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, April 3, 2012

Obscured By...

Sadly, it's almost a case of "another Obscured By..., another RIP", in this instance for Jimmy Little, who passed away the previous day.  To show that obscurities aren't restricted to any era, a collection of rarities from recent years was also featured, along with a few unexpected tracks such as Rick Wakeman attempting to sound like The Buggles!  Check out a pre-fame Boy George in that video, too.   Some UK punk and Australian post-punk was in the mix, along with the usual Australian rarities from the 1960s.  Starting the show with a song called 'The End' seemed an appropriately obscure concept as well.  That's the way it goes in the Obscured By... world, this week curated by Michael Hunter, later joined by both Cat and Brat.

The Union  The End  (single 1965 / 'Ultimate Garage Band?' EP 1978  Australia)
Wild Cherries  I Am The Sea (Stop Killing Me)  (single 1971 / 'Complete Havoc Singles' 2CD 2008  Australia)
Gil Matthews  Gil's Thing  (single B-side 1971 / 'Complete Havoc Singles'  Aust)
Autumn  Drifting Far Behind  (demo 1969 / 'Comes...Autumn' CD reissue (bonus track) 2010  Aust)
Jimmy Little  Bury Me Deep In Love  '(Resonate' CD  2001  Aust)
Bloody Death Skull  Holding Hands / I Miss My Homeland   ('I's Of March' CD 2011 US)
Buttress O'Kneel  Exhibit W  ('Compact Scipppp' CD 2009  Aust)
Cutthroat Convention  Warui Neko   ('Denizens Of The Bath House' CD 2009 UK)
Death To The Brutes  Death Set  (self titled CD 2010 Europe)
Docteur Legume Et Les Surfwerks  Phibes and Vulnavia, Just Married!   ('La Planete Sauvage :10 Songs About Sex And Psychopathy' CD 2011 Italy)
Flying Lizards  New Voice  ('Fourth Wall' LP 1981 / 2CD reissue of 1st 2 albums, 2010  UK)
The Move  Brontosaurus  (single 1970, 'Very Best Of The Move' comp 2009 UK)
The Special AKA  War Crimes  (single 1982 / 'Best Of The Specials' 2008  UK)
Rick Wakeman  I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo (single / "Rock & Roll Prophet' LP 1980  UK)
Popol Vuh  Bruder Des Chattens - Sohne Des Lichts  ("The Best Soundtracks from Werner Herzog Films" comp 1992 Germaany)
Voigt/465  State  (single 1979 / 'Inner City Sound' comp 2005 Aust)
Tactics  Long Story  (single 1981 / 'Inner City Sound' comp 2005 Aust)
Whirlywirld   Red River  (self titled EP  1980 / 'Inner City Sound' comp 2005 Aust)
The Scoundrelles  Don't Know Why  ('Atomic Batteries To Power' CD 2008  Aust)
Shelley/Devoto  Till The Stars In His Eyes Are Dead ('Buzzkunst' CD 2001 UK)
Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias  Snuffin' In A Babylon  ('Snuff Rock' EP 1977 / 'Babylon's Burning' comp box set 2007  UK)
The Dodgems  Lord Lucan Is Missing  (single 1978 / 'Babylon's Burning' 2007  UK)
Devil's Dykes  Plastic Flowers (single 1978 / 'Babylon's Burning' 2007  UK)
Dave Goodman & Friends  Justifiable Homicide  (single 1978 / 'Babylon's Burning' 2007  UK)
The Undertones  True Confessions  ('Teenage Kicks' EP 1978 / 'Babylon's Burning' 2007  UK)

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