Featuring Aztec Camera, Autechre, Strawberry Switchblade and many others. Cheq out this incredible footage of The Band playing "King Harvest" in guitarist Robbie Robertson's house in Bearsville, NY, just down the road from Albert Grossman's Bearsville Studios. The sound quality is top surprisingly good. Pianist Richard Manuel and drummer Levon Helm's voices mix perfectly and Robertson puts in a fine solo too, picking out those piercing harmonics. The song would eventually appear as the final track on their 1969 self titled second album.
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 Just-Ice, Skeletal Family, Sleaford Mods and many others. Cheq out this clip of The Clash performing "Train In Vain" at the Lewisham Odeon on the 18th of February 1980. The footage was shot during their 16 Tons tour in which The Clash were joined on stage by Blockheads organ player Mickey Gallagher, who also performed on the "London Calling" LP. The song was a late addition to the album, so late in fact that it doesn't appear on the artwork as the covers had already gone into production. The Mick Jones penned number was supposedly written about his recently ended relationship with Slits guitarist Viv Albertine. He used to get the train 'round to her flat and she would refuse to let him in!
Featuring Thin Lizzy, Baby Washington, Underground Resistance and lots more. Cheq out this incredible footage of Washington D.C. hardcore legends Minor Threat playing live at Buff Hall in Camden, New Jersey in November 1982. The gig showcased many of the East coast hardcore groups of the time including SS Decontrol from Boston, Agnostic Front from N.Y.C., Flag of Democracy and Crib Death from Philly. Just before the show, a speeding car crashed into SS Decontrol's van and Minor Threat's singer Ian MacKaye had to be taken to hospital to be treated for concussion and a broken toe. Needless to say he made the gig!
Featuring Lene Lovich, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Paragons and plenty more. Check out this footage of James Brown off his gourd on CNN talk show "Sonya Live in L.A." in 1988. The hardest working man in show business had just been bailed for beating his woman with a lead pipe, shooting up her car and evading capture in a high-speed car chase through Georgia and South Carolina. The only time during the interview that he straightens up is when he talks about a gospel magazine that he had published. Other than that he seems to be having a whale of a time!