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, September 4, 2012

Obscured By...

This week’s edition, hosted by the Cat & the Brat, seemed to come in batches.... beginning with a b-side from Bitch [the band were formerly known as the Cleves and it’s under that name that we have featured them before] we moved into our customary start-up of Australasian 60’s-70’s rarities, including a live TV version of Fraternity’s ‘Seasons of Change’ and the sole single from the Harts. Then we moved up a decade or so with a bunch of mostly unreleased Australian demos from the likes of Adelaide’s legendary Speedboat and Melbourne’s Tlot Tlot [taken from a ‘Fast Forwardcassette magazine], before going all over the world for some proggy psych goodness, ranging from Switzerland’s Krokodil to Seoul’s Jang Hyun. Then it was New Zealand’s turn – for such a small country they certainly turned out an impressively large quantity of excellent pop-psych in the late 60’s, even continuing into the early 70’s – so it was only fair that we featured some of the more prominent acts such as the Fourmyula, Quincy Conserve and House of Nimrod, before paying tribute to the late Neil Armstrong by playing Dizzy Limits’ “Mare Tranquility” and Oak Apple Day’s classicMoonshotsingles. A few other obscurities along the way, such as Deep Feeling’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” from 1966 and a psychobilly classic from Sunglasses After Dark, then it was all over – until next time.....
..... so here’s the full playlist for your perusal.....
Bitch – House Where I Live       (7”single b-side [to Laughing] 1971 New Zealand/Australia/UK)
Glass Web – Two Faced Woman     (7”single b-side [to In a Year or So] 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)
Fraternity – Seasons of Change      (Live on ‘GTK’ ABC-TV 1971 Aust.)
Inside Looking Out – HMS Buffalo       (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)
Ticket – Gypsy Rover       (‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’ LP 1972 New Zealand)
the Harts – Little Girl      (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Equal Local – Lamp That       (demo – released on ‘Fast Forward’ cassette magazine 1982 Melbourne, Aust.)
Nuvo Bloc – Never Mind      (demo – released on ‘5MMM’s Compilation of Adelaide Bands 1980’ LP 1980 Aust.)
Tubby Justice – The Laugh      (demo 1990 Adelaide, Aust.)
Tlot Tlot – Love Potion #9 [Clovers/Searchers cover]      (demo 1992 Melbourne, Aust.)
Just Kidding – Get up off the Fence      (demo 1986 Adelaide, Aust.)
Speedboat – The Monk      (demo 1982 Adelaide, Aust.)
Kollektiv – Rambo Zambo      (‘Kollectiv’ LP 1973 Germany)
Jang Hyun – Sunset      (‘Jang Hyun 2’ LP 1972 Seoul, South Korea)
Krokodil – Sunlight’s Beautiful Daughter      (‘Swamp’ LP 1970 Switzerland)
Kuni Kawachi & the Flower Travelling Band – Graveyard of Love      (‘Kirikyogen’ LP 1970 Japan)
Wizards of Time – 2nd Son      (‘Will The Soft Curse Plague On?’ 2012 USA)
the Fourmyula – Mr Whippy      (7”single b-side [to Forever] 1969 New Zealand – taken from ‘Best of the Fourmyula’ anthology 1999 NZ)
Shane & Quincy Conserve – San Francisco Girls      (backing tracks recorded 1969/vocals recorded 2005 – taken from ‘A Day In My Mind’s Mind, Vol.3’ compilation 2008 NZ)
Tom Thumb – If I were a Carpenter [Tim Hardin cover]      (7”single 1969 NZ)
the Top Shelf – Time Beyond       (7”single b-side [to Baby, the World Really Turns] 1969 NZ)
the Gremlins – Kingsforth Hemmingseem      (7”single 1968 NZ)
House of Nimrod – Slightly Delic      (7”single 1967 NZ)
Dizzy Limits – Mare Tranquility      (7”single b-side [to Alone] 1970 NZ)
Oak Apple Day [plus the Deadly Pair] – Moonshot      (7”single 1969 Aust.)
the Peppermint Trolley Company – 9 O’Clock Business Man      (7”single 1968 USA)
Deep Feeling – I Put A Spell On You [Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover]      (recorded 1966 – released on ‘Pretty Colours’ anthology 2008 UK)
Sunglasses After Dark – Swamp Baby      (7”single 1984 UK)

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