Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Obscured By...

Peter Brat was the lone ‘DOT’ this week on “Obscured by...” and focused primarily on 1960’s music, though a few more recent tracks (...well, 80’s anyway!) were also played, including the version of ‘Greggary Peckory’ by Siouxsie & the Banshees’ drummer Budgie, taken from the British TV series, “Play for Today”, as well as a song from Adelaide post-punk band, Nuvo Bloc. But back to the 60’s... a smattering of local and Australian talent started the show, including a couple of live TV performances; one by Procession, the other featuring Wendy Saddington singing in a rare duo performance with Jeff St John... both sang with the band, Copperwine, but not in the same line-ups. I also played the full 17 minute suite, “In Held Twas In I”, from the second Procol Harum LP, the theme song from the classic “Bedazzled” movie by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, plus a selection from the new “Circus Days: Pop/Psych Obscurities 1966-70” six cd boxset put out by UK label ‘Past&Present’, including a couple of “mystery tracks” contained therein.... hmmmm!? here is the full playlist...

the Vacant Lot – Don’t let me sleep too long (7”single 1967 Australia)

Wendy Saddington [with Jeff St John] – Don’t Get Me Wrong (live on ‘GTK’ TV 1970 Australia)

Procession – Up, Up & Away/Happy Times (live on ‘UpTight’ TV 1967 Aust.)

Freshwater – Hello Sunshine (7”single 1971 Aust.)

Lynne Randell – Wasn’t It You (7”single 1968 – US-only release)

Magic – I Want to Fly (7”single 1969 Aust.)

Headband – Stay With Me (7”single 1973 Adelaide, Aust.)

Jim Sullivan – Jerome (UFO)

the Walker Brothers – Child of Flames (Nite Flight [written & sung by the late John Maus])

Hawkwind – Paranoia [Pts 1&2] (Hawkwind)

Mad River – Wind Chimes (‘Ah Feel Like Ahcid’ : US 60’s comp.)

Budgie – Greggary Peccary (‘Play for Today’ BBC-TV 1982 UK)

Procol Harum – In Held Twas In I (Shine On Brightly)

‘promo’ – Psych-Out (ad for the 1967 US movie)

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore – Bedazzled (theme from 1967 UK movie)

Russell Morris – Into Paper Walls [the Real Thing: Part 3] (7”single 1969 Aust.)

? – (my dream world?)? (‘mystery track’ from ‘Circus Days: Pop/Psych Obscurities 1966-1972’ Vol 2 – UK comp.)

the Scots of St James – Eiderdown Clown (1967 single: taken from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 6)

Alex Harvey – Dance of the Seven Scarabs (1967 acetate: from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 2)

Shy Limbs – Reputation (1969 single: from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 3)

Bent Frame – Fairy Lights (1971 single: from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 4)

Cecil McCartney – Liquid Blue (1968 single: from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 5)

? – ? (‘mystery track’ from ‘Circus Days...’ Vol 4)

the Triffids – Family Name (from their self-released 1983 ‘Dungeon Tape’, Perth, Aust.)

Seems Twice – Look at It (‘Non-Plussed’ EP 1980 Aust.)

Nuvo Bloc – Equal Education (demo 1978 Adelaide Aust.)

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