Friday, 9 September 2016

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #181

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 181 – Prospect of Skelmersdale

The Friends of Distinction:  Impressions
Houssaine Kili  Cowgirl in the Sand
PJ Harvey:  The Slow Drug
The Magnetic North:   A Death in the Woods
Saint Etienne:  Side Streets
Dark:  Zero Time
Edgar Broughton Band:  Love in the Rain
Rippin’ Kitten:  Assorted ads
Roky Erickson and the Aliens:  The Creature with the Atom Brain
Michael Smith:  The Seaside Town
Emiliana Torrini:  Heartstopper
The Magnetic North:  The Silver Birch
Ed Alleyne-Johnson:  Classical Suite (in Memory of Pagan)
Niney the Observer:  Look pon Pussy
Ronnie Spector:  I’d Much Rather be with the Girls
Transglobal Underground:  Dead Dog of Kairouan
Lesbians on Ecstasy:  Summer Love – Everything was Slo-mo
The Murder Weapon:  Rubella
Strange Turn:  Pink Litmus Paper Shirt
Knickerbockers:  Lies
Cut Chemist:  The Sound of the Police Side One
The Undisputed Truth:  UFOs
The Magnetic North:  Signs
Mercury Rev:  Moth Light
The Flamingos:   Lovers Never Say Goodbye
Joshua Scott Breakstone:  Exit 6

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