Sunday, 12 June 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).

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.

SHOW # 167 – 22 MAY 2016

Black Box Recorder: Jackie Sixty
Kevin Coyne: Flashing Back
Neon Indian: Twentieth Century Boy
T.Rex: Tenement Lady
808 State: Sunrise
Purple Pilgrims: Into the Night (Brush my Hair While I Cry)
Joni Mitchell: Amelia
David Steele: I Feel Liberal Alright
Grus Piridae: Inheritance of Devotion
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci: Freckles
TV Girl: For You
T. Rex: Broken Hearted Blues
Black Tape for a Blue Girl: Forbidden Colours Theme
Ozric Tentacles: Zingbong
Ray Dennis Steckler: The Thrill Killers
Basement Jaxx: Crazy Girl
Les Paul and Mary Ford: How High the Moon
The Jesus Abyss: Human Compression
Boukidar Coulibaly: Taka Kadi
Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant Massacre
Incredible String Band: The Son of Noah’s Brother
And the Native Hipsters: There Goes Concorde Again
Intestinal Disgorge: Butchered Rotting Human Carcass
T.Rex: Highway Knees
T.Rex: Sunken Rags
Beck: Emergency Exit
David Crosby: I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

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What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.