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, July 19, 2011

Obscured By...

This week on Obscured by... again there was a solo ‘DOT’... this time Peter Brat. I followed our regular policy of rarities and obscurities from around the world in various genres and from varied sources... including a ‘live on TV’ song from Australian 70’s band Kelly, a previously unreleased 1982 Kimberly Rew track with the Waves [later known as Katrina & the Waves], the first ever Rough Trade record [by French electro-punks Metal Urbain, who I was lucky enough to see in London in 1977], the 1978 b-side teaming Eno and UK punks Snatch [Judy Nylon & Patti Palladin] and which also featured Phil Collins on drums, 80’s psych from the United States of Existence, a couple of long tracks from the debut albums by Germany’s Guru Guru and Can, some Australian 60’s grooviness, the song by Luke Haines that ought to have featured in TV show “Spooks”, and much, much more... here is the playlist...
the Vacant Lot – Don’t let me sleep too long [Myddle Class cover]     (7”single 1967 Sydney, Aust.)
Marty Rhone – No No No No     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
the Groop – Mandrake Wine     (recorded London 1968, released on flexidisc with ‘The Vault’ magazine 1989)
Dave Miller Set – Let’s Get Together     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Kelly – See My Way [Blodwyn Pig cover]     (‘live’ on ABC-TV “Hit Scene” 1971 Aust.)
The Harts – Little Girl     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Flying Circus – Turn Away     (‘Bonza Beaut & Boom Boom’ LP 1971 Aust.)
Frog Hollow – Slowish One     (‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ EP 1972 Aust.)
the Gentlemen – No Chance     (‘Psychedelic Super Pjotr’ compilation of Eastern Bloc psych etc)
Country Joe & the Fish – Section 43     (‘Country Joe & the Fish’ LP 1966 USA)
BabyGrandmothers – Being is more than Life      (‘Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish hippie and underground music 1967-74’ compilation)
the Firesign Theatre – More Undermutterances     (Best of the Firesign Theatre)
the Byrds – 5D     (‘Fifth Dimension’ LP 1966 USA)
the Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today     (‘Even More Nuggets Vol. 3’ compilation)
Love – You Set The Scene     (‘Forever Changes’ LP 1967 USA)
the Waves – Animal Song     (previously unreleased 1982 recording – bonus track on ‘Bible of Bop’)
the United States of Existence – Love to the 44th power    (‘Introducing...’ LP 1986 USA)
the Shower Scene from Psycho – She [Monkees’ cover]     (Exploding Hits)
Eno & Snatch – RAF     (7’single b-side 1978 UK)
Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis     (7”single 1977 France/UK [1st release of ‘Rough Trade Records’])
Cabaret Voltaire – The Set Up     (‘Extended Play’ EP 1978 UK)
Sunglasses After Dark – Swamp Baby     (7”single 1984 UK)
the Urinals – I’m a Bug     (‘Another E.P.’ 1979 USA)
the Virgin Prunes – Bau Dachong     (7”single 1982 UK)
Guru Guru – Oxymoron     (‘KanGuru’ LP 1972 Germany)
Can – Thief     (‘Delay’ LP 1968 Germany)
Luke Haines – the Spook Manifesto     (The Oliver Twist Manifesto)

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