Featuring ZZ Top, Autechre, Run-D.M.C. and many others. Cheq out this footage of Los Angeles group Rose Royce performing "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" on Top of the Pops in 1978. Singer Gwen Dickey puts in a spellbinding live vocal performance which is even better that the recorded version. There are also some natty sequined outfits and 'fros on display.
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. 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 Killing Joke, Yazoo, Wesley Willis and many others. Cheq out this footage of Gram Parsons performing Hot Burrito #1 with The Flying Burrito Brothers. Parsons' looking fine in his specially commissioned "Nudie Suit" made by taylor Nudie Cohn which featured embroidered opium poppies, a mescaline cactus, marijuana leaves, an LSD impregnated sugar cube, pills and a naked woman. Those eagle eyed train spotters among you may have noticed that bass player Chris Ethridge and drummer Michael Clark have swapped instruments for this 1969 lip synched TV performance.
Featuring John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Husker Du, Malcolm McLaren and plenty more. Cheq out this 1987 video for "Possessed To Skate" from Suicidal Tendencies' 2nd album that saw the group fusing the hardcore sound of their debut LP with metal and thrash influences. Look out for 60's LSD guru Timothy Leary who puts in a cameo appearance, playing the kid's father. There's plenty of old school skateboarding tricks on display too.
Featuring Donovan, the Abrasive Wheels, Candi Staton and much more. Cheq out this full length film / documentary of the legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke, directed by Nick May and produced for the Arts Council of Great Britain and Channel 4 in 1982. Highlights include the bard of Salford running the wrong way in a marathon, dressed in his trademark suit, Chelsea boots and shades as well as fellow performance poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's recital of Sonny's Letter at the Ritz.
Featuring The Clash, Bill Drummond, The Chocolate Watchband and more. Cheq out this rare, early footage of the Cocteau Twins playing a faster version of Wax and Wane at De Meervaart Theatre, Amsterdam in January 1983. The line up includes their original bassist Will Heggie who would leave the band later in the same year. Though in great voice as always, singer Liz Fraser is looking a little nervous during this performance and breaks out the autistic shapes towards the end of the song.