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Sunday, 22 November 2015

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #142

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 142 – National Treasures
   
Artists who are fixtures on the music scene, if not the charts, and who extol Britishness to a high degree. 
 
Featured Album:  Richard Thompson - Still
 
Tracks 
1  Tracey Thorn: Plain Sailing
2  Mike Absalom: Saga of Ernie Pluggs' Bust
3  Canvey Island Allstars: You're Gonna Miss Me
4  Wreckless Eric: Joe Meek
5  The Fall: Frightened
6  Richard Thompson: She Never Could Resist a   Winding Road
7  Richard Thompson: Fork in the Road
8  The Buff Medways: Medway Wheelers
9  Marianne Faithful: Broken English
10  Stackridge: Slark (single version)
11  Julian Cope: Gimme Head
12  The KLF: Kylie Said To Jason (Kylie In A   Trance)
13  Richard Strange: By the Wall
14  Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Keep it Out   of Sight
15  Little Britain: Criminal Records in Humble
16  Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the   British Empire: He's Making a Tape
17  Kevin Ayers: Shouting in a Bucket Blues
18  Elvis Costello: Alison
19  Clayson and the Argonauts: Landwaster
20  Nick Drake: The Thoughts of Mary Jane
21  Richard Thompson: Guitar Heroes
22  Jackie Leven: The Sexual Loneliness of Jesus   Christ
23  John Otway: Montreal
24  The Proclaimers: Sky Takes the Soul
25  Michael Moorcock and the Deep Fix: You're a   Hero
26  Bonzo Dog Band: Rawlinson End
27  Fisherman's Friends: South Australia
28  Syd Barrett: No Man's Land
29  Morrissey: Everyday is Like Sunday


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