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, November 30, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Ahhhh... the Cat and the Brat were reunited on the airwaves this week after an enforced bunch of solo shows (two heads are always better than one!) resulting in a musical melange ranging from the neo-psych stylings of Prince Rama to  Josephine XV’s riposte to Napoleon XIV. We played two distinct 60’s bands called Kaleidoscope from two different continents, 80’s Adelaide rockabilly legends the Milky Bar Kids, the Mexican garage riot of Los Explosivos and was that an ode to decapitation by Dutch band Groep 1850? We also featured an interview with Melbourne psych-poppers Go Go Sapien prior to their Adelaide shows, including ‘behind-the-scenes’ anecdotes about the limited-release film which accompanies their new album, an homage to classic Australian schlock-horror B-movies... very groovy indeed! And we bid farewell to DieselWitch Will Kill You as our ‘Album of the Month’...
..... so here is the full playlist..... 
Prince Rama – Portaling      (‘Trust Now’ 2011 USA)
Plasticland – Alexander [Pretty Things cover]     (‘Colour Appreciation’ LP 1984 USA)
3D TV – A Summation Of All These Burdens     (orig. recorded 1991 – released on ‘Burn Your Fingers on the Sun’ compilation 2009 Australia)
Les Goths – Out of the Sun     (7”single 1968 Normandy, France)
the Masters Apprentices – Buried and Dead     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
Josephine XV – I’m Happy They Took You Away      (7”single 1966 New York. USA)
Kurt Vile – It’s Alright     (‘So Outta Reach’ 2011 USA)
City Riots – She Never Wants to Dance     (‘In My Head’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
the Honey Pies – Henny Penny     (‘Carpe Carp’ 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
the Milky Bar Kids – If You Remember Me     (orig. released on ‘Regular Rockabilly’ Australian compilation LP 1984 – taken from ‘SouthBound’ compilation 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Los Explosivos – Hey Monstro!     (7”single 2009 Mexico)
the Great Apes – Sebastapol Street [Procession cover]     (‘Tomorrow Is Today’ compilation 2006 Australia)
-          phone interview with Will Hindmarsh from Go Go Sapien
Go Go Sapien – Sick Love     (‘This Body Is Wrong For Us’ 2011 Australia)
Van Cleef – Barracuda     (‘Zapatistas!’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Groep 1850 – Mother No-Head     (7”single 1967 Holland)
Kaleidoscope – A Dream For Julie     (7”single 1968 UK)
Kaleidoscope – Keep Your Mind Open     (‘Side Trips’ LP 1967 USA)
Scars – Your Attention Please     (‘Author! Author!’ LP 1981 Scotland, UK)
DieselWitch – Try Me     (‘DieselWitch Will Kill You!’ LP 2011 Adelaide, Australia)   #

        # “Album of the Month”

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Obscured By...

At last, all 3 ‘DOTS’, Michael and Megan and Peter, were together again to present this week’s edition of “Obscured by...”! Needless to say, with the imput of all three hosts it was an even more eclectic show than ever, ranging from Abba songs done Ramones-style, a bit of Tiny Tim, the 60’s sunshine psych of the David and a sitar-drenched instrumental by famed session drummer Hal Blaine, the original composer’s demo of a Cindy Lauper hit, the first 7” by ‘lost’ UK post-punkers Scars through to the post-LSD ramblings of self-appointed guru Kit Ream and the musings of Mr Spock. There were a cool bunch of bands featuring this week’s letter I and our usual opening set of 60’s Australian recordings... all very, dare we say it, obscure!
..... and here is the full playlist....
Carson – Don’t Worry     (‘Australian Rock 1971-72’ LP 1972 Australia)
the Id – In the Midnight Hour [Wilson Pickett cover]     (‘Big Time Operators’ LP 1967 Aust.)
the Dymond – Ice Cream Machine     (7” single b-side 1968 Aust.)
Lynne Randell – An Open Letter     (7” single b-side [US-only release] 1968 Aust.)
Magic – I Want To Fly     (7”single 1969 Aust.)
Gabba – Mamma Mia     (‘Gabba Leave Stockholm’ 1999 UK)
Robert Hazard – Girls Just Want to Have Fun     (demo 1979 USA)

