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 24, 2012

Obscured By...

The Cat & the Brat were the ‘DOTS’ curating this week’s show, which ranged from the 70’s UK bubblegum pop of 12-year-old Ricky Wilde (yep, Marty’s son/Kim’s brother) and the sitar-laden sounds of 90’s US psych-sters the Surprise Symphony, to a selection of UK goth which included ex-Bauhaus singer Peter Murphy’s surprise 1990 US hit single, some new Malaysian punk rock and the very last song of Marc Bolan’s final UK tour prior to his death in 1977. And of course there was our regular batch of Australian rarities, which included a live version of a yummy bubblegum classic by James Reyne, found on a 90’s TV show! Yes, it was another slice of ‘Obscured by...’ goodness!
..... and here is the playlist.....

the Bee Gees – Out of Time [Rolling Stones cover]     (Live recording from “It’s All Happening” TV show 1966 Australia)
the Sunsets – Hot Generation     (7”single 1967 Australia)
the Five – There’s Time     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Southern Gentlemen – Leave Myself to Me     (7”single 1965 Adelaide,  Aust.)
Jeff St John & the Yama – Everybody’s Gone (Rode Away on Horses)     (7”single b-side [to Nothing Comes Easy] 1967 Aust.)
the Plaster Scene – Love     (private pressing [approx. 20 copies made] 1967 Aust. – taken from ‘Datura Dreamtime: A Forest of Goldtops Vol 2’ compilation 1999 Aust.)
James Reyne – Yummy Yummy Yummy [Ohio Express cover]      (Live recording from ‘Denton’ ABC-TV 1994 Aust.)
Hugh Cornwell – Irate Caterpillar     (‘Nosferatu’ LP 1979 UK)
the Only Ones – The Beast    (rec. 1978 – taken from ‘the Peel Sessions Album’ 1989 UK)
Flannelcat – Rubatummy     (7”single 1973 UK)
T.Rex [with the Damned] – Get It On     (‘Live 1977’ [final UK show, in Portsmouth] 1997 UK)
Ricky Wilde – I am an Astronaut     (7”single 1972 UK)
Mindless Drug Hoover – Fuck Off     (‘Sharks Patrol These Waters: The Best of Volume, Part 2’ magazine compilation UK 1995)
Love Spit Love – Wake Up     (‘Volume Twelve’ magazine comp. 1994 UK)
Electrofixion – Rain on Me     (‘Zephyr’ EP 1994 UK)
Ciccone Youth – Burnin’ Up (Mike Watt Original Demo ‘86) [Madonna cover]     (‘the Whitey Album’ LP 1988 USA)
Todd Rundgren – Rain [Beatles cover]      (‘Faithful’ LP 1976 USA)
the Fallen Angels – I’ll Drive You From My Mind     (‘It’s a Long Way Down’ LP 1968 USA)
the Surprise Symphony – Lion Song     (‘the Surprise Symphony’ 1998 USA)
Cheops – Salem Bibi     (‘A Most Peculiar Pancake’ LP 1996 UK)
Kaleidoscope – A Dream for Julie     (7”single 1968 UK)
the Virgin Prunes – Pagan Lovesong     (‘If I Die, I Die’ LP 1982 UK)
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up     (7”single 1989 UK)
Throbbing Gristle – Hamburger Lady     (‘DOA:  the Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle’ LP 1978 UK)
Never Found – Ambil Pati Buangkanam Pas     (‘Give & Take: Malaysian Hardcore Punk Compilation 2012’)
Death in June – State Laughter     (12”single 1982 UK – taken from ‘Lesson 2: Misanthropy’ anthology 2009)

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