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...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

It’s the end of November so we bid a fond adieu to Brillig as our “Band of the Month” [see their website here ] by playing one of our faves from their ‘electric’ period... they are doing several shows over the next few months [including a Peter Murphy support] so go see them play – they always put on an engrossing show.  And as the end of the year approaches one tends to begin reflecting on the music that we’ve enjoyed over the past 12 months or so, such as new albums by White Fence, Thee American Revolution, the Barbarellatones and Moon Duo, local singles/EPs by Subtract-S and Lady Strangelove, as well as the new Australian Nuggets compilations... we’ll certainly replaying more favourites as the New Year approaches while not, of course, neglecting those of yesteryear...
..... so here is this week’s playlist.....
the Lovetones – Was I There In Your Future?        (‘Meditations’ 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Buried Feather – Time It Takes        (cd-single 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
White Fence – A Hermes Blues        (‘White Fence and Family/Perfume - Volumes 1 & 2’ double-LP 2012 USA)
the Electric Prunes – Antique Doll       (‘Underground’ LP, 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Subtract-S – L.F.O.S.      (‘Love From Outer Space’ cd-EP 2012 Adelaide, AUS.)
Television – Foxhole        (‘Adventure’ LP 1978 New York, USA)
Japan – Adolescent Sex        (‘Adolescent Sex’ LP 1978 UK)
Lady Strangelove – Demon [radio edit]        (‘Demon’ cd-EP 2012 Adelaide Australia)
the Barbarellatones – White Light, White Heat [Velvet Underground cover]      (‘The Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
Thee American Revolution – Sleepwalker      (‘Buddha Electrostorm’ 2012 USA)
Kelley Stoltz – The Sun Comes Through      (‘The Sun Comes Through’ EP 2005 USA)
the Horrors – Monica Gems       (‘Skying’ 2011 UK)
the Gun Club – Fire Spirit      (‘Fire of Love’ LP 1981 USA)
Cherry Smash – Fade Away Maureen      (7”single 1969 UK)
the Bobby James Syndicate – Hey Hey Hey      (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967’ compilation 2012 Australia)
Davey Lane – Moulty [Barbarians cover]       (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era’ compilation 2012 Australia)
the Third Rail – Run, Run, Run      (7”single 1967 New York, USA – taken from ‘Nuggets : Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’ double-LP compilation 1972 USA –the 40th Anniversary Re-Issue 2012)
the Beach Boys – Feel Flows      (‘Surf’s Up’ LP 1971 USA)
Moon Duo – Trails      (‘Circles’ 2012 San Francisco, USA)
Brillig – The Plagiarist [orig. version]      (‘The Mirror on the Wall’ 2007 Adelaide, Aust.)    #
     #  “Band of the Month”    

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obscured By...

