Death - "Politicans In My Eyes" / by Matt Bomarr

Death was formed in Detroit in 1971 by three brothers, Bobby, David & Dannis Hackney. They soon got the attention of Clive Davis of Columbia Records, who agreed to finance some recording sessions for them. After they had recorded 7 songs, Davis asked them to change their name to something a bit less depressing, to which they refused. This led to Davis pulling funding for the project, and the band was stuck with only those 7 songs, which never saw the light of day (aside from a 2 song 7" featuring "Politicians In My Eyes" and "Keep on Knocking". The band basically gave up and remained lost in obscurity until this year when Drag City decided to give their 7 songs a proper release under the name ...For the Whole World To See. The record is already generating quite a buzz, and there's a documentary in the works about them that is sure to be amazing. The remaining members of Death are now living in Vermont and are part of the band Lambsbread.