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.

Black 2 Comm 16th February 2020

Featuring Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Alicia Goku, Department S and more. Cheq out this early footage of Led Zeppelin performing "Communication Breakdown" in Denmark inna 1969. The song was one of the bands first compositions and it's main riff would inspire Johnny Ramone's trademark downstroke style. They play in front of an audience of long haired kids who are sitting on the floor. Devil worshiping guitarist Jimmy Page teases an impressive solo (discordant at points) from a customised Telecaster that was given to him by Jeff Beck when he joined The Yardbirds.

Black 2 Comm 9th February 2020

Featuring Nick Lowe, Big Mama Thornton, Pentangle and many others too. Cheq out this spellbinding performance of "...And The Rain" by John Maus, live in the KEXP studios in January 2018. The L.A. based former philosophy teacher's band consists of a cool looking, dancing keyboard player (which is a contradiction in terms!), a dork drummer and his brother Joe playing bass (who sadly checked out at the age of 30 from a heart disorder). The combination of instrumentation, topped of with John's echo soaked vocals has a unique and distinctive sound.

Black 2 Comm 2nd February 2020

Featuring Yellowman, Shonen Knife, Big Star and more. Cheq out this fine footage of The Edgar Winter Group performing "Frankenstein" live in The Old Grey Whistle Test studio inna 1973. It's notoriously hard to look good playing a keyboard but Winter's doing a pretty good job here. The albino multi-instrumentalist also blows a fine alto saxophone and rocks the timbales as well. He may be lacking in pigment but he's certainly not lacking in talent . . . makes you sick doesn't it?!

Black 2 Comm 26th January 2020

Featuring Snoop Dogg, Pale Saints, Theatre of Hate and more. Cheq out this footage of The Chameleons performing "Second Skin" at The Camden Palace inna 1984. The band had a unique atmospheric sound and style with singer / bassist Mark Burgess flanked by guitarists, Dave Fielding and (Ribina thief) Reg Smithies. The later, seen here rockin' a self customised Gibson SG also produced the groups distinctive artwork. Another thing worth noting is drummer, John Lever's unconventional set up. The right handed sticksman has his kick drum to the left, and his hi hat to the right of the snare, playing them with the opposite feet to the vast majority of other drummers.

It's strange to think that U2 would go on to fill stadiums, while this band would languish in relative obscurity until eventually breaking up . . . there's obviously no justice in the world!

Black 2 Comm 19th January 2020

Featuring Dr John Cooper Clarke, John Lennon, Baby Washington and much more. Cheq out this live footage of The Adverts taken from German director Wolfgang Blud's 1979 film "Brennende Langeweile" (Bored Teenagers) featuring reluctant punk pin up Gaye Advert. The most interesting part of the footage is at the beginning where the bass player is asked by a German reporter if there are any problems with her being a sex object. The not so shy Gaye had already posed for pornographic magazines by this point. The live footage is pretty unforgettable, though all you punk rock trainspotters will be excited to see ex Clash / Pistols roadie "Rodent" loitering in the wings. He played a part in the films plot line and would eventually bag more minor film roles and settle in Germany. The Passions 1981 hit, "I'm In Love With A German Film Star" was rumoured to have been written about him.