Saturday, 19 November 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). 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 188 – Back Under the Covers
A second delve into the world of cover versions. Boney M and Abba on Strange Fruit?  You've got it? 
Featured Album:  Kathryn Williams: Relations
1  REM: Toys in the Attic
2  Johnny Cash: Personal Jesus
3  That Petrol Emotion: Non-Alignment   Pact
4  The Lions: Girl from the North   Country
5  Arthur Brown with Jimmy Carl Black:   Stand by Me
6  Kathryn Williams: Candy Says
7  Kathryn Williams: Hang on to  Dream
8  Steve Hillage: It's All Too Much
9  The Who: Fortune Teller
10  Richard Lloyd: Purple Haze
11  Richard Lloyd: I Don't Live Today
12  Iggy Pop: Everybody's Talkin'
13  Motorhead: Beer Drinkers & Hell   Raisers
14  Beck, Bogert & Appice: Superstition
15  John Cale: Heartbreak Hotel
16  Clayson & the Argonauts: The Taster
17  Johnny Cash: Hurt
18  Nils Lofgren: Goin' Back
19  Spirit: America, The Beautiful/The   Times, They Are A'Changing
20  Arthur Brown with Jimmy Carl Black:   Hound Dog
21  Kathryn Williams: In a Broken   Dream
22  Kathryn Williams: Beautiful Cosmos
23  Kathryn Williams: The Ballad of Easy Rider
24  Placebo: Daddy Cool
25  Sinéad O'Connor: Nothing Compares 2 U
26  Isaac Hayes: Walk on By
27  Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Fernando
28  Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: You Tore Me   Down
29  Television: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

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