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.

Black 2 Comm 12th May 2019

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.

Black 2 Comm 5th May 2019

Featuring Tom Waits, D.A.F., Serious Drinking and many others. Cheq out this spellbinding performance of "We Got To Have Peace" from Curtis Mayfield and his band in the Old Grey Whistle Test studio in 1972. They are completely in the groove, having turned down their amplifiers for this super quiet rendition. This stripped down version sounds much more intimate than the orchestrated studio recording on his "Roots" LP. Curtis's sweet falsetto, as heard here and in his previous work with The Impressions, would go on to influence countless reggae artists in the years that followed.

Black 2 Comm 28th April 2019

Featuring Iggy Pop, Stereolab, Chaka Demus & Pliers and more. Cheq out the "Twerk" by Miami duo, the City Girls. The video features guest rappers Cardi B and Yung Miami in full animal body make up, painted as a tiger and a zebra respectively. The promo is based around a contest to find the worlds greatest twerker. This is definitely upping the ante in the gratuitous booty shaking stakes once again.

Black 2 Comm 14th April 2019

Featuring The Exploited, Bobby Gentry, Metal Urbain and many others. Cheq out this promo for The Beatles "Rain" which appeared on the b-side of their "Paperback Writer" single in 1966. This is my favourite Beatles period. The effects of their exposure to psychedelics are apparent, though the unadvisable facial hair had not yet become part of their look. This is the "mod on the brink of psychedelia" vibe that Oasis based their entire career on.
The sound of the bass guitar is incredible and surprisingly loud in the mix. Paul MacCartney wanted to get a sound similar to the soul records of the time. In the video, Paul's chipped tooth is on display and John's attempt to lip-synch the backwards vocal at the end of the track always makes me chuckle. Everyone seems to talk about '67 and the summer of love, but this was when the real shit was going down.

Black 2 Comm 7th April 2019

Featuring Black Flag, Arlo Guthrie, Anne Clark and many others. Cheq out this footage of The Von Bondies performing at the Glastonbury Festival inna 2004. The Detroit rockers treat the rain sodden crowd to a blistering set of garage rock. I love the symmetrical stage set up with the two girls flanking singer/guitarist Jason Stollsteimer. It's also interesting to see the minimal drum kit, comprising of just a kick, a snare, with only one cymbal and tom. They were so good that Jack White had to kick his ass!