Featuring the Hollywood Brats, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Dub Syndicate and more. Cheq out this top grade footage of Fad Gadget performing their 2nd single, "Ricky's Hand" at the Hacienda inna February 1984. The non LP track was released on co-writer and co-producer Daniel Miller's Mute Records and was about a car accident, a subject that Miller had already mined to great effect on The Normal's J.G. Ballard inspired "Warm Leatherette". Frontman Frank Tovey puts in a great performance, flanked by a cellist, a violinist and a drummer. About halfway through the song he discovers that his mouth is bleeding. This doesn't deter him though as he concludes with an impressive backward stage dive and is returned to the mic just in time for the final line.
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.