Normally we wouldn’t play quite so many songs from a pair of albums, but the 40th anniversary re-issue of the original 1972 Nuggets compilation has prompted a couple of Australian releases to join the on-going series and thankfully didn’t just contain ‘the hits’ or ‘oft-comped’... so we felt free to plunder! Of particular interest were the ‘versions’ by current bands... some interesting interpretations indeed [though why so very few bands from outside the Sydney/Melbourne axis, hmmm?] To balance this outpouring of Australiana, we threw in a bunch of Swedish psych/freakbeat singles from the 60’s, an obscure Luke Haines recording, a 17 minute Neil Young track from his new album [yes, he’s hardly ‘obscure’, but well, who else but we three DOTS would play such long songs on radio?], plus a brand-new demo from garage/surf kings Dieselwitch...
... so here is the playlist...
the Moods – Rum Drunk      (7”single 1966 Melbourne, Australia – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967’ compilation 2012 Australia)
Derek’s Accent – Ain’t Got No Feelin’      (7”single 1966 Sydney, Aust. – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets...’)
the Bee Gees – Like Nobody Else      (rec. 1966, released on ‘Inception/Nostalgia’ double-LP anthology 1970 Germany – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets...’)
Barrington Davis – Raining Teardrops      (7”single 1967 Sydney, Aust. – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets...’)
the Sunsets – Hot Generation [soundtrack version]      (rec. 1967 for film but unreleased until ‘Down Under Nuggets...’)
the Straight Arrows – Lies [Knickerbockers cover]      (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era’ compilation 2012 Australia)    
Step-Panther – Liar, Liar [Castaways cover]      (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations ...’)     
Pond – Hey Joe [Leaves cover]      (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations ...’)    
Montero – My World Fell Over [Sagittarius cover]      (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations ...’)    
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Open My Eyes [Nazz cover]      (‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations ...’)     
Good Weather For An Airstrike – the Beginning of the Rest of our Lives [reprise with Inachus]      (‘A Summer’ 2011 Scotland, UK)
Neil Young with Crazy Horse – Ramada Inn      (‘Psychedelic Pill’ 2012 USA)
the Hounds – Summertime      (7”single b-side [to Portrait of my Love] 1969 Sweden)
the Bootwigs – Outside Civilization      (7”single 1966 Sweden)
the Most – This is our Family      (7”single 1967 Katrineholm, Sweden)
the Moderations – Hard to Forget       (7”single 1966 Malmo, Sweden)
the Shakers – Sing This All Together [Rolling Stones cover]      (7”single 1968 Gothenburg, Sweden)
the Stockings – Good Luck       (7”single 1981 Perth, Australia)
Ross Ryan – the Ballad of the Double Bay Batman      (7”single b-side [to Hello Stranger] 1981 Aust.)
TNT – 99th Floor [Moving Sidewalks cover]      (‘TNT: Mod Psych Power Pop from Central Pennsylvania the Complete Studio Recordings 1974-76’ anthology 1995 USA)
Pandora – Space Amazon       (rec. 1974 – released on ‘Space Amazon’ 1997 USA)
Gina X – Drive My Car [Beatles cover]      (12”single 1984 Germany)
Luke Haines – The Upper Classes      (rec. live at the BBC 1994 – taken from ‘Luke Haines Is Dead’ anthology 2005 UK)
Dieselwitch – The Pit of the Morning      (demo - November 2012  Adelaide, Australia)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

This week we had another of those ‘surprise guests’ that join us occasionally... Sam from Subtract-S dropped their hot-off-the-presses EP into the 3D Radio studios during the show, so we naturally asked him to stay for a short chat... Subtract-S comprises ¾ of the now-defunct Almost Numan, whose sole album is a Cat & Brat fave, so we were keen to learn about the new band, inform our listeners about upcoming live shows and hear their debut CD, all of which Sam was happy to do... and much jollity ensued! Of course we also played a myriad of diverse tunes, ranging from the Sand Pebbles through to Earthless [who are coming to town on December 9th], a rare Luke Haines track and a song from Lothar & the Hand People’s 1968 debut LP. We featured a Bowie cover from both Brillig, our current ‘Band of the Month’ [joined on this occasion by the lovely LeighStarDust], and another from the Barbarellatones before finishing with the Triffids from their 1984 EP...
..... and so here is the playlist.....
the Dave Clark 5 – Bits & Pieces      (7’single 1964 London, UK)
the Barbarellatones – Dolph Lundgren      (‘the Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
the Sand Pebbles – Natalie      (‘live’ on 3PBSfm 2009 Melbourne, Australia)
the Black Angels – Manipulation      (‘Passover’ 2006 Austin, Texas, USA)
Traffic – Coloured Rain      (7”single 1967 UK)
Midnight Woolf – New Kind of Kick [Cramps cover]      (‘I’ll Be a Dog’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Earthless – Cherry Red  [Groundhogs cover]     (bonus track on CD version of ‘Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky’  2007 USA)
the Intercontinental Playboys – The Maestro’s Shadow      (‘Hymns of the Flesh’ 2009 Aust.)
Buried Feather – In the Sun      (7”single 2012 melbourne, Aust.)
Subtract-S – 1000 yrs      (‘Love From Outer Space’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
     #  interview with Sam from Subtract-S
Subtract-S – Mb Ph [Mobile Phone]       (‘Love From Outer Space’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
John Cooper Clarke – Psycle Sluts [pts 1&2]      (‘Innocents’  EP 1977 Manchester, UK)
Lothar & the Hand People – You Won’t Be Lonely      (‘Presenting...’ LP 1968 New York, USA)
John Carter & Russ Alquist – The Laughing Man      (7”single 1968 UK/USA – taken from ‘the Flowerpot Men: Midsummer Dreaming’ LP anthology 2001)
the Rolling Stones – Citadel      (‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ LP 1967 UK)
Luke Haines – Oliver Twist Manifesto [alt. version 2001]      (prev. unreleased – taken from ‘Luke Haines is Dead’ anthology 2005 UK)
Sparks – Metaphor      (‘Hello Young Lovers’ 2006 UK/USA)
Smile Brigade – Killjoy Switch       (‘Do You Come Here Often?’ 2010 USA)
Brillig & LeighStarDust – Fashion [Bowie cover]      (‘Fashion’ split-cdEP [with LeighStarDust] 2004 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
the Screaming Dizbusters – This Ain’t the Summer of Love [Blue Oyster Cult cover]      (7”single 1986 Sweden)
the Barbarellatones – Rebel, Rebel [Bowie cover]      (‘The Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
Mesa Cosa – Frozen Eyes      (‘Infernal Cakewalk’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Monks – I Hate You       (‘Black Monk Time’ LP 1966 Germany/USA)
Moon Duo – Rolling Out      (‘Circles’ 2012 California, USA)
Sekret Sekret – Chimes      (7”single b-side [to Girl with a White Stick] 1984 Sydney, Aust.)
Triffids – Raining Pleasure      (‘Raining Pleasure’  12”EP 1984 Perth, Aust.)
     #   “Band of the Month”    

