Death (8)

Death was an African American hard rock / proto-punk band formed by the brothers Bobby, David and Dannis Hackney in Detroit, Michigan in 1971. Death only released one overlooked 7" single before breaking up in 1977. The band was re-discovered in 2009 when the original 7" record was released on CD leading to reunion shows and the release of other demo material.

Bobby Hackney - bass, vocals
David Hackney - guitar
Dannis Hackney - drums

Members also played in The 4th Movement, Lambs Bread and RockFire Funk Express



DC-387 Death (8) - ...For The Whole World To See album art Death (8) ...For The Whole World To See (Album) Drag City DC-387 US 2008 Sell This Version
DC447, DC-447 Death (8) - Spiritual | Mental | Physical album art Death (8) Spiritual | Mental | Physical (Album) Drag City, Drag City DC447, DC-447 US 2011 Sell This Version
DC583 Death (8) - III album art Death (8) III (Album) Drag City Records DC583 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
TRY-1217178 Death (8) - N.E.W.  album art Death (8) N.E.W. (Album) Tryangle Records TRY-1217178 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TRY 001 Death (8) - Politicians In My Eyes album art Death (8) Politicians In My Eyes (Single) Tryangle Records TRY 001 US 1976 Sell This Version
TRY 002 Death (8) - Relief album art Death (8) Relief(7", Single) Tryangle Records TRY 002 US 2013 Sell This Version
DC-582, DC582 Death (8) - North St. / We're Gonna Make It album art Death (8) North St. / We're Gonna Make It(7", Single) Drag City, Drag City DC-582, DC582 US 2014 Sell This Version
Try-003 Death (8) - Cease Fire album art Death (8) Cease Fire(7", Single) Tryangle Records Try-003 US 2017 Sell This Version
TRY 004 Death (8) - Give It Back album art Death (8) Give It Back(7", Single) Tryangle Records TRY 004 US 2018 Sell This Version
TRY-001 Death (8) - Where Do We Go From Here album art Death (8) Where Do We Go From Here(7", M/Print) Tryangle Records TRY-001 US Unknown Sell This Version


DC583B Death (8) - Death Slipcase Box album art Death (8) Death Slipcase Box(LP, Album + LP, Album + LP, Album + Box, Comp) Drag City DC583B US 2014 Sell This Version


No.12 Death (8) - Before There was punk, there was A Band Called Death album art Death (8) Before There was punk, there was A Band Called Death RLJ Entertainment No.12 USA & Canada 2012 Sell This Version


none Death (8) - Daytrotter Session album art Death (8) Daytrotter Session(2xFile, MP3, 128) Daytrotter none US 2011

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January 15, 2015
Excited that I found this!!


September 15, 2014
I want that 7" from 76' so bad!! I am a Detroiter myself!!


July 31, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
a rare find, thx to the doc 'a band called death'; the ramones, jimi hendrix, dead moon and other punk'n'soul vibes come along... enjoy!

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