Freakin’ Out

Death – Freakin’ Out

One of the things I think of when I hear this song is how much Bobby Hackney’s sons would have been freaking out the first time they heard it. Can you imagine being a college-aged kid and suddenly finding out your father and uncles had played in a punk band in the early 70s? That the men in your family that you knew had a reggae band in their free time had once been rocking out this hard? I’m telling you, my mind would be blown.

I finally got a chance to watch the documentary A Band Called Death last week. I highly recommend checking it out, it’s a pretty amazing story. Here’s my review of it. And if you happen to be in the greater NYC area, Death are playing at the Afropunk festival in Brooklyn this weekend.


  1. I think there’s actually a website called My Dad Was In a Punk Band or something like that. I’ll find out and let you know. My kids are unfazed that their dad is in a punk band. I don’t know why. Kids these days! oy!


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