Under the Big Black Sun

DJ Barry "Scratchy" Myers once said of the music he played while on tour with the Clash, “I was playing punk rock from the Ramones to the Pistols, Iggy and the Dolls to the MC5, reggae and ska, r’n’b and rockabilly and ‘60s soul. It was attitude music.” Under The Big Black Sun is an exploration of that music, following the threads of influence up through today. Both a reference to the record by another stylistically well-informed punk band, X, and the idea that anything under the sun is worth exploring when you look beyond what's immediately presented to you.

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Past Episodes

  • Under The Big Black Sun Episode 2 Aired: Sunday, October 22, 2017

    Music from Goat, Slim, Incredible Bongo Band, Big Walnuts Yonder, Guerilla Toss, Thee Oh Sees, The Equals, The Ruts, The Upsetters and more.

  • Episode 1 Aired: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    First episode. Music from eternal favorites like the Marked Men, The Clash, The Undertones, The B-52s and the Ramones plus funky punk like Gang Of Four, ESG and The Slits. Underappreciated soul from The Marvellos, a great go go track from DC legends Trouble Funk, and rippers from Sheer Mag and Culture Abuse. Loads more in the full episode.