Featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson, Trembling Bells, Edwin Collins and more. Cheq out this footage of The Jam performing "A Bomb In Wardour Street" live on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978. The band are on fire, dressed in their best Burton suits. A very young looking Paul Weller aggressively barks out the lyrics while thrashing out the chords on his Townsend inspired Rickenbacker. The back of a bemused 'Whispering' Bob Harris' head can be seen the end of the clip . . . tut tut.
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 Throbbing Gristle, PJ Harvey, The Infinity Project and loads more. Cheq out this classic footage of Joy Division performing "She's Lost Control" on BBC2's Something Else in September 1979. That particular episode also featured The Jam and Comm favourite, John Cooper Clarke. The band could easily be mistaken for a group of office workers if it weren't for singer Ian Curtis' spasmodic dance moves and glazed eyes.
Featuring Mink DeVille, The Go-Go's, A Guy Called Gerald and more. Cheq out this footage of Canned Heat performing "Human Condition" and "So Sad (The World's In A Tangle)" at the Kralingen Music Festival in June 1970. The three day happening took place in Rotterdam, one year after Woodstock and two months before the Isle of Wight Festival that saw Bob Dylan's return to the stage. The event was recorded by Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer and released under the name "Stamping Ground". The band were no strangers to the silver screen, having already made appearances in both "Woodstock" and "Monterey Pop". The video shows the group sharing a joint between numbers, public nakedness, unashamed idiot dancing as well as shots of windmills and canals (just incase you forgot which country it was filmed in) . . . groovy!
Featuring David Bowie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jona Lewie and more. Cheq out this footage of Buzzcocks playing "Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've). It was filmed at Manchester's Lesser Free Trade Hall on July 21st 1978, two years and one day after their live debut, when they supported the Sex Pistols at the same venue. At that point their lead singer was Howard Devoto who left the group to form Magazine (who were also performing on this occasion). Their guitarist, Pete Shelley took over vocal duties and can be seen here supporting a love bite on his neck!
Featuring Culture Club, Gee Mr. Tracy, Myra Barnes and much more. Cheq out this video of a 50 year old John Peel going to see Extreme Noise Terror play in Ipswich along with his wife and kids. The band shared the bill with Carcass, Bolt Thrower and Sore Throat and it only cost £3 to get in. The footage was filmed in 1989 at the city's Caribbean Club although I can't see many ethnic minorities in the audience!