Past Meetup

Let's Go to the Movies: A Band Called Death

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Like a lot of people, I didn't enjoy high school. I remember the joys of being judge endlessly by my peers. I was suppose to dress, speak, act, watch, & listen to certain things. Sadly this stereotypical way of thinking has followed me to a lesser but still annoying extent.

After I became disillusioned with the music I was suppose to listen to I sought out music made by people who faced similar dilemmas. This lead me to Hendrix, Living Colour, Fishbone, & Bad Brains among others. After a while I just stopped caring about what other people thought of me and if I was black enough. I dress, speak, act, watch, & listen to whatever feels comfortable now.

I sadly wasn't familiar with the band Death before stumbling upon the trailer for this film on the Hollywood's website. Even though my taste in music has grown beyond the bands that cheered up my awkward, lonely, angry self way back when, Death sounds like a band I can get behind.

Release Date: June, 28 2013

Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1

Running Time: 96 Mintues

Country: United States

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death.

Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music - and band name - too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. (IMDB)

Last time we went to the Hollywood, we meet up afterwards at Laurelwood for a causal discussion. Sadly they close at ten. Let me know if anyone has another suggestion.

I am going to try and do a Let's Go to the Movies meetup every so often. I think it will be a nice change of pace to go to a theater to see a film every once in a while. If you would like to schedule a Let's Go to the Movies meetup click Suggest a New Meetup at the top of the homepage or you can email me a suggestion.

I look forward to seeing you there.



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