Sunday, 23 April 2017

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #207

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.


Duane Eddy:  Forty Miles of Bad Road
Rachel Sweet:  Girl with a Synthesiser
Stoned in Love:  Juniper Pearl
Man…or Astro-Man?  Escape Velocity
Man…or Astro-Man?  Transmission from Venus
Neil Young:  Like a Hurricane
Hirut Bekele:  Track 5
Max Romeo and the Upsetters:  Uptown Babies Don’t Cry
Julee Cruise:  Into the Night
B-52s:  There’s a Moon in the Sky Called the Moon
Man…or Astro-Man:  Philip K. Dick in the Pet Section of a Wal-Mart
Man…or Astro-Man:  Special Agent Conrad Uno
Zola Jesus:  It’s Not Over
Daniel Patrick Quinn:  Walking off the Map
Thea Gilmoure:  Gun Cotton
Sage Francis:  Makeshift Patriot
Ivor Cutler:  Jam
Jerard Bischoff and Amanda Palmer:  Blackstar
Jah Wobble:  Night
Graffiti:  New Life/ Cold Water/ Girl on Fire
Telstar Ponies:  A Feather on the Breath
Man…or Astro-Man:  Complex 34
Man…or Astro-Man:  Manta Ray
Big Eyes Family Players and Friends:  Farewell Lovely Nancy
David Crosby:  I’d Swear There was Somebody Here

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