Watch Black Pumas Cover Death’s ‘Politicians In My Eyes’

By Nate Todd Apr 8, 2021 3:27 pm PDT

Black Pumas shared a cover of proto-punk band Death‘s “Politicians In My Eyes.” The video clip comes as part of La Blogothèque’s Reprise covers seires.

The series features 10 eclectic bands and artists covering “a cult track from an opposite musical universe from their own,” as per the note accompanying the video. Hailing from Detroit in the early 1970s, punk pioneers Death released “Politicians In My Eyes” as a limited single in the mid-’70s but the track was re-released on the 2009 album …For The Whole World To See. . Black Pumas filmed and recorded their version of the song live at La Frette Sudios in La Frette-sur-Seine, France on February 24, 2020 just before the pandemic hit.

The video includes the performance as well as an interview with Black Pumas’ frontman Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada. Watch the performance and interview below via the JamBase Live Video Archive:

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