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, August 7, 2012

Obscured By...

The main feature this week was a live phone chat (from New Zealand) with Peter Williams, known for his 50-year musical career including such acts as Max Merritt & The Meteors, The Groove and The Mixtures!  Naturally, there was plenty to talk about - including factoids such as the synth intro to Captain Zero being played by Brian Eno - and plenty to play, including Peter's own rare solo single and an unreleased track by Eureka Stockade, the name The Groove took when they moved to the UK.  A fair number of other NZ acts were played throughout the show such as The Underdogs and Shane, along with the usual obscurities and genre-defying bands such as Gangstagrass combining bluegrass with hip hop.  NB: the Peter Williams interview, with Michael Hunter, Cat and Brat but sans music, will be available for download for approx 30 days from

The Groove -  Coke ad c.1968
The Groove -  I See A New Day   (7”single 1968 Australia)
The Underdogs - Looking Back   (7”single 1967 NZ, B of See Saw)
The Avengers - Just One More Chance    (7”single 1969 Aust, B of Listen Listen)
The New Zealand Avengers - Days Of Pearly Spencer   (7”single 1969 NZ, B of Daniel The Postman)

Espers - Mansfield & Cyclops  (‘II’ 2006 US)
Cranium Pie - There It Is (Part 2) (provenance unclear)
Miles Davis - Rated X (‘Get Up With It’ 1972 US)
Psychonauts - Circles  (‘Songs For Creatures’ 2003 Germany)
Pentangle - Light Flight   (‘Basket Of Light’ 1969 UK)

All taken from 'A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind: Volume 1' (compiled by Amorphous Androgynous) (2008)

Shado - Evil City (7”single 1974 UK)

Heatwave - 9-9-9  (7”single c early 1970s UK, B of One Eyed Man)
The Association - Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies   (7”single 1966 US)
The World Column - Lantern Gospel   (7”single 1968 US)
Tom Northcott - Who Planted The Thorns In Miss Alice's Garden  (7”single 1967 US, B of Sunny Goodge Street)

Max Merritt & The Meteors - So Long Baby   (7”single 1965 NZ)
The Groove - The Wind  (7”single 1969 Australia)

Eureka Stockade - Sing No Love Songs   (7”single 1970 UK)
Peter Williams - Gimme A Sign   (7”single 1971 UK)
The Mixtures - Captain Zero   (7”single 1971 Australia)

Eureka Stockade - The Long Face  (unreleased, 1970 UK)

Flake - Breadalbane  (7”single 1974 Aust, B of Scotch On The Rocks)
Shane - Town Of Tuxley Toymaker  (7”single 1967 NZ)
Gangstagrass - Red Sky Morning  (feat. Nitty Scott MC)  (‘Rappalachia’ 2012 US)

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