the Zombeatles – She Dead     (‘Meat the Zombeatles’ 2009 USA)
Dread Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love     (‘Un-Led-Ed’ 1990 USA)
the Intercontinental Playboys – Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! [movie theme cover]     (‘Hymns of the Flesh’ 2009 Aust.)
Gabba – S.O.S.     (‘Gabba Leave Stockholm’ 1999 UK)
Kit Ream – Introversal Jam/Don’t Be So Holy Poly Over My Soul-y     (‘All That I Am’ LP 1978 USA)
the Real Don Steele – Cecil, the Unwanted French Fry     (7”single 1965 USA)
Tiny Tim – Just a Gigolo [Bing Crosby cover]     (‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips/Resurrection’ LP 1987 USA)
the David – Another Day, Another Lifetime     (‘Another Day, Another Lifetime’ LP 1968 California, USA)
Hal Blaine – Hallucinations     (‘Psychedelic Percussion’ LP 1967 USA)
I-de-al – Blaue Augen     (7”single 1982 Berlin, Germany)
Inspiral Carpets – This is how it feels [Flood remix]     (12”single 1990 Manchester, UK)
Imperial Teen – Mr and Mrs     (‘On’ 2002 USA)
Inflatable Scooterz – Willpop      (demo 2006 Adelaide, Australia)
the Velvet Underground – The Murder Mystery [alt. mix]     (taken from ‘the Velvet Underground: What Goes On’ boxset – originally recorded 1968 USA)
Gang Of Four – [Love Like] Anthrax     (7”single 1979 UK)
Scars – Horrorshow     (orig. 7”single – taken from ‘Fast Records’ compilation LP 1979 UK)
William Sheller – Living East, Dreaming West     (7”single 1970 France)
Leonard Nimoy – Highly Illogical     (‘Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy’ LP 1968 USA)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Lots of local and Australian music on this week’s show from bands such as the P90’s and Mondo Phase Band from Adelaide, and the likes of WitchHats and Lords of Gravity from around Australia, but with cuts from the rest of the world as well, from bands such as Thee Oh Sees, the Monkees and Ghost. There was an interview with a couple of members of the Baron to promote their CD launch and, of course, a track from our album of the month, DieselWitch Will Kill You... all presented by a solo Peter Brat.
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Ghost – Water Door Yellow Gate     (‘In Stormy Night’ 2007 Japan)
Wire – Two People in a Room     (‘154’ LP 1979 UK)
the Sex Pistols – Submission [Rotten mix]     (demo 1977 UK)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – This is why you love me     (‘The Singles Collection’ 2011 USA)
Black Mountain – Don’t run our hearts around     (‘Black Mountain’ 2007 USA)
Dallas – I sold my soul to the devil and he said I was cheap [DJ Fuckitup remix]     (‘4 Top 10 Hits’ 2005 Adelaide, South Australia)
the Demon Parade – All the Cool Kids     (CD single 2011 Aust.)
Mondo Phase Band – Horseshoe     (7”split-single [with Nothing People – USA] 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
WitchHats – The Bounty      (‘Pleasure Syndrome’ 2011 Aust.)
the P90’s – Kraken     (‘Songs For Plastic Savages’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Pimpin’ Horus – Stranger      (‘House of Horus’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Baron – Grace     (‘The Baron’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
    ...... interview with the Baron.....
Wolf People – Time [Pink Floyd cover]     (from Mojo magazine CD : ‘Dark Side of the Moon- the Return’ 2011 UK)
the Monkees – P.O.Box 9817 [alt. mix]     (‘The Birds, The Bees and the Monkees’ CD re-issue)
Lords of Gravity – Come On [Atlantics cover]     (‘Contact’ 2005 Aust.)
Puta Madre Brothers – Para Su Madre     (7”single 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)
Thee Oh Sees – Wrong Idea     (‘Carrion Crawlers’ 2011 USA)
Go Go Sapien – Celebrities Are Your Gods Now     (‘This Body Is Wrong For Us’ 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)
DieselWitch – Voodoo Doll     (‘DieselWitch Will Kill You’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
             #   “Album Of The Month”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Obscured By...

