I did my first radio segment for KPCC’s Off-Ramp. I interviewed Bobby Hackney from Death, the Detroit proto-punk band, and it aired right before their first ever L.A. show. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, though hearing my own voice on the radio was weird. I even edited it myself! Not bad for my first time ever using ProTools.
In this case, Death warmed over is a good thing. The Detroit-based group called Death played punk music before there was punk music. Their 1974 demos were excavated by an indie label and released last year, and next weekend they’re playing their first concert in LA. Off-Ramp’s Lainna Fader talked with Death’s singer and bassist Bobby Hackney from his home in Vermont.