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Obscured By...

 Perhaps it was the weather, but the majority of today’s show came from the currently cooler climes of the northern part of the planet where it is approaching winter, whilst here in Adelaide it was a very warm 37 degrees C - yet still the music brought to you by the Cat & the Brat was hot regardless of locale! We went from New Zealand via Australia with the Cleves and heard Steve Kipner’s Tin Tin before heading over to Europe with Deuter and venturing into the Swedish psychedelic underground of the late 80’s with S.T.Mikael before returning to the UK and the Human League. It would not of course be Obscured by...  without a few ‘odd’ tracks which this week included songs about puppies, both dead and alive, plus Nico’s take on all things Germanic. We also investigated US punk/new wave from, primarily, Boston and Cleveland and then, dropping back a decade, looked mainly at the Californian hotspot which gave us so many great bands like the Electric Prunes and the Turtles, before finishing with a Davy Jones from the UK who was not a Monkee, but instead a certain Mr David Jones who later traded under the surname of ‘Bowie’...
So far so good, so now check out the full playlist.....

the Sundowners – Baby Jane [Applejacks cover]      (7”single 1964 Auckland, New Zealand)
the Feelgoods – Le Soliel      (7”single 1966 Australia)
the Cleves – Don’t Turn Your Back      (7”single b-side [ to Sticks & Stones] 1969 NZ/Aust.)
Tin Tin – She Said Ride      (‘Tin Tin’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Buffalo Drive – Morning Good Day      (7”single 1972 Adelaide, Aust.)
Stafford Bridge – Passing Lines      (7”single b-side [ to Song for a Blind Man] 1972 Aust.)
Mythos – Oriental Journey      (‘Mythos’ LP 1972 Germany)
Deuter – Soham      (‘Aum’ LP 1972 Germany)
S.T. Mikael – Bom Bom Mahedev      (‘Visions of a Trespasser’ LP 1989 Sweden)
the Human League – Dreams of Leaving      (‘Travelogue’ LP 1980 UK)
Locomotive – Mr Armageddon      (7”single 1969 UK)
Napoleon XIV – Photogenic, Schizophrenic You      (‘They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!’ LP 1966 USA)
Odgen Edsel – Dead Puppies      (‘Stuffed’ LP 1977 Nebraska, USA)
Walter Steding – Hound Dog [Elvis cover]      (‘Walter Steding’ LP 1980 USA)
John Cale – Heartbreak Hotel [Elvis cover]      (‘June 1st, 1974’ live LP 1974 UK/France)
Nico – Das Leid Der Deutschen      (‘The End’ LP 1974 UK)
the Lyres – I want to help      (7”single 1983 Boston, USA – taken from ‘DIY –Massachusetts Avenue: The Boston Scene 1975-1983compilation 1993 USA)
Neats – 6      (‘Propeller Product’ EP 1981 Boston, USA)
Thrills – Hey! [not another face in the crowd]      (7”single 1979 Boston, USA)
Harry Toledo & the Rockets – Busted Chevrolet      (‘Harry Toledo & the Rockets’ EP 1977 New York, USA)
Pere Ubu – Final Solution      (orig. 7”single 1976 Cleveland, USA – taken from ‘Max’s Kansas City’ compilation LP 1976 USA)
the Mirrors [aka the Styrenes] – Drano in my Veins      (demo 1975 Cleveland, USA – taken from ‘Babylon’s Burning: the Rough’n’Ready Rise of Punk Rawk 1973-1978’ boxset compilation 2007 UK)
the Electric Eels – Jaguar Ride      (demo 1975 Cleveland, USA)
DMZ – You’re Gonna Miss Me [Roky Erikson cover]      (‘DMZ’ EP 1977 Boston, USA)
the Trillium – Queen Alice      (7”single 1968 Rochester, New York, USA)
the Lexington Avenue – The Bird Collector      (7”single 1968 Canada)
the Electric Prunes – Hideaway       (‘Underground’ LP 1967 California, USA)
the Turtles – Grim Reaper of Love      (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Nunchez’s – Open Up Your Mind       (7”single 1966 Chicago, USA)
W.C.Fields Memorial Electric String Band – Hippy Elevator Operator       (7”single 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
Davy Jones & the Lower Third – You've Got a Habit of Leaving      (7”single 1965 London, UK)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

