Featuring Thin Lizzy, Baby Washington, Underground Resistance and lots more. Cheq out this incredible footage of Washington D.C. hardcore legends Minor Threat playing live at Buff Hall in Camden, New Jersey in November 1982. The gig showcased many of the East coast hardcore groups of the time including SS Decontrol from Boston, Agnostic Front from N.Y.C., Flag of Democracy and Crib Death from Philly. Just before the show, a speeding car crashed into SS Decontrol's van and Minor Threat's singer Ian MacKaye had to be taken to hospital to be treated for concussion and a broken toe. Needless to say he made the gig!
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 Lene Lovich, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Paragons and plenty more. Check out this footage of James Brown off his gourd on CNN talk show "Sonya Live in L.A." in 1988. The hardest working man in show business had just been bailed for beating his woman with a lead pipe, shooting up her car and evading capture in a high-speed car chase through Georgia and South Carolina. The only time during the interview that he straightens up is when he talks about a gospel magazine that he had published. Other than that he seems to be having a whale of a time!
Featuring Johnny Winters, Tina Robin, Talk Talk and much more. Cheq out this promotional video for Nick Lowe's "Cruel To Be Kind" filmed at the Tropicana Motel, West Hollywood in 1979. The promo features some real footage from Lowe's actual wedding to singer Carlene Carter who was the daughter of country music legend June Carter and step daughter of Johnny Cash. Fellow pub rocker Dave Edmunds plays the limo driver and Stiff Records label boss Jake Riviera plays the best man.
Featuring Morrissey, Ghostpoet, Shelly Fabres and much, much more. Cheq out this footage of The Pretty Things performing their slacker anthem "Midnight to Six Man" on Beat Club way back in 1966. The West German music TV programme was broadcast from Bremen and aired from 1965 to 1972. The show was presented by Uschi Nerke (who can be seen briefly at the beginning) and co-host Gerhard Augustin who would eventually be replaced by disgraced disc jockey Dave Lee Travis. The band were known for having the longest hair in the business. Singer Phill May's barnet looks considerably longer than the mod cut that most of the studio audience are rocking. Guitarist Dick Taylor had previously played in bands with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger and even featured in an early Stones line up before quitting the group to go to art school . . . not the greatest of career moves!
Featuring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Tights, Devo and many others. Cheq out this footage of The Doors performing "Touch Me" on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1968. The lizard king's in fine croon and looks clean and sober in this clip, although he does miss his cue for the "c'mon, c'mons" at one point. Guitarist Robbie Kreiger supports a black eye which 1. he got in a bar fight over a pool table, with a group of rednecks who took exception to his long hair, 2. Jim had given him the previous night, or 3. he got in a car accident. It seems that the answer you got depended upon who you asked. If I were forced at gunpoint to partake in karaoke, this would be the song that I would have to choose.