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, November 1, 2011

Obscured By... November 1 2011

Featuring some faux-psychedelic music from artists cashing in on the style (101 Strings?) - mashed Burt Bacharach - eclectic UK performers such as Bonnie Prince Billy and Robert Wyatt - Australian power pop from The Aliens and Young Modern - James Last and band with pleasant versions of popular songs, but without worrying much about the actual lyrics - the usual rare Aust singles from the 60s - a visit to the "L" section of the Three D library that brought us Welsh pop, John Lennon and more...  Yes, another genre-hopping edition of Obscured By..., presented this week by Michael Hunter.

Pam Oakley & The Viscounts  I Want To Be A Surfer Girl  (Aust single 1964)
The Valentines  Sookie Sookie  (Aust TV recording c 1968)
Phil Jones & The Unknown Blues  Loving You Is Better Baby  (Aust single B side 1967)
Railroad Gin  Ruby Tuesday  (Aust, rare EP handed out at a rock mass held at St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane circa 1973.)
The Aliens  Follow That Girl  (Aust single 1980)
Young Modern  Red Dress On  Live At The Grace Emily  CD rec 2010 rel 2011, Aust, Adelaide
The Id  Boil The Kettle Mother  The Inner Sound Of The Id  (US LP 1967)
The Mesmerizing Eye  The War For My Mind  A Musical Lightshow  (US LP 1967)
Bokaj Retsiem  Something's Wrong With Bokaj   Psychedelic Underground  (US LP 1968)
101 Strings Orchestra  Karma Sitar  Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000  (US LP 1968)
The Folkswingers  Eight Miles High  Raga Rock  (US LP 1968)
Limp Bizkit / Burt Bacharach  Always Somethin' Rollin'  (RIAA mashup Dirt Bacharach)
Sex Pistols / Burt Bacharach  Reach Out For The Queen  (RIAA mashup Dirt Bacharach)
Web  I Spider  I Spider  (UK 1970 LP  reissued on CD 2008)
John Lennon / Yoko Ono  Born In A Prison  Sometime In New York City   (LP 1972)
Kirk Lorange  Hooked On You  No Apostrophe  (Aust LP 1983)
Los Campesinos  Broken Heartbeats  Hold On Now Youngster (Wales CD 2008)

Liquid Phoenix  Game Of Love  self titled demo Adelaide c 2006
Hot Knives   Lovin' You / Silver Threads & Golden Needles  self titled CD  rec 1976, released 2011

Painters & Dockers  The Nips Are Getting Bigger  Earth Music (Aust CD EP 1994)
Mental As Anything  Bucking Hard  Tent's Up  (Aust CD 2009)

Sensational Alex Harvey Band  Compliments To The Chef  Zalvation: Live in the 21st Century  (UK, CD 2006)

Robert Wyatt  Heaps Of Sheeps  His Greatest Misses  (UK, compilation CD 2010)
Bonnie Prince Billy  Black Captain  Wolfroy Goes To Town  (UK, CD 2011)
Trembling Bells  To See You Again  The Constant Pageant  (UK, CD 2011)
James Last  Be My Baby / Immigrant Song / Have You Ever Seen The Rain / My Sweet Lord  Non Stop Dancing 12  (UK LP 1971)

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