Featuring Black Sabbath, Patti Smith, The Techniques and plenty more. Cheq out this clip of The Byrds performing Bob Dylan's "All I Really Want To Do" on Top of the Pops way back in 1965. The group had perfected the winning formula of setting Zimmerman's minimal compositions to a Beatles beat. The band were rockin' some serious style with their bowl head haircuts, Gene Clark's tambourine moves and Jim McGuinn's rectangular granny glasses. Even the singer's botched miming seems to somehow add to the performance. Their influence would soon be heard in The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album and even Dylan himself had begun to dabble with electricity.
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 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.
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.