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, January 31, 2012

Obscured By...

All three ‘DOTS’ were in the studio for this week’s show, which stretched from a rare 1962 New Zealand LP by Peter Posa to a pre-release track from the debut album by English psych band Dewolff, due out soon. Along the way we heard some rare 60’s singles from the likes of 4th Street Exit, the Zakary Thaks and Melbourne’s Pink Finks, early recordings by the Dots (before they were Paul Kelly and...) plus the Human League, as well as a great version of a Roxy Music classic by ex-members of Christian Death. And finally, we have counted back to A as our ‘Letter of the Week’, thus ending yet another “regular segment”... ahh, what shall we do to replace it? Tune in next week to find out..... heh heh!
..... and so here is the full playlist.....
Dinah Lee – medley [It’s my Party/Then He Kissed Me/I Only Want To Be with You/Stay Awhile]     (‘Live on the Peter Posa Show!’ LP 1962 New Zealand)
Peter Posa – Grasshopper     (‘Live on the Peter Posa Show!’ LP 1962 NZ)
the Pink Finks – Backdoor Man     (7”single 1965 Australia)
Heart’n’Soul – Earthrise      (‘Hot-Boogie Band’ LP 1972 Aust.)
Babeez – Nobody Wants Me     (‘Babeez’ EP 1977 Aust.)
the Dots – Lowdown     (‘the Dots’ EP 1979 Aust.)
Faine Jade – On the inside there’s a middle     (‘Introspection : a Faine Jade Recital’ LP 1968 USA)
the Zakary Thaks – Green Crystal Ties     (7”single 1968 USA – taken from ‘Passage to India’ anthology 2010)

4th Street Exit – Strange One     (7”single 1967 USA – taken from ‘Pebbles Vol. 11’ compilation)
Judy Dyble – Summer Gathers     (‘Enchanted Garden’ 2004 UK)

Dewolff – Don’t you go up the Sky     (‘Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants’ 2012 UK)

Brat Farrar – Ask the Night Tonight     (‘Brat Farrar’ 2012 Aust.)
Rozz Williams and Gitane Demone – Every Dream Home a Heartache [Roxy Music cover]      (‘Dream Home Heartache’  1995 USA/Netherlands)
Faust – Munich/Yesterday      (’71 Minutes of Faust’ anthology 1996 Germany)
Wooden Shjips – Sol 07 Part 1     (7”single 2007 USA)
Ape the Cry – Free Dreams     (‘andthe’ LP 1989 Aust.)   #
And The Goat – hangover     (‘Gooseberry’ 2001 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
A La Carte – When the boy comes home     (7”single 1981 Germany)   #
Ash Wednesday – Boring Instrumental     (7”single 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
Roten Rosen – Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Honolulu-Strand Bikini     (7”single 1987 Germany)
Dave Bridge Trio – Boomer Beach     (‘Surfin’ Down Under’ LP 1963 Aust.)
Janice Slater – I’m Gonna Live     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Iguana – Ticket to Ride [Beatles cover]     (7’single 1968 Aust.)
Tony Shepp – Security     (‘Live on TV- “the GO! Show”’ LP 1966 – taken from ‘Neanderthal Stoneage Beat’ compilation)
Death In June – Tick Tock     (‘All Pigs Must Die’ 2001 Aust./UK)

US 69 – I’m on my way     (‘Yesterday’s Folks’ LP 1968 USA)
Left Banke – And One Day     (7”single 1972 USA)
Heaven 17 – Let’s all Make a Bomb     (‘Penthouse and Pavement’ LP 1981 UK)

the Human League – Blind Youth     (‘Reproduction’ LP 1979 UK)
     #   “Letter Of The Week”

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TOP 101

Three D Radio Top 100+1 for 2011
The most played new releases of 2011
 – actual plays not votes!

[ # Artist  -   Local/AUS/elsewhere  -   Album/CD Title ]

