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...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

This week it was the Cat... without her Brat... presenting Technicolour Dreaming! The show featured some new releases, including ones from local Adelaide bands such as Friends and D.D.Divine & Psycho Green, and a track from the new “Rats, Thieves & Liars” EP by Ride Into The Sun... plus, from the US and the UK, songs from the new Thee Oh Sees and the Horrors albums, respectively. Naturally, there was a smattering of older faves ranging from the 60’s sounds of Toni McCann and the Human Expression, to local 80’s electro-punk outfit, Nuvo Bloc, through to the Black Angels, Joy Zipper and Russia’s Messer Chups, and finishing with the final spin of the Laurels as the current “Album of the Month”... hmmm, what will be the August selection?
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Tyrnaround – Colour Your Mind     (12” EP 1987 Brisbane, Australia)
the Horrors – I can see through you     (Skying)
the Lovetones – Was I there in your future?     (Meditations)
Dios Malos – You got me all wrong     (Dios Malos)
Thee Oh Sees – Corrupted Coffin     (Castlemania)
Tim Whitt – The Litany [LeighStarDust cover]     (‘If I Dress Up: A Tribute to LeighStarDust’ comp. 2006 Adelaide, Aust.)
Messer Chups – Diabolik Boogie     (Crazy Price)
The Revillos – Rev Up     (‘Rev Up’ LP 1979 UK)
Caleb – Baby your Phrasing is bad     (7”single 1967 UK)
 the Human Expression – Optical Sound     (7”single 1966 US)
the Rolling Stones – 2000 Light Years from Home     (‘Their Satanic Majesties’ Request’ LP 1967 UK)
Joy Zipper – Drugs/Dosed & Became Invisible     (American Whip)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Israel     (7”single 1980 UK)
the Black Angels – Manipulation     (Passover)
Nuvo Bloc – Atomic Fiction     (7”single 1980 Adelaide)
Roxy Music – Both Ends Burning     (‘Siren : the Fifth Roxy Music Album’ LP 1975 UK)
Ride Into The Sun – Run to the Hills     (‘Rats, Thieves & Liars’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide)
D.D.Divine & Psycho Green – Higher Dreams     (demo 2011 Adelaide)
Friends – Honey, I Lost the Dog     (demo 2011 Adelaide)
the Chocolate – I’m an Animal     (7”single 1967 Adelaide)
Toni McCann – Saturday Date     (7”single 1965 Brisbane, Australia)
the Laurels – What she does to me     (Mesozoic)   #

     #  Album of the Month

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Obscured By... July 26 2011

A solo Michael Hunter this week.  The main feature of the show was an in-depth interview with Ken Stewart, songwriter for and most longstanding member of the Urban Guerillas, celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band this year!  (See for more details).  Of course, just a handful of songs from the band's career were also included.  Plus some rare singles, a short visit to the W section of the Three D library, and a track from the new project "Evolution 2 Revolution" by ex-Procession drummer Craig CollingeHe now also plays keyboards and has released a new CD, which we expect to chat to him about (along with tales of Procession) in a forthcoming show...

Autumn  Kill My World  (Comes... Autumn)  1971
McPhee   I Am The Walrus   (McPhee)  1971
Craig Collinge  Beethoven's Expansion Principle  (Evolution 2 Revolution)  2011
Boots  A To D  (7" single b-side, UK 1970)
Urban Guerillas:
 Just A Lifetime  (Just A Lifetime)  1995
Lame For Fame  (Soundtrack To The Revolution)  2002

Roaring Jack  Lads Of The BLF  (Caat Among The Pigeons)  1988 
Urban Guerillas:  She's A Hurricane / Taking My Ball  (And The Wind Brought Change)  2007

Selections from "Incredible Sound Show Stories 16 - A Second Glance Through the Looking Glass" (2003):
John Deen & The Trakk  Man  (Beat '69)
Majority One  Friday Man  (UK single 1970)
Christopher  The Race  (single 1970)
The Snappers  Smiley's Tram  (UK single 1968)
Taiconderoga  Whitchi Tai To  (Spain single, b side 1968)

