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 182 – That Difficult Second Album
After the initial blaze of glory and first headlining tour, it's back into the studio with new songs.
Featured Album: The Stone Roses: Second Coming
1 The Clash: Safe European Home
2 Counting Crows: Mercury
3 Syd Barrett: I Never Lied to You
4 Terence Trent D'Arby: It Feels So Good to Love Someone Like You
5 Franz Ferdinand: The Fallen
6 The Stone Roses: Driving South
7 The Stone Roses: 10 Storey Love Song
8 Bob Mould: Black Sheets of Rain
9 MC5: The American Ruse
10 Joy Division: A Means to an End
11 Linda Perhacs: Daybreak
12 Chris Moyles: Track 5 (And a Bit)
13 Guns'n'Roses: November Rain
14 New York Dolls: Who Are the Mystery Girls?
15 The Strokes: What Ever Happened?
16 The Deviants: Slum Lord
17 The Stranglers: No More Heroes
18 The Adverts: Television's Over
19 The Adverts: Fate of Criminals
20 The Stone Roses: Good Times
21 The Stone Roses: How Do You Sleep
22 Terence Trent D'Arby: Billy Don't Fall
23 Yes: Time and a Word
24 The Velvet Underground: Sister Ray
25 The Pretenders: Bad Boys Get Spanked
26 Doctors of Madness: Doctors