CD Review: Death "Death III"

They’re called power trios for a reason—and the three Hackney brothers, collectively known as Death, had a hell of a reason.
By Bill Murphy ,

They’re called power trios for a reason—and the three Hackney brothers, collectively known as Death, had a hell of a reason. Led by frontman/bassist Bobby Hackney, who on this third dip into the band’s lost catalog can alternate between sawtoothed precision (on the garage boogie “North Street”) and a languid swing (“We Are Only People”), Death built a protopunk bridge that essentially connected the Stooges and Funkadelic. Now, decades later, a rediscovery binge has finally vaulted the band into the spotlight.