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 23, 2011

Obscured By...

Well, it’s RADIOTHON time again, where you (the listeners) can do your bit to keep us on-air and playing all this fine, but largely forgotten or  ignored, music. Whether you live here in Adelaide or  in Addis Ababa, just go to and subscribe to this very unique all-volunteer music radio station. We come to you in various formats... locally on the fm band at 93.7, on digital and streaming on the internet... so tune in, and if you like what you hear, subscribe! This week’s ‘DOTS’ were Michael Hunter & Peter Brat and we played our favourite mix of rarities and obscurities, ranging from Adelaide outfits like the Twilights and Smokestack Lightning, to Tiny Tim, the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and the Dave Clark 5 (whose music is strangely VERY hard to get hold of). We also featured two of Australia’s greatest vocalists, Wendy Saddington (from her new CD reissue with lots of bonus stuff!) and Lynne Randell (from an American-release-only single). We raided the T sections of 3D Radio’s 70,000-plus CD and vinyl library for our ’letter of the week random-pick’ segment, again finding some forgotten gems in the process! And we finished with a song from the brilliant Korean guitarist, Shin Joong Hyun, who made great psych rock music and was persecuted by an authoritarian government in a similar way to America’s treatment of Roky Erikson, but with a better outcome... he’s one of only about half a dozen guitarists to have a ‘signature’ guitar made by Fender!... check him out on the ‘net!
..... anyway, here is the full playlist.....
the Cleves – Work Out     (‘Cleves’ LP 1970 New Zealand/Australia)
Smokestack Lightning – Mellow Down Easy     (‘Don’t Nobody Know’ LP 1975 Adelaide, Aust.)
Company Caine – Dr Chop     (‘Dr Chop’ LP 1975 Aust.)
the Wild Colonials – Roses are Red     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Twilights – Bare Footin’     (‘Twilight Time’ LP 1967 Adelaide)
Lynne Randell – An Open Letter     (7”single 1968 Aust/US)
Wendy Saddington – Looking Through a Window [7”single 1971]     (‘Wendy Saddington & Copperwine – Live’ LP 1972 Australia : taken from the CD reissue with bonus tracks)
the Tourists – Talk to Me     (‘Luminous Basement’ LP 1979 UK)
TuTu Z – The Strange     (7”single 1985 Adelaide)
Frank Turner – Reasons not to be an Idiot     (Love, Ire, and Song)
Spectrum – Take your Time     (Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows 1994 UK)
Spectrum – Superbody     (‘Part One: Spectrum’ LP 1971 Australia)
Tiny Tim – the Other Side     (‘God Bless Tiny Tim’ LP 1968 US)
Craig Collinge – Rock Paper Metal     (Evolution 2 Revolution)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – In The Arena     (‘Volume 2’ LP 1967)
the Who – Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand [alt. version]     (‘The Who Sell Out’ LP 1967 UK – reissue CD with bonus tracks)
the Blue Swede – Hooked on a feeling     (‘Explosive Hits’ LP 1974)
the Monkees – Zilch     (‘Headquarters’ LP 1967 US)
the Monkees – No Time     (‘Headquarters’ LP 1967 US)
the Dave Clark 5 – Bits & Pieces     (the Hits)
Shin Joong Hyun – The Man Who Must Leave     (‘Beautiful Rivers & Mountains’ 1969 South Korea)

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