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 20, 2012

Obscured By...

Obscurity comes in many forms.  It could be songs that were never officially released eg Treo+1 with Issi Dye on lead vocals, or The Manx who had such high hopes (see the video) but never actually released any records.  Or rare Party Machine with Ross Wilson & Mike Rudd, pre- Daddy Cool or Spectrum.  It could be bizarre covers - looking at you, Fibonaccis and Sun Yuma!  It could be stuff that's great but largely forgotten, eg Saddhu Brand, or a famous person's pseudonym (Paul McCartney with Youth, as The Fireman) - or just a seemingly unlikely combination, as in a trippy song by a mid-70s Catholic nun!  Or its very newness makes it unheard, such as the track from the Magic Bones EP not released until next month.  How does one possibly keep up with it all?  Easy - tune into 93.7FM in Adelaide on Tuesdays at 2pm or via and let it all come to you!   This week, the show was hosted by all three "dots" for your listening edification.

The Richard Wright Group   No No No No  (7" single 1966 Australia)

The Kinetics  Excuses  (7" single 1966 Australia)
Treo+1  Inside Looking Out   (unreleased acetate c.1966/67 Australia)
Party Machine  Keep Your Cool  (unreleased demo 1968 Australia)
The Manx  On My Way Home  (unreleased demo 1969 Australia)

Samael Lilith  Sitting In The Park  (single B-side 1970 Australia)
The Fibonaccis  Purple Haze  ("Radio Tokyo Tapes, Vol 2" comp LP, 1984 US) 

Sun Yama  Subterranean Homeick Blues   (details elusive)
The Comateens  Summer In The City  (self titled LP, 1980 US)
Bakersfield Boogie Boys  I Get Around   (self-titled 12" EP, 1980 US)
Nash The Slash  Dead Man's Curve  (7" single, 1980  Canada)
Janus  Red Sun  ("Gravedigger" LP, 1972 UK)

The Cosmic Dead  The White Rabbit  ("Cozmik Live Aktion Vol. 1" CD, rec 2010, rel 2012, UK)

The Magic Bones  Gouge Out A View  (upcoming self titled EP, rel April 2012, Australia)
Saddhu Brand  People Brittle   ("Whole Earth Rhythm" LP 1970 US)

Sister Irene O'Connor  Fire Of God's Love  ("Fire Of God's Love: Songs To Ignote The Spirit" LP 1976, prob Australia)

Boomer & Travis  Foul Owl On The Prowl  ("In The Heat Of The Night" movie, 1967  US)
Teddy Fire  Revenge  ("Fluxing Headset Man"  LP  1996 US)
The Walker Brothers  The Electrician  (edit)   ("Nite Flights"  1978 US)
Luke Haines   Gorgeous George  ("9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling Of The 1970s and Early 1980s" CD 2011 UK)
Caveman  A Country's King Of Dreams  ("CoCo Beware" CD 2011 US)
The Fireman  Lovers In A Dream  ("Electric Arguments" CD 2008 UK)
The High Dials  Chinese Boxes  ("Anthems For Doomed Youth" 2011 Canada)

Neu!  Hellogallo  ("Neu!" LP 1972 Germany) 

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