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 17, 2012

Obscured By...

Another tri-dotted Obscured By... (Michael Hunter, Cat & Brat) that veered recklessly yet with consideration from genre to genre, country to country - all in the search for musical obscurities.  Sadly, another RIP was necessary - saying goodbye to keyboardist Jimmy Niven and playing a track each from two of his best known bands, Captain Matchbox and The Sports.   Also, while Robin Gibb lies in hospital, we played a version of his song Lord Bless All from the new Trembling Bells CD with Bonnie Prince Billy, while Maurice Gibb produced the track we played from the duo Tin Tin.   Some Japanese surf guitar and Irish punk was added to the mix, along with an unexpected recording of The Chiffons performing My Sweet Lord, recorded while George Harrison was being sued for the song sounding too much like He's So Fine, by... The Chiffons!  Rare singles from Australia and the world were included as usual, in the eclectic mix that is known as Obscured By...

The Avengers  Listen Listen [Merry-Go-Rounds cover(single 1969, Australia)
The Rebels  I Can See The World  (single 1970, NZ / Australia)
Nova Express  Piece Of My Heart [Big Brother and the Holding Co. cover(single 1970, Australia)
Tin Tin  Is That The Way  (single 1971, Australia)

Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band  Out In The Suburbs  ("Australia" LP 1975, Australia)
The Sports  The Creature [AKA Right Thru Her Heart]  (unreleased demo 1977, Australia)
Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy  Lord Bless All  ("The Marble Downs" CD 2012, Scot/US)
Paul Messis & Jessica Winter  All Nightmares Turn To Dreams  (pre-release CD for 7" single 2012, UK)
Cocteau Twins  Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops  ("The Spangle Maker" EP  1984, UK)

Greenwood, Curlee & Clyde  Little Willy  ("One Time One Place" LP 1972, US)
The Chiffons  My Sweet Lord  (single 1975, US)

The Bank  History Of Rock & Roll  (single B-side 1977, US)
Sparks  Hospitality On Parade   ("Indiscreet" 1975, US)
The Kitchen Cinq  You'll Be Sorry Someday  (single 1967, US)
The Megas  Running Mr So & So  (single 1968, Holland)
Bluebird  Goin' Down  (single B-side 1971, US)
Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys  Theme From Unfinished Symphony
("Let's Go Classics" LP 1967, Japan)
Black'N'Whites  Komandosi    (single 1967, Poland)
The Eliminators  The Saint  ("Guitars & Percussion" LP 1966, UK)
Little Gerhard  Into The Go-Go Groove   (single 1964, Sweden)

The Diplomats  See My Baby Walking
("World Beaters II" comp CD / prev unreleased track c.?  Aust)
The Undertones  Smarter Than U  ("The Undertones" LP 1979, Ireland)
X-Dreamysts  Dance Away Lover  (single B-side 1978, Ireland)
Protex  Don't Ring Me Up  (single 1978, Ireland)

Eric Gradman Man & Machine  All Is Machine  
(self-titled compilation CD 2012, unreleased track c early 80s, Australia)
Suzi Chunk  Look Back & Laugh  (pre-release CD for 7" single, 2012, UK)
The Lounge  Teddy's Sandpaper  (CD single, orig Adelaide 1981)

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