Published Feb 26, 2013Formerly unsung Detroit proto-punk heroes Death have spent the last few years supporting long-lost recordings, and the band have now delivered another unearthed gem via a rough demo of their "Politicians in My Eyes."
The song, which had also appeared on 2009's ...For the Whole World to See, seems to have been tracked in their jam space and comes out a bit looser and longer that its juiced-up studio version. Like the previously released version, bassist/vocalist Bobby Hackney lets loose a raw falsetto screech before the band jump into a heavy, whammy-bar assisted jam.
There's a bit of tape ambient soundscaping tacked on to the end of the demo take too, with a odd bass wobble and some light hissing extending the song an extra few minutes. It's quite possible, though, that they just forgot to press the stop button on the recording.
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This song comes as Death celebrate their documentary A Band Called Death, which will play at the upcoming SXSW festival in Austin and get a release in June via Drafthouse Films.