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Sunday, 10 July 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #170

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 170 - The Byrd Who Couldn't Fly
 
A tribute to Gene Clark who died 25 years ago this month. 
 
Featured Albums:  Gene Clark: No Other
      Various Artists: The World Turns All Around Him
 
Tracks: 
1  The Byrds: I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
2  Gene Clark: Tried So Hard
3  The Byrds: Set You Free This Time
4  Gene Clark: For a Spanish Guitar
5  Gene Clark: Home Run King
6  Gene Clark: Life's Greatest Fool
7  Gene Clark: Silver Raven
8  Gene Clark: No Other
9  McGuinn, Clark, Hillman: Release Me Girl
10  McGuinn, Clark, Hillman: Backstage Pass
11  Gene Clark: One in a Hundred
12  Gene Clark & Carla Olson: Fair and Tender   Ladies
13  Gene Clark: Rodeo Rider
14  Dillard & Clark: She Darked the Sun
15  Gene Clark: Kansas City Southern
16  Husker Du: Eight Miles High
17  Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Through the   Morning, Through the Night
18  Flamin' Groovies: Feel a Whole Lot Better
19  The Lisa Marr Experiment: Los Angeles
20  Hello Saferide & Maia Hirasawa: He's the   Kind of Boy
21  The Long Ryders: Ivory Tower
22  The Coal Porters: Silver Raven
23  Teenage Fanclub: Gene Clark
24  The Impersonators: Dear Gene
25  Ep's Trailer Park: Radio Song
26  The Eagles: Train Leaves Here This Morning
27  Yo La Tengo: Tried So Hard
28  The Byrds: Eight Miles High (Live)


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