Featuring Robert Wyatt, The Expelled, Big Joe Turner and others. Cheq out this footage of The Dead Kennedys playing their liberal baiting single "Holiday in Cambodia" at Target Video's San Francisco Studios in 1981. Front-man Jello Biafra gesticulates in his green surgical gloves as East Bay Ray plays his distinctive death surf style guitar, bespectacled bassist Klaus Flouride holds down the low end and D. H. Peligro keeps the beat. Like a lot of the Target material, the live performance is inter-cut with footage from the Vietnam war, which while visually effective, could also be described as being geographically inaccurate.
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 Elvis Costello, This Mortal Coil, The Byrds and much, much more. Cheq out this footage of The Birthday Party performing "Fear of Guns" at the Brixton Ace on the 29th November 1982. By this point, original drummer Phil Calvert had been given the old heave ho and second guitarist Mick Harvey had inherited his battered crash cymbal. The group sound great here with staggering Roland Howard's scratching guitar and Tracy Pew's relentless driving bass-line propelling the song forward. Nick Cave's in fine growl and looking super cool to (pointy) boot. He eventually gets dragged into the baying mass and seems to push away the stage crew that are trying to rescue him, losing his Jesus t-shirt in the process.