Featuring Deep Purple, PJ Harvey, Beastie Boys and much more. Cheq out this classic footage of Detroit radical rockers the MC5 kicking out the jams live in Bremen on the Beat Club TV show in 1972. Both the band and the TV programme were on their last legs and would be over by the end of the year. The 5 put in an incredible performance non the less with guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred 'Sonic' Smith dropping to their knees as freedom fro'd singer Rob Tyner whips up a frenzy between them.
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 The Cramps, Big Maybell, Jah Stich and loads more. Cheq out this video for the oddly titled "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" from Run The Jewels. The hip hop duo are made up of New York producer and rapper El-P along with Atlanta based rapper Killer Mike. This is one of the best sounding hip hop tracks that I've heard in a long while . . . feelin' that bassline!
Featuring Iggy Pop & James Williamson, Alien Sex Fiend, Slim Harpo and many others. Cheq out this footage of The Doors performing "When The Music's Over" at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968. The group sound like no other, which in part was due to the fact that they were made up of a classically trained keyboard player, a jazz drummer and a flamenco guitarist, fronted by the poetic Jim Morrison. According to sticksman John Densmore, the singer had dropped acid before taking the stage that on that particular night.
Featuring Aerosmith, Aphex Twin, Nico and much, much more. Cheq out this Black Sabbath concert recorded at L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix in Paris on 20th December 1970. Bypassing the need for effects of any kind, they were able to make an incredible noise with their guitars plugged straight into the amps while Bill Ward beat the shit out of his drums. Ozzy's loud bellow and simple phrasing (often doubling up the guitar line) was able to pierce through the din to be heard. In the close up shots of guitarist Tony Iommi's fingers, you can clearly see the extended tips that he had made out of melted washing up bottle tops after losing his own in an industrial accident.