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

Black 2 Comm 17th February 2019

Featuring Grace Jones, The Small Faces, Gary U.S. Bonds and more. Cheq out this super early clip of the Beastie Boys performing "Cookie Puss" and a jam based around a Trouble Funk groove at the Kitchen inna New York City. The video was shot in 1983 and captures the groups first foray into hip hop and rap. They were a hardcore punk band at the time and had already played a full show with singer Michael Diamond wearing a Santa hat. They ended the set with a version of their first single "Cookie Puss" which was based on a prank phone call to the Carvel ice cream restaurant chain (the Cookie Puss being an ice cream character created by the Carvel brand). The footage is notable for the appearance of the Beastie's original drummer, Kate Schellenbach who rocks the house with her T & A (her words not mine)!

Black 2 Comm 10th February 2019

Featuring Television, The Runaways, Gregory Isaacs and more. Cheq out this clip of Roky Erickson & The Explosives performing "Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)" inna 1980. The song was written shortly after his release from a 3 year stay in a mental hospital where he underwent extensive electro-shock therapy. A couple of years after this footage was shot, he he signed a legal affidavit to say that an alien being had taken up residence in his body.

Black 2 Comm 3rd February 2019

Featuring Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Die Toten Hosen, Altered Images and more. Cheq out this clip of the mullet headed John Roberts trying to make sense of Flea and Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers inna 1986. The pair are clearly out of their gourds on some form of illegal stimulant(s), Flea's eyes looking almost reptilian. When asked about their influences they instantly reel of a list of made up bands including Harry Skidmore and the Armpit Hairs from Kalamazoo. Anton the swan's hand is resting on the bass players upper thigh throughout the interview while Flea's microphone is clipped onto his right nipple.

Black 2 Comm 27th January 2019

Featuring Nico, The Trashmen, MC 900 Ft. Jesus and more. Cheq out this amazing footage of Detroit rockers, the MC5, kicking out the jams live in an empty German TV studio in 1972. The session was recorded for the Beat Club programme shortly before the band imploded. The group had already sacked original bassist Michael Davis and recruited Englishman Steev Moorhouse and would eventually perform dreadful shows with guitarist Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith taking over on vocal duties. They're firing on all cylinders here though, with the twin axemen dropping to their knees during the instrumental section while singer Rob Tyner busts out some inspired shapes in his glittery jacket and full 'fro combo . . . kick 'em out!

Black 2 Comm 20th January 2019

Featuring Sly & The Family Stone, Connie Stevens, Plastic Bertrand and more. Cheq out this incredible footage of Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers performing at the Gibus club in Paris in 1984. Johnny's looking cool as a cucumber in his kamikaze headband and gold lamé jacket. The reformed Heartbreakers are on fire here, unlike in the professionally filmed Lyceum show of the same year (which was a car crash). They tear through a set of their own junkie rock numbers interspersed with early 60's classics including Gary U.S. Bond's Seven Day Weekend and the Contours' Do You Love Me.

The L.A.M.F. era line up included former New York Doll and Thunders' partner in crime, Jerry Nolan on drums. Both would die young as a result of their rock 'n' roll lifestyles as would bass player Billy Rath, although he would find God beforehand. The only surviving member is second guitar/vocalist, Walter Lure who went on to work as a stock broker on Wall Street!

Black 2 Comm 13th January 2019

Featuring the Yellow Magic Orchestra, Slowdive, Mercury Rev and more. Cheq out this footage of Dylan's press conference for the second Isle of Wight festival in 1969. The organisers of the Woodstock festival had hoped to lure the great songwriter onto their bill by placing the festival in his back yard but he would snub them and the late '60s counter culture in general. He actually left for the Isle of Wight on the 15th April, the day that Woodstock began, traveling to the UK on the QE2 with his pregnant wife Sara. He would perform his subdued set to 150,000 fans including John Lennon, Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Patti Boyd, Keith Richards and Jane Fonda while bustin' for a piss!