Another  jumble of genres and eras was exposed for your listening pleasure again this week by your hosts, Michael Hunter and Peter Brat... from rare Australian 60’s singles such as the Union’s tribute to a Melbourne discotheque, through a batch of songs for fans of Northern Soul from the likes of Tommy Hunt and Eartha Kitt, to some surfabilly courtesy of Continental magazine... and from the European beat of the Shake Spears to psychedelia from Indonesia and Iran, with some New Orleans voodoo from Dr John, the Night Tripper on the side! We dug into the 3D Radio Library for J, our “letter of the week” and also played some tracks in tribute to the late Jackie Levens ...
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Union – The Thump     (7”single 1965 Melbourne, Australia)
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – Zip a Dee Doo Dah     (‘On Stage’ EP 1965 Australia)
the Vibrants – The Letter Song     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
the La De Das – Come and Fly with Me     (‘The Happy Prince’ LP 1965 New Zealand)
Sons of the Vegetal Mother – Love is the Law     (‘Garden Party’ EP 1970 Aust.)
Jack Montgomery – Don’t turn your back on me     (7”single 1965 USA)
Tommy Hunt – Just a little taste of your sweet loving     (7”single 1968 USA)
Roy Hamilton – Let the music play     (recorded 1966, released 1997 on ‘Rare, Collectible and Soulful’ CD compilation USA)
Garnet Mimms – It was easier to hurt her     (7”single 1965 USA)
Eartha Kitt – There Comes a Time     (7”single 1965 USA)
         ... 3 Tracks from the ‘Continental’ magazine bonus CD 2004 USA :
   Los Derrumbes – MK 11     (unreleased)
   Pollo Del Mar – Charlie Don’t Surf     (7”single on the MuSick label)
   the Hexxers – Knockin’ on Gravestones     (7”single on the Golly Gee label)

the Bunnys – Moanin’     (7”single 1964 Japan)
the Shake Spears – I Can’t Tell     (7”single 1965 Belgium)
Doll By Doll – Caritas     (‘Doll By Doll’ LP 1981 UK)
Jackie Leven – Call Mother a Lonely Field     (‘The Mystery of Love is greater than the Mystery of Death’ CD 1994 UK)
Robert Wyatt – At Last I am Free     (7”single 1980 UK)
Johnny Average Band – Ch-Ch-Cherie     (‘Some People’ LP 1980 USA)  *
the Jumpers – Girl and Toy     (‘Galimatias Amoureaux’ EP 1981 Adelaide, Aust.)  *
Jock Hobbs League – Your Charm is Fictional     (demo 2005 Adelaide)  *
Robert James – Painted Room     (‘Suzanna Suite’ CD 1999 Australia)  *
AKA – Suez War     (‘Hard Beat : 1971-1977 anthology’ CD compilation 2011 Indonesia)
Kourosh Yaghmaei – Ashiooneh     (‘Back from the Brink : Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock from Iran 1973-79’  CD compilation 2011)
Dr John, the Night Tripper – Familiar Reality     (‘The Sun, Moon and Herbs’ LP 1971 USA)
Web – Love You     (‘i Spider’ LP 1970 UK)
the Pacifics – Slowly But Surely     (7”single 1964 Australia)

     *    ‘Letter of the Week’

