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 25, 2011

Obscured By...

Peter Brat and Michael Hunter were briefly joined by third ‘DOT’, Megan Cat, via a phone link for one of the airbreaks, so technically there were three presenters on today’s show... and we were glad of her imput when she gave us a brief rundown on early 80’s Adelaide band the Metronomes, pointing out that local legend, Ash Wednesday, had played on the single we had picked from the 3D library as part of our ‘M’ bracket, today’s ‘Letter of the Week’. Apart from all that, we played the usual variety of obscurities and rarities from Australia and around the world, featuring a bunch of singles from 60’s Holland by bands such as the Phantoms, one from an album by Guatemalan band Electronicos La Fuente released in 1969, and a 1981 demo from Bauhaus. We also played music from the “Paisley Underground” scene of early 80’s L.A. which revolved around bands such as the Salvation Army (later renamed the 3 O’Clock) and the Bangs (who of course evolved into the Bangles), and we added one of Australia’s equivalents, the Church. Throw in some Manson Family and Graham Bond for Halloween, plus some Taman Shud and lots more, and you have another “Obscured by...
..... so here is the full playlist...
Red Onion Jazz Band – My baby     (‘Red Onion Jazz Band’ LP 1964 Melbourne, Australia)
Autumn – Goblin’s Gamble     (7”single 1971 Sydney, Aust.)
Alison Gros – If I ask you     (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)
Taman Shud – They’ll take you down on the lot     (‘Goolutionites and the Real People’ LP 1970 Aust)
Young Modern – She’s got the money     (‘Live at the Grace Emily Hotel’ CD 2011 Adelaide)
Blue Bird – Goin’ Down     (7”single b-side 1971 USA)
Paper Blitz Tissue – Grey Man       (7”single b-side 1967 UK)
the Sorrows – Same Old Road        (7”single 1969 UK)
Revelation – Cotton Candy Weekend     (7”single 1968 USA)
the What’s New – Up So High     (‘Up So High’ EP 1967 USA)
Harper and Rowe – Love Machine     (7”single 1968 USA)
Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust [rough demo version]     (‘Mask’ Omnibus Edition boxset – originally recorded 1981 UK)
the Manson Family – Get On Home     (‘The Manson Family sings the songs of Charlie Manson’ 1970 USA)
Graham Bond – Abracadabra: the Word of the Aeon     (‘Holy Magick, We Put Our Magick On You’ LP 1971 UK)
the Beach Boys – Heroes and Villains [alt. version]     (recorded 1967 but unissued – played from ‘L.A. Nuggets: 1965-68’ boxset comp.)
the Dukes of Stratosphear – Pale and Precious     (‘Psonic Psunspot’ LP 1987 UK)
Electronicos La Fuente – La Mosca     (‘Electronicos La Fuente’ LP 1969 Guatemala)
the Sevens – Run Me Down     (7”single 1966 Switzerland)
Rob Hoeke – When People Talk     (7”single 1965 Holland)
Fun Of It – Drollery     (7”single 1966 Holland)
the Phantoms – Someday I’m Somebody     (7”single 1965 Holland)
the Mo – Nancy     (‘Mo’ LP 1980 Holland)   #
Machinations – Hit by a missile     (7”single b-side 1988 Australia)  #
the Metronomes – Closed Circuit     (7”single 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)  #
Masongreystrange – Untitled#2 with Clarinet     (‘Interstate’ CD 2000 Adelaide)  #
the 3 O’Clock – With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend     (‘Baroque Hoedown’ EP 1982 Los Angeles, USA)
the Salvation Army – She Turns to Flowers     (‘Salvation Army’ LP 1982 L.A.)
the Bangs – Getting Out of Hand     (7”single 1981 L.A.)
the Church – Is This Where You Live     (7”single 1981 Australia)

     #  ‘Letter of the Week’  chosen randomly from the various CD/vinyl sections of the 3D library

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