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, 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)  

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