The Monkees  Circle Sky  (Justus)  1996
Fraternity  Raglans Folly  (Complete Sessions 1971-72)
Rare Earth  Magic Key  (The Collection)  (1969/2004)
Marty Wilson Piper   Questions Without Answers  (7" single, also Rhyme album)  1989
Doug Williams  Girl From Zamboanya  (Love In Limbo soundtrack)  1993
Hurray For The Riff Raff  Junebug Waltz   (Hurray For The Riff Raff)  2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Finally... the Cat is back with her Brat on Technicolour Dreaming! And so it only seemed fitting that she should play some of her favourites, past and present... bands such as Apples In Stereo, Shower Scene from Psycho and Espers, plus songs like ‘Hippy Elevator Driver’ by the WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band, ‘Can’t Resist’ by the Stems, ‘Ruby, Go Home’ by Thee Oh Sees and ‘Monster Seas & Swells’ by Adelaide’s own brillig, which features Elizabeth’s sublime vocals. We also featured a couple of tracks from the Horrors new album (which has a very 80’s/Echo & the Bunnymen feel in places), plus a cool Blondie cover by Luna... finishing, of course, with another track from our ‘Album of the Month’ by the Laurels...
... so here is the full play-list...
Espers – Hearts and Daggers     (Espers)
Brillig – Monster Seas and Swells     (Mirror on the Wall)
Luna – In the Flesh     (‘Bobby Peru’ EP 1997 US/UK)
Apples in Stereo – Ruby     (No 1 Hits Explosion)
WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band – Hippy Elevator Operator     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Zombies – Time of the Season      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Masters Apprentices – Elevator Driver     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Jay Walker and the Pedestrians – Summer at Last     (CD single 2011 Adelaide)
the Black Hollies – Hamilton Park Ballerina     (Casting Shadows)
Roxy Music – Bogus Man     (For Your Pleasure)
Thee Oh Sees – Ruby Go Home    (Help)
the Horrors – Moving Further Away    (Skying)
the Horrors – Monica Gems    (Skying)
the Rockets - Mean Mistress     (7” single 1979 Perth, Aust.)
ME262 – Gonna Die     (7” single 1980 Sydney Aust.)
the Saints – Wild About You [Missing Links’ cover]     (“I’m Stranded” LP 1976 Aust./UK)
the Stems – Can’t Resist     (7” single 1985 Perth)
the Flies – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone     (7”single 1966 UK)
Shower Scene from Psycho – Dizzy     (‘Exploding Hits, The Complete Recordings 1982-2000’,  Aust.)
the Laurels – Run For Cover     (Mesozoic)  #

     # ‘Album of the Month’

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Obscured By...