1 Ride Into the Sun   L   Rats, Thieves & Liars
2 DieselWitch   L DieselWitch Will Kill You!
3 Almost Numan   L Almost Numan
4 Ride Into The Sun   L Goodbye Hipster, Hello Reality
5 The Systemaddicts   L The Systemaddicts
6 Avant Gardeners   L Mine Errant Vangarden
7 Fluffy   L Fluffy Loves You
8 Wild Rocket   L Salad Days
9 Isolation Valve   L Dear Warren Ellis
10 God God Dammit Dammit   L The Very First Day Of The Sunshine
11 The Aves   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
12 River Of Snakes   Aus Bad Blood
13 The Systemaddicts   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
14 Hit The Jackpot   L Holiday
15 She’s The Band   L Too Much Too Soon
16 The Aves   L Grow Up
17 The Blind Herd   L Demo
18 Like Leaves   L Like Leaves
19 The Asteroid Belt   L Blank Horizon
20 The Aves   L Panic
21 Viva Vas Deferens   L Mefusto
22 Amcats   L Peggy Sue
23 Eddy Current Suppression Ring   Aus So Many Things
24 Hawks of Alba   L Dear Punk Rock…
25 Meat Tray   L Chop Shop
26 Gravel Face Racer   L Demo
27 The Saucermen   L Whip
28 The P90s   L Monday
29 Fluffy   L No-One But You
30 Thee Oh Sees      Castlemania
31 Brillig   L The Hearse Song
32 Van Cleef   L Zapatistas!
33 Andy and Marta   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
34 Emily Davis and The Open Road   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
35 Raw Spud   L Better Out Than In
36 The Toss   L Back From The Brink
37 Screaming Believers   L Stories From The Other Side
38 Turkey Ranchero   L Road Food For Home!
39 Emma Luker   L Goldfish At The Laundromat
40 Fleet Foxes       Helplessness Blues
41 Ride Into The Sun   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
42 Rocket To Memphis   Aus Jungle Juice
43 The Honey Pies   L Carpe Carp
44 Batrider   L Piles Of Lies
45 Cal Williams Jr   L King Billy
46 Emily Davis and The Open Road   L Undone
47 Snooks La Vie   L Another Place In Time
48 Lady Strangelove   L Sweet Exchange
49 Emma Luker   L Rory’s Escape
50 The P90s   L Songs For Plastic Savages
51 Turkey Ranchero   L Lullaby
52 Tumbleweed   Aus The Waterfront Years 1991 To 1993
53 Friends   L Demo
54 Garden Path   L Take It All Back
55 The Sea Thieves   L They Will Run
56 Bearded Gypsy Band   L Bearded Gypsy Band
57 Terrible Truths   L Terrible Truths
58 Bloodloss   L The Truth Is Marching In: 1983-1991
59 Fake Tan   L Demo
60 PJ Harvey      Let England Shake
61 Standard Union   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
62 Brenton Manser   L Unarmed and The Underdog
63 Sara Tindley   Aus Time
64 Stolen Youth   L Dark Century
65 The Toss   L Demo
66 The Honey Pies   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
67 Brenton Manser   L Slide For Roller Derby
68 Perdition   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
69 Penny Dreadfuls   L Demo
70 Wagons   Aus Rumble, Shake & Tumble
71 Fear And Loathing   L Stinkwhistle
72 Liz Dealey Band   L Pure Purple Demos
73 Mondo Phase Band   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
74 Patriarchal Death Machine   L Yes!
75 Wooden Shjips     West
76 Mondo Phase Band   L Major Input (Live)
77 Rites Wild   L Rites Wild
78 The Daylight Braves   L Liquid Sun
79 Cal Williams Jr   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
80 Fluffy   L Demo
81 Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses   Aus Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses
82 Hydromedusa   L Hydromedusa
83 Slug Guts   Aus Howlin’ Gang
84 Tuscadero   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
85 The Battery Kids   L Ouija
86 Iron and Wine       Kiss Each Other Clean
87 The P90s   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
88 The Texettes   L All Through The Night
89 Kamikaze   L Demo
90 Max Mo   L Demo
91 The Timbers   L Greet The Sun
92 Nekkro Electro   L Whoretopsy
93 Molten Universe   Aus The Green Ray
94 Wendy Saddington and The Copperwine   Aus Wendy Saddington and The Copperwine Live
95 All The Leaves Have Fallen   L Sic Itur Ad Astra
96 The Black Angels        Phosphene Dreams
97 Home For The Def   L Songs I Covet
98 Jay Walker And The Pedestrians   L Demo
99 Surviving Sharks   L Demo
100 Squeaker   L Live @ The 3D Sound Lounge
101 Soursob Bob   L Monkey Off My Back

3D Radio Top 101
is compiled using new release information from
the weekly Top 20+1 show
Saturday evenings 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

As always, we wandered through genres and decades, beginning with an Australian 60’s classic by the Black Diamonds, followed later in the show by an American classic of the same era by the Sonics. We featured an Eno track from his brilliant 1973 debut LP, a fave from Norway’s Deleted Waveform Gatherings, a very cool track from the debut EP by new Adelaide band Fabels and a great version of ‘Holocaust’ by This Mortal Coil featuring Howard Devoto, as well as some Black Hollies, the debut single by French punks Metal Urbain and even a spot of ‘guru-bashing’ from the Beatles, before finishing with Thee Oh Sees, our January “Band of the Month”... all brought to you by the Cat and the Brat on 3D Radio...
..... so here is the full playlist.....
the Black Diamonds – I Want, Need, Love You     (7”single 1966 Australia)

