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 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)

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