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 28, 2012

Obscured By...

We had Blue Jays, Duck, Dragon, Canaries and Matching Mole.  We had a Wheelbarrow and a US radio star asking what a girl is.  The resuscitated Aztec Music provided some rare live Normie Rowe, while John Laws just wanted us to be kind to each other.  We said goodbye to Col Joye's Joy Boys drummer John Bogie, and heard some latter-day Ray Hoff, from only the second (and final) album of his long career.  Nigerian prog and Malaysian punk.  A Nazi-era German propaganda swing band and the whimsy of George Formby.  Brand new Bob Dylan.  Dare you to name another show besides Obscured By... (this week hosted by Michael Hunter) that would provide such a musical smorgasbord.  Can't, can you...?

Grade Wicker - Prettiest Baby  (7”single 1959 Aust)
John Laws with The New Notes and The Band-Its - Be Kind To Each Other   (7”single, B-side to Someone New 1959 Aust)
Toni McCann & The Blue Jays If You Don't Come Back  (7”single, B-side to Saturday Date 1965 Aust)
The Wheelbarrow - Dame Zara   (7”single 1970 Aust)
Duck - Dog Breath  ('Laid' 1972  Aust) 
Dragon - Love's Not Enough  (7”single 1979 Aust)
John Bogie & Milan Troha - In A Persian Market  ('Drum Crazy' comp, 2000 Aust, recorded ?) 
Ray Hoff & His Combo - Thinkin' 'Bout Lightnin'  ('Loud, Dirty & Rocking' 2000 Aust)
Normie Rowe - Shakin' All Over / I (Who Have Nothing)  ('It Ain't Necessarily So, But It Is... Normie Rowe' released 1965, reissued 2012 Aust - these are bonus tracks recorded live at Festival Hall) 
Tirogo - Float  ('Float'  Nigeria 1977)
Selma & Sabina Agha - Dancing Queen  ('Selma & Sabina Agha Sing The Songs Of ABBA In Hindi'  India 1981)
Brayok - Muke Taik (Shit Head)  ('Give And Take: Malaysian Hardcore Punk Compilation 2012')
Charlie & His Orchestra - Submarines  (78, early to mid 1940s Germany)
George Formby - Swimmin' With The Wimmin'  (78, 1933, UK)
Ira Cook - What Is A Girl?   (7”single 1959 US)
Hartz Mountain Master Radio Canaries - Humoresque  ('Canary Training Record' EP, year unknown, US)
Faust - J'ai Mal Aux Dents ('The Faust Tapes' 1973 Germany)
Matching Mole - Marchides / Instant Pussy / Smoke Signal (John Peel Session 1972)  ('Matching Mole' 2CD, LP orig issued 1972, reissue with bonus tracks, 2012 UK)
Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle  ('Tempest' 2012 US)
Tenpole Tudor - Wunderbar  (7”single 1981 UK)
Desmond Dekker - Allamana  ('Compass Point' 1981 Jamaica / UK)
The Damned - Lovely Money (extended mix)  (prob 12" single 1982 UK)

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