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 21, 2012

Obscured By...

We opened the show, as always, with a set of Australian rarities from the 60’s and 70’s, but this time including a tribute to Clive Shakespeare, the original guitarist with Sherbet, who passed away recently, before moving onto a selection of American and UK bands from the same era, including the Bush [also known as the Bushmen], the wonderfully named Ognir & the Nite People, Wimple Winch and the Misunderstood, a US band who relocated to London. We then returned to the 21st Century with a bunch of bands from diverse locations who have taken that 60’s psych/garage/pop template and made it their own, such as the Flower Machine from California, the Jessica Fletchers from Norway and the Selfish Cales from Italy, as well as a set of obscure ‘cover versions’ including black UK punk band Pure Hell doing a Lee Hazlewood song and French model Ronny covering a Sly Stone number... there was an album track by Australia’s Box the Jesuit and in memory of the late Michael Davis, bassist of the MC5, we featured their regular live set-closer, ‘Black to Comm’..... all this and much more, brought to you by the three DOTSMegan, Peter & Michael...
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Reverbs – Say Mama     (7”single 1963 Tasmania, Australia)
Perfection – 3 Rooms and Running Water     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
Lloyd’s World – Goodbye, Goodbye     (7”single b-side 1968 Aust.)
Sherbet – Chicago [Graham Nash cover]     (‘On with the Show’ LP 1973 Aust.)

Clive Shakespeare – I Realize     (7”single 1978 Aust.)
the Four of Us – You’re gonna be mine     (7”single 1965 Michigan, USA)
the Tracers – Watch Me     (7”single 1966 Texas, USA)
the Bush – I Wanted Her    (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Ognir and the Nite People – I found a new love     (7”single 1965 Pennsylvania, USA)
the Misunderstood – Children of the Sun     (recorded 1966 – released as 7”single 1969 UK/USA)

Wimple Winch – Save My Soul     (7”single 1966 UK)
the Selfish Cales – Black and White Rainbow     (‘Selfish Cales 11’ EP 2011 Italy)
the Flower Machine – LA in the Rain     (‘The Flower Machine’ 2011 USA)
 Outrageous Cherry – You got the magic inside you     (‘Supernatural Equinox’ 2003 Detroit, USA)
the Jessica Fletchers – Bloody Seventies Love     (‘What Happened To The?’ 2003 Norway)
the Pillbugs – Life as it Happens     (‘Everybody Wants A Way Out’ 2008 USA)
Pure Hell – These Boots are Made for Walking [Lee Hazelwood cover]     (7”single 1978 UK)
Ronny – If you want me to stay [Sly Stone cover]     (7”single 1981 France)
the Plugz – La Bamba [Richie Valens cover]     (‘Electrify Me’ LP 1981 L.A., USA)
the Rubayyat – If I was a Carpenter [Tim Hardin cover]     (7”single 1968 Texas, USA)
the Rising Storm – Message to Pretty [Love cover]     (‘Calm Before...’ LP 1967 USA)
MC5 – Black to Comm     (live 1968 – taken from ‘Dirty Water 2: More Birth of Punk Attitude’ compilation 2011 UK)

Pink Floyd – the Nile Song     (‘More’ soundtrack LP 1969 UK)
Nine Days Wonder – Only the Dancers     (‘Only the Dancers’ LP 1974 Germany)
the Cramps – The Mad Daddy     (‘Songs the Lord Taught Us’  LP 1980 USA) 

Box The Jesuit – Like Licking Honey Through Glass     (‘Guide Dogs for the Spiritually Impaired’ 1993 Aust.)
Ultra 5 – Streets of Your Town     (‘Lost In Tyme Vol.1’ compilation 1996 Greece/USA)

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