly the fact they were african-american is a big detail considering the white U.K. punk acts said their music was influenced by reggae, but the fact there was a rock band of african- americans playing loud, aggressive rock rather then more laid back rhythmic reggae is noteworthy.

LifeDistortion 05.19.2013 10:59 PM

So I heard some songs on youtube and yeah there stuff is pretty good. It really doesn't matter what semi-catagory of rock you want to call this, some stuff has a The Who quality to it, some stuff even makes me think of Dead Kennedys, its hard rock/heavy metal/glam/punk who really gives a shit.

keep poppin pimples 05.20.2013 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by LifeDistortion
They played loud and aggressive, and yes certainly the fact they were african-american is a big detail considering the white U.K. punk acts said their music was influenced by reggae, but the fact there was a rock band of african- americans playing loud, aggressive rock rather then more laid back rhythmic reggae is noteworthy.




you know like 99%+ of black bands in america have never played reggae right?

ann ashtray 05.20.2013 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by keep poppin pimples
you know like 99%+ of black bands in america have never played reggae right?


And thank goodness for that.

LifeDistortion 05.20.2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by keep poppin pimples
you know like 99%+ of black bands in america have never played reggae right?


I was not suggesting that all or even the majority of black bands played reggae, I was mentioning reggae as an influence on early punk bands, certainly on the artists that got the media notoriety, no I'm not JUST talking about The Clash, they are just the most obvious example.

Tokolosh 05.20.2013 10:54 AM

I couldn't care less about their race, colour or creed. My vinyl copy is on the shelf.

Death were and still are a great band, period.

ann ashtray 05.21.2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ann ashtray
And thank goodness for that.


Negative rep? I mean there are people that actually listen to that shit?

Yeah I know, it's unfortunate.

Ska sucks too.

Mortte Jousimo 05.22.2013 03:28 AM

Sounds great! I think they´re kind of predecessors of Bad Brains.

ann ashtray 05.22.2013 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mortte Jousimo
Sounds great! I think they´re kind of predecessors of Bad Brains.


Definitely.


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