Black 2 Comm 26th October 2014 featured Thin Lizzy, Public Image Ltd, Xmal Deutschland and many others. Check out this footage of David Bowie singing Young Americans on the Dick Cavett Show in 1974. The stick thin, coked out Bowie puts in an incredible performance dressed in a suit with accentuated shoulder pads while strumming a 12 string acoustic which eventually ends up slung across his back like a cowboys rifle. By this point in his career he had become infatuated with Philly soul, conscripting top American session musicians including backing vocalists Luther Vandross and Ava Cherry.

Black 2 Comm 14th October 2014 featured Crime, The Pretty Things, Aretha Franklin and loads more. Check out this footage of the legendary Link Wray playing his 1958 instrumental smash Rumble! at the Capitol Theater in 1984. The 3,200 seat New Jersey building was erected in 1926 and became a popular music venue in the early 70’s. Many live bootlegs were recorded there because they had their own in house

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Black 2 Comm 5th October 2014 featured The Jesus & Mary Chain, Big Star, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band and much more. Check out this footage of Combat 84 rehearsing their song Poseur on the BBC’s 40 minutes documentary “Skinheads”. The song was written about New Romantic scenester Steve Strange and his allegedly fickle style choices. Vocalist Chris Henderson moves only to scratch his cropped head while

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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

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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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