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 11, 2012

Obscured By...

Now and then were both well-represented this week, as were tracks from Bulgaria and New Zealand and other locales worldwide. There were classical versions of rock songs, rock versions of show tunes, songs from the extensive Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart songbook, cuts from the soundtracks of 60’s Hollywoodteen-exploitation’ movies [which weren’t necessarily in the actual film... or even by a ‘real’ band] and a group exploiting the name of a TV show [without actually having anything to do with said show!]... what more could you ask for? A Danish ‘sunshine pop’/surf band or an Adelaide artist covering other Adelaide performers or some psychedelic drone from Iceland or a Californian band revering a 50’s ‘outsider’ artist/philosopher whilst taking their name from a mythical ancient continent perhaps? Rarities abounded, with the three DOTS [Michael, Megan & Peter] all present and accounted for.....
..... so here’s the full playlist.....
the Groop – Annabelle Lee      (7”single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
Maria Dallas – You Don’t Treat Me Right      (7”single 1968 New Zealand)
Chris & Peter Allen – My Silent Symphony      (‘Album # 1’ 1968 Aust/USA)
Normie Rowe – I Just Don’t Understand      (‘It Ain’t Necessarily So, But It Is... Normie Rowe’ LP 1965 Melbourne, Aust. – taken from 2012 re-issue CD)
Mopsie Beans – Mechanic      (‘One Out’ EP 1979 Sydney, Aust.)
Dee Snider – Cabaret [movie-soundtrack cover]      (‘Dee Does Broadway’ 2012 USA)
Mike Batt & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [feat. Lemmy] – Eve of Destruction [P.F.Sloan cover]      (‘Philharmania: All Time Great Rock Hits, Vol.1’ 1998 UK)
the London Punkharmonic Orchestra – White Riot [Clash cover]      (‘Symphony of Destruction: Punk Goes Classical’ 1998 UK)
the Scarring Party – Killing Moon [Echo & the Bunnymen cover]      (‘Woke Up With Fangs’ 2011 USA)
Surf School Dropouts – Searchin’ for the Perfect Wave      (‘Summer’s a State of Mind’ 2012 Denmark)
Lou Reed – N.Y.Stars      (‘Sally Can’t Dance’ LP 1974 USA)
the True Detective – Assorted Fate [brillig cover]      (‘Hammer’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Max Frost & the Troopers – Shape of Things to Come      (7”single 1968 USA – from the movie “Wild in the Streets’ 1968)
the Amboy Dukes – Journey to the Centre of the Mind      (7”single 1968 USA)
Dead Skeletons – Dead Mantra      (‘Dead Magick’ 2012 Iceland)
Kayno Yesno Slonce – No Zanik      (‘Chakrak’ 2004 Bulgaria)
Lumerians – Xulux      (‘Transmalinnia’ 2011 Oakland, California, USA)
the Standells – Last Train to Clarkesville [Boyce/Hart cover]      (‘Riot on Sunset Strip’ soundtrack LP 1967 USA – taken from ‘ACTION! the Songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart’ compilation CD 2012)
Del Shannon – She  [Boyce/Hart cover]     (‘This Is My Bag’ LP 1966 USA)
Dino, Desi & Billy – If You’re Thinkin’ What I’m Thinkin’ [Boyce/Hart cover]      (7”single 1966 USA)
the Munsters – $1.98 King Size Voodoo Kit      (‘the Munsters’ LP 1964 USA)
the Names – Why Can’t It Be      (7”single 1977 Illinois, USA)
Madder Lake – Ride On Fast      (‘Butterfly Farm’ LP 1974 Aust.)
the Dave Miller Set – No Need To Cry      (7”single b-side [to Does Anyone Really Know What time It Is?] 1970 Aust.)
Isherwood – Willy the Weeper      (7”single b-side [to Wave Breaker] 1970 Aust.) 
the Chocolate Watchband – In The Past       (‘The Inner Mystique’ LP 1968 USA)  

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