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, June 5, 2012

Obscured By...

After hearing, shortly before going to air, the news about Adelaide singer Darryl Cotton‘s cancer diagnosis, we just had to play a favourite song from his old band, the Zoot, at the conclusion of our selection of Australian music which regularly opens our show. Also included in that set was the opening track of Normie Rowe’s debut album in 1965, the debut single from the Black Diamonds, and a rare EP cut by Billy Thorpe& the Aztecs from 1966. From there, we ventured far and wide, with rarities by Slowdive, Throbbing Gristle and New Zealand’s Dizzy Limits, plus a slew of 7” singles from numerous locales, such as I Fantoms from Italy, the Beavers from Japan, Hex from the USA and the Matadors from Czechoslovakia, as well as some early Bowie in his David Jones & the Lower Third incarnation plus Marc Bolan with a later John’s Children track from the UK, before finishing with some Harmonia musik from Germany ... all brought to you this week by your two DOTS, the Cat & the Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Joyboys – Murphy the Surfie     (7” single 1963 Australia)
the Black Diamonds – See the Way     (7” single 1966 Lithgow, Aust.)
Normie Rowe – She used to be mine     (‘It Ain’t Necessarily So But It Is... Normie Rowe’ LP 1965 Aust.)
Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs – My Babe [Willie Dixon cover]     (‘Stand By Me’ EP 1966 Aust.)
Johnny Young – Hold On [Fleur De Lys cover]     (‘Surprises’ LP 1968 Aust./UK) 
the Moods – Rum Drunk     (7”single b-side 1966 Aust.)
the Zoot – Turn Your Head     (7”single b-side 1970 Aust.)
Gary Numan – Metal     (rec. 2001 BBC Radio – taken from ‘1979-2001: the Complete John Peel Sessions’ 2007 UK)
Major Crimes – Poolside     (‘Monsoon’ cassette EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Slowdive – Some Velvet Morning [Lee Hazlewood cover]     (‘Volume, issue 7’ magazine/CD 1993 UK)
Simple Minds – I Travel [extended mix]     (12”single 1980 UK)
Throbbing Gristle – United     (7”single 1978 UK)
Sun Araw – Beat Cop      (‘On Patrol’ 2010 USA)
Alex – Tales of Purple Sally     (‘Alex’ LP 1974 Germany)
the Beavers – Koishite Aishite     (7”single b-side 1968 Japan)
the Hobbits – I’m Just a Young Man     (‘Down to Middle Earth’ LP 1967 New York, USA)
Les Problemes – Dodecaphonie     (7”single 1966 France)
I Fantoms – Le Insegnere Pubblicitarie     (7” single 1966 Turin, Italy)
Dizzy Limits – Mare Tranquility     (7”single b-side 1969 Wellington, New Zealand)
the Apostolic Intervention – (Tell me) have you ever seen me     (7”single 1966 UK)
Hex – Doubt     (7”s9iingle 1966 USA)
Ronnie Burns – Exit Stage Right     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
 the Twilights – Cathy Come Home     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Davy Jones & the Lower Third – You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving Me     (7”single 1966 UK)
John’s Children – A Midsummer’s Night Scene     (7” single 1967 UK)
the Yardbirds – Little games     (7”single 1967 UK)
the Matadors – Get Down from the Tree     (‘Matadors’ LP 1968 Czechoslovakia)
 Lemmy & Wendy O. Williams– Stand By Your Man [Tammy Wynette cover]     (‘Stand By Your man’ EP 1982 USA/UK)
Harmonia – Veterano     (‘Musik von Harmonia’ LP 1974 Germany)

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