Sunday, 16 July 2017

PLAYLIST: Strange Fruit #219

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.


9 JULY 2017

Ike And Tina Turner: Bold Soul Sister
The Menzingers: Your Wild Years
Betty Lavett: Witchcraft in the Air
Frank Zappa: Peaches en Regalia
My Bloody Valentine: Soon
High Plains: The Dusk Pines
Eric Cheneaux: Skullsplitter
Barbara Lewis: Hello Stranger
Beautify Junkyards: The Valley of Wonders
Frank Zappa: The Gumbo Variations
No Fun at All: Lose Another Friend
Fire Engines: Candyskin
Donald Byrd: Think Twice
Isabel Baker: It Wasn’t Done in a Corner
Hooray for the Riff Raff: Hungry Ghost
Courtney Love: Never Gonna be the Same
Goya:  Omen: I. Strange Geometry, II. Fade Away, III. Life Disintegrates
Robbie Basho: Eagle Sails the Blue
Frank Zappa: Willie the Pimp
Banana Splits: Toy Piano Melody
The Flamingos:  Lovers Never Say Goodbye

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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.