Friday, 23 October 2015

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #138

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). The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight. Every other week the show is now presented by Jeremy Smith and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!

He writes: I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand. With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love..

Strange Fruit 138 – Protest Songs

Songs where the artist had something to say and decided to say it in a song! 
Featured Album:  Galloping Coroners: Dancing in the Sun
1  Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Ohio
2  TV Smith: Expensive Being Poor
3  Chumbawumba: Tubthumping
4  Paul Robeson: Joe Hill
5  Bruce Springsteen: Youngstown
6  Galloping Coroners: Conjuring up the Wonder Stag
7  Special A.K.A.: War Crimes (The Crime Remains the Same)
8  Gene Clark & Carla Olsen: Deportee (Plane Wreck at los Gatos)
9  Neil Innes: Protest Song
10  The Who: My Generation
11  Generation X: Your Generation
12  Galloping Coroners: With My Ancestors
13  Country Joe and the Fish: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die
14  Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Song
15  Blam Blam Blam: There is no Depression in New Zealand
16  MC5: Kick out the Jams
17  Utah Phillips: This Land is Not Your Land
18  Public Enemy: Fight the Power
19  Miriam Makeba: Soweto Blues
20  Joshua White: Bad Housing Blues
21  Galloping Coroners: Dancing with the Sun
22  Attila the Stockbroker's Barnstormer: This is Free Europe
23  Bob Dylan: Only a Pawn in their Game
24  Dead Kennedys: Kill the Poor
25  The Groundhogs: Thank Christ for the Bomb
26  Billy Bragg: A New England
27  The Men They Couldn't Hang: The Ghosts of Cable Street
28  The Pogues: Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
29  Sam Cooke: A Change is Going to Come
30  Neil Young: Southern Man

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