Black 2 Comm 13th April 2014 featured The Cure, Public Enemy, Gordon Lightfoot and many others. Check out this clip of teenage rockers Red Cross performing the Partridge Family’s “Somebody Wants To Love You” at Santa Monica Pier in 1982. Apparently, they had bought the original record from a garage sale at Suicidal Tendencies singer Mike Muir’s house. This footage was taken from “The Slog Movie” in which brothers Jeff and Steve McDonnald are backed by guitarist Tracy Lee and drummer Janet Housden. Singer Jeff looks quite a lot like Johnny Thunders here, while Steve resembles a junior Beatle in his Sgt. Pepper’s coat and shorts combo. The line up would go on to include future Circle Jerk Greg Heston and future Black Flag singer Ron Reyes. They would eventually be forced into changing their name to Redd Kross after being threatened with a lawsuit by the International Red Cross organisation.

Black 2 Comm 6th April 2014 featured The Cult, Jonzun Crew, Howlin’ Wolf and many more. Check out this clip of Killing Joke lip syncing mutant funk track “Unspeakable” from their second full length album ‘What’s THIS For…!’. The footage was from a Belgian TV show called Generation 80 and was recorded in 1981. They seem to have borrowed all the instruments for the shoot as drummer Paul Ferguson is playing a pint

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Black 2 Comm 30th March 2014 featured Run DMC, Baby Washington, The Velvet Underground and lots, lots more. Check out this footage of Nick Cave fronting the Birthday Party back in 1982 at the Brixton Ace (which would re-open 3 years later as the Fridge). He’s flanked on the right by stick thin guitarist Roland S. Howard and on the left by leather cowboy Tracy Pew both of whom are now sadly departed. Who

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Black 2 Comm 23rd March 2014 featured Sigue Sigue Sputnik, The Soft Boys, Rocket From The Tombs and plenty more. Check out this footage of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle performing “Discipline” at San Francisco’s Kazar stadium in 1981. The outdoor venue was previously home to the San Francisco 49ers and would eventually be demolished then rebuilt at the end of the 80′s. T.G.’s incessant machine

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Black 2 Comm 16th March 2014 featured Jefferson Airplane, The Dicks, Underground Resistance and more besides. Check out this video footage of rhythm and blues ace Bo Diddley playing the classic Roadrunner to a sea of teddy boys at Wembley stadium in 1972. He was performing alongside legends Chuck Berry, Bill Hayley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard at an event named The London Rock and Roll show. Comm

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Black 2 Comm 9th March 2014 featured Fats Domino, the Ramones, Scientist and many others. Check out this vintage footage of Philly proto gangsta rapper Schoolly D with DJ Code money rockin’ the house at New York’s “Latin Quarter”. The club situated at the north end of Time Square first opened in 1942 playing host to big name acts like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. After a stint as a soft porn cinema and a

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Black 2 Comm 2nd March 2014 featured Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Phuture Pfantasy Club, The Kinks and plenty more. Check out this footage of Black Flag playing “Slip It In” at The Stone in San Francisco in 1984. By this point they had all grown out their hair to separate themselves from what remained of the hardcore scene. Greg Ginn had developed a unique playing style, running up and down the

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Black 2 Comm 23rd February 2014 featured The Ramones, The Isley Brothers, Negative Approach and lots more. Have a look at this cool footage of MC5 kicking out the jams on Beat-Club. The German TV show was recorded in Bremen and ran from 1965 to 1972, starting out black and white and ending up in full psychedelic colour. The Five put in a rip roaring performance with guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred

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Black 2 Comm 16th February 2014 featured Max Romeo, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Hobart Smith and many others. Check out this footage of Jefferson Airplane performing “The Other Side Of This Life” at the Altamont Free Festival in December 1969. Due to the violence, many saw the event (along with the Manson murders) as signifying the end of the peace and love era. It’s a shame the Angels

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Black 2 Comm 9th February 2014 featured Divine, Arthur Russell, New Order and lots, lots more. Check out this footage of George Harrison’s “Beware of Darkness” from The Concert For Bangladesh, Madison Square Gardens in 1971. L.A. session ace and Wrecking Crew member Leon Russell gets to sing the third verse in his distinctive drawl. Crack session drummer Jim Keltner provides the beat, Eric Clapton plays the

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