Black 2 Comm 14th December 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 30th November 2014 featured Motorhead, Negative Approach, Ornette Coleman and plenty more. Check out this clip of the Pixies playing Where Is My Mind at London’s Town and Country Club in 1988. The track had appeared on their Steve Albini produced debut album Surfer Rosa which was released a couple of months before this performance. The song was inspired by an experience that singer Black Francis had while scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Black 2 Comm 30th November 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 30th November 2014 featured Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, Buffalo Springfield, Iron Butterfly and many others. Check out this interview and live footage of The Jesus & Mary Chain from 1985. Things came to a head at their North London Polytechnic gig in March of that year. The band had formed in 1983 in East Kilbride and were close friends of Creation Records boss Alan McGee who fancied himself as a bit of a Malcom McLarren at the time. A culmination of factors including music press hype, lack of security and an overbooked venue resulted in the crowd taking control of the stage and smashing up the bands gear. Front-man Jim Reid’s arrogant interview technique plus the groups late arrival on stage and fifteen minute set probably didn’t help matters either!

Black 2 Comm 23rd November 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 23rd November 2014 featured The Rolling Stones, Ministry, Procol Harum and many others. Check out this ice cool clip of Siouxsie & The Banshees performing Make Up To Break Up and Metal Postcard in December 1977. The footage was filmed for Granada Television’s “So It Goes” at the Elizabethan in Manchester during The Clash’s “Get Out Of Control” tour. Richard Hell & The Voidoids had provided support for the rest of the dates but had been booked to play London’s Music Machine so The Banshees were added to the bill as last minute replacements. Tickets were 90p on the door!

Black 2 Comm 16th November 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 16th November 2014 featured Magazine, Linda Ronstadt, Saccharine Trust and plenty more besides. Check out this clip of Mark E. Smith and Mark Riley of The Mighty Fall interviewed by Donnie Sutherland for the Sounds TV show in 1982. They do the entire slot without actually saying anything of any worth even though Smith appears to be under the influence of some sort of stimulant. The frontman is

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Black 2 Comm 9th November 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 9th November 2014 featured Visage, Ini Kamoze, Fats Domino and much more. Check out this footage of The Who performing Mose Allison’s Young Man Blues at The Isle of Wight festival in 1970. The event was the largest of its kind attracting more people than Woodstock the previous year. The line up included The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Joni Mitchel. The Who, match fit from touring Tommy, were at

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Black 2 Comm 2nd November 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 2nd November 2014 featured the Cocteau Twins, Johnny Kid & the Pirates, Odyssey and plenty more. Check out this clip of “the Texas Cannonball” Freddie King performing this particularly groovy version of Big Legged Woman. The funky Hammond is played by a cool looking Melvyn “Deacon” Jones while Freddie’s brother Benny Turner provides the bassline. The Cannonball is on blistering form here,

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Black 2 Comm 26th October 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

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

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Black 2 Comm 12th October 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 12th 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 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

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 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

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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