Sunday, 5 March 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.

X-Ray Spex  Oh Bondage up Yours
The James Gang  Rather be Alone with You
Honeyblood:  Babes Never Die
Poly Styrene:  Dreaming Away
Flaming Lips:  Time Travel Yes
Dread Zeppelin:  Heartbreaker
Alien Sex Fiend:  I’m Doing Time in a Maximum Security Twilight Home
Peter Frampton:  Sleepwalk
Cloudland Canyon:  Try Faking it
And Also the Trees:  The Sandstone Man
Black Uhuru:  Love Crisis
Poly Styrene:  Translucence
Poly Styrene:  Age
2 Cellos:  Celloverse
The Snivelling Shits:  Terminal Stupid
Nathalie Stern:  Queen Bee
Katie Lee:  The Will to Fail
David Crosby:  By the Light of Common Day
Grateful Dead  Blues for Allah/Sand Castles and Glass Camels/Unusual Occurrences in the Desert
John Coltrane:  Lush Life
Elvis Presley:  Lady Madonna
Poly Styrene:  Essence
Viv Albertine:  Becalmed (I Should have Known)
Visionary Hours:  The End Precedes the Beginning

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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.