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, June 14, 2011

Obscured By...

There were two ‘DOTS’ in the studio to present “Obscured by...” this week – Michael Hunter and Peter Brat. As usual, the music ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous; representing the former, we played the full version of ‘Psychedelic Journey’ by 6o’s New York band, Mystic Tide – and for the latter, a few tracks by some naff German 60’s bands trying to show their hipness by doing bizarre versions of popular songs. Clarinet-led instrumental version of ‘Apeman’ anyone? Hmmmm! The great Rattles song at the end of the set showed how it really should be done! We also featured a Billy Thorpe version of ‘Pride’ (better known in Australia as a hit for Ray Brown) plus the strange ‘folk’ of the Acid Gallery’sDance around the Maypole’, a rare incursion of the Dave Clark 5 into psychedelic pop, a version of ‘Aquarius’ from the musical ‘Hair’ by Aussie legends the Atlantics, and lots more... including a tribute to the members of young Queensland band Flannelette, who were killed recently in a motoring accident... here is the playlist...
Vicki Sims & the Playboys – I wanna bop     (7”single 1961 Aust.)
the Vibratones – Man of Mystery     (7”single 1963 Aust.)
Haffy’s Whiskey Sour [aka Vanda/Young] – Shot in the Head     (7”single 1971 Aust.)
Paintbox – Come on Round     (7”single 1972 Aust.)
Red Symons – It’s only a Flipside     (7”single 1977 Aust.)
Innocents – the B-side     (7”single 1980 Aust.)
Craig Collinge – Improvisation #1     (Free Form Improvisations)
Procession – You/Me     (‘Procession’ LP 1968 Aust.)
Rex Gildo – Speedy Gonzales     (7”single, circa mid-60’s Germany)
Jo Ment – Get It On/Sweet HitchHiker     (7”single, c.early 70’s Germany)
Rolf Kuhn – Apeman     (7”single, c.early 70’s Germany)
Chris Roberts – Blowin’ in the Wind     (7”single, c.early 70’s Netherlands)
the Rattles – Lady Love     (7”single 1966 Germany)
Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs – Pride     (‘Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs’ LP 1965 Aust.)
Mystic Tide – Psychedelic Journey [Optical Illusion] Pts 1&2     (orig. 7”singles 1966 US)
Dave Clark 5 – Lost in his Dreams     (7”single 1967 UK)
Penny Arkade – the Freeze [demo version]     (Not the Freeze)
the Atlantics – Aquarius [rec. 2004]     (Collectibles)
the Acid Gallery – Dance around the Maypole    (7”single 1968 UK)
Faine Jade – It ain’t true     (7”single 1967 US)
Love Sculpture – In the Land of the Few     (7”single 1970 UK)
Flannelette – Where have you been     (demo 2011 Aust.)
Autumn – Yellow River     (7”single 1970 Aust.)
Plastic Penny – Give Me Money     (7”single 1967 UK)

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