Sunday, 24 April 2016


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 160 – Are You Singing About Me Mate?
Songs about other artists: nice, nasty, funny or sad 
Featured Album:  Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps
1  Dexy's Midnight Runners: Jackie Wilson Said   (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
2  Motorhead: Ramones
3  John Lennon: How do you Sleep?
4  Television Personalities: Evan Doesn't Ring   Me Anymore
5  MGMT: Song for Dan Treacy
6  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: My My, Hey Hey   (Out Of The Blue)
7  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Thrasher
8  Rufus Wainwright: Dinner at Eight
9  Leonard Cohen: Chelsea Hotel #2
10  The Who: The Seeker
11  Aimee Mann: Just Like Anyone
12  Amy Rigby: Dancing with Joey Ramone
13  The Dream Academy: Life in a Northern Town
14  Johnny Thunders: London Boys
15  Grant Hart: All of My Senses
16  Scouting for Girls: Elvis Ain't Dead
17  Half Man Half Biscuit: Hair Like Brian May   Blues
18  Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Johnny   Cash
19  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Powderfinger
20  Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Pocahontas
21  The Replacements: Alex Chilton
22  They Might be Giants: We're the Replacements
23  Half Man Half Biscuit: Irk the Purists
24  Richard Thompson: Madonnas Wedding
25  Frank Zappa: Punky's Whips
26  David Bowie: Song for Bob Dylan
27  Veruca Salt: With David Bowie
28  Pavement: Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
29  Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama

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