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, May 1, 2012

Obscured By...

 After the regular opening set of 60’s Australian rarities, we ventured off into space with Jim Keays and eventually ended with ‘Moondawn’, a slice of 70’s deutsche drone from Klaus Schultze... all very ethereal! Stuffed within these bookends however, we ventured, as usual, all over the place! Included was a track from Harvey Matusow, once named “America’s Most Hated Man” for his role in the McCarthy anti-communist witch-hunt of the ‘50s before reinventing himself as an avant-garde artiste and moving to the UK, hanging out with Yoko Ono, Warhol and Mailer etc (check out his story on wiki) and recording an LP. We also indulged our fondness for obscure compilations such as the ‘Sounds from Psychedelphia’ put out in the ‘90s by US label, Lounge Records, as well as some rarities made so by being ‘limited editions’, for example, the 7" orange vinyl single by the Black Angels and the 1979 Brian Sands EP featuring the Monkees cover... All brought to you by this week’s ‘DOTS’,  the Cat and the Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist..... 

the Reverbs – Say Mama     (7”single b-side 1966 Tasmania, Australia)
the Syssys – Three Long Days     (unreleased acetate 1966 Adelaide, Australia – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ compilation 2010 Adelaide)
Ray Brown – That’s it, I quit, I’m movin’ on    (7”single b-side 1967 Australia)
Animation Unlimited – Big Bad Woman     (unreleased acetate 1966 Adelaide – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ comp.)
Lloyd’s World – Goodbye Goodbye     (7”single b-side 1968 Aust.)
1863 Establishment – Picture of a Girl     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Toni McCann – My Baby     (7”single 1965 Brisbane, Aust.)
Jim Keays – Space Brothers     (‘Jim Keays as... The Boy From The Stars’ LP 1974 Aust.)
Three 4 Tens – I Feel Fine     (‘Sounds from Psychedelphia’ compilation 1998 Philadelphia, USA)
Harvey Matusow’s Jews Harp Band – Wet Socks     (‘War Between Fats and Thins’ LP 1969 USA/UK)
Soundpool – Do What You Love     (‘Just Like a Daydream’ compilation 2008 UK)
Agitation Free – A Quiet Walk     (‘2ND’  LP 1973 Germany)
the Flamin’ Groovies – Doctor Boogie     (‘Teenage Head’ LP 1971 USA)
the Black Angels – I’d Rather Be Lonely     (7”single 2012 Austin, Texas, USA)
the Higher State – These Things Take Time     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
Roxy Music – Pyjamarama     (7”single 1972 UK)
801 – RongWrong     (rehearsal tape August, 1976 UK – released as bonus disc on ‘801 Live: Collector’s Edition’ 2010 UK)
the Plastics – Last Train to Clarkesville [Monkees cover]     (bonus 7”flexi-disc with their 1st LP 1979 Japan)
Brian Sands – Baby, You’re a Rich Man [Beatles cover]     (‘Reheated Chocolate Tangos’ 12” EP 1979 USA)
Gina X – Drive My Car [Beatles cover]     (12”single 1984 Germany)
Klaus Schultze – Floating     (‘Moondawn’ LP 1976 Germany)

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