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Spiritual Mental Physical

Drag City


‚_The East Detroit‚√≥?based proto‚√≥?punk outfit Death formed in 1973 around the talents of siblings David, Bobby, and Dannis Hackney.‚The brothers, who had spent previous summers banging out soul and funk jams, began to gravitate toward the deafening assault of bands like ‚_ Black Sabbath, MC5, Alice Cooper, and the Stooges, resulting in a volatile live set and demo that found favor with Detroit's burgeoning ‚_ underground rock scene.

‚_Producer Don Davis (Funkadelic) was called in to helm the band's debut studio sessions, which unearthed a raw, nervy collection of classic ‚_ rock‚√≥?tinged, politically charged punk singles. ‚_The songs eventually caught the ear of Columbia Records guru Clive Davis, who wanted to change the band's name to something more forgiving than Death. ‚_David refused to budge, causing a rift in the group that led to all three siblings retreating to New England to stay with their half brother.‚Ê•ï√Ä__What was initially devised as a brief getaway turned into decades, and the brothers went their separate ways. ‚_

In 2009 Drag City released For the Whole World to See, which collected all seven of the band's singles. ‚_Death reunited for a series of shows in 2010 and also played the South by Southwest Music Festival that year. ‚_In early 2011, Drag City, with help from Death's members, released a collection of demos and outtakes from the For the Whole World to See sessions which is this here record -‚Spiritual Metal Physical.

Artist: Death
Title: Spiritual Mental Physical
Label: Drag City
Cat #: DC447
Year: 2011
Format: LP + CD

‚_‚_Track List:
2. The Masks
3. The Change
4. World of Tomorrow
5. Can You People Give Me a Thrill
6. People Look Away
7. The Storm Within
8. David‚√≥¬ªs Dream‚
9. Bobby Bassing It
10. Dannis On The Motor City Drums

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