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 22, 2012

Obscured By...

Again there were 3 DOTS to curate the show, which began as always with a selection of Australian-related songs, paying tribute to Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Mal McGhee of the Wild Cherries, Python Lee Jackson et al, who both passed away this week. There was also a selection of Adelaide rarities, including tracks by 80’s bands Toyland and the Iguana Twins, both featuring Annalisa Vague-Hope on vocals, a single from Adelaide footballer Graham Cornes [co-written by the MixturesEvan Jones], plus a track from the Esperanto Rock Orchestra LP of 1973. Add to that a strange group of cover versions by artists with provenance unknown [except perhaps country of origin], finish with Nico and some very cool French 60’s pop [including a favourite from Brigitte Bardot] and you have another edition of what we like to refer to as “Obscured by...”!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Bee Gees – Craise Finton Kirk, Academy of Arts     (‘1st’ 1967 UK/Australia)
the Bee Gees – Indian Gin & Whisky Dry     (‘Idea’ 1968 UK/Aust.)
the Wild Cherries – Worried Blues     (‘That’s Life’ CD  2007, rec c.1965 Aust.)
Python Lee Jackson – Um, Um, Um     (7” b-side 1966 Aust.)
the Masters Apprentices – Our Friend Owsley Stanley  111     (‘Choice Cuts’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Malik Adouone – Theme from Shaft [Isaac Hayes cover]      ('Orient Meets Funk Brothers and Soul Sisters'  CD 2007 France/Algeria)
Tracy Thornton – Rockaway Beach [Ramones cover]     ('Pan For Punks - A Steelpan Tribute To The Ramones'  US 2005)
Sroeng Santi – Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng [‘Ironman’ – Black Sabbath version]     (? – Thailand prob early 80s)
unknown Japanese band – Queen medley     (? – Japan)
Toyland – Night Flight Over Palestine     (‘Toyland’ EP 1984 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Iguana Twins – E Song     (‘New Age Orgasm’ compilation LP 1989 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Lounge – Teddy’s Sandpaper     (demo 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Deadly Hume – I Hate You [Sardine V cover]     (‘Assorted Desecrations & Magnificent Mutations’ Phantom Records compilation LP 1988 Sydney, Aust.)
Graham Cornes – I Gotta Girl     (7”single 1977 Adelaide, Aust.)
Humus – Echoes Of The Future     (‘Whispering Galleries’ 1999 Mexico)
the Wallace Collection – Natacha     (‘Laughing Cavalier’ LP 1969 Belgium)
Esperanto – On Down the Road      (‘Esperanto Rock Orchestra’ LP 1973 Aust.)
Here We Go Magic – Caroline, No [Beach Boys cover]     (‘Mojo: Pets Sounds Revisited’ magazine cover CD 2012 UK)
the Beach Boys – Surf’s Up     (‘Surf’s Up’ LP 1971 USA)
Joey Ramone – Rock’n’Roll is the Answer     (‘... Ya Know?’ 2012 USA) 
Tubeway Army – Bombers [orig. demo]     (‘The Plan’ anthology LP 1984 – reissued bonus edition 2012 UK)
Serge Gainsbourg – The Initials B.B.     (7”single 1967 France)
Brigitte BardotContact  (‘Show’ LP 1968 France)
Delphine – La Fermeture Eclair  [version of ‘In the Past’ by We The People]    (7”single 1967 Belgium)
Nico – Henry Hudson     (‘Drama of Exile’ LP 1981 UK/Germany)


Jonathan said...

Thanks guys for playing Toyland again & The Iguana Twins. This time I got to hear it in full for the 1st time in about 30 years. Love the chorus, it didn't disappoint. Keep up the great work. Cheers Jon

The Cat And The Brat said...

Glad you got to hear it all this time... thanx for the kind words