The Brat was ‘flying solo’ for this edition of Technicolour Dreaming, but was not alone in the 3D studio... Seth Sutton from the USA, who records under the banner of Useless Eaters, plus Jack Petty, a member of his touring band, were guest DJs on this week’s show, prior to their gig later that night at the Metro. They came armed with a large box of vinyl to plunder, including  Useless Eaters latest 7”, a Viva la American Death Ray song, a reissue of Figure of Light’s 1972 single, classics from God and the Pretty Things and lots more... plus we spun Adelaide bands Rule of Thirds and Big Richard Insect, who were playing the Metro show as well... Also featured this week were a few of the current wave of American garage/psych purveyors such as Moon Duo, Lumerians and Ty Segall, before we ended with local outfit Brillig, our current “Band of the Month”. So a good time was had by all... but I do hope the Cat returns to the airwaves next week!
..... and here is the playlist.....
Moon Duo – Sparks      (‘Circles’ 2012 USA)
Thee Oh Sees – Hang a Picture      (‘Putrifiers 11’ EP 2012 USA)
Mesa Cosa – Frozen Eyes      (‘Infernal Cakewalk’ 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
the Outsiders – Prisonsong      (‘CQ’ LP 1967 Holland)
Big Richard Insect – I’m So Bored      (demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Ty Segall & White Fence – I Am Not A Game      (‘Hair’ 2012 USA)
Useless Eaters – New Program      (7”single 2012 USA)
 *  Interview with Seth and Jack from Useless Eaters *
Rule of Thirds – No More Moon      (demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Viva la American Deathray – Bombs      (7”single 2005 Memphis, USA)
the Subway Sect – Different Story      (7”single b-side [to Ambition] 1978 UK)
Cheetah Slicks – Hook or Crook [Alex Chilton cover]      (7”single 1995 USA)
Figures of Light – It’s Lame      (7”single 1972 USA – re-issued 2006)
Reatards – Human Race      (‘Plastic Surgery’ EP 2005 USA)
SRC – Black Sheep      (‘SRC’ LP 1968 Detroit, USA)
God – My Pal      (7”single 1987 Aust.)
the Buzzcocks – Boredom      (‘Spiral Scratch’ EP 1977 Manchester, UK)
the Pretty Things – Midnight to Six Man      (7”single 1966 UK)
the Standells – Dirty Water      (7”single 1965 USA)
Dead Skeletons – When the Sun Comes Up      (‘Dead Magick’ 2011 Iceland)
Lumerians – Atlanta Brook      (‘Transmalinnia’ 2011 USA)
Clinic – the Witch (made to measure)      (‘Do It’ 2008 UK)
Brillig – Death at Sea      (‘the Redcoats’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)    #
      #   “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Obscured By...

