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The Long-Forgotten Proto-Punk Band Death Gets Rediscovered and Rejuvenated
In an age when bands with names like the Butthole Surfers, Fucked Up, and even (sorry) Anal Cunt have, to varying degrees, achieved a measure of success, media attention and even radio play, it's hard to imagine that a talented and energetic band could be deprived a music career simply because their name was Death. As a concept, death seems to have been replaced by more troubling and offensive fixations in pop culture. In terms of shock-value, death has lost a little of its sting. But what's in a name is central to the surprising documentary A Band Called Death.
By John Adamian
August 27, 2013