FESTIVAL FEATURE: Looking at Death’s place in punk history. What does “proto-punk” even mean? #SoundCheck – AFROPUNK

For years, Death existed almost more as an anecdote than as a band. “Did you know the first punk band was all black?” was passed around as trivia among the acolytes of punk history, the same as “Did you know Greg Graffin is also a respected zoologist?” or “Did you know Chumbawumba started as an anarcho-punk band?” Until the 2009 release of their collected demos, only the most obsessive punk historians knew much about Death’s music, and even then all any of us really knew was the self-released single “Politicians In My Eyes.”

via FESTIVAL FEATURE: Looking at Death’s place in punk history. What does “proto-punk” even mean? #SoundCheck – AFROPUNK.

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