A Band Called Death (2012)

Director: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett

Writer(s): N/A

Starring: Dannis Hackney, Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Henry Rollins, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Quest Love, Mick Collins, Elijah Wood, Vernon Reid, Earl Hackney, Majora Florida Hackney, Earl V. Hackney Jr., Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Don Davis, Brian Spears, Clive Davis, Tammy Hackney, Heidi Simpson, Lambsbread, Julian Hackney, Urian Hackney, Bobby Hackney Jr., Jello Biafra, Ben Blackwell, Matt Smith, Don ‘Das’ Schwenk, Robert Manis, Spencer Crispe, Rian Murphy, Mike Rubin, Mickey Leigh, Bobbie Duncan, Kathleen, Victor Veve, Victor Twiggs, Steve Williams, Steve Comegno, Dylan Giambatista, Doug Parrish, Chuck Treece, Tom Mullen, Jim Vitti, Wayne Kramer

Synopsis: 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 hoped 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. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made it way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossible 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.

Release Date: June 28, 2013 (USA) | Length: 96 min | Genre: Biography, Music | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: IMDB credits Bobbie Duncan as Robbie Duncan.