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 25, 2012

Obscured By...

Goodbyes this week to Johnny Perez, drummer with the Sir Douglas Quintet, and Richard Lockwood - flute, sax etc with pioneering Australian psych band (and more) Tully.   Various tracks with perhaps excessively earnest spoken word from the rare album The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds - no one is sure even now which is the band name and which is the album title.  A bit of Adelaide early 70s obscurity from Glassweb.  Some more wonderful Greek rock / pop /  psych, and other cross cultural items from Iran and Russia.   The complete list is as below, and was presented by Michael Hunter, Cat and Brat... none of whom were wearing galoshes.

the La De Das – How Is the Air Up There?      (7”single 1966 New Zealand)
Normie Rowe – Too Bad You Don’t Want Me      (‘Normie Rowe A Go-Go’ LP 1965 Australia)
Glass Web – National Hero      (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Australia)
Tully – Brother Sun      (‘Sea of Joy – original soundtrack’ LP 1971 Aust.)
Spectrum – Soul Man      (‘Breathing Space As Well’ 2011 Aust.)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Capricorn- The Uncapricious Climber      (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Aquarius- The Lover Of Life       (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Pisces- The Peace Piper        (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
SRC – The New Crusader      (‘Traveler’s Tale’ LP 1970 Detroit, USA)
Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4 – Bebop (Dizzy’s Fingers)      (‘Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4’ LP 1974 USA)
the Misunderstood – Children of the Sun      (7”single 1969 USA/UK)
Barnes & Barnes – Fish Heads      (7”single 1979 USA – taken from “The Very Best of Dr Demento” compilation 2001 USA)
the Vestibules – Bulbous Bouffant      (‘Sketches, Songs & Shoes’ 1994 Canada)
the Frantics – Ti Kwan Leep      (‘Boot to the Head’ LP 1987 Canada)
Abbass Mehrpouya – Love Dance of the Lemmings      (‘Mehrpouya Sitar’ LP mid-70’s Iran)
Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About a Mover      (7”single 1965 Texas, USA)
the Daltons – O Trellos (Mad)      (7”single 1972 Greece– taken from Plato’s Trip: A Journey to Greece in the 1970’s Vol.1” compilation LP 2011 Greece)
Elpida – Koita to Fos (Look at the Light)      (7”single 1974 Greece)
Vassilis Dimitriu – Omologia (Confession)       (7”single 1974 Greece)
Crocodiles – Groove is in the Heart / California Girls [Deee-Lite/Beach Boys cover]      (‘Sleep Forever’ bonus track 2010 USA)
Noid – Kattepajo      (‘Arranged Traditional Vepsian Songs’ 2009 Karelia, Russia)
Nico – It Was a Pleasure Then      (‘Chelsea Girls’ LP 1967 USA)
Sacred Miracle Cave – Summertime [Troggs cover]      (‘Groin Thunder! Trogg-Punk Noize From All Over the Place’ compilation 1992 Australia)
Vivien Goldman – Private Armies (dub)      (orig. version 7”single b-side [to Laundrette] 1981 UK – taken from ‘Wild Dub- Dread Meets Punk Rocker’ compilation 2003 UK)
Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus (demo)      (from bonus CD with ‘Putrifiers 11 EP’ 2012 USA)

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