Sunday, 30 October 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 185

Bat for Lashes – The Bride

Johnny Burnette:  Honey Hush
George Faith:  To be a Lover
Charlotte Gainsbourg:  Heaven can Wait
Bat for Lashes:  In God’s House
The Durutti Column:  Violence
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids:  We All be Africans
The Stranglers:  Long Black Veil
Prelude:   After the Goldrush
The House of Love:  Hannah
YAT-KHA:  Love Will Tear us Apart
Bow Wow Wow:  Sinner 
Bat for Lashes:  Widow’s Peak
Spirit:   Open up Your Heart
Kohti Tuhoha  Maan Tapa
Barry Gray Orchestra:  Stingray
The Flying Lizards:  Move on up
Styx:  Plexiglass Toilet
The Birthday Massacre:  Dead
Stinky Picnic:  Hamster Army
Tommy Bolin:  Flying Fingers
Yusef Lateef:  Love Theme from Spartacus
Elliott Smith:  Good to go
Zola Jesus:  Long Way Down
Bat for Lashes:  Will Love Again
Altered Images:  Song Sung Blue
Craig J/David Cassidy:  Criag J’s C’mon Get Happy (GoGo)

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