Death were a rarity, an African-American proto-punk band from Detroit in the early 1970s, contemporaries of The Stooges and the MC5. Death III is a compilation of songs mostly unheard when they were made: brothers Bobby, Dannis and David Hackney were too groundbreaking for the record labels of the day.

Even though these tracks are offcuts from the Death archives, their expertly deployed garage-rock riffs, psychedelic solos and Hendrix-style vocals confirm the injustice of the snub.

Death

Death III

(Drag City)

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