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, October 23, 2012

Obscured By...

This week, we (Michael Hunter, Cat & Brat) played some 60s Asian obscurities that were so rare, we had no details for them at all.  Detective work now reveals their details below!  Equally rare Swedish bands of the era were also featured, and luckily videos of The Tages and Steampacket (no relation to the UK band of that name) were discovered, showing the quality of their work.  We also said goodbye to legendary session man Big Jim Sullivan, and brought things right up to date with music by the Allah-Las and Moon Duo, via strange mash-ups (RIAA) and medleys (Captain Sensible).  All in a day's work for Obscured By...
Treo + 1 – What you gonna do [Small Faces cover]     (unreleased acetate, circa 1966/67 Australia)
the Dymond – Ice Cream Man      (7”single b-side [to Anna J] 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)
Spectrum – Play a song that I know      (7”single b-side [to That’s Alright] 1971 Aust.)
Tully – Sea of Joy, Pt.1      (‘Sea of Joy’ soundtrack LP 1971 Aust.)
the Dedikation – Greenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones [Cryan’ Shames cover]      (‘The Dedikation’ LP 1969 New Zealand) 
Kassim Slamat & the Swallows – La-Karebna      (‘Kassim Slamat & the Swallows’ EP 1968 Singapore)
the ADD 4 – If Late, It’ll Be Serious      (‘The ADD 4 First Album’ LP 1964 South Korea)
Mike Ibrahim & the Nite Walkers – Gadis Sama Saja      (provenance unknown – circa 1970 Malaysia)
the Pearl Sisters (feat. Shin Joong Hyun) – A Cup of Coffee      (‘Nimah’ LP 1968 South Korea)
Moon Duo – High Over Blue      (one-sided 12”single 2012 California, USA – taken from Australia-only bonus CD with ‘Circles’ 2012 USA)
Allah-Las – Long Journey      (‘Allah-Las’ 2012 California, USA)
‘Big’ Jim Sullivan – She’s Leaving Home [Beatles cover]      (‘Sitar Beat’ LP 1968 UK)
Harry H. Corbett – Like the big guys do       (7”single 1963 UK)
the Rolling Stones – ‘Rice Crispies’ ad      (radio advertisement 1963 UK)
the Bee Gees – Deeply, Deeply Me      (recorded 1967 – previously unreleased bonus track on ‘Horizontal’ re-issue 2006 UK)
Captain Sensible – Damned on 45      (7”single b-side [to Glad It’s All Over] 1984 UK)
Steampacket – Bara ett par dar      (7”single 1966 Sweden)
the Tages – She’s having a baby now      (7”single 1967 Sweden)
the Objections – I’m Through      (7”single b-side [to Your Ever Changin’ Mind] 1967 Sweden)
Steve Croall – Sometimes You Stumbled      (7”single 1966 UK/Sweden)
Youngteam – Your Love      (‘Daydreamer’ 2011 Sweden)
Bubonic Plague (feat. Ariel Pink) – Who’s That Girl [Madonna cover]      (‘through the wilderness: a tribute to Madonna’ compilation 2007 USA)
the Tyde – Hung Up [Madonna cover]      (‘through the wilderness: a tribute to Madonna’ compilation 2007 USA/UK)
the Black Angels – She’s Not There [Zombies cover]      (bonus mp3 download with ‘Watch Out Boy’ 7”single 2012 USA)
RIAA – Johnny SKAsh      (‘Tech-xotica!!’ ‘mash-up’ compilation 2010 USA)
the Fabulon Triptometer – Little Star of Bethlehem [Can cover]      (‘Padded Lounge’ LP 1992 Milwaulkee, USA)

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