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 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)

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