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 17, 2012

Obscured By...

It was a largely Australian show today, beginning with our regular selection of 60’s and early 70’s sounds by artists as diverse as Barrington Davis, Love Machine and Adelaide’s the Hergs, and including the weird single from an equally weird yet iconic Aussie movie, Stork. Then it was time for some examples of the particularly Antipodean take on post-punk which flourished here after 1977, featuring, amongst others, the Fabulous Marquises, Tactics, the Moodists and Ugly, Ugly, Ugly. Then it was overseas to Germany, the USA and even Japan, where we heard a long piece from Terahara Taka’aki, better known as J.A.Caesar, taken from the wonderful ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ series... and not forgetting the UK, which provided a couple of songs from the very cool reissue of the first 3 albums by the Bee Gees, which was our featured boxset. We finished with our “Letter of the Week” segment, diving blindly into the C sections of the 3D library and finding... Colostomy Bag Lady, for instance! Great stuff! All these rarities and forgotten gems presented for you this week by the Cat and the Brat.....
..... so here is the full playlist.....
White Spirit – Going Away     (‘Scene : ABC-TV’ LP 1970 Tasmania, Australia)
Love Machine – May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone [Toys cover]     (7”single b-side 1969 Aust.)
Hans Poulsen – Stork’s Theme     (7”single from ‘Stork’ soundtrack 1971 Aust.)

the Meating – Back Home     (7”single b-side 1970 Aust.)
18CQ – I’m Gonna Treat You Good     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
Frog Hollow – Slowish One     (‘Over Under Sideways Down’ EP 1972 Aust.)
the Hergs – Style of Love     (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)

Barrington Davis – Raining Teardrops     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Limit – Happy Life     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Jetsonnes – Newspaper     (7” split-single [with International Exiles] 1980 Aust.)
the Fabulous Marquises – Honeymoons     (7”single 1980 Melbourne, Aust.)

Nuvo Bloc – Never Mind     (“5MMM’s Compilation Album of Adelaide Bands 1980” LP 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Moodists – Six Dead Birds     (‘Double Life’ EP 1985 Aust. – taken from ‘Two Fisted Art’ anthology 2005)
the Sunday Painters – Rebel, Rebel [Bowie cover]     (7”single b-side 1981 Wollongong, Aust.)
the International Exiles – Let’s Be So     (7”split single [with the Jetsonnes] 1980 Aust.)
Ugly, Ugly, Ugly – Pride     (‘Et in Arcadia ego’ EP 1983 Aust.)
Tactics – Watch My Hands     (‘Long Weekend’ EP 1979 Aust.)

Amon Duul ll – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse     (‘Wolf City’ LP 1972 Germany)
Faust – It’s a rainy day sunshine girl     (‘So Far’ LP 1972 Germany)
J.A. Caesar – A Psychedelic Opera... excerpts     (live 197? Japan - taken from Vol. 9 of ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ boxset: for more information see )

Black Sabbath – Behind the Wall of Sleep     (‘Black Sabbath’ LP 1970 UK)

            The Bee Gees : The Studio Albums: 1967–1968” boxset  (2007 UK/Aust.)

  the Bee Gees – Mrs Gillespies’ Refridgerator     (unreleased 1968 – bonus track on reissue of ‘Horizontal’ LP 1968)
  the Bee Gees – Craise Finton Kirk, Royal Academy of Arts     (alt. version – bonus track on reissue of ‘Bee Gees 1st LP 1967)
the Smoke – Cowboys and Indians     (7”single 1968 USA)
 Colours – Lovin’      (7”single 1968 USA)     #
Colostomy Bag Lady – diGESTiCiDe     (‘Electro-convulsive Therapy for All’ 2006 Adelaide, Aust.)     #
cooperblack – Spanish Waltz     (‘My Art Is Bleeding’ 2008 Adelaide Aust.)     #
     #  “Letter of the Week”

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