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 24, 2012

Obscured By..

Proving songs don't have to be old to be obscure, we featured one track that was only released this week (Melbourne band Zeptepi) and one from an album yet to be issued - Jim Keays' "Dirty Dirty".  A Facebook post alerted the solo-flying Michael Hunter to the latter track's existence mid-show, and led to an online video which was streamed to air - possibly the first time played on radio!   Of course older rarities were heavily featured too, including music from Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Peru and South Korea.  Plus some oddness from the late Ivor Cutler, Bill Cosby in soul music mode and some highly "unique" covers of well known songs, along with our random selection of material from the 'B' section of the station library.  All in a day's work for Obscured By...!

Janice Slater with The No Names  He Really Cares  (B of I'm Gonna Live single 1965 Australia)  The No Names became The Throb.  Both sides of the single are now on iTunes.
Robin Gibb  One Million Years  (single 1969)
Moonshine Jug & String Band  She Belongs To Me  (single 1974 Australia)  Pre-Angels.
Bobbi Marchini & Ted Mulry  I Found My Way  (1973)  Mash-up of 2 separate records using the same backing track.
Zeptepi  Winter In My Blood  (mp3 2012 Australia)
Shin Joong Hyun  The Man Who Must Leave  ("Beautiful Rivers & Mountains" comp 2011, rec 1969 South Korea)
Plastic People Of The Universe  Kolejnice Duni  ("Kolejnice Duni" compilation 1977-82  Czechoslovakia)
Jean Le Fennec  Marie Cecile  ("Phantastic" 1968 France)
Jim Keays  Whiskey Woman (pre-release from "Dirty Dirty", forthcoming CD of garage punk covers)

Walter Steding  Hound Dog  ("Walter Steding" LP, US 1980)
Judy Nylon & Crucial   Jailhouse Rock  ("Pal Judy" LP, US 1982)
Frank Sumatra & The Mob  Telstar  ("Te Deum" 12" EP, UK 1979)
Nurse With Wound  Antacid Cocomotion 93 (The Loco-Motion)  ("Three Minute Symphony", UK 1984)
Magazine  The Burden Of A Song  ("No Thyself", UK 2011)
Bill Cosby  Yes Yes Yes  (single, US 1976)
Ivor Cutler  I'm Happy  ("Ludo", UK 1967)

Yma Sumac  Magenta Mountain  ("Miracles", Peru 1971)
Cocteau Twins  Seekers Who Are Lovers  ("Milk & Kisses", Scotland 1996)

The Big Dish  Christina's World  (12" single, Scotland 1987)
The Black Box  Poison Shadows  (single B-side, Australia 1989)
Boom! Bap! Pow!  My World  (CD single, Aust 2009)
Bergerac (with Liz Dooley)  Sugarjag  ("Voice Of Translator", Australia 2001)

The She Creatures  Moonman  ("She Creatures Invade" UK, 2009)
Catself  Alien Vampiress Is Fitting In  (demo, Finland 2009)
Gabba  Mamma Mia  ("Gabba Leave Stockholm", UK 1999)
The Spiders  Don't Blow Your Mind  (single US 1966)  The 'Alice Cooper' band before it took that name.
Wind In The Willows  Djini Judy  (self-titled LP, US 1968)  Early Debbie Harry.
Flaming Youth  Changes  ("Ark 2" LP, UK 1969)  Early Phil Collins.

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