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 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 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.
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.