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 31, 2012

Obscured By...

Another sad farewell this week, this time to Australian rock stalwart Darryl Cotton who passed away a few days previously.  A number of related rarities from a few of his musical endeavours were therefore found and played to start the show.  Another lesser known death was that of Geoff Ratz, bass player with 60s Melbourne band The Pink Finks, best known for introducing Ross Wilson & Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool) to the world.   Other material included some "new" Joey Ramone, 60s European pop with The Golden Earrings and Jacques Dutronc, 80s Irish post punk and all the other styles and locales listed below.  Not many performance videos could be found for this week's collection - brought to you by all three "dots" - but they should still be of interest, eg the clip of Zoot's "The Freak" contains stills from their cruise ship reformation performance in 2011.  
the Zoot – Coke advertisement     (radio ad, circa 1969, Australia)
the Zoot – 1x2x3x4     (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Aust.)
Frieze – Jimmy & Jessie      (‘1972 B.C.’ LP 1972 Aust.)
Cotton, Lloyd & Christian – I Go to Pieces     (7”single 1975 Aust/USA)
Burns, Cotton & Morris – Will I     (‘Burns, Cotton & Morris’ 1996 Aust.)
the Zoot – The Freak     (7”single 1971 Aust.)
Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream      (‘Starring Rosi’ LP 1973 Germany)
Tangerine Dream – No Man’s Land     (‘Hyperborea’ LP 1983 Germany)
the Nice – Country Pie/Brandenburg Concerto No.6     (‘Five Bridges’ LP 1970 UK)
the Pink Finks – Untie Me     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Groove – Soothe Me [Sam Cooke cover]     (7”single 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)
Ray Brown & Moonstone – Run, Sylvie, Run     (‘Mad House’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Little Gulliver & the Children – I Was Bewitched      (‘Little Gulliver & the Children‘ EP 1966 Aust.)
Tony Worsley & the Fabulous Blue Jays – Tell Me Why     (‘Raining In my Heart’ EP 1966 Aust.)
PH – Last days      (recorded 1983 Ireland – taken from ‘Strange Passion: Explorations in Irish Post Punk, DIY and Electronic Music 1980-83’ compilation 2012)
Major Thinkers – Avenue B     (12”single 1981 Ireland/USA)
the Jigsaw Seen – Winterland’s Gone     (‘Winterland’ 2011 USA)
Joey Ramone – Life’s a Gas     (‘...Ya Know?’ 2012 USA)
Hugh Cornwall & Robert Williams – Losers in a Lost Land     (‘Nosferatu’ LP 1979 UK)
126 – Mailbox Execution System     (7”single 1978 Norway)
the Golden Earrings – That Day     (7”single 1966 Holland)
the Bonniwell Music Machine – Astrologically Incompatible     (7”single b-side [to Bottom of the Soul] 1967 USA)
the Tokens – How Nice?     (‘It’s a Happening World’ LP 1967 USA)
Noel Harrison – Sign of the Queen     (7”single b-side [to Mrs Williams Rose] 1967 Hollywood, USA)
Jacques Dutronc – L’Augmentation     (‘Jacques Dutronc’ [aka’Comment elles Dorment’] LP 1967 France)
Judy Nylon & Crucial – Jailhouse Rock [Elvis cover]     (‘Pal Judy’ LP 1982 UK)
the B-52’s – Dirty Back Road     (‘Wild Planet’ LP 1980 Athens, Georgia, USA)

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