Sunday, 17 April 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #159

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.

Masochist:  The Ace of Spades
Zola Jesus:  Ego
Spike Jones and his City Slickers:  Knock Knock Who’s There?
El Vez:  El Groover
Trashmonk:   High Times
Camel:  Song Within a Song
Smoke Fairies:  Hope is Religion
Television Personalities:  Family Affair
Marc Bolan:  Mainman
Devo:  I’m a Potato
Scanner with Anni Hogan:  Alone With Thomas Lang
El Vez:  Say it Loud: I’m Brown and I’m Proud
The Flying Lizards:  Get Up I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine
Maya Bieser:   Wish you Were Here
Dantalion’s Chariot:  Madman Running Through the Fields
Gruff Rhys:   Beacon in the Darkness
Marcia Strassman:  The Groovy World of Jack and Jill
Tamikrest:   Djangegh etoumast
Pen Rorn:  Sovann Sakor Chegn Ptim
James Brown:  Time is Running out Fast
Max Romeo:  War in a Babylon
Kid606  G Minor
John Renbourn:  The Wildest Pig in Captivity
El Vez:  It’s Now or Never
Vince Taylor:   Shakin’ All Over
Grandaddy:  Goodbye?
David Crosby:  I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

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