So obscure, it was:
a) brand new, only delivered to the station during the show (local band Alpha Beta Fox),
b) an unusual US act who took his lyrics from the Adult Personals section of his local paper (Amil Byleckie),
c) a little-heard B-side (Galadriel, Whistler's Mother, Bill Fay, Sparks etc.),
d) an early recording by a Czech band who were not allowed to record or legally perform during the first 5 years of their existence (Uz Jsme Doma),
e) late 70s UK punk from the Beggars Banquet label (The Doll, The Lurkers, Tubeway Army),
f) hard to find a performance video for!
Altogether, it was this week's Obscured By... with Cat & Brat & Michael Hunter.  As you may have suspected.
King Fox – Hourglass      (recorded 1970, released on ’70-2-07: the [un]forgotten album’ 2007 Sydney, Australia)
Human Instinct – Nile Song [Pink Floyd cover]      (live on ‘GTK’ – ABC-TV show 1971 Aust./New Zealand)
Galadriel – Working      (7”single b-side [to Standing in the Rain] 1971 Aust.)
Whistler’s Mother – Mister Big      (7”single b-side [to Steamboat Willie] 1971 Aust.)
Ray Brown & Moonstone – Flight of the Gulls 2      (‘Mad House’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Uz Jsme Doma – Uprostred Slov [in the middle of words]      (‘Uprostred Slov’ LP 1990 Czech Republic)
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO – Loved and Confused      (‘Electric Heavyland’ 2002 Japan)
Tony Burello – There’s a New Sound       (7”single 1953 USA)
Alpha Beta Fox – Pins & Needles      (CD-single 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Sparks – Lost & Found      (7”single b-side [to Amateur Hour] 1974 USA)
Eighteenth Day of May – Eighteen Days      (‘Eighteenth Day of May’ 2006 UK)
the 23rd Turnoff – Michael Angelo      (7”single 1967 Liverpool, UK)
Bill Fay – Screams in the Ears      (7”single b-side [to Some Good Advice] 1967 London, UK)
Amil Byleckie – Mistress Seeks Property      (‘Amil Is Personal’ 2004 Phoenix, USA)
Amil Byleckie – Watch Me Watch You      (‘Amil Is Personal’ 2004 Phoenix, USA)
the Doll – Trash      (‘Streets’ compilation LP 1977 UK)
Tubeway Army – That’s Too Bad      (7”single 1978 UK)
the Lurkers – Ain’t Got a Clue      (7”single 1978 UK)
Amil Byleckie – Are You Cruel?       (‘Amil Is Personal’ 2004 Phoenix, USA)
the Dandy Warhols – Cherry Bomb [Runaways cover]      (‘Take It Or Leave It – A Tribute to the Queens of Noise: The Runaways’ compilation double-LP 2011 USA)
the Otherside – Haunted House       (‘The Otherside’ EP 1985 Utrecht, Holland)
Les Thugs – Femme Fatale      (‘Femme Fatale’ demo 1984 Angers, France – taken from ‘Road Closed: 1983-1999’ anthology 2003 Belgium)
the Surfadelics – Bad Little Girl      (‘Bad Little Girl’ EP 1986 UK)

Les Klepstones – She’ll Always Be Mine [Customs cover]     (recorded 1985 Orleans, France – taken from ‘Battle Of The Garages, Vol. 4: Tomorrow The World!’ compilation LP 1986 USA)

the Zodiac/Cosmic Sounds – Taurus: the Voluptuary      (‘The Zodiac/Cosmic Sounds’ LP 1967 USA)

Zendik – I’m So Tired Again      (‘Hair’ LP 1969 Holland)

Timebox – Gone is the Sad Man      (7”single b-side [to Girl Don't Make Me Wait] 1968 UK)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

There was quite an influx into the 3D library for us to plunder this week, with new releases from the likes of Place of Indigo, SMRTS and local outfit Sparkspitter, with the new CD from Fluffy actually hand-delivered to us during the show, meaning of course an instant spin for one of our favourite bands! Needless to say though, the past was not ignored, with tracks from the New York Dolls, the Byrds and the Masters Apprentices, plus a gem from the final Walker Brothers album. Finally, we debuted Brillig as our November “Band of the Month” by playing their very cool take on TV’s “Monkey” theme from 2003.....
...... and here is the playlist.....
Roxy Music – The Bogus Man       (‘For Your Pleasure’ 1973 UK)
Shining Bird – Lost In Translation       (‘Shade of the Sea’ 2012 NSW, Australia)
Sparkspitter – Proem Aquatic       (‘Fearsplishing’ CD Single 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Clue To Kalo – What Went Down Around       (‘Lily Perdida’ 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
Place of Indigo – Kaleidoscope       (CD single 2012 Perth, Aust.)
the Citradels – Lord Find Me       (‘The Citradels’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Flower Machine – I Am the Coelacanth       (‘Lavender Lane’ 2010 Los Angeles, USA)
Jon – Upstairs Downstairs       (7” single 1967 Sydney, Aust.)
the Music Convention – Bellyboard Beat    (7” single 1968 NZ )
SMRTS – King Wave Rising       (‘Have Friends and Visit them at Night’ 2012 Perth, Aust.)
the Masters Apprentices – Buried and Dead    (7” single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Fluffy – Textas and Chocolate Cake       (‘A Rock’n’Roll Soap Opera’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Baterz – Who Wrote This? Barbra Streisand?       (‘Out of Hell’ 2000 Adelaide, Aust.)
the New York Dolls – Lonely Planet Boy       (‘New York Dolls’ LP 1973 New York, USA)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow       (‘Incense and Peppermints’ 1967 USA)
the Byrds – Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)      (‘Fifth Dimension’ 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Procol Harum – Shine on Brightly      (‘Shine On Brightly’ 1968 UK)
Brian Eno – China My China       (‘Taking Tiger Mountain [By Strategy]’ LP 1974 UK)
the Walker Brothers – Fat Mama Kick       (‘Nite Flights’ LP 1976 UK/USA)
the Pretty Things– Baron Saturday       (‘S.F. Sorrow’ LP 1967 UK)
Brillig – Gandara [“Monkey” TV theme cover]       (‘Pterodactyls’ 2003 Adelaide, Aust.)    #
     #   “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obscured By...

