Featuring Public Image Ltd, Dead Meadows, Aretha Franklin and many others. Cheq out this vintage footage of west coast jangle merchants The Byrds performing Dylan's "All I Really Want To Do" on Top of the Pops in 1965. It's a lip synch disaster on a par with All About Eve but I guess singer Jim McGuinn didn't write the lyrics and Gene Clark more than makes up for any errors with his tambourine technique. The band are certainly ahead of the curve dressed in their dog tooth tweed jackets, freak glasses and bowl cuts . . . you could be forgiven for thinking that Brian Jones had stood in on drums!
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 Deicide, The Turtles, Joan Armatrading and much more. Cheq out this clip of Charles Mingus letting off his .410 shotgun in his apartment at 5 Great Jones Street in New York City in 1966. The double bassist and bandleader was known for his uncompromising musical stance and fierce temperament which earned him the nickname "The Angry Man of Jazz". The footage was taken from the film "Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968" which documented his eviction for non payment of rent.
Featuring Front 242, The Carpenters, Higher Intelligence Agency and more. Cheq out this incredible 1977 video of The Clash performing songs from their first LP plus new single "Complete Control" and "The Prisoner" with their new drummer Topper Headon. The footage was filmed at Schwabinger Bräu in Munich for the ironically titled "Punk in London" documentary by Wolfgang Büld. The group are on top form and looking great too in their Alex Michon designed red stenciled jackets. The live performance footage is cut with clips of the group backstage. Roadie, Steve "Roadent" Connelley is briefly seen walking in front of the camera. He would go on to work with the Sex Pistols and eventually settle in Germany.
Featuring The Stone Roses, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Monsoon and loads more. Cheq out this clip of vintage Napalm Death filmed for a 1989 BBC2 Arena documentary on heavy metal. They perform "Scum" as well as the mega short "You Suffer" which officially lasts only 1.316 seconds. They pioneered a sound which became know as Grindcore, mixing down tuned metal guitar riffs, ultra fast blast beats and incomprehensible growled vocals while dispensing with melody entirely.
Featuring G.B.H. Aretha Franklin, 808 State and many others. Cheq this video of unlikely sex symbol Mr. Yellowman tearing it up inna Jamaica at the Rockers Awards Show in 1984. He performs "Body Move" intespersed with snippets of the rhythm and blues classic "Sea Cruise" as well as his usual brags and lyrical slackness, sending the crowd into a frenzy . . . go deh Yellow!