Saturday, 20 August 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #178

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 z

Strange Fruit 178 – Run Run Run (Rio Olympics Special)

Strange Fruit's Rio Olympics Special.  What more can you say? 
Featured Albums: 
The Band: Music from Big Pink
Half Man Half Biscuit: McIntyre Treadmore and Davitt
1  The Velvet Underground: Run Run Run
2  Armin van Buuren: Ping Pong
3  The Bonzo Dog Band: The Equestrian Statue
4  Judo Push: For the North
5  Tracey Thorn: Swimming
6  The Band: This Wheel's on Fire
7  The Band: The Weight
8  A Teardrop Explodes: Bouncing Babies
9  Motorhead: The Hammer
10  Diving: The JV Basketball Coach
11  Hafdis Huld: Synchronised Swimmers
12  Dead Cat Bounce: Rugby
13  Gene: Olympian
14  Flamin' Groovies: Jumpin' in the Night
15  Hockey: Too Fake
16  Belle & Sebastian: The Stars of Track & Field
17  Jo Jo Gunne: Run Run Run
18  Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: Is   Wrestling Fixed
19  Simon & Garfunkel: The Boxer
20  John Williams: Fencing
21  Neil Young: Broken Arrow
22  Half Man Half Biscuit: Outbreak of Vitas   Gerulaitis
23  Half Man Half Biscuit: My Baby's got the   Yipps
24  Brinsley Schwarz: Silver Pistol
25  Peter Sellers: Lord Badminton's   Memoirs
26  Fairport Convention: A Sailor's Life
27  The Business: Handball
28  Soundgarden: Rowing
29  The Verve: The Drugs Don’t Work

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