Ian D. Marks – Wild About You [Missing Links cover]    (‘Wild About You!  : a Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963-1968’ compilation 2004 Australia)
the Molting Vultures – Mummy Shakes     (‘Drop In and Go’ 2009 Adelaide, Australia)
Writing on the Wall – Buffalo     (7”single b-side 1973 UK – taken from ‘Rubble Vol. 10’)
the Black Hollies – Number 10 Girl     (‘Softly Towards the Light’ 2009 USA)

Fabels – Clotheslines     (‘EP #1’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
This Mortal Coil – Holocaust [Alex Chilton cover]     (‘It’ll End In Tears’ LP 1984 UK)
Grant-Lee Phillips – Love My Way [Psychedelic Furs cover]     (‘nineteeneighties’ 2006 USA)
Blue Ruin – What a Hell’uva Woman     (‘Such Sweet Thunder’ LP 1986 Australia)
the Sonics – Psycho     (‘Here are the Sonics’ LP 1965 USA)

the Fleshtones – The World is Changed      (‘Roman Gods’ LP 1981 USA) 
Redd Kross – After School Special     (‘Phaseshifter’ 1993 USA)
the’s – Bomb the Twist     (‘Bomb the Twist’ EP 1996 Japan)

the Insect Surfers – Mr Yunioshi [Henry Mancini cover]     (‘Shots in the Dark’ : Del-Fi Does Mancini’ compilation 1996 USA)
Dieselwitch – Gina the Gypsy [live]     (demo 2010 Adelaide, Australia)
the Beatles – Sexy Sadie     (‘The Beatles’ double LP 1968 UK)
Eno – Blank Frank     (‘Here Come the Warm Jets’ LP 1973 UK)
Mondo Phase Band – Equaliser     (7”split-single [with Nothing People] 2011 Adelaide, Australia/USA)
Deleted Waveform Gatherings – Shaman’s Tambourine     (‘Ghost, She Said’ 2009 Norway)

the Id – Watch Out!     (7”single 1966 Australia)
the Front Line – Got Love     (7”single 1966 USA)
the Mystrys – Witch Girl      (7”single 1966 Australia)
Metal Urbain – Panik      (7”single 1977 France)

Thee Oh Sees – Destroyed Fortress Reappears     (‘Help’ 2009 USA)     #

     # “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Obscured By..

Proving songs don't have to be old to be obscure, we featured one track that was only released this week (Melbourne band Zeptepi) and one from an album yet to be issued - Jim Keays' "Dirty Dirty".  A Facebook post alerted the solo-flying Michael Hunter to the latter track's existence mid-show, and led to an online video which was streamed to air - possibly the first time played on radio!   Of course older rarities were heavily featured too, including music from Czechoslovakia, Finland, France, Peru and South Korea.  Plus some oddness from the late Ivor Cutler, Bill Cosby in soul music mode and some highly "unique" covers of well known songs, along with our random selection of material from the 'B' section of the station library.  All in a day's work for Obscured By...!

Janice Slater with The No Names  He Really Cares  (B of I'm Gonna Live single 1965 Australia)  The No Names became The Throb.  Both sides of the single are now on iTunes.
Robin Gibb  One Million Years  (single 1969)
Moonshine Jug & String Band  She Belongs To Me  (single 1974 Australia)  Pre-Angels.
Bobbi Marchini & Ted Mulry  I Found My Way  (1973)  Mash-up of 2 separate records using the same backing track.
Zeptepi  Winter In My Blood  (mp3 2012 Australia)
Shin Joong Hyun  The Man Who Must Leave  ("Beautiful Rivers & Mountains" comp 2011, rec 1969 South Korea)
Plastic People Of The Universe  Kolejnice Duni  ("Kolejnice Duni" compilation 1977-82  Czechoslovakia)
Jean Le Fennec  Marie Cecile  ("Phantastic" 1968 France)
Jim Keays  Whiskey Woman (pre-release from "Dirty Dirty", forthcoming CD of garage punk covers)

Walter Steding  Hound Dog  ("Walter Steding" LP, US 1980)
Judy Nylon & Crucial   Jailhouse Rock  ("Pal Judy" LP, US 1982)
Frank Sumatra & The Mob  Telstar  ("Te Deum" 12" EP, UK 1979)
Nurse With Wound  Antacid Cocomotion 93 (The Loco-Motion)  ("Three Minute Symphony", UK 1984)
Magazine  The Burden Of A Song  ("No Thyself", UK 2011)
Bill Cosby  Yes Yes Yes  (single, US 1976)
Ivor Cutler  I'm Happy  ("Ludo", UK 1967)

