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 15, 2012

Obscured By...

Two ‘DOTS’, Michael Hunter & Peter Brat, were your guides this week into the murky world of forgotten, rarely heard and simply strange music that we like to play here on 3D Radio in Adelaide, Australia. As always, we began with a set of Australian rarities, this time from the 70’s, including comedian Norman Gunston’s take on punk-rock and the final single from Adelaide’s Vibrants, before throwing in a song which fitted our criteria because it has only just been released and this was possibly the first time it had received airplay – we refer, of course, to the Glenn Cardier track. Some listeners may question how a Beatles b-side could be ‘obscure’, but we played it for the bassline, which we, and an observant listener [Douglas P of Death in June fame], noticed was the same as the Wondermints used in their Abba cover... and it was a b-side! Other rare cover versions were also featured, including one by the accurately named Balsara & His Singing Sitars as well as the recent Scott Walker cover by 3D favourites, Trembling Bells and Bonnie Prince Billy, plus an adaption of a Dylan Thomas poem by Doug Parkinson. Mix in some French language singles, two bands called the Pussycats, one from Norway, the other from Chile, a song by Dengue Fever which was originally a hit in pre-Pol Pot Cambodia, some New Zealand 60’s psychedelia from the likes of the Gremlins and there you have it – another edition of Obscured by...”!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Vibrants – I can’t let go of your love     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Australia)
Tin Tin – She Said Ride     (‘Tin Tin’ LP 1970 Australia)
Ova – Metapelet     (demo 1974 Adelaide, Aust.)
Norman Gunston – I might be a punk (but I love you baby)     (7”single 1977 Aust.)
Mother Goose – I think it’s you     (7”single 1978 Aust.)
Glenn Cardier – Abducted by Aliens     (‘Stranger than Fiction’ 2012 Aust.)
the Wondermints – Knowing Me, Knowing You [Abba cover]     (‘The Wonderful World of the Wondermints’ 1996 USA)
Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy – Duchess [Scott Walker cover]     (‘Duchess’ EP 2012 UK/USA)
the Carpettes – Radio Wunderbar     (‘Radio Wunderbar’ EP 1977 UK)
Patrik Fitzgerald – Safety-pin Stuck in my Heart     (‘Safety-pin...’ EP 1977 UK)
the Pussycats – Don’t let me be misunderstood [Nina Simone cover]      (‘the Pussycats Story’ anthology 1990 Norway)
the Band of Wynand – Day-time, Night-time     (7”single 1967 USA)
Larry’s Rebels – Fantasy     (7”single 1968 New Zealand – taken from ‘A Day in my Mind’s Mind : vol.2’ compilation 2008)
the La De Da’s – Find Us a Way     (‘Find Us a Way’ LP 1967 NZ)
the Gremlins – Never You Mind     (7”single 1968 NZ)
Morgen – Love     (‘Morgen’ LP 1969 USA)
the Beatles – Rain      (7”single b-side 1966 UK)
Balsara & His Singing Sitars – Strawberry Fields Forever [Beatles cover]     (‘Great International Hits’ LP 1970 India)
Jim Ether – Valleri [Monkees cover]     (‘Monkeys in the Rabbit Hole’ compilation 2010 USA)
Dengue Fever – Tip My Canoe     (‘Escape From Dragon House’ 2008 Cambodia/USA)
Laura Ulmer – Amoureux d’une affiche      (7”single 1967 Canada)
Le Bain Didonc – 4 Cheveux dans le vent      (7”single 1966 France)
Jacques Dutronc – Je Suis Content     (7”single 1967 France)
the Pussycats – No voy a ir a tu fiesta     (7”single 1965 Chile)
the Flying Lizards – Mandalay Song      (‘The Flying Lizards’ LP 1980 UK)
Catself – Alien Vampiress is Fitting In     (demo 2009 Finland)
Nina Hagen – Taitschi Tarot     (‘NunSexMonkRock’ LP 1982 Germany)
Specimen – Dead Man’s Autochop      (7”single 1983 UK)
Doug Parkinson – Do not go gentle... [Dylan Thomas poem/lyrics]     (recorded ‘live’ on Australian ABC-TV show “GTK” 1971 – taken from ‘The GTK Tapes, vol.1’ compilation 1995 Australia)

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