Sunday, 8 January 2017

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit 192 – Up the Pinks!

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 192 – Up the Pinks!
The great new Pink Fairies album and songs from artists that remind me of trippy days. 
Featured Album:  Pink Fairies: Naked Radio
1  Hawkwind: Kings of Speed
2  Shagrat: Amanda
3  Microdot Gnome: Low Flying Bird
4  Pink Fairies: Golden Bud
5  Pink Fairies: Mick
6  Man: C'Mon
7  Mick Farren: Broken Statue
8  Quicksilver Messenger Service: Mona
9  Eno: Baby's on Fire
10  Sumerian Kyngs: Byrdman Wypers
11  Gong: The Pot Head Pixies
12  Spirit: When I Touch You
13  The Legendary Pink Dots: Mirror Mirror
14  Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come: Water
15  MC5: Teenage Lust
16  Mighty Baby: A Jug of Love
17  Microdot Gnome: Julian Hades
18  Pink Fairies: Runnin' Outa Road
19  Pink Fairies: Deal Deal
20  Nektar: Do You Believe in Magic?
21  Amon Duul II: Restless Skylight-Transistor-Child

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