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 29, 2012

Obscured By...

Obscure music knows no boundaries of time or geography, so neither do we.  All 3 "dots" were together again this week, leading a merry dance through rarely heard Australian tracks, hard to find music from more unusual locales including Tuva and Armenia, along with Swedish and Chinese covers of well known songs - even if the version of Anarchy In The UK neglected to include actual lyrics and maybe came from France rather than China - there is controversy!  Psychedelic, prog, punk, pop, an Iron Butterfly classic performed in throat music style - it's off-centre, it's unusual, it's Obscured By...

Sharon Black – Don’t Hurt Me    (7” single, b-side of ‘Little Church around the Corner’ 1965 Australia)
the Wild Colonials – Roses are Red     (7” single 1965 Aust.)
Millionaires – Please Don’t Mention the Junta     (7” A-side-only single 1977 Aust.)
The Globes – The Girl With the Smiling Hair     (7” single 1981 Newcastle, Aust.)

Spectrum – The Jacket Formerly Known as Prince     (unreleased out-take circa 2011 Aust.) via
Wanderlea – Vou Lhe Contar [the SeedsPushing Too Hard cover]     (7” single 1967 Brazil)

Yat-Kha – In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly cover]     (‘Re-Covers’ 2005 Tuva, Russia)
Manster – Over Under Sideways Down [Yardbirds cover]      (date unknown USA)
the Dragons – Anarchy in the UK [Sex Pistols cover]     {'Parfums de la Revolution' 1982 China/France[?])

Laibach – The Cross [Prince cover] (‘Jesus Christ Superstars’ 1996 Slovenia)
the Lords of Gravity – Where You Gonna Run?     (Aust. demo - included on the CD accompanying “Rumble Skunk, Vol 2 ” fanzine 2009 Greece)
Les Napoleons – Reviens     (‘Les Napoleons a Go-Go’ 1966 Quebec, Canada)
the Allusions – Fever (Burns in My Brain)      (7” single b-side 1966 Aust.)
the Bootjacks – Stoned [Rolling Stones cover]     (live 1965 Sweden - taken from ‘Essential Pebbles 3: European Garage’ )
the Ones – Love of Mine     (7” single 1967 Germany)
Oaksenham – The Way Back Home     (‘Conquest of the Pacific’ 2006 Armenia)
Of the Wand and the Moon – Absence     (‘The Lone Descent’ 2011 Denmark)

Dead Can Dance – The Promised Womb     (‘Aion’ LP 1990 UK)
Autumn – Goblin’s Gamble     (‘Comes Autumn’ LP 1971 Aust.)
the Kinks – Lazy Old Sun     (‘Something Else’ LP 1967 UK)
Orange Machine – Dr Crippen’s Waiting Room     (7” single, b-side of ‘You Can All Join In’ 1969 Dublin, Ireland)
Status Quo – Mr Mind Detector     (‘Spare Parts’ LP 1969 UK)
the Crome Cyrcus – Lord in Black    (7” single 1968 San Francisco, USA)
the Higher State – If At All     (‘Freakout in the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
the Rationals – Respect     (7” single 1966 Michigan, USA)
the Asteroid #4 – Apple Street     (‘King Richards Collectibles’ 2001 USA)
Procession – Anthem     (‘Live at Sebastians’ 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)

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