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 13, 2012

Obscured by...

Beginning our regular opening set of Australian recordings from the 60’s/70’s with an obscure 7” single by the Limit, which seems to have been released twice by the Australasian arm of RCA Records, firstly in 1968 and then again in 1969, yet sadly failing to bother the ‘hit parade’ on either occasion despite its quality, we moved through some equally fine songs by bands such as the Throb, MPD Ltd and Adelaide’s the Hergs plus a single by the short-lived ‘power trioBulldog, which featured members of Procession, the Purple Hearts and the Bay City Union. While keeping a general psych/garage focus, we then ventured further out in time and place to the 80’s and beyond, with the likes of the Wylde Mammoths from Sweden, Magic Lantern [ a Sun Araw-related project] from the USA, Italy’s Head & the Hares, the Pandoras from California and Something Really Beautiful, whose fine song we discovered on a sampler LP from UK label Creation Records and who apparently released only one single before disappearing ... but at least they left us this great slice of neo-psychedelia. Also featured were tracks from recent reissues of albums by Comus, the Druids of Stonehenge and Paul Revere & the Raiders as well as a track from Hapshash & the Coloured Coat’s sole album, produced by member Guy Stevens, plus another spin of the sitar headswirler by Kali Bahlu by [rare] request. All pretty rare, semi-forgotten yet worthy stuff...just your usual “obscured by...”, presented for your listening pleasure this week by the Cat and the Brat!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Limit – Happy Life       (7”single 1968/1969 Adelaide, Australia)
MPD Ltd – No Regrets     (7”single 1965 Melbourne, Aust.)
Marcie Jones – That Hurts     (7”single b-side 1966 Aust.)

the Throb – Turn My Head     (7”single 1966 Sydney, Aust.)

the Iguana – Good News     (7”single 1969 Aust.)
Bulldog – Innerspring     (7”single 1970 Aust. – played from “Fable label: Collector’s Items” compilation LP 1972)
Musick Express – Jackie’s Thing     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Hergs – Style of Love     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Cornflake Zoo – Rainy Day     (“End of the beginning” EP 1986 Sweden)
the Pandoras – Haunted Beach Party     (“It’s About Time” LP 1984 USA)
Head & the Hares – Why must you fade away?     (“Autumn Songbook” 1998 Italy)

the Hidden Masters – Into the Night Sky     (“It’s Happening, vol.1” compilation 2010 UK)
No Strange – Sailing Out     (“L’Universo” LP 1987 Italy)

the Fuzztones – I Gotta Way With Girls [Lavender Hour cover]     (“Greg Shaw: He Put the Bomp! in the Bomp” compilation 2007 USA)
the Wylde Mammoths – Gone Away     (“Go Baby Go!” LP 1987 Sweden)

 Something Really Beautiful – Freak Outburst     (recorded 1988 – taken from “Do you Believe in Love: Creation Records” compilation LP 1990 UK)
Moon Duo – Mazes [Walking Through This Space]     (“Mazes – Remixed” 2011 USA)
Magic Lantern – Moon Lagoon Platoon      (“Platoon“ 2009 USA)
David Sylvian – The Healing Place     (“Down To Earth” 1986 UK)
Comus – Winter is the Coloured Bird     (“Diana” EP 1971 UK)
Kali Bahlu – How Can I Tell My Guru?     (“Kali Bahlu takes the Forest Children on a Journey of Cosmic Remembrance” 1968 USA)
Hapshash & the Coloured Coat – Aoum     (“Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids” LP 1967 UK)
the Barracudas – I ain’t no miracle worker [Brogues cover]     (“Mean Time” LP 1983 UK)
John’s Children – Desdemona     (7”single 1967 UK)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – The Great Airplane Strike     (7”single 1966 USA)

the Full Treatment – Just Can’t Wait     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Druids of Stonehenge – Signed D.C. [Love cover]     (“Creation” LP 1968 USA)   

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