Sunday, 15 January 2017


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 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 193

Confessions of a Pop Ground/ Differently Abled Pop

Tony Burrello:   There’s a New Sound
Deep Purple:  Hush
Let’s Eat Grandma:  Sax in the City
The Style Council:  The Story of Someone’s Shoe
Prefab Sprout:  Wild Horses
Rachel Sweet:  It’s so Different Here
Billy Fury:  Don’t Say It’s Over
EyeSea:  Stuck 2
Stuart Masters:  Heart Shaped Box
The Flying Burrito Brothers:  Wild Horses
Swallow:  Sugar your Mind
The Style Council:  The Garden of Eden (A Three Piece Suite)
The Marmalade  Laughing Man
Pink FlOyd:  Money
Dark Hippies:  Six Feet
Bjork:   Army of Me
Sir John Betjeman:  Youth and Age on Beaulieu River, Hants
Modern Studies:   Dive Bombing
Monarch:  Shady Maiden
Sun Ra Arkhestra:  Blues at Midnight
DJ Smegma:   On a Paperclip
The Style Council:  Confessions of a Pop Group
Aziza Brahim:  Intifada
Hawkwind:   Hexagone

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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.