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, December 6, 2011

Obscured By...

Beginning with our usual slew of Australian rarities, we wandered hither and thither through genres, countries and eras to bring you new obscurities... from the Czech songstress Marta Kubisova, persecuted for her support of the ‘Prague Spring of 1968’, to a fine version of ‘Green Tambourine’ by Billy McKenzie and the Associates... from Greece’s Insect Surfers to a 1979 EP from Mopsie Beans to a 1968 French single by UK band, the Kinetic and a slice of US garage by the Outcasts. Plus, of course, a group of H bands randomly chosen from the extensive 3D Radio Library (two of which coincidentally had an H in their title as well!) and finishing with a song by Palace of Light, which, though recorded in 1988, was never officially released by the band except on a Bam Caruso compilation in the 90’s, but has now been released as a limited edition 7” vinyl single by Spring Records in Spain... all these and more brought to you once again by all three DOTS, Peter, Megan and Michael.....
..... and here is the full playlist......  
Grandmas Tonic – Lost Girl [Troggs cover]    (7” single, b-side of “I Know”, 1967 Australia)
the Bucket – Crossroads     (demo, previously unreleased, 1967 Adelaide)
Company Caine – Go See the Gypsy     (‘Product of a Broken Reality’ LP, 1971 Melbourne)
Headband – A Song for Tooley     (‘A Song for Tooley’ LP, 1973 Adelaide)
 Glenn Cardier – Expectations     (7” single, 1980 Australia)
Gabba – The Pinhead Takes It All     (‘Gabba Leave Stockholm’, 1999 UK)
the Wondermints – Knowing me, Knowing You [Abba cover]     (‘Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Wondermints’, 2000 UK)
Marta Kubisova – Nechte zvony znit [Let the Bells Ring]    (7” single, 1967, Czechoslovakia)
The Golden Earrings – Daddy Buy Me A Girl     (7” single, 1966, Holland)
the Associates – Green Tambourine [Lemon Pipers cover]     (‘Fire to Ice’ cdEP 1990 UK)
the Human League – Only After Dark [Mick Ronson cover]     (‘Travelogue’ LP, 1978 UK)
Betty Barnes – Requiem (For a Girl Born of the Wrong Times)     (7”single 1968 USA)
Jan and Dean – A Beginning from an End     (7” single 1966 USA)
the Gibsons – City Life     (7” single 1968 UK /Aust)
the Kinetic – Suddenly Tomorrow     (7” single, 1966 UK/France)
the Zips – Sunburn     (‘Guitars 4 Hire’ 2009 Scotland, UK)
the Urban Guerillas – Fala lala la... (‘Lame for Fame’ 2002 Adelaide)
Mopsie Beans – The Mechanic     (‘One Out’ EP 1979 Sydney )
Insect Surfers – Polaris     (‘Satellite Beach’ 2004 Greece)
Cabaret Voltaire – The Set Up     (‘Extended Play’ EP, 1978 Sheffield, UK)
Hypnotone – SBX II     (‘Ai’ LP 1991 UK)  #
Rick Holmstrom – Last To Know     (‘Hydraulic Groove’ 2002 USA)  #
the Hounds – Little Darling    (7” single 1980 Adelaide)  #
the Hollow Men – Powderfinger [Neil Young cover]     (‘Hair of the Dog’ LP 1990 Australia)  #
William Shatner – It was a very good year [Irwin Drake cover]     (‘Spaced Out’ anthology 1997 USA)
the Outcasts – I’m in Pittsburgh (and it’s raining)     (7”single 1966 USA)
Palace of Light – Books     (Rec. 1988 UK – released as a 7”single 2011)

     #  “Letter of the Week”

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

You can actually obtain the Grandmas Tonic Lost Girl single from the "Before Birdmen Flew" compilation- great song, great show