Get To Know The Hackney Brothers In DEATH's "We're Gonna Make It" Video
Detroit's proto-punkers DEATH have been rather quiet in the wake of their critically acclaimed documentary A Band Called DEATH. Today, however, we're getting to know the Brothers Hackney (David, Bobby and Dannis) a bit more intimately as Stereogum premiered a sentimental visual for their uncharacteristically mild-mannered soulful cut "We're Gonna Make It." A track that departs from the focused madness of prior cuts falls gracefully on these ears, tapping into the creeping blues of their broken hearts.
If you've seen their documentary, you already know the turmoil these fellas have endured over the decades, falling into the cracks of an industry that wasn't ready for their heavy-handed take on rock & roll. Only to be acknowledged as pioneers after a film that almost solely focused on the tragedy of their lives made a mark on the masses. Their tale is eventually a triumphant one, it just takes a little while to get there. "We're Gonna Make It" was the last song the departed David Hackney wrote prior to his tragic and untimely passing in 2000. Though the track was written at the top of the decade, the vintage varnish on this thing recalls the likes of Buddy Miles or Wilson Pickett's more ethereal ballads. Watch the the family photo and video montage for DEATH's "We're Gonna Make It" below.