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning with the MC5’s clarion call, this week’s edition, hosted by a solo Peter Brat, ranged from local drone specialists Beige Abrasions through the electro-pop of new Australian band Total Control, Finnish surf from Laika and the Cosmonauts, classic 60’s psych from the Balloon Farm, iconic punk from X-Ray Spex, recent Australian garage from the Frowning Clouds and the Intercontinental Playboys, an Iggy cover by the Church, some Monkees, a nod to Star Trek from Spizzenergi and lots more, before finishing with a cut from the current ‘Album of the Month’ by local surf twangers DIESELWITCH..... here is the full playlist.....
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams     (‘Kick Out The Jams’ LP 1969 USA)
Wooden Shjips – Looking Out     (West 2011 USA)
Beige Abrasions – Splash of White     (demo 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Metal Urbain – Lady Coca-Cola     (7”single 1978 France : played from Anarchy in Paris anthology CD)
Total Control – Love Performance      (Henge 2011 Aust.)
the Intercontinental Playboys – Journey to the Centre of my Dirty Mind     (Sonic Seducers 2005 Aust.)
the Church – The Endless Sea [Iggy Pop cover]     (Box Of Birds 1999 Aust.)
Mondo Phase Band – Equaliser     (split 7”single [with Nothing People] 2011 Adelaide, Aust./USA)
Sweatmaster – I am a Demon and I love Rock’n’roll     (‘Pushing Scandinavian Rock to the Man Vol.3’ compilation)
The Weirdos – We Got The Neutron Bomb     (7”single 1978 USA)
SpizzenergiWhere’s Captain Kirk?     (7”single 1979 UK)
X-Ray Spex – Identity     (‘Germfree Adolescents’ LP 1978 UK)
Klark Kent – Don’t Care     (7”single 1978 UK)
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)     (‘The Scream’ LP 1978 UK)
Golden Triangle – Rollercoaster     (Double Jointer 2010 USA)
Thee Oh Sees – Chem-Factor     (Carrion Crawler 2011 USA)
Laika and the Cosmonauts – The Ipcress File     (Cosmology: 1988-2008 Anthology Finland)
the Surfacers – The Russian     (from ’Continental’ magazine #11 bonus CD 2004 USA)
the Frowning Clouds – Do Like Me     (The Frowning Clouds 2010 Aust.)
the Rolling Stones – It’s Not Easy     (‘Aftermath’ LP 1965 UK)
Die Dancing Bears – N.Y. Valentine     (7”single 1982 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Monkees – Zam and Zor     (‘The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees’ LP 1968 USA)
the Twilights – Time and Motion Study Man     (7”single b-side 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Balloon Farm – A Question of Temperature     (7”single 1967 USA)
DieselWitch – Find Your Own Way Home     (DieselWitch Will Kill You 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)   #

        #   “Album Of The Month”  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Obscured By... Nov 15 2011

Possibly the first time Adelaide power pop band Young Modern has shared a double play with classical composer and folk song collector Percy Grainger!  The link being a detailed interview with YM guitarist Mark Carroll, who has co-edited a book on the life of Grainger!   Throw in some Hispanic interpretations of punk classics, some cardboard postcard discs from the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair (they had a monorail!) and some little heard Australian singles by the likes of Babeez, The Jet Set and the very obscure Terryfoot - and a few random choices from the K section of the Three D Radio library - and you have yourself another fun-filled and informative Obscured By...    Your host this week: Michael Hunter.

The Jet Set  What Did The Man Say  (single, Aust 1966)
The Newfolk  Today  (single NZ 1966)
The Gibsons  Magic Book  (single Aust / UK 1967)
Paradise  Sin  (single Aust (Adel) 1970)

Interview with Mark Carroll from Young Modern, with tracks:
Young Modern  The Big Beat  Play Faster 25th Anniversary Edition  (CD Adelaide, orig 1980 reissue 2005)
Young Modern  Girl Of Mine  How Insensitive  (CD 2007)
Percy Grainger  From 'Cowboys and Old Fiddler's Breakdown'  Pleasant And Delightful: Percy Grainger Plays Folk Songs  (orig piano roll 1921, reissue CD 1999)
Young Modern  Girl Of Mine /  Baby You Lied  Live At The Grace Emily 22.12.2010  (CD 2011)

Manic Hispanic  Mummy's Little Cholo / I'm So Bored With You Esse  The Recline Of Mexican Civilization  (CD  US 2001)
Spectrum  Brunswick St  Breathing Space As Well  (CD Aust 2011)
Ariel  (I Am) The Laughing Man  live 11.11.75  unreleased, Aust
Babeez  Nobody Wants Me  (single Aust 1977)
Terryfoot  Surfside 6  (single Aust 1980)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts  I Am  Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places  (LP US 1981)
The Kinks  How Are You  (single UK 1986)
Karate  New Martini  In Place Of Real Insight   (CD US 1997)
Tim Koch  Binoce  Please Don't Tell Me That's Your Volvo  (CD Adel 2000)

Seattle Worlds Fair 1962 cardboard discs:
Joe Juma  Invitation To The Fair  
Kelly Gates  Cafe In The Sky
The Frantics  Gayway Twist

Clear Blue Sky  The Rocket Ride  Clear Blue Sky  (CD, orig UK 1970)