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, December 11, 2012

Obscured By...

What did the penultimate show in the current format have in store?  Well, there were folky Beatles covers and some rather lengthy tracks by Godley & Creme and Robert Wyatt (or a previously unreleased extended version in the latter case).  There was some rare "prog pop" for the want of a better term, from a little known 60s Boston band with the wonderful name of Phluph.  Also, brand new Scott Walker and a  Market Square track yet to see release.  Mask featured ex-Curved Air singer Sonja Kristina in a different format.  And... the rest is as mentioned below, painstakingly prepared by Michael Hunter & Cat and Brat.

Steve & the Board – Little Miss Rhythm’n’Blues      (‘Steve & the Board... and the Giggle Eyed Goo’ LP 1966 Sydney, Australia)
Johnny Hawker Orchestra – Spicks & Specks [Bee Gees cover]      (‘Out Front’ LP 1967 Aust.)
Dave’n’Lee – I Can See the Colours of the Butterfly      (7”single 1969 Aust.)
Thursday’s Children – It’s Love      (unreleased single, recorded 1970 Brisbane, Aust. – taken from ‘A Magical Mystery Tour : the David Fraser Tapes 1967-71’ compilation 2001 Aust.)
Trevor McNamara – Joseph Blackwell      (‘Yeah Captain’ LP 1969 Adelaide, Aust.)
Phluph – Dr Mind      (‘Phluph’ LP 1968 Boston, USA)
Phluph – Lovely Lady      (‘Phluph’ LP 1968 Boston, USA)
Dickens – Genocide      (‘Royal Incarnation’ LP  1969 France)
Godley & Creme – The Party      (‘Ismism’ LP 1981 UK/USA)
Scott Walker – The Day the ‘Conducator’ Died [an Xmas song]      (‘Bish Bosh’ 2012 UK/USA)
Gene Clark – No Other      (‘No Other’ LP 1974 California, USA)
Robert Wyatt – I’m a Believer [Monkees cover]      (extended version – taken from ‘the EP’s boxset’ 1974 UK)
June Tabor – In My Life [Beatles cover]      (recorded  December, 2005 on BBC Radio 2 – taken from ‘Rubber Folk’ comp. 2006 UK)
Show of Hands – If I Needed Someone [Beatles cover]      (recorded  December, 2005 on BBC Radio 2 – taken from ‘Rubber Folk’ comp. 2006 UK)
the Higher State – Smell of Incense [West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band cover]      (‘California’ EP 2008 UK)
Suzi Chunk – For the Millionth Time      (‘Girl From The Neck Down’ LP 2012 Wales, UK)
the Market Square – Afternoon Tide      (7”single 2013 USA/UK – advance promo copy)
the Galileo 7 – The Man Who Wasn’t There      (‘Staring at the Sound’ LP 2012 UK)
the Higher State – I Just Pretend      (7”single 2012 UK)
XTC – Blame the Weather      (7”single b-side [to Senses Working Overtime] 1982 UK – taken from ‘Rag & Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts and Leftovers’ compilation 1990 UK)
Mask – Blue Words      (‘Heavy Petal: The Tenebrous Odyssey of Jack & Virginia’ 2006 UK)
Suns of Arqa – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles cover]      (‘Solar Activity 1979-2001’ anthology 2001 UK)
Svensk – Dream Magazine      (7”single 1967 UK)
Larry’s Rebel’s – Halloween      (7”single b-side [to Everybody’s Girl] 1968 New Zealand/Aust.)
Sealing Smoke – Rubber Rapper      (unreleased single, recorded 1970 Memphis, USA – taken from ‘Feeling High: the Psychedelic Sound of Memphis’ compilation 2012 USA) 

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