Featuring The Stranglers, Carla Thomas, Frank Zappa and many others. Cheque out this rare, early footage of Washington DC punk rockers Bad Brains performing "At The Movies" back in 1979 (before they all sprouted dreadlocks). The picture and sound quality is a little rough but stick with it until singer / frontman HR's impressive back-flip at the very end.
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 Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Chocolate Watch Band, Mikey Dread and many others. Cheque out this rare footage of the classic Television line up performing live (on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978). The band were soon to split due to tensions caused by singer Tom Verlaine's uncompromising artistic vision and guitarist Richard Lloyd's drug problems.
Featuring Jefferson Airplane, GG Allin, Julian Cope and many others. Check out this classic footage of James Brown and the Famous Flames sending the crowd into a frenzy on the T.A.M.I. show in 1964. Also on the bill were Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and a young British group called the Rolling Stones who unfortunately had to follow James Brown's electrifying performance . . . watch and learn!
Featuring Cream, The Chameleons, Patsy Cline and much, much more. Cheque out this incredible footage of my favourites Hüsker Dü playing The Byrds psychedelic classic "Eight Miles High" at Love Hall in Philadelphia while the kids tear it up in the pit. They recorded the song during the "Zen Arcade" sessions and released it as a single prior to the L.P. in 1984. This performance from December 1983 was captured after they had recorded the single but before it went on sale.
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.