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, October 18, 2011

Obscured By...

Wow! A conjunction of our stars meant that all 3 ‘DOTS’... Michael, Peter and Megan... were in the studio this week, Obscuring together, once again! (please forgive the hype but it’s not a very common occurrence these days!) And accordingly, what a diverse show it was... from rare 60’s Australian pop and garage, to MerseyBeat from Iceland (that river sure flows a long way!), Canada and Spain, through to a sublime track by new European band, Birch Book. Along the way there was a swirly sitar blast from Truth, who emerged from the ashes of Irish faves, Them, a bit of classic Todd Rundgren, a nod to UB40 (whose iconic ‘dole’ cover has become apropos  with their recent bankruptcy case!), and some psychedelic, non-bubblegum Lemon Pipers. Also, we each snaffled blindly some ‘gems’ (or not!) from the ‘N’ sections of the various vinyl/CD areas of the extensive 3D Radio Library (over 70,000 items!) for our ‘Letter of the Week’ segment... hmmm, mixed results as usual, but definitely ‘obscure’ and/or rare! Ahhh, we had fun.....
..... as you will see from the full playlist.....
the Thunderbirds – Mandrake     (‘Quite a Party: Live at the Preston Town Hall’ LP 1961/62 Victoria, Australia)
Johnny Chester – Tossin’ and Turnin’     (‘Quite a Party’ LP)
the Questions – I Can’t Hear You     (7”single b-side 1967 Australia)
the Kompany – The Family Way     (7”single b-side 1967 Aust.)
the Allusions – The Fever (Burns my Brain)     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
Joe Dolci – The Wind Cries Mary     (‘The Wind Cries Mary’ CD 2008 Aust.)
Thor’s Hammer – A Memory     (7”single 1966 Iceland)
the Mojos – Forever     (7”single b-side 1963 UK)
JB and the Playboys – My Delight     (7”single 1965 Canada)
Los Salvages – Las Ovejitas     (7”single 1965 Spain)
5 Gentlemen – Dis-Nous Dylan     (7”single 1966 France)
Birch Book – Les Feuilles Mortes     (‘Birch Book’ cdEP 2011 France)
the Dillards – Lemon Chimes     (7” single 1967 USA)
the Rose Garden – Here’s Today     (7”single b-side 1968 Los Angeles USA)
Truth – Archimede’s Pad     (recorded but unreleased 1972 Ireland/USA)
the Nixons – In Spite of Herself     (‘the Nixons’ CD 1995 USA)   #
Nineteen Eighty Four – Distraction     (split 12” LP [with Co.Nation] 1999 Aust.)   #
Nervous System – Last Avenue/Rendition     (7”single 1981 Aust.)   #
Nick Cave’s Mustache – Lies     (demo 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
UB40 – I Knew You     (Homegrown)
XTC – River of Orchids     (‘Apple Venus Vol. 1’ cd 1997 UK)
Echo and the Bunnymen – Forgiven     (‘Evergreen’ cd 1998 UK)
Todd Rundgren – Zen Archer     (‘A Wizard, A True Star’ LP 1973 USA)
the Lemon Pipers – Through With You     (‘Green Tambourine’ LP 1968 USA)

  # ‘Letter of the Week’

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