Featuring Kim Fowley, Mantronix and The Animals among others. Cheque out this clip of the Pixies performing "Where Is My Mind?" on the dutch TV programme Fa Onrust which was filmed at at VPRO Studios, Hilversum in 1988. You can hear their quiet / loud dynamic which would later be appropriated to great effect by Nirvana and the like.
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 Rammellzee, K-Rob, Etta James and much, much more. Cheque out this footage of the bard of Colchester, John Cooper Clark performing "I Don't Want To Be Nice" on The Old Grey Whistle Test back when he was still a baby. He's looking cool as ever in his Chelsea boots, button down shirt and pipe cleaner strides while singing and chewing gum at the same time . . . now that's tallent!
Featuring Gregory Isaacs, Peaches, Lord Invader and much more. Check out this footage of Joey & Dee Dee Ramone on a New York City public access television show hosted by Efrom Allen in 1978. Also in attendance is Ramones art director Arturo Vega, looking super cool in Elvis shades and the eagle belt buckle which appeared on the back of their first LP. As well as designing their early record sleeves and stage lighting, he was also responsible for their iconic presidential crest t-shirt.
Featuring Japan, the KLF, Vice Squad and much more. Check out this clip of Roger Troutman of Zapp fame on Video Soul in 1987. The two hour TV show aired on the BET (Black Entertainment Television) channel from 1981 to 1996 and was set up to showcase the R&B and Soul videos that MTV seemed to ignoring at the time. Roger, dressed in a fetching bacofoil outfit, demonstrates his signature sound, "the talkbox" with a Minimoog synthersizer.
Featuring the Beastie Boys, Art Pepper, The Cramps and many others. Check out this 1978 Granada documentary on the Buzzcocks and Magazine presented by Tony Wilson of Factory Records. Howard Devoto's and Pete Shelly's differing personalities are clearly on display here. Look out for 80's soul bore Mick Hucknall (seen below) in the front row at the Elizabethan Ballroom gig.