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.

Black 2 Comm 21st July 2019

Featuring Bobby Shmurda, Canned Heat, Sid Vicious and more. Cheq out this footage of Gang Of Four performing "To Hell With Poverty" on The Old Grey Whistle Test inna 1981. The clip starts with Andy Gill attacking his Strat-style guitar (minus neck pick up), teasing out harsh notes that are on the verge of feedback. He uses a transistor based Carlsbro Stingray combo with the treble turned full ip. This would be seen as an awful amp to many guitarists, as most are looking for a warm valve tone. Gill clearly wasn't after that kind of sound! The other thing of interest here, is Jon Kings awkward, white man in a suit dance. His moves are reminiscent of David Byrnes performance on the Stop Making Sense movie, although this clip pre-dates that by a good three years.

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