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 27, 2012

Obscured By...

We began this week with a tribute to Vince Lovegrove, who was killed in a road accident last weekend... Vince was a well-respected and much-liked veteran of Australian rock’n’roll, with a long career that incorporated solo work and playing in bands such as the Valentines and, more recently, Mongrels of Passion, plus working as a journalist, television presenter and producer, band manager and AIDS awareness pioneer... and the man who introduced Bon Scott to AC/DC! From there we moved onto a bunch of songs from the extensive Aztec Music re-issue catalogue, with the sad news that the company has gone into receivership, due to large debts owed them by overseas distributers... yet another victim of rapacious multinational capitalism. As virtually the only large re-issue organisation in Australia, our rich musical heritage is once again in danger of being consigned back to the obscurity from which they, and several smaller companies, have bravely attempted to rescue it. **Buy an Aztec Music reissue or 2 today, to help them out! ** Then it was on to another of our “celebration of the compilation” selections... this time a great 2005 single-disc collection from Paris, France called “Gloria: International Garage Rock Club!” from which we played, amongst others, Baby Woodrose and the Dirtbombs. Throw in some wild cover versions by the likes of Pere Ubu and Jim Keays, some Psychedelia, new and old, then finish with a Moog classic and there it is – another “Obscured by...”, brought to you by the 3 DOTS, Michael, Megan & Peter.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....    
the Valentines – My old man’s a groovy old man     (7”single 1969 Australia)
the Valentines – Peculiar Hole In the Sky [Easybeats cover]     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Vince Lovegrove – Rented Room Blues     (7”single 1971 Aust.)
Vince Lovegrove – Livestock [Fraternity cover]     (7”single b-side 1971 Aust.)
Mongrels of Passion – Sorry     (‘Mongrels of Passion’ 2008 Aust.)
Spectrum – Love’s my Bag     (‘Milesago’ LP 1971 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Madder Lake – Ride On, Fast     (‘Butterfly Farm’ LP 1973 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Autumn – Lady Anne     (‘Comes Autumn’ LP 1971 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Levi Smith’s Clefs – Relief from a Lighted Doorway    (‘Empty Monkey’ LP 1970 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
the Bleeding Hearts – Rock Star     (‘What Happened?’ LP 1977 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
“Gloria : International Garage Rock Club!” compilation – 2005 France
   Baby Woodrose – Too Far Gone     (7”single 2003 Denmark)
   the Priscillas – Gonna Rip Your Photograph     (7”single 2005 UK)
   the Barracudas – Subway Surfin’     (7”single 1979 UK/USA)
   the Dirtbombs – King’s Lead Hat (Eno cover)     (7”single 2003 USA)
the Chesterfield Kings – Satisfaction Guaranteed     (‘Here are the Chesterfield Kings’ LP 1983 USA)
J D Blackfoot – Flushed You From The Toilet Of My Heart     (7”single c.1974 USA)
Barnes & Barnes – Gotta Get a Fake I.D.     (‘Dr Demento’s Dementia Royale’ LP compilation 1980 USA)
C Newman & Janet Smith – California Girls [Beach Boys cover]     (‘Janet Smith’ LP 1985 Germany)
 the Lemon Kittens – Shakin’ All Over [Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover]     (‘Spoonfed & Writhing’ EP 1979 UK)
Pere Ubu – Pushin’ Too Hard [Seeds cover]     (7”single 1980 USA)
Jim Keays – Whiskey Woman [Flamin’ Groovies cover]     (‘Dirty, Dirty’ 2012 Aust.)
Pinocchio & the Puppets [aka the Teddy Boys] – Fusion     (7’single 1967 USA – taken from “Going Slowly Insane” comp. CD)
Liquid Visions – Morning Rain     (‘Hypnotized’ 2002 Germany)
Mugstar – Bethany Heart Star     (7”single 2007 Ireland – taken from ‘Psychedelica 3’ comp. 2007 UK)
Walter Carlos – What’s new Pussycat?     (‘By Request’ LP 1975 USA)

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