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 2, 2011

Obscured By...August 2 2011

A diversity of tracks from Soviet Russia ranging from MOR to boy band to rock - then some Japanese 60s pop.  Combined with the usual mix of Australasian single rarities, along with Patti Smith singing You Light Up My Life, Flo & Eddie with guest vocalist Shirley Strachan, some Krautrock and obscurities old and new.  This week's Obscured By..., presented by Michael Hunter, was - in the words of the Flying Lizards song played - "very... very... very..."

Tony & The Initials  The Girl Of My Best Friend  (45, NZ 1961)
Newfolk  Today  (45, NZ 1967)
Chaos & Co  Seven Golden Daffodils  (45, Aust 1966)
The Strangers  Put Yourself In My Place  (45, Aust 1966)
The Gremlins  You Gotta Believe It  (45, NZ 1967)
Jim Keays' Southern Cross  Undecided  (45, Aust 1976)

Selection of Russian tracks:
Unknown artist & song - see for the full horror
Kino  Peaceful Night  (Blood Type 1988)
Steklovata  Novi God  (single c 2007)
Noid  Kattepajo  (Arranged Traditional Vepsian Songs  2009)

Selection from Go Go Group Sounds Japan - 1965-69:
The Lind & Linders  Crap (sic) Your Hands
The Tigers  C-C-C
The White Kicks  Alligator Boogaloo
The Voltage  Shakin' My Soul

A trip through the crevices of the "V" section of Three D's music library:
Monte Video  Hypnosis  Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang  (mini-LP Aust 1984)
Virgin & Rumour  Stranger   Virgin & Rumour  (Aust 2004)
Voice Of The Beehive  I Walk The Earth  (UK/US 45 1986)

Craig Collinge  Free The Sugar Plump Fairies / Tchaikovsky's Electric Revolution  Evolution 2 Revolution  (Aust 2011)
Guru Guru  Oxymoron  Kanguru (Germany 1972)
Patti Smith & Joe Brooks  You Light Up My Life  (US TV 1979)
Flying Lizards  TV  Flying Lizards  (UK 1979)
Flo & Eddie  Guns  Moving Targets    (US 1976)
Hermans Hermits  Here Comes The Star  (45, UK 1969)
Grass Roots  Let's Live For Today  (45, US 1967)  RIP lead singer Rob Grill
McPhee  Out To Lunch  McPhee  (Aust 1971)

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