Okay, musicians: what does the phrase "black to comm" mean?
mcass at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 18 12:30:01 EDT 2008
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've always thought it had some
significance vis-a-vis hooking up a soundboard or PA, as in the black
cable goes to the comm input ("ground to common" or something to that
effect.) There are two bands, a magazine and an MC5 song named after
this term, so it must be something pretty cool.
As a reward for your knowledge you may watch this awesome clip of the
(very early) MC5 performing "Black To Comm" on an unknown (to me,
anyway) TV show in 1965. This is the full-on ten-and-a-half-minute
free-rock freak-out version too. Check the expressions on the host's
face that pop in here & there.
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