Yma Sumac  Magenta Mountain  ("Miracles", Peru 1971)
Cocteau Twins  Seekers Who Are Lovers  ("Milk & Kisses", Scotland 1996)

The Big Dish  Christina's World  (12" single, Scotland 1987)
The Black Box  Poison Shadows  (single B-side, Australia 1989)
Boom! Bap! Pow!  My World  (CD single, Aust 2009)
Bergerac (with Liz Dooley)  Sugarjag  ("Voice Of Translator", Australia 2001)

The She Creatures  Moonman  ("She Creatures Invade" UK, 2009)
Catself  Alien Vampiress Is Fitting In  (demo, Finland 2009)
Gabba  Mamma Mia  ("Gabba Leave Stockholm", UK 1999)
The Spiders  Don't Blow Your Mind  (single US 1966)  The 'Alice Cooper' band before it took that name.
Wind In The Willows  Djini Judy  (self-titled LP, US 1968)  Early Debbie Harry.
Flaming Youth  Changes  ("Ark 2" LP, UK 1969)  Early Phil Collins.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Bryan was the show’s host this week and he certainly found some very cool sounds to play, including a song from the debut EP by a great new Adelaide band Horror My Friend, a live recording from 3D Radio’s ‘Sound Lounge’ show by the Aves and, from the 1990s, a Lou Reed track plus one by local punks the Crazies. There were a bunch of 60’s treats from the likes of the Electric Prunes and the Atlantics,  the debut single by the Zoot and plus one from the Sonics, whose gig here this year is eagerly awaited... we’ll keep you updated on that one! He also featured the surf sounds of the Beach Chromers and Cosmic Bikini as well as a few punk classics from, amongst others, the Adverts, Patti Smith and Wire... he also played a track from new Melbourne band Wolfy and the Batcubs, whose recent show here rocked! And of course, he finished with another band whose gig here has also been eagerly awaited, Thee Oh Sees, our current “Band of the Month”... all of this and more on Technicolour Dreaming! Thanx Bryan!
..... and here is his full playlist.....
Lou Reed – Hooky Wooky     (‘Set the Twilight Reeling’ 1996 USA)

Cosmic Bikini – Bikinis in the Martinis     (‘Still Smokin’ 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
the California Suns – Masked Grandma     (7”single 1966 USA – taken from ‘Pebbles Vol 4’ LP compilation 1979 USA)
the Beach Chromers – Peach Chrome     (‘The Beach Chromers’ 2007 Australia)
the Sonics – Skinny Minny [Bill Haley cover]     (‘Boom’ LP 1966 USA)
the Zoot – You Better Get Going Now [Jackie Lomax cover]    (7”single 1968 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Zips – Guitars for Hire     (‘Guitars 4 Hire’ 2006 Scotland, UK)
the Adverts – Gay Gilmore’s Eyes     (7”single 1977 UK)
the Lipstick Killers – Hindu Gods of Love     (7”single 1979 Aust. – taken from ‘Do The Pop’ comp. 2002 Aust.)
the Moodists – Do the Door, Friend      (‘Thirsty’s Calling’ LP 1984 Aust. – taken from ‘Two Fisted Art’ anthology 2003)
the Electric Prunes – The Great Banana Hoax     (‘Underground’ LP 1967 USA)

Patti Smith – Redondo Beach     (‘Horses’ LP 1976 USA)
Wire – A Flat Tent     (‘Red Barked Tree’ 2011 UK)
Wolfy and the Bat Cubs – Send My Love     (‘Wolfy and the Bat Cubs’ EP 2011 Aust.)

the Aves – Poor William     (‘Live at the 3D Radio Sound Lounge’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Crazies – Down at the Crossroads     (‘Savage Punks’ cassette : mid-90’s Adelaide, Australia)
the Creamers – Think I’m gonna be sick     (‘Love, Honour and Obey’ LP 1989 USA)
Horror My Friend – Make friends     (‘Shivers and Spines’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Cramps – Queen of Pain     (‘Big Beat from Badsville’ 1996 USA)

the Acid Drops – Surfin’ Prostitute Beat     (7”single 1984 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Crusaders – Hot Rod Baby     (‘Fat, Drunk and Stupid’ 1997 Australia)
the Atlantics[aka the Gift of Love] – Take a Trip     (7”single 1967 – taken from ‘Collectibles’ anthology 2011 Aust.)
Kamikaze – ‘Lil Red Riding Hood [Sam the Sham cover]     (demo 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Thee Oh Sees – Ruby Come Home     (‘Help’ 2009 USA)   #   

       #  “Band of the Month”