This week on Obscured by... again there was a solo ‘DOT’... this time Peter Brat. I followed our regular policy of rarities and obscurities from around the world in various genres and from varied sources... including a ‘live on TV’ song from Australian 70’s band Kelly, a previously unreleased 1982 Kimberly Rew track with the Waves [later known as Katrina & the Waves], the first ever Rough Trade record [by French electro-punks Metal Urbain, who I was lucky enough to see in London in 1977], the 1978 b-side teaming Eno and UK punks Snatch [Judy Nylon & Patti Palladin] and which also featured Phil Collins on drums, 80’s psych from the United States of Existence, a couple of long tracks from the debut albums by Germany’s Guru Guru and Can, some Australian 60’s grooviness, the song by Luke Haines that ought to have featured in TV show “Spooks”, and much, much more... here is the playlist...
the Vacant Lot – Don’t let me sleep too long [Myddle Class cover]     (7”single 1967 Sydney, Aust.)
Marty Rhone – No No No No     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
the Groop – Mandrake Wine     (recorded London 1968, released on flexidisc with ‘The Vault’ magazine 1989)
Dave Miller Set – Let’s Get Together     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Kelly – See My Way [Blodwyn Pig cover]     (‘live’ on ABC-TV “Hit Scene” 1971 Aust.)
The Harts – Little Girl     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Flying Circus – Turn Away     (‘Bonza Beaut & Boom Boom’ LP 1971 Aust.)
Frog Hollow – Slowish One     (‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ EP 1972 Aust.)
the Gentlemen – No Chance     (‘Psychedelic Super Pjotr’ compilation of Eastern Bloc psych etc)
Country Joe & the Fish – Section 43     (‘Country Joe & the Fish’ LP 1966 USA)
BabyGrandmothers – Being is more than Life      (‘Psychedelic Phinland: Finnish hippie and underground music 1967-74’ compilation)
the Firesign Theatre – More Undermutterances     (Best of the Firesign Theatre)
the Byrds – 5D     (‘Fifth Dimension’ LP 1966 USA)
the Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today     (‘Even More Nuggets Vol. 3’ compilation)
Love – You Set The Scene     (‘Forever Changes’ LP 1967 USA)
the Waves – Animal Song     (previously unreleased 1982 recording – bonus track on ‘Bible of Bop’)
the United States of Existence – Love to the 44th power    (‘Introducing...’ LP 1986 USA)
the Shower Scene from Psycho – She [Monkees’ cover]     (Exploding Hits)
Eno & Snatch – RAF     (7’single b-side 1978 UK)
Metal Urbain – Paris Maquis     (7”single 1977 France/UK [1st release of ‘Rough Trade Records’])
Cabaret Voltaire – The Set Up     (‘Extended Play’ EP 1978 UK)
Sunglasses After Dark – Swamp Baby     (7”single 1984 UK)
the Urinals – I’m a Bug     (‘Another E.P.’ 1979 USA)
the Virgin Prunes – Bau Dachong     (7”single 1982 UK)
Guru Guru – Oxymoron     (‘KanGuru’ LP 1972 Germany)
Can – Thief     (‘Delay’ LP 1968 Germany)
Luke Haines – the Spook Manifesto     (The Oliver Twist Manifesto)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Once again this week, Peter Brat was the sole presenter on the show... but the Cat is returning soon! As usual I played a number of 60’s bands, such as the Nazz and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, as well as a very cool psych track by the Bee Gees from their second album, a few new tracks [my favourite being one from the great new album by the Barbarellatones] and various points in between, including a bunch of singles and album tracks by some of Australia’s finest like the Lipstick Killers, God, the Moodists and the Dagoes... I finished with another track from our current “Album of the Month” by Sydney band, the Laurels...
...and here is the full playlist...
the Beach Boys – Hang on to your Ego     (out-take from ‘Smile’ sessions – taken from ‘The Trip’ compilation)
Blue Sunshine Minds – How does it feel     (‘Burn Your Fingers On The Sun’ – psych. compilation 2009 Aust.)
the Intercontinental Playboys – Exit Sign      (Sonic Seducers)
the Scoundrelles – Why doesn’t someone take this goddamn girl away from me     (Organic Molecules In Action!)
Eric Burdon & the Animals – Paint It Black     (‘Winds of Change’ LP 1967 UK)
God God Dammit Dammit – Harry     (The Very First Day Of The Sunshine)
God – My Pal     (7”single 1988 Aust.)
the Lipstick Killers – Hindu Gods [of Love]      (7”single 1979 Aust.)
the Moodists – The Disciples Know     (‘Thirsty’s Calling’ EP 1982 Aust.)
Tyrannosaurus Rex – She was born to be my unicorn     (Bolan Boogie)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Smell of Incense     (‘Vol. 2’ LP 1967 USA)
the Nazz – Open My Eyes     (7”single 1968 USA)
the Bee Gees – The Earnest of Being George     (‘Horizontal’ LP 1967 Aust/UK)
the New Vague – Luv Her To Death     (CD single 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Yard Apes – Goin’ South     (Devil’s Road)
the Barbarellatones – Bad Vibes     (Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute)
Dieselwitch – Forbidden Purple City     (Surfadelica)
Colin Buckley – Little Egypt     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Dagoes – We Sell Soul [13th Floor Elevators cover]     (Supreme
Siouxsie & the Banshees – The Staircase (mystery)     (7”single b-side 1978 UK)
Die Dancing Bears – New York Valentine     (7”single 1982 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Laurels – Merry Go Round     (Mesazoic)  #

    # ‘Album of the Month’