Featuring the MC5, Bo Diddley, Beastie Boys and more. Cheq out this footage of Lou Reed being interviewed at Sydney Airport, Australia on the 14th of August, 1974. The rock and roll animal had just arrived in the country to tour with AC/DC. The answers he gives to the assembled hacks are mostly untrue. He's avassive, contradictory and amusing in a style that is part Dylan, part Warhol.
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 Dio, Amon Duul II, 808 State and many others. Cheq out this video of Tampa, Florida death metal band Amon performing "Sacrificial Suicide" on public access television in 1988. The band would record two demo sessions before signing to Roadrunner Records and changing their name to Deicide. The clip is preceded by a short interview with singer Glen Benton from 1991, by which time he had repeatedly branded his own forehead with an upside down cross.
Featuring Aztec Camera, Autechre, Strawberry Switchblade and many others. Cheq out this incredible footage of The Band playing "King Harvest" in guitarist Robbie Robertson's house in Bearsville, NY, just down the road from Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios. The sound quality is top surprisingly good. Pianist Richard Manuel and drummer Levon Helm's voices mix perfectly and Robertson puts in a fine solo too, picking out those piercing harmonics. The song would eventually appear as the final track on their 1969 self titled second album.
Featuring Just-Ice, Skeletal Family, Sleaford Mods and many others. Cheq out this clip of The Clash performing "Train In Vain" at the Lewisham Odeon on the 18th of February 1980. The footage was shot during their 16 Tons tour in which The Clash were joined on stage by Blockheads organ player Mickey Gallagher, who also performed on the "London Calling" LP. The song was a late addition to the album, so late in fact that it doesn't appear on the artwork as the covers had already gone into production. The Mick Jones penned number was supposedly written about his recently ended relationship with Slits guitarist Viv Albertine. He used to get the train 'round to her flat and she would refuse to let him in!
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!