Friday, 21 June 2013

STRANGE FRUIT #42

STRANGE FRUIT
Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample. The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).  Strange Fruit presenter is currently working on a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.  

The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.




Show 42 – All Cover Versions

Jonny and the The Hurricanes: Red River Rock
Barnes and Barnes Please Please Me
Sonic Youth: Computer Age
Richie Havens: Just Like a Woman
Richie Havens Eleanor Rigby
Duran Duran: Crystal Ship
The Doors: Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
Mercury Rev I Don’t Wanna be a Soldier
Ash: Give me Some Truth
Gene: Don’t Let me Down
Noel Harrison: A Whiter Shade of Pale
William Shatner: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Leonard Nimoy Proud Mary
Duran Duran: White Lines
Ananda Shankar: Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Devo Satisfaction
Black Box Recorder: Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
Langley Park Schools Music Project: Desperado
Matthew Butler: Bright Eyes
Todd Rundgren: I’m So Proud/Ooh Baby Baby/La La Means I Love You/ Cool Jerk
Eilert Pilharm: Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley: Hound Dog
Jack Mudurian: Downloading – excerpt
Jefferson Airplane: Triad
Duran Duran: I Wanna Take You Higher
Chocolate Milk: Tin Man

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