Sunday, 7 February 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #147

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).

Neil Nixon, the founder and co-presenter of the show has released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia.

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

Kim Fowley: Young American Saturday Night
Aphrodite’s Child: The Four Horsemen
The Specials: Too Much Too Young
Rod McKuen: The Yellow Unicorn
Rod McKuen: April People
Judy Carne: Sock it to Me
Leonard Nimoy: If I Were a Carpenter
Cynthia Lennon: Walking in the Rain
Flesh for Lulu: Postcards from Paradise
Tangerine Dream: Song of the Whale Pt 1
Ornette Coleman: Focus on Sanity
Ron Moody: Hamlet
The Kingsmen: Louie Louie
Ray Jessell: The Penis Song
Lindisfarne: Go Back
Chris Squire: Hold out your Hand
Free: Mourning Sad Mourning
Guy Carawen: Ground Hog
John Renbourn: The Pelican
Gong: Radio Gnome Invisible
Ruth Buzzi and Arte Johnson Don’t Futz Around
Christopher Lee High Noon/ My Way
BB King: You Done Lost your Good Thing Now
Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman
Ben E. King Stand by Me
Lesley Gore: Goodbye Tony (You Don’t Own Me)
Twinkle: End of the World

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