Black 2 Comm 21st September 2014 featured Husker Du, The Carpenters, ESG and many others. Check out this footage of Mancunian miserablists Joy Division performing Transmission on the BBC 2 program Something Else in what was to be their first and only national television appearance. The “youth TV” show was broadcast on Saturday nights between 1978 and 1982 and featured performances by The Clash and The Jam. Frontman Ian Curtis is in fine voice here, breaking out in spasms as the song reaches it’s crescendo. The band look like trainee bank clerks, dressed in shirts and smart trousers while the audience stand motionless, looking on in their drab overcoats . . . they probably had no idea what they were witnessing.

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Black 2 Comm 14th September 2014 featured Derrick May, Mudhoney, Little Walter and many others. Check out this classic footage of Iggy and The Stooges performing TV Eye and 1970 at the Cincinnati Pop Festival on the 13th June of that year. Both tracks would appear on the bands second album “Funhouse” that was soon to be released on the Elektra label. Iggy, high on LSD, complete with dog collar and silver

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Black 2 Comm 20th July 2014 featured The Rolling Stones, Melt Banana, Nitzer Ebb and much more. Check out this cool karaoke version of Robert Plant’s Addicted To Love performed by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon. It was recorded at the Make Your Own Music Video booth in Macy’s department store in New York City and was released as part of The Whitey Album by Ciccone Youth. The side project featured all the Sonic

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Black 2 Comm 13th July 2014 featured Adam and the Ants, Trouble Funk, PJ Harvey and many others. Check out this early black and white footage of Led Zeppelin performing live for the Danish television station TV-Byen in 1969. They start the set with the straight up rocker Communication Breakdown, the riff that inspired Johnny Ramones down stroke guitar style. Things get really interesting once they launch into

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Black 2 Comm 6th July 2014 featured Ozzy Osbourne, The Undertones, Muddy Waters and plenty more. Check out this pitch perfect rendition of The Load Out by Jackson Browne recorded at The Shepherd’s Bush Theater in 1978. The track was written as a tribute to Browne’s hard working roadies (a bit like a singer / songwriter version of Motorhead’s We Are The Road Crew). The track segues seamlessly into a

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Black 2 Comm 29th June 2014 featured The Slits, The Abyssinians, ESG and lots more. Check out this footage of The Chameleons performing Second Skin at the Camden Palace in November 1984. The venue started life in 1900 as a theater, then became a cinema before reopening as the Music Machine in 1979 and eventually the Camden Palace in 1982. By ’84 the vastly under rated band had released their

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Black 2 Comm 22nd June 2014 featured Grace Jones, Judas Priest, Shocking Blue and plenty more. Check out this great quality clip of British beat group the Troggs performing their 1966 hit “With A Girl Like You”. Its worth it just for singer Reg Presley’s cool stance alone! The band are looking great too, decked out in matching suits with bassist Pete Staples’ guitar slung over his right shoulder in the style of blues

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Black 2 Comm 15th June 2014 featured Neil Young, Slayer, Yellow Magic Orchestra and plenty more. Check out this clip of the U.K. Subs performing their debut single C.I.D. to a packed crowd in 1979. The group were initially based around singer Charlie Harper’s hairdressing salon in Tooting Broadway which can be seen at the beginning of the clip. The footage comes from Julien Temple’s wartime documentary spoof

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Black 2 Comm 1st June 2014 featured Leonard Cohen, Aphex Twin, Chuck Berry and lots lots more. Check out this promo for The Fall’s 1983 Rough Trade single Kicker Conspiracy. The low budget video was filmed at Burnley football club and features the sports writer Martin Samuel phoning in his copy from the press box. Mark E. Smith’s new girlfriend and future wife Brix can also be seen in the clip even though she didn’t

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Black 2 Comm 25th May 2014 featured David Bowie, Alien Sex Fiend, Pink Floyd and plenty more. Check out this video for Erik B. & Rakim’s “I Ain’t No Joke” directed by British music journalist Vivien Goldman in 1987. The footage was filmed in the crew’s local playground and outside an electronics store up on 125th street in Harlem. The boys are looking super fly, chillin’ with their homies in their tracksuits and fat gold rope

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