Facts is facts — in 2009 “punk”, as an adjective, has quite the stigma. This is not exactly breaking news. Now three decades into its run, the general populace most likely equates the term punk with that of Good Charlotte, and/or whatever the mall kids are purchasing at Hot Topic this week; rather than, say, the sounds of Johnny Thunders, Hüsker Dü, Minor Threat, Ramones, Bad Brains, Wire, Black Flag or the Minutemen (What would D. Boon do?). Regardless, those who know where to look know where to find the good shit, and friends, Death is most definitely the good shit.
For The Whole World To See, compliments of the Drag City label, is a piece of early seventies Detroit proto-punk that takes its cues from the Stooges and MC5, all with the underlying soul of George Clinton’s Funkadelic. The label, who also famously unearthed Gary Higgins’ 1973 psych-folk masterpiece, Red Hash, have resurrected the band bundling their sole 1975 single (“Keep On Knocking”/”Politicians In My Eyes”) with five additional tracks.
Anyway, enough reading. Go listen to “Politicians In My Eyes,” especially from minute 2:15 through the end at 5:51. Death goes off.