Featuring Ian Dury, Wu-Tang Clan, The Shop Assistants and more. Cheq out this video of The Fall's "Big New Prinz". The track was featured in a ballet called "I Am Curious, Orange" which saw the band collaborating with the Michael Clark dance company. The video sees the band playing while Clark prances about on crutches in front of them. The ballet, which included artist Leigh Bowrey, was performed at the Edinburgh festival and then at the Saddlers Wells theatre and was very well received. Around the same time, the group performed on The Old Grey Whistle Test. It was one of the few occasions that they made it onto mainstream television so the members of the group (sans Smith) stayed up late to watch it with their parents and were treated to the sight of Michael Clark's bare arse while the band were hardly visible!
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 Lil Pump, The Pretenders, Leon Rosselson and more. Cheq out this superb early live footage of New York synth punks Suicide performing "Ghost Rider". The song was inspired by the Marvel comic book character of the same name and consists of and incessant 3 note synth pulse accompanied by Alan Vega's rockabilly style whops and yelps. Keyboard player Martin Rev can be seen briefly around the 4 minute mark wearing the coolest pair of shades you've ever seen. Vega was supposedly the first ever Ramones fan. He approached Johnny Ramone after one of the brothers earliest ramshackle gigs and declared "this is what I've been waiting for" . . . Johnny thought that he was insane!
Featuring Jane's Addiction, Bhad Bhabie, MC 900 Ft Jesus With DJ Zero and many others. Cheq out this clip of Shonen Knife performing "Twist Barbie" and "Riding On The Rocket" at New York's Irving Plaza inna 1993. The former track is about the popular doll manufactured by Mattel inc and includes the lines "Blue eyes, blond hair, tight body, long legs"! The group formed inna 1981 but there seems to be very little footage available from their early period. This is the original line up though, featuring singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano and her sister Atsuko with bass player Michie Nakatani.
Featuring Megadeth, Solomon Burke, The Shaggs and more. Cheq out this footage of the Butthole Surfers performing "Mexican Caravan" at Traxx inna 1985. The Detroit venue, previously a biker bar called JC's Rock Saloon, ran from 1980 to 1987. The clip starts with a completely naked Gibby Haynes from another early concert. He sings the entire song through the cardboard tube in the middle of a toilet roll which produces an unusual, mid range heavy timbre.