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 Japan, the KLF, Vice Squad and much more. Check out this clip of Roger Troutman of Zapp fame on Video Soul in 1987. The two hour TV show aired on the BET (Black Entertainment Television) channel from 1981 to 1996 and was set up to showcase the R&B and Soul videos that MTV seemed to ignoring at the time. Roger, dressed in a fetching bacofoil outfit, demonstrates his signature sound, "the talkbox" with a Minimoog synthersizer.
Featuring the Beastie Boys, Art Pepper, The Cramps and many others. Check out this 1978 Granada documentary on the Buzzcocks and Magazine presented by Tony Wilson of Factory Records. Howard Devoto's and Pete Shelly's differing personalities are clearly on display here. Look out for 80's soul bore Mick Hucknall (seen below) in the front row at the Elizabethan Ballroom gig.
Featuring Kiss, John Cooper Clarke, Merle Haggard and many others. Cheque out this clip of Californian rockers The Donnas performing their hit "Take It Off" at Rock Am Ring festival in Nuremberg, Germany. These girls could show AC/DC a thing or two!