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 14, 2012

Obscured By...

Burt Ward (60s TV's Robin) sang a song about himself, written by Frank Zappa.  A creative soundscape based on crank phone calls was provided by Brendon Locher.  Mexican bands performed covers of well known hits in their own language.  Penetration covered Patti Smith while Tin Huey did a Monkees song.  The last line-up of Esperanto creatively arranged Eleanor Rigby, and The "A" Sound had a very young Doug Parkinson's first appearance on record.  Mother Goose were just odd. Psychedelia abounded.  Need we say more - it was another Obscured By... with Cat and Brat and Michael Hunter.   Incident report as follows...

The Kinetics - Excuses  (7”single 1966 Aust)
The "A" Sound - Talk About That  (7”single 1966 Aust)
Autumn - Just Couldn't Believe It   (7”single 1972 Aust, also on CD reissue of 'Comes...Autumn')

Mother Goose - See If I Care  (‘Stuffed' 1977 NZ)

Jim Keays - Time Has Come Today  ('Dirty Dirty' 2011 Aust)
Burt Ward - Boy Wonder I Love You  (7”single 1966 US)

The Stained Glass - My Buddy Sin  (7”single 1966 US)
The Other Side - Streetcar  (7”single 1966 US, B of Walking Down The Road)
Teddy & His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese  (7”single 1967 US)
Esperanto - Eleanor Rigby  ('Last Tango'  1975 Aust)
The Wallace Collection - Daydream   ('Laughing Cavalier'  1969  Belgium)

Dickens  Ain't Got... And That's Better  ('Royal Incarnation' 1969 France)
The Cowsills  Mister Flynn  (7”single 1968 US, B of In Need Of A Friend)
Brandon Locher  Conversations, 2012  (mp3 2012 US
Kaleidoscope  Mr Small, The Watch Repairer Man ('Tangerine Dream' 1967 UK)  
Singapore Sling - Godman  ('Perversity, Desperation and Death' 2008 Iceland)

The Dolly Rocker Movement - Mystery Man  (7”single 2009 Aust, B of Our Brave New World)
The Medicine - Send The Rain  (provenance unclear, from 'Psychedelica 4' comp 2011 UK)
Los Locos Del Ritmo - Hey Joe  ('Negro es Negro" EP 1967  Mexico)
Hermanos Carrion - Todo A Su Tiempo (Turn Turn Turn)  (7”single c 1965 Mexico)
Los Apson - Ya No Hay Beatles   (prob 7"single 196?  Mexico)

The Pretty Things - Talkin' About The Good Times   ('The Psychedelic Years 1966-70 2001 UK)

Noel Deschamps - Curieux Docteur (I'm Your Witchdoctor)   ('Ah, Si J'avais Pense' EP 1966 France)
Tin Huey - I'm A Believer  ('Contents Dislodged During Shipment' 1979 US)
Penetration - Free Money  ('Moving Targets' 1978 UK)
Roy Hamilton - Let The Music Play  (rec 1966, unreleased until 'Dark End Of The Street' compilation 2009 US)

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