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 30, 2012

Obscured By...

Sadly, we again paid tribute to another late, great Australian musician.... this week it was Mick Hadley [1942-2012], vocalist with the Purple Hearts et al ... but even though the ranks of those that made all those brilliant records grow ever thinner, the music remains undimmed!  Early in the Morning’, and Ray Brown’s ‘That’s Evil’ for example, still have the power to inspire, as numerous younger bands continue to testify, and in their turn inspire the next wave and so on, and thus why we include current bands such as Psychic Ills in our search for the path less trodden here on ‘Obscured by...’ – this week with just two dots to do the exploring! And it was not merely 60’s music we found, but a bunch of Los Angeles punkers such as X and the Zeros, some Krautrock from Sergius Golowin plus UK neo-psych trailblazers Echo & the Bunnymen and electronic post-punk pioneers the Human League... all in all, just another day in the [obscured] office.....
..... so here is the playlist.....
Normie Rowe – I Just Don’t Understand      (‘It Ain’t Necessarily So, But It Is... Normie Rowe’ LP 1965 Australia)
the D-Coys – You’re Against      (7”single b-side [to Bad Times] 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)
Procession – Up, Up & Away [Jimmy Webb cover]/Happy Times     (unreleased – performed on ‘UpTight’ TV show 1967 Melbourne, Aust.)
Ray Brown & the Whispers – That’s Evil      (‘Heading for the Top’ LP 1965 Aust.)
the Purple Hearts – Early in the Morning      (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Purple Hearts – Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstones      (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Walker Brothers – Archangel      (7”single b-side [to Deadlier Than The Male] 1966 UK)
Sparks – Ugly Guys with Beautiful Girls      (‘Lil’ Beethoven’ 2002 UK)
Lou Reed & John Cale – Trouble With Classicists      (‘Songs for Drella – a fiction’ LP 1990 USA)
the Electric Prunes – Sanctus      (‘Mass in F minor’ LP 1968 USA)
Echo & the Bunnymen – My Kingdom      (‘Ocean rain’ LP 1984 UK)
Julian Cope – Head Hang Low      (BBC ‘Peel Sessions’ 1983 – taken from ‘Floored Genius 2’ compilation 1993 UK)
Gary Walker & the Rain – Come In, You’ll Get Pneumonia [Easybeats cover]      (‘Album No. 1’ LP 1968 Japan/UK)
the State of Mickey & Tommy – I know what I would do      (7”single b-side [to With Love From One To Five] 1967 France/UK)
the Elastic Band – Juice      (‘Expansion of Life’ LP 1970 UK)
 unknown#5 mystery track [+ Radio England promo]     (on disc 5 of ‘Circus Days: Pop-Psych Obscurities 1966-1972’ compilation boxset 2010 UK)
Chad & Jeremy – Sunstroke      (‘The Ark’ LP 1968 UK/USA)
Watermelon [aka the Lemon Drops] – Popsicle Girl      (rec. December 1968 – taken from ‘From the Lemon Drops to the Vibrations of Sequence in Order’ anthology 1996 USA)
Mother’s Love – Saint Without Glory       (‘Take One’ LP 1968 Holland)
the Human League – You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling [Righteous Brothers cover]      (‘Reproduction’ LP 1979 UK)
Psychic Ills – The Way Of       (‘Mirror Eye’ 2009 New York, USA)
Sergius Golowin – Die Wiesse Alm      (‘Lord Krishna von Goloka’ LP 1973 Germany)
Hoochudahn – Reefer Madness     (‘Esoteric Release 1978-1981’ LP 1981 Aust. – taken from CD re-issue 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
X – We’re Desperate      (7”single b-side [ to Adult Books] 1978 Los Angeles, USA)
the Cortinas – Fascist Dictator      (7”single 1977 Bristol, UK)
the Quick – Pretty Please      (from maxi-single ‘In Tune With Our Times’ [fanclub issue] 1977 Los Angeles, USA)
Johnny Moped – Incendiary Device      (7”single b-side [to No One]1977 London, UK)
the Zeros – Don’t Push me Around      (7”single b-side [to Wimp] 1977 Los Angeles, USA)
the Other Ends – Without You      (7”single 1967 Sydney, Aust. – taken from ‘Oz Beat Frenzy’ compilation 2009 Aust.)

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