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 13, 2011

Obscured By...

Beginning again with a clutch of 60’s Australian rarities, including the 1961 collaboration of Vicky Simms, a 13-year-old indigenous boy, with perennial instrumental band, the Joyboys, an unreleased recording by Procession and a great Tony Worsley single, this week’s presenters, the Cat and the Brat, ranged through time and place, vinyl and CD, to bring you the late 70’s/early 80’s electronic delights of Ultravox! and the Human League, some Finnish psychedelia from Eero Koivistoinen and a couple of tracks from the classic 1981 film “Urgh! A Music War”. We raided the extensive 3D Radio Library to pick random G selections for our regular “Letter of the Week” feature, which included the Welsh sunshine pop of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci and a children’s song by Professor Elliot Gnash, and ending this week’s episode with the Dandy Warhols take on the Cure....
.....and here is the full playlist.....
the Echomen – Ski Run     (7”single 1963 Australia)
Chris Hall and the Torquays – Don’t ask me why     (7”single 1966 Australia)
Procession – I Love My Dog [Cat Stevens cover]     (unreleased : from ‘UpTight’ TV show 1967 Australia)
Vicky Simms and the Joyboys – I wanna bop     (7”single 1961 Australia)
Tony Worsley and the Fabulous Blue Jays – How Can It Be     (7”single 1966 Australia)
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – Blue Day     (7”single 1964 Australia)
the Godz – Turn On     (‘Contact High With the Godz’ LP 1966 USA)
Galliard – Ask for Nothing     (‘New Dawn’ LP 1971 UK)
Eero Koivistoinen – Small Games inside an Urban Limousine     (1968 – taken from ‘Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish Hippie and Underground Music 1967-1974’ CD compilation 2006 Finland)
Kim Fowley – Strangers from the Sky     (7”single 1967 USA)
Hans Poulson – Comin’ Home the Long Way     (‘Lost and Found’ LP 1972 Australia)
Shel Silverstein – Have another Expresso     (‘Inside Folk Songs’ LP 1962 USA)
the Human League – WXJL Tonight     (‘Travelogue’ LP 1980 UK)
Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo     (‘Kollectiv’ LP 1973 Germany)
Ultravox! – The man who dies everyday     (‘Ha! Ha! Ha!’ LP 1977 UK)
Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse     (recorded 1980 NYC – taken from ‘Urgh! A Music War’ double-LP compilation 1981 USA)
the Au Pairs – Come Again     (recorded 1980 London – from ‘Urgh! A Music War’)
Green On Red – Death and Angels     (‘Green On Red’ EP 1982 USA)
the Rain Parade – You are my friend     (‘Explosions in the Glass Palace’ LP 1984 USA)
the Long Ryders – Good Times Tomorrow, Hard Times Today     (‘State of our Union’ 1986 USA)
Thee Wylde Maniacs – Why (love ain’t fair)     (7” single 1966 USA – taken from ‘Bam Caruso Waxworks Vol. 1’ compilation CD)
George W. Bush – El Dorado     (split 7” EP with the St Alban Kids 2003 Adelaide, Australia)   #
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Miss Trudy      (‘Llanfwrog’ EP 1998 Wales, UK)   #
Professor Elliot Gnash – It’s Heaps Good in the Garden     (‘The most groovy album ever’ 2004 Adelaide, Australia)   #
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Dead-Beat     (‘Willoughby Beach’ 2011 Australia)   #
Redd Cross – Disco Bitch     (‘Jimmy’s Fantasy’ cdEP 1993 USA)
the Dandy Warhols – Primary [Cure cover]     (‘NME: Picture This - a tribute to the Cure’ CD 2009 UK)

       # “Letter of the Week”

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