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, August 16, 2011

Obscured By...

There were two ‘DOTS’ back in the studio this week, Michael Hunter and Peter Brat... and again, a big ‘thank you’ to last week’s ‘honorary DOT’, Tim K., who ably filled in for us with yet another take on the obscurities we love! And this week, it was with a gallic tinge... with a group of  francophone recordings of the 60’s from France and Canada. There was the usual spread of Australian and local rarities, a couple of American garage ragers and a track by the Aztecs, who were NOT of the Billy Thorpe of Australia variety, as the liner notes to the compilation we found it in suggested, but rather, were a band from Toronto in Canada, who recorded the single in the UK under the auspices of  British  popstars,  Peter & Gordon’, during their stay in London in 1964-65... this new information came to us via a review of “what’s happening in Toronto”  in a 1965 issue of BillBoard magazine... another mystery solved by your intrepid DOTS! We picked a few random songs from the vast 3D library by bands whose name started with a “U” as part of our on-going ‘blind pick by alphabet’ segment... and of course, we finished with some surf music and an interesting radio-only version of ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by Australian legends, the Strangers, from 1967... all very rare, obscure and often strange!.... here is the full playlist...
Wendy Saddington – Tomorrow Never Knows     (‘Live 1972’)
Lynn Rogers – Fresh Start     (7”single 1965 Australia)
Why – Percy Grainger     (‘Present Tense’ LP 1970 Australia)
Yvonne Barrett – May my heart be cast into stone     (from ‘UpTight’ TV show 1969 Australia)
Sullivan – Hashish Faction     (7”single 1966 France)
Les Papyvores – Le Papyvore     (7”single 1967 France)
Laura Ulmer – Amoreaux d’une Affiche     (7”single 1967 Canada)
Le Bain Didonc – 4 Cheveaux dans le vent     (‘Le Bain Didonc’ EP 1967 France)
Les 5 Gentlemen – Si tu reviens chez moi     (7” single 1966 Marseilles, France)
Empty Vessels – Low Toby     (‘Incredible Sound Show Stories Vol 16’ : compilation)
Revolver – Imagination     (‘Incredible.....’ : comp.)
Peter Holm – You will be mine     (‘Incredible.....’ : comp.)
Ray Brown & Moonstone – Run Sylvie Run     (‘Mad House’ LP 1971 Australia)
 *** ‘blind pick by alphabet’ section... this week brought by the letter U....
the Untouchables – I spy for the FBI     (‘Wild Child’ LP 1985 UK)
Underminers – Let’s Get T-shirts made     (‘Let’s get T-shirts Made’ 2002 Australia)
James Blood Ulmer – Are you glad to be in America?     (7”single 1980 US)
Hopscotch – In the rain     (Island Sons)
801 – Fat Lady of Limbourg     (‘801 Live’ bonus disc : rehearsal recording 1976 UK)
Earth – Engine of Ruin     (The Bee Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull)
the Aztecs – Summertime Blues     (7”single 1965 Canada/UK – from ‘MindRocker’ #8 : comp.)
Larry Wilson & Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson & Kaleidoscope – Nobody      (7”single 1967 US)
John Kay & the Sparrows – Twisted     (7”single 1966 US)
the Atlantics – Point Zero     (Point Zero)
the Ultra 5 – Love for tomorrow     (Denizons of Dementia)
the 9th Wave – Time Tunnel     (Time Tunnel)
the Strangers – Magical Mystery Tour     (recorded for the Australian Army Public Relations Directorate for use by radio stations in 1967)

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