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, January 3, 2012

Obscured By...

Welcome to the first edition for 2012, brought to you by the Cat and the Brat, this week’s combination of ‘dots’. As well as our usual selection of Australian and world-wide rarities, a large portion of the show was taken up by our tribute to the art of “the Boxset”... regular listeners will of course be aware of our fondness for the format, particularly of the compilation variety, the ‘Nuggets’ series being one of our faves and so we sampled from a couple of them... after all, Lenny Kaye’s original Nuggets compilation LP in 1972 kicked off the whole idea of salvaging great music that was in danger of being forgotten, and which we, in our small way, try to continue in Obscured by...  Another favourite is the ‘Babylon’s Burningpunk obscurities set, which we made our ‘featured’ boxset and plundered mercilessly to bring you rarities by the likes of Rocket from the Tombs, Victim and the Rezillos. We also played several tracks from our newest acquisition, [XTC as] the Dukes of Stratosphear Complete and Utter Dukes’ set, before finishing with a small taste from yet another favourite, ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol. 1-10’ by 60’s Adelaide popsters the Twilights .....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Wendy Saddington – Motherless Child     (Live on ‘GTK’ ABC TV 1970 Aust.)

Freshwater – Hello Sunshine     (7”single b-side 1971 Aust.)
Medium Cool – Wrist Job     (Live on ‘Scene’ ABC TV Tasmania 1970 Aust.)
Autumn – Lady Anne     (7”single b-side 1971 Aust.)
Dave Miller Set – No Need to Cry     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)
Flying Circus – Turn Away     (‘Bonza Beaut and Boom Boom Boom’ LP 1971 Aust.)
Rashamra – Antelope     (7”single 1972 Adelaide, Aust.)


-          from “Babylon’s Burning: the Rough’n’Ready Rise of Punk Rawk 1973-78” boxset 2007    -
  the Finns – Baby’s On Fire     (Live in Cleveland 1974 USA)
  Rocket From The Tombs – Ain’t It Fun     (WMMS demo, 1975 USA)
  the Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The UK     (‘EMI reject’ version 1976 UK)
  the Buzzcocks – I Love You, You Big Dummy     (‘Time’s Up’ demos 1976 UK)
  the Damned – Feel The Pain     (demo 1976 UK)
  the Rezillos – (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures     (demo 1977 UK) 

  the Avengers – We are the One     (7”single 1978 USA)
  Victim – Why Are Fire Engines Red?     (7”single 1979 Belfast, UK)
-          from  ‘Complete and Utter Dukes’ boxset 2009 UK     -
  the Dukes of Stratosphear – You’re a Good Man, Albert Brown     (‘Psonic Psunspot’  LP 1987 UK)

  the Dukes of Stratosphear – Open Up A Can Of Human Beans      (‘Wish List’ compilation 2003 UK )
  the Dukes of Stratosphear – The Affiliated     (7”single in ‘Complete ....’  boxset 2009 UK)
the Rutles – Good Times Roll     (‘The Rutles’ soundtrack LP 1979 UK) 


-          from ‘Children of Nuggets’ boxset 2005 USA     -
  the Swingin’ Neckbreakers – I Live For Buzz     (‘I Live For Buzz’ LP 1993 New Jersey, USA)
  the Untamed Youth – Pabst Blue Ribbon     (‘Some Kinda Fun’ LP 1988 Missouri, USA)

-          from ‘Nuggets’ boxset 1997 USA      -
  the Nazz – Open My Eyes     (7”single 1968 USA)
  the Music Machine – The People In Me     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Human League – Almost Medieval      (‘Reproduction’ LP 1979 UK)
Death in June – State Slaughter     (7”single 1981 – taken from ‘Lesson 1: Misanthropy’ anthology 2009 UK/Adelaide)
the Virgin Prunes – Walls of Jericho     (12”single 1983 UK) 


Madroom – I Death     (‘I am for an art that takes...’ 1984 Aust.)
  the Twilights – Time and Motion Study Man     (7”single b-side 1968 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ boxset [disc 6] 2009 UK) 


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