Sunday, 13 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).

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.

Status Quo:   Green Tambourine
Martin Carthy:  Heartbreak Hotel
Esquivel:  Night and Day
1,000 Homo DJs:  Supernaut
Randal Throckmorton:  Femme de Sorciere
Bridget St. John:  Suzanne
Nina Simone:  Here Comes the Sun
Linda Ronstadt:  Rivers of Babylon
Prong:  Cortez the Killer
El Vez:  Rock n Roll Suicide/ If I Can Dream
DJ Earworm:   I Like the Way Jenny Scrubs
Pantera:   Electric Funeral
O.S.I.S.  You Suffer (Even Longer)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers:  Louie Louie (Plastic People)
Elvis Presley:   Tutti Frutti
Townswomen’s Guild of Aspatria Choir:  John Peel
Barbara Casini:   I Need You
Morgana Lefay:  Voulez Vous
Pat Boone:  The Wind Cries Mary
Bing Crosby:  Both Sides Now
Jimi Hendrix:  Hear my Train a Comin’
Phillis Dillon  Love the One You’re With
Vanilla Fudge:  People Get Ready
Celia Cruz:  Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)
Godsmark:   Sweet Leaf
Leo Kottke:  In Christ There is no East or West
Ringo Starr:  Bye Bye Blackbird
The Portsmouth Sinfonia:  Hallelujah Chorus

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What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.