Sunday, 11 December 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 191

Don’t Say a Word

Hawkwind:  Earth Calling
Lord Rockingham’s XI  Hoots Mon
The Magnetic North:  Stromness
Rogern LaVern and the Microns:  Moon Rocket
The Moontrekkers:  Hatashiai (Japanese Sword Fight)
The Fierce and the Dead:  Magnet
Nimbus:  Subconscious Mind
Alex de Grassi:  Turning Turning Back
The Style Council:  The Little Boy in the Castle
Love Sculpture:  Sabre Dance
The Love Unlimited Orchestra:  Rhapsody in White
Lloyd Cole:  Slight Orchestra
Chico Arnaz and his Latin American Orchestra:  Yashmak
The Tornados:   Jungle Fever
Man…or Astro-Man  Mach One
Quincy Jones:  Boogie Bossa Nova
Hank C Burnette:  Spinning Rock Boogie
Martha Masters:  Variations on a Finnish Folk Song
Chick Corea:  Yellow Nimbus
Grouper:  Made of Air
Nick Drake:  Horn
Dosh and Ghostband:  Kool Aid
Quantum Dub Force:  Absolute Zero
The Outlaws:  Ambush
The Moontrekkers:  Return Of The Vampire (The Bogey Man)
Takako Nishizaki:  Moments Musiceaux
Chief Kegwin:  Pat Butcher

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