A Band Called Death chronicles the real life story of David , Dannis and Bobby Hackney , three brothers hailing from Detroit who formed the ahead-of-its-time rock band called Death in 1971. The group, who had a sound that pre-dated punk and who laced their music with social commentary (as in their song, "Politicians In My Eyes") did not, however, achieve the same recognition as fellow radical Michigan musicians like MC5 and The Stooges as they struggled to get signed being Black musicians playing "White boy" music and having a confrontational name they refused to change. From the looks of the trailer, this should be good.
A Band Called Death hits Video on Demand May 24 and is in theaters on June 28.
[Via Animal New York ]