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, March 6, 2012

Obscured By...

 There were once again 3 DOTS presenting the show, though not the usual line-up... this week the Cat & the Brat were joined by former 3D Radio announcer Mark P. who is back in Adelaide briefly; he has accumulated quite a few more obscurities and rarities since we last saw him and happily agreed to share a few of them with us all. Amongst them, we heard from the 1969 debut by US band Morgen, a single from the same year by the Factory from the UK, a 1973 song by Australia’s the Bakery, a 1968 track from Boston outfit Ultimate Spinach as well as one by Bunalim from 1970’s Turkey, plus a cut from 1969’s “Philosophy of the World” LP by legendary ”outsider music” sister-group the Shaggs. We also played our regular set of 1960’s Antipodean music, this week featuring performers such as the Escorts, the Harts, and Alison Durbin plus a b-side by Love Machine , a studio project featuring members of the Black Diamonds and the Groop produced by Pat Aulton. Tribute was paid to the late Davy Jones of the Monkees, who sadly passed away suddenly this week, by playing several rare works, including the original fuzz-drenched Candy Store Prophets version of ‘Valleri’ and a solo track which he wrote and produced. Throw in some Jacques Dutronc and David Axelrod and lots more and you have another episode of Obscured by... Thanks to Mark P. for joining in the fun... hopefully he’ll be back next time he’s in town!
..... and here is the full playlist....
the Others – Dancing Girl     (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Australia)
Normie Rowe & the Playboys – With Me     (7”single 1966 Australia)
the Escorts – House on Soul Hill     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Black Diamonds – Not This Time     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
the Groop – Lovin’ Tree     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Love Machine – May My Heart Be Cast Into Stone     (7”single b-side 1969 Aust.)
the Harts – Little Girl     (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Monkees – Valleri [first version]     (recorded 1967, aired on ‘the Monkees’ TV show but unreleased – taken from “Monkees Music Box” compilation 2001)
Davy Jones – Smile     (recorded 1968 – released 1995 on “Instant Replay” reissue as a bonus track)
the Rising Sons – Take a Giant Step [Goffin/King cover]      (recorded 1966 – released on “Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder” 1992 USA)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – (I’m not your) Stepping Stone [Boyce/Hart cover]     (‘Midnight Ride’ LP 1966 USA – taken from ‘Hungry for Kicks’ anthology 2009)
the Trappers – Too Much Monkey Business [‘live’ version]     (recorded 1965 Sweden – from “Essential Pebbles vol.3” compilation 2000 USA)
Morgen – Welcome to the Void     (“Morgen” LP 1969 USA)
Darker My Love – Wake     (“Darker My Love” 2005 USA)
Bunalim – Tas Yar Kopek Yok     (7”single 1970 Turkey – taken from “Bunalim” anthology 2007)
the Outsiders – Misfit     (recorded ‘live’ 1968 Holland – appears as bonus track on “CQ” reissue 2011)
Bakery – Holocaust     (“Momento” LP 1973 Perth, Australia)
the Factory – Path Through the Forest     (7”single 1969 UK)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Golden Frost     (“My Bloody Underground” 2008 USA)
Jacques Dutronc – Hippie Hippie Hourah     (7”single 1967 France)
the Ooga Boogas – Kiss Your Rocks Goodbye     (“Romance & Adventure” 2008 Australia)
the Shaggs – That Little Sports Car     (“Philosophy of the World” LP 1969 USA)
the Pandoras – Hot Generation [Toni McCann cover]     (7”single 1984 USA)
The Unheard Of – Save My Soul [Wimple Winch cover]     (from ‘Rumble Skunk #2’ magazine cover CD 2007 Greece)
White Lightening – Age     (recorded 1969 Minnesota USA – taken from “the Lost Studio Album” 2005)
Ultimate Spinach – Mind Flowers     (“Behold & See” LP 1968 Boston USA)
David Axelrod – the Mental Traveller     (“Songs of Innocence” LP 1968 USA – taken from “the Edge: at Capitol Records 1966-70” anthology 2005)

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