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 10, 2012

Obscured By...

After our regular opening set of Australian rarities, which included a couple of songs from the ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ compilation of Adelaide 60’s obscurities which came out in 2010, plus a Janice Slater track from a very rare promotional EP for legendary Adelaide club “Big Daddy’s”, we cast our net worldwide for tracks from that era and brought you gems from acts such as Venezuela’s Ladies W.C. and Germany’s Wolfgang Dauner Quintet. Having procured a DVD copy of the classic 80’s music film “Urgh. A Music War” over the holiday break, we felt the urge to play a couple of tracks from it, including one by Magazine, which then led us to first playing a song from their new album, ”No Thyself”, their first in 30 years... irresistible! We randomly selected bands from the huge 3D Radio library featuring D in our regular ‘Letter of the Week’ segment, which gave us our first opportunity to play a song by Doris Day (a double D no less!), played some demos, including one by Adelaide’s U-Bombs, plus a single by the She Creatures, an all-girl, all-blue band allegedly from the planet Venus... the clip of whom you can see for yourself below...  and then continued our tribute to the ‘Boxset’ format by featuring some unreleased 60’s tracks from the classic Rubble series. All this and much more on this week’s Obscured by... brought to you by yet another combo of ‘DOTS’, this time Michael Hunter and Peter Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Daisy Clover – Butterflies     (7”single 1969 Australia)

Janice Slater [with Little Sammy and the In People] – Downtown at Big Daddy’s     (promotional EP 1968 Adelaide, Australia)
Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects – I’m Going Back     (acetate 1966 – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ compilation 2010 Adelaide)
5 Sided Circle – Hungry [Paul Revere and the Raiders cover]     (live 1966 – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’...)
Esperanto – Statue of Liberty      (’Esperanto’ LP 1973 Australia)
Original Aztecs with Harry Young – The Cruel Sea     (‘At the End of the Rainbow’ 2011 Australia)
Ladies W.C. – I’m Gonna Be     (‘Ladies W.C.’ LP 1969 Venezuela)
3 Hur-el – Aglarsa Aram Aglar [if he cries, my mother cries]     (‘Hurel Arsivi’ LP 1976 Turkey)

Euclid – Lazy Livin’     (‘Heavy Equipment’ LP 1970 USA)
Wolfgang Daunier Quintet – Take off your Clothes to Fool the Sun     (‘The Oimels’ LP 1969 Germany)
Magazine – The Worst of Progress...     (‘No Thyself’ 2011 UK)
Magazine – Model Worker     (‘Urgh. A Music War’ soundtrack LP 1981 USA)
Skafish  - Sign of the Cross      (‘Urgh. A Music War’ soundtrack LP 1981 USA)

Lene Lovich – Birdsong     (7”single 1979 UK)

the U-Bombs – Last Violin     (demo 1978 Adelaide, Aust.)
Doris Day – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies     (‘Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits’ LP 1967 UK)  *
Devlin DorkoXxxchange – Spank Rock     (‘Couche Tard’ 2009 USA)  *
Jesse Deane Freeman Trio – Kick It Around     (‘Introducing...’ 2005 Adelaide, Aust.)  *
Del Webb Explosion – Too Late The Hero     (7”single b-side 1982 Adelaide, Aust.)  *
the She Creatures – Sexy Robot      (single download 2007 UK)

the Wayouts – Going All the Way [Squires cover]    (Belgium – taken from ‘Lost in Tyme Vol. 3’ compilation 2005 Greece)

the Higher State – Ballad of a Loner     (‘From Round Here’ 2006 UK)
Splodgenessabounds – Two Little Boys [Rolf Harris cover]     (7”single 1980)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – Here Comes Love     (demo 2005 Aust.)
Free Action Inc. – Bob Corn     (‘Free Action Inc. Plays Eddy Korsche Rock and Blues’ LP 1970 Italy)
the Mode – Eastern Music     (unreleased 1967 UK – taken from ‘Rubble’ boxset [Vol 2])
Wimple Winch – Marmalade Hair     (unreleased 1967 UK –   taken from ‘Rubble’ boxset [Vol 2])
   * ‘Letter of the Week’

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