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, July 17, 2012

Obscured By...

Sadly another RIP for this week's Obscured By... hosted by all three dotsJon Lord, ex-Deep Purple etc passed away the previous day, so a small selection of music from a few decades of his career was featured.   Whether rock musicians actually want to rest "in peace" or would rather crank the amp up to 11 is another matter, however.  We also played some cardboard postcard records promoting the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, some very obscure bands from a mid-60s "battle of the bands" and a few favourites such as Jacques DuTronc, Dave Davies and Nina Hagen.  Australian rarities included an early 90s re-recorded Easybeats track by Stevie Wright and a version of Friday on My Mind by Elliot Goblet best described as "unique".  We present the whole playlist here for your astonishment...

the Allusions – Lady of Leisure     (‘the Allusions’ LP 1967 Sydney, Australia)
Human Instinct – Pink Dawn      (7”single b-side [to Renaissance Fair] 1968 New Zealand)
the Fourmyula / Pipp – Otaki     (7”single 1970 New Zealand)
Mike Brady – Sympathy [Rare Bird cover]      (7”single 1970 Australia)
Elliot Goblet – Friday on my Mind [Easybeats cover]      (7”single 1989 Aust.)
Stevie Wright – Women     (‘Striking It Rich’ 1990 Aust.)
Matching Mole – Gloria Gloom     (‘Little Red Record’ LP 1972 UK)
the Way We Live – Watch White Stars     (‘A Candle for Judith’ LP 1971 UK)
Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen     (‘666’ LP 1972 UK) 
Deep Purple – Burn     (‘Live in London’ LP 1974 UK)
Jon Lord & the Hoochie Koochie Men – Danger, White Man Dancing     (‘Reckless Love:  a Tim Gaze anthology’  2003 Aust.)
Deep Purple – Kentucky Woman [Neil Diamond cover]      (7”single 1968 UK)
Jacques Dutronc – Les Cactus     (‘Jacques Dutronc’ LP 1966 France)
John Kongos – Confusions about a Goldfish     (‘Confusions about a Goldfish’ LP 1970 South Africa/UK)
Brass Tacks – Maxwell Ferguson     (7”single 1968 UK)
the Strangers – Step Inside [Hollies cover]      (7”single 1968 Ireland)
Dave Davies – Lincoln County     (7”single 1968 UK – taken from ‘Hidden Treasures’ anthology 2012)
Ronnie Draper & the Fordamatics – Summer of ’62     (“Cardboard Postcard records – Seattle World’s Fair 1962 promos’ USA)    
Kelly Gates – Cafe in the Sky     (“Cardboard Postcard records – Seattle World’s Fair 1962 promos’ USA)    
David Hemmings – Anathea     (‘david hemmings happens’ LP 1967 USA)
the Night Watch – Too Long     (‘It’s Happening Here’ compilation LP 1967 New Jersey, USA)
the Conchords – Magic Love Machine     (‘It’s Happening Here’ compilation LP 1967 New Jersey, USA)
Nina Hagen – My Way [Frank Sinatra/Sid Vicious cover]     (recorded 1979 – released on ‘Nina Hagen In Ekstasy’ LP 1985 Germany/USA)
My Bloody Valentine – Glider     (‘Glider’ EP 1990 UK – taken from the “EPs: ‘88-‘91” anthology 2012 UK)
the High Dials – The Sound of Daisy Leaving     (‘the holy ground’ EP 2007 Canada)
Ellie Pop – Can’t Be Love     (7”single 1968 USA)
the Jelly Bean Bandits – Tapestries     (‘The Jelly Bean Bandits’ LP 1967 USA)

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