Pre-Death funk band from the Hackney Brothers!
Third Man tells us:
While ROCKFIRE FUNK EXPRESS
released any music while they were officially a band, in 1973 they
recorded a two-song single at United Sound Systems, a legendary Detroit
studio that recorded everyone from John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, the
MC5 and countless others. The a-side "People Save the World" is a
propulsive, socially-conscious, exercise in primitive funk rock. The
b-side shares its title with the band's name and is a breezy, easy-going
instrumental, weirdly at odds with its name. These songs have sat in
the can for over 40 years and were all-but-forgotten until the band that
RockFire later morphed into, Death, became a cause-celebre in the punk
community as early progenitors of the style with the 2009 release
(comprised of recordings made in 1974) ...For the Whole World to See.
In conjunction with the release of the stellar A Band Called Death
documentary film Third Man is finally unleashing these songs on the
funk-thirsty public. The Hackney Brothers David, Dannis and Bobby are
finally getting their due.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 June, 2013.