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 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)

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