Black 2 Comm 25th January 2015 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 25th January 2015 featured King Crimson, Theatre Of Hate, Beastie Boys and many more. Check out this short film, The Singing Brakeman that Jimmie Rodgers made for Columbia Pictures in 1929. While waiting for his train, the brakeman serenades a grey haired old lady who sits knitting on a rocking chair then plays the classic Blue Yodel #1 for a second lady in return for a flask of coffee. In the song he brags of his prowess, buys a pistol and shoots his woman just to see her run, jump and fall . . . poor Thelma!

Black 2 Comm 18th January 2015 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 18th January 2015 featured Gregory Isaacs, A Split Second, Mose Allison and plenty more. Check out this early footage of The Who performing The Miracles, I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying under the name The High Numbers at the Railway Hotel in Wealdstone, North West London in 1964. The early footage was filmed by their new managers, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp who were looking for a

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Black 2 Comm 11th January 2015 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 11th January 2015 featured Suicidal Tendencies, The Associates, Mr. Fingers and a many others. Check out this footage of Extreme Noise Terror playing live in 1989 at the Fulham Greyhound. The Ipswich crustcore outfit were the missing link between the earlier hardcore punk of Discharge and the hugely popular death metal sound that would follow. They were also pioneering the dual vocal line up with

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Black 2 Comm 21st December 2014 by Black 2 Comm on Mixcloud

Black 2 Comm 21st December 2014 featured Ray Charles, Black Flag, The Shangri-Las and many others. Check out this footage of thrash metal giants Slayer performing live favorites Raining Blood and Silent Scream at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1988. The band had re-united with drummer Dave Lombardo and were touring Scandinavia and the UK in support of their South of Heaven LP. Lead singer and bass

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

Black 2 Comm 24th December 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

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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

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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

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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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