Featuring Led Zeppelin, Sugar Minott, The Soft Boys and more. Cheq out this funky fresh footage of Run-DMC performing Sucker MC's on the Graffiti Rock TV show inna 1984. The programme was intended to be a hip hop Soul Train series but only one episode was made. The show also features a rap battle featuring Kool Moe Dee and Special K from the Treacherous Three against Reverend Run and Darryl DMC McDaniels with Jam Master Jay manning the wheels of steel. Also of note, cheq out the young Vincent Gallo (aka Prince Vince) in the white upturned Kangol, at the beginning of the clip.
Black 2 Comm is a genre free radio show produced and presented by Paul Jackson. Each track connects to the following in a running order that switches between musical styles, dates and audio quality - often leading to strange and unlikely musical pairings. Avoiding the restrictions of mainstream radio play-listing and genre based programming, the sequence carves its own unique path through pop culture. It is broadcast live at 8 o'clock on Sunday evenings on Resonance 104.4 FM (in central London) and can be streamed from resonancefm.com.
Featuring Bomb The Bass, Brenda Lee, Post Malone and more. Cheq out this film of The Doors playing a full set at the Isle of Wight festival inna 1970. Singer Jim Morrison was on trial at the time, for "lewd and lascivious behaviour" at a previous concert in Miami. He was eventually sentenced to six months in jail with hard labor and fined $500. The case went to appeal but the singer checked out inna Paris before any resolution was reached. The lizard king is in fine voice here, putting in a powerful, if subdued performance. In other words, he didn't instigate a riot or get his cock out on this occasion!
Featuring Marvin Gaye, The Go-Go's, The Abyssinians and much more. Cheq out this footage of thrash giants Megadeth performing "Wake Up Dead" in San Diego in 2008. Frontman Dave Mustaine, who was unceremoniously thrown out of Metallica in 1983 for his drug taking and erratic behaviour, became a born again Christian in 2003. As a result of his new found faith, he refused to perform on the same stage as bands including Rotting Christ and Dissection because of their un-Christian beliefs . . . not only that, but he stopped performing some of his own compositions too!
Featuring the Ramones, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John and more. Cheq out this old footage of Cream's Ginger Baker talking us 'round hit drum kit. Inspired by seeing Duke Ellingtons's sticksman Sam Woodyard, he and Keith Moon were the first of the big rock drummers to use a double bass drum set up. While Baker ordered a custom double bass drum Ludwig kit, Moon immediately bought two Premier kits and stuck them together! What's most unusual about the clip though, is the stark contrast in the interviewer's received pronunciation and Baker's slurred, opiated tones!
Featuring The Byrds, Melt-Banana, Sex Gang Children and many more. Cheq out this footage of Japanese noise rock duo, Melt-Banana performing at the Obscene Extreme festival in the Czech Republic in 2016. The extreme metal festival has been going since 1999 and serves up vegetarian an vegan food to the dreadlocked punters. The duo consist of vocalist Yasuko Onuki, who holds up an illuminated, hand-held midi controller, and guitarist, Ichirou Agata who rocks a surgical mask, despite not having a cold while the disturbed audience members take to the stage to spaz out when the spirit takes them.