With all three DOTS on board again this week, it was another excursion into the absorbingly odd world of rare, forgotten and overlooked music that we so enjoy sharing with you... music such as an unreleased Gary Young [Daddy Cool et al] track or a bunch of exceedingly obscure 1960’s singles from bands such as Adelaide’s Bentbeaks or the UK’s David McNeil, not to mention the plethora of B-sides (often superior to the A-sides!) from the likes of the Gibsons and Vivien Goldman (the dub version of which we played recently). And let’s not forget the Stranglers’ Swedish language version of “Sweden (All Quiet on the Eastern Front)” and other obscure delights from faraway places such as tracks from Hungarian band Omega’s 1968 debut LP, Germany’s Emtidi and Japan’s wittily (?) named Flied Egg. Ah yes, business as usual here in “Obscured by...”–land!
..... and here is the playlist.....
the Dark Ages – Cadillac [Vince Taylor cover]      (7”single b-side [to Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day] 1965 New Zealand)
the Bentbeaks – Raining Sunshine      (7”single b-side [to Caught Red-handed] 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
the Executives – Summerhill Road      (7”single 1968 Sydney, Aust.)
Beaut – Goodbye Judy      (7”single 1976 Aust.)
Gary Young & the Rockin’ Emus – Rockabilly Heaven      (recorded, unreleased 1980 Aust.)
Mick Hadley & the Shakers – Rescue Me      (‘That’s Queensland, That’s 4IP’radio station compilation LP 1980 Aust.)
the Gibsons – You Know I Need Your Lovin’      (7”single b-side [to Magic Book] 1967 Aust./UK)
Dave Berry – And I Have Learned to Dream      (7”single b-side [to Forever] 1967 UK)
the Majority – Wait By the Fire      (7”single b-side [to I Hear a Rhapsody] 1967 UK)
David McNeil – Linda      (Belgium-only release 7”single 1968 UK)
Robbie Curtice [with Tom Paine] – Gospel Lane      (demo 1969 UK)
Noosha Fox – Judy Blue      (from unreleased ‘Wartime Spirit’ album 1986 Aust.)
XTC – The Loving      (7”single 1989 UK)
the Stranglers – Sverige      (Sweden-only release 7”single 1978 UK)
the Residents – Sinister Exaggerator      (‘Duck Stab’ LP 1978 USA)
the Lemon Kittens – Shakin’ All Over [Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover]      (‘Spoonfed & Writhing’ EP 1979 UK) 
Audience – The House on the Hill       (‘The House on the Hill’ LP 1971 UK)
Emtidi –Saat      (‘Saat’ LP 1972 Germany)
Flied Egg – Dr Siegel’s Fried Egg Shooting Machine      (‘Dr Siegel’s Fried Egg Shooting Machine’ LP 1972 Japan)
Linn County – Moon Food      (‘Proud Flesh Soothsayer’ LP 1968 Ohio, USA)
JK & Co – Magical Fingers of Minerva      (‘Suddenly One Summer’ LP 1968 Canada/USA)
Omega [aka Omega Red Star] – Rettenetes      (‘Trombitás Frédi és a rettenetes emberek’ [‘Trumpeter Fredi & the Terrible People’] LP 1968 Hungary)
Ola & the Janglers – What a Way to Die      (7”single 1969 Sweden)
Hobbit – Everything Turning Out Fine       (7”single b-side [to Only Friends] 1972 UK)
Vivien Goldman – Private Armies      (7”single b-side [to Laundrette] 1981 UK)