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, September 20, 2011

Obscured By...

It was another voyage around the world of 60’s beat music this week on Obscured By..., piloted by Peter Brat, flying solo. From the Slaves in Switzerland to the Psychedelic Aliens of Ghana to Adelaide’s own Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects, we highlighted an era where that beat was globally all-pervasive, but is only now actually available globally. Hence we got to hear from Iran’s psych legend Kourosh Yaghmaei’s 1973 LP, Chile’s Sacros [whose 1973 LP was banned by the Pinochet dictatorship], the Golden Earrings 1965 Dutch single, of which only 6 copies were pressed, a track from Lothar and the Handpeople’s 1968 LP in the US, and many more... We also played more recent songs by the likes of Lizard Train and Wooden Shjips, plus a great live version of an AC/DC classic by the inimitable Tiny Tim...
..... so here is the playlist....

Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects – I’m Going Back     (recorded 1967 but unreleased – ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene: Adelaide 1965-69’ compilation)
Jimmy Crockett and the Shanes – That Lovin’ Touch     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
Wright of Waye – Sun God     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Max Merritt and the Meteors – So Long baby     (7”single 1965 New Zealand)
the Playboys – The Mean One     (7”single b-side 1965 Aust.)
Marcie and the Cookies – You’re on my Mind     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Judy Stone – Society’s Child [Janis Ian cover]     (7”single 1969 Aust.)
Tiny Tim – Tiptoe through the Tulips/ Highway to Hell [AC/DC cover]     (‘live’ 1994 – ‘Cosmic Outlaws: US Underground 1962-1970’ comp.)
Wooden Shjips – Flight     (West)
Steve Hillage – Hurdy Gurdy Man [Donovan cover]     (‘Live at Deeply Vale’ LP 1978 UK)
Terakaft – Tenere Wer Tat Zinchegh     (Ishumar [Mali-Niger Tourags])
Psychedelic Aliens – We’re laughing     (Psycho African Beat – Ghana 1967)
Psychedelic Aliens – Homowo     (Psycho African Beat)
Dug Dugs – Voy Hacia El Sol     (‘Smog’ LP 1973 Mexico)
Sacros – Manos Duras     (‘Sacros’ LP 1973 Chile)
Hugu Tugu – Fino a leri [‘Somebody to Love’-Jefferson Airplane cover]     (‘60s Beat Italiano’ comp.)
the Golden Earrings – Not to Find     (7”single 1965 Holland)
AB and C – Vies     (7”single 1965 Holland)
Lazy Bones – Driftin’     (7”single 1965 Holland)
the Sauterelles – Hong Kong     (‘Swiss Beat Live 1966’ LP)
Slaves – Shut Up     (7”single 1965 Switzerland)
Chapta – Journey to the Sun     (7”single 1968 New Zealand)
Kourash Yaghmaei – Shirin Joon     (‘Back from the Brink’ LP 1973 Iran)
Mayfly – Blue Sofa     (‘Mayfly’ LP 1971 Holland)
Threshold of Pleasure – Rain Rain Rain     (7”single 1968 UK)
Harry ‘the Hipster’ Gibson – Who Put the Benzedrine     (US 1947 – from “Who Put the Benzedrine: Best of” LP 1989)
Lothar and the HandPeople – Machines     (‘Presenting’ LP 1968 US)
Lizard Train – She’s like a Cloud     (Flexi-disc with ‘the Bob’ magazine: demo recorded 1985 Adelaide)
the Beach Nuts – Surf report     (7”single 1985 Aust.)

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