Sunday, 8 November 2015


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 140 - Krautrock
Krautrock (with a Twist!).  Well you couldn't listen to two hours of seventies improvisation, could you? 
Featured Album:  Amon Düül II: Düülirium
1  Amon Düül II: Archangels Thunderbird
2  The Passions: I'm in Love with a German   Film Star
3  Faust: The Sad Skinhead
4  Can: Paperhouse
5  The Ramones: My Brain is Hanging   Upside Down (Bonzo goes to Bitburg)
6  Amon Düül II: On the Highway (Mambo   La Liberta)
7  Nektar: Crying in the Dark
8  Nektar: King of Twilight
9  Adam and the Ants: Deutscher Girls
10  Brainticket: Cosmic Wind
11  Nico: These Days
12  Kraftwerk: Autobahn
13  The Royal Guardsmen: Snoopy vs. the Red   Baron
14  Guru Guru: Dance of the Flames
15  Robert Calvert: Widow Maker
16  Neu: Neuschnee
17  Horst Wende: Unter der roten Laterne von St.   Pauli
18  Amon Düül II: Standing in the Shadow
19  Kraan: Saras Ritt Durch Schwarzwald
20  Otto Reutter: Berlin Ist Ja So Groß
21  Popol Vuh: Through Pain to Heaven
22  Birth Control: Pandemonium
23  Kosmischer Läufer: Flucht aus dem Tal der   Ahnungslosen
24  Mark Lambert: Tomorrow Belongs to Me

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