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, February 7, 2012

Obscured By...

There were songs from many genres, different decades and numerous locales from around the world... as you’d expect on this show. We began, as usual, with a bunch of local Adelaide and/or Australian bands such as Travis Wellington Hedge and Alison Gros [both with a future Little River Band connection], the short-lived Frieze [featuring a couple of ex-Zoot members] plus an 80’s recording by Wendy Saddington with the Hare Krishna Band made in New Zealand. From there we moved onto some 60’s Japanese pop from Akiko Nakamura, a song from the debut EP by Jacques Dutronc, music from such diverse places as Mexico, Bahrain, Singapore and Lebanon, plus a surf instrumental by the Stalemates from Papua New Guinea for good measure. We dug up some interesting “cover versions”, and also delved into the ‘Top of the Pops’ [“not by original artists”] phenomenon which nevertheless occasionally featured some ‘anonymous-but-later-famous’ artistes, our example being Reg Dwight, later better known as Elton John...I guess it paid the bills! We played another track by the lovely Judy Dyble [ex-Fairport Convention, Giles, Giles and Fripp etc], this time a single from 2008 with the Conspirators which actually made Top 10 in the UK Indie Charts... plus many more rarities, obscurities and forgotten gems, brought to you this week by all three ‘DOTS’ – Peter, Megan and Michael.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
InKase – Rene [Small Faces cover]     (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
Travis Wellington Hedge – I Put a Spell on You [Screaming Jay Hawkins cover]     7”single 1969 Adelaide)
Alison Gros – Love Song     (unreleased, recorded 1971 Adelaide)
Frieze – Friend     (‘1972 B.C.’ LP 1972 Australia)
Ronnie Burns – True True Lovin’     (‘This Is’ EP 1966 Aust.)

Wendy Saddington and Gandharvika Dasi [with the Hare Krishna Band] – Back to Gokula     (‘Where To Now?’ LP 1984 Australia/New Zealand)
Reggie Norton and the Ideas – Take It Easy     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
Akiko Nakamura – Hano San Francisco [Scott Mackenzie cover]     (‘Hit Album!’ LP 1969 Japan)
Jacques Dutronc – Mini Mini Mini     (‘Jacques Dutronc’ EP 1966 France)

los Loud Jets – Mira     (7”single 1967 Mexico – taken from ‘Conquer the World Vol.2’ LP compilation)
los Syn – Chica Tientame     (7”single 1966 Chile – taken from ‘Conquer....’)

Simon C. Edwards and His Soul Set – The Way I Do     (7”single 1968 Lebanon – taken from ‘Conquer....’)

the Stalemates – Adventures in Paradise [TV show theme cover]     (7”single 1969 New Guinea)
the Barbarellatones – Pole Dancer     (mp3 pre-release 2012 USA)
Brian Eno – The Lion Sleeps Tonight [Solomon Linda cover]     (7”single 1975 UK)
Husker Du – Eight Miles High [Byrds cover]     (‘Love is all around’ EP 1991 USA)

the Morning After Girls – The Trip [Kim Fowley cover]     (‘He Put The Bomp In The Bomp: a tribute to Greg Shaw’ compilation 2007 USA)

Judy Dyble and the Conspirators – One Sure Thing     (7”single 2008 UK)
Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t let it get you down     (‘Shadrack Chameleon’ LP 1973 Ohio, USA – taken from ‘Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974’ compilation LP 2009 USA)
Osiris – Embers of a Flame     (‘Osiris’ LP 1982 Bahrain)
Baby Grandmothers – Somebody’s Calling My Name     (7”single 1968 Sweden – taken from ‘Forge Your Own Chains....’)
“Top of the Poppers” – Hot Love [T.Rex cover]     (‘Best of Top of the Pops 71’ LP 1971 UK)
“Top of the Poppers” – Co-Co [Sweet cover]     (‘Best of Top of the Pops 71’ LP 1971 UK)

Elton John – My Baby Loves Lovin’ [White Plains cover]     (‘Hits 70’ LP 1970 UK)
The Trailers – Quiver     (7”single 1967 Singapore)
The Rutles – Major Happy’s Up and Coming Good Time Band     (‘Archaeology’ LP 1994 UK)

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