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, February 29, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

This week as always, we played a diverse bunch of records, ranging from the 60’s pop of Nancy Sinatra, the Twilights and Jacques Dutronc through to new albums from Mikal Cronin, Dark Ocean Colors and Norway’s the Apricot, plus a garage/psych side-project by Robert Schneider of Apples In Stereo called Thee American Revolution, as well as some Australian sounds from, amongst others, the Riptides, the Molting Vultures, Asteroid Belt and Space Party. We went electronic with John Foxx before ending the show with the final appearance as “Band of the Month” by California’s the Barbarellatones... all brought to you, of course, by the Cat and the Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Starstream – Don’t Leave (Honey)     (‘Burn your Fingers on the Sun’ compilation 2007 Australia)
the Selfish Cales – State of Eternity     (‘Selfish Cales II’ EP 2011 Italy)
Treetops – Leaving Tidal River     (‘Treetops’ EP 2005 Melbourne, Australia)
the Twilights – Comin’ On Down     (7” single b-side 1968 Aust.)

the Easybeats – Come and See Her     (7”single 1966 Aust.)

Mikal Cronin – Green & Blue     (‘Trouble In Mind’ 2012 USA)
the Asteroid Belt – Watching You     (‘Blank Horizon’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Thee American Revolution – Electric Flame     (‘Buddha Electrostorm’ 2012 USA)
Moon Duo – Run Around [Cave ‘Organ Desert’ mix]     (‘Mazes – Remixed’ EP 2011)
the Misunderstood – I Can Take You To The Sun     (recorded 1967 – taken from ‘Before the Dream Faded’ anthology 2010 UK)
Comus – In the Lost Queen’s Eyes     (‘First Utterance’ LP 1971 UK)
the Druids of Stonehenge – Pale Dream      (‘Creation’ LP 1968 USA)
Jacques Dutronc – Les gens sont fous, les temps sont flous     (7”single 1966 France)

the Apricot – Too Far Behind     (‘Forestful of Threes’ 2011 Norway)
Dark Ocean Colors – Lazy Lighthouse Jupiter Band     (‘Dark Ocean Colors’ 2012 USA)
Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang     (7”single 1966 USA)

the Molting Vultures – Morning Sun     (demo 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
Slingshot Dragster – Stoli Chaser [Tremelo Beergut cover]     (‘Demolition’ EP 2009 Adelaide)
Space Party – Get Surfed     (‘Invasion of the Surfer Men’ 2009 Canberra, Aust.)
the Riptides – Sunset Strip     (7”single 1978 Aust.)

John Foxx – Underpass     (‘Metamatic’ LP 1980 UK)

the Barbarellatones – I had Sex with a C.H.U.D.     (‘Invasion of the Surf Zombies’ 2006 USA)   #

     #  “Band of the Month”   :

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Obscured By..

Original 60s psychedelic rock taking in classical, country and Merseybeat elements, followed by modern gypsy thrashDavid Bowie sings The Beatles - or does he?   Endearingly awful song poems (lyrics written by amateurs and put to music on a disc for a fee by bored session musos), preceded by 80s Japanese electronica.   60s Adelaide beat.  60s beat from elsewhere.  Remembering the 5th anniversary of Billy Thorpe's passing.  Plenty more.  It all makes perfect sense, at least in the Obscured By... universe - hosted this week by Michael Hunter.

The Sunsets  Bye Bye Goodbye  7" single  1965  Australia (NSW)
The Feelgoods  Le Soleil  7" single 1966  Aust (NSW)
The Groove  With This Ring   7" single (B of Simon Says)  1967 Aust (Melb) 
The Mixtures  Music Music Music  7" single 1967  Aust (Melb)
Hush  Get The Feeling  7" single 1973  Aust  (Syd) 

The United States Of Existence  Volunteer Fireman  "Introducing"  1986, US
The Cornflake Zoo  Rainy Day  "The End Of The Beginning" EP  1986, Sweden

Tyrnaround  Suicidal Flowers  "Colour Your Mind" EP  1986  Australia (Melb)
The Chesterfield Kings  Satisfaction Guaranteed   "Here Are The Chesterfield Kings" 1983, US

The Satelliters  She Got All The Cards  "Shapes Of Sound"  1997, Germany
Vanilla Fudge  Phase One:  Eighteenth Century: Variations on a Theme by Mozart: Divertimento No. 13 In F Major / Nineteenth Century: Old Black Joe / Twentieth Century: Don't Fence Me In -  In The Mood - Hound Dog  -  Beatles medley  "The Beat Goes On"  1968, US
The Crooked Fiddle Band  What The Thunder Said  "Overgrown Tales"  2011, Australia (Sydney)
The Blue Streaks  Take It Easy  single c.1964  Aust (Adelaide)
Machine Gun Kelly's Rejects  I'm Going Back  "Big Beat Cellar Scene" demo 1967  Aust (Adelaide)
The Syssys  Take A Heart  single 1966 Aust (Adelaide)
Animation Unlimited  Big Bad Woman  "Big Beat Cellar Scene" demo 1967  Aust (Adelaide)
The Twilights  If She Finds Out   single 1966 Aust (Adelaide) 

Greyhound  Black And White  single, 1971  UK / Jamaica

David Bowie  Penny Lane  "Hits '67" UK, 1967  There is some debate as to whether this is Bowie or a different, anonymous session singer.  It does sound like him though...

Cromagnon  Crow Of The Black Tree  "Cave Rock" (AKA "Orgasm")  1969  US
Ryuchi Sakamoto  Riot In Lagos  orig. 12" single 1980, from "Ongaku 80" comp 2011, Japan
Lizard  Modern Beat  "Lizard" 1979 / "Ongaku 80" comp 2011, Japan
Bobbi Blake  Rock Rock Beat  song poem 7" single   released ?  US
Dick Kent  Smiling Farmer - The President  song poem 7" single   released ?  US
Ira Cook  What Is A Girl?  7" single, 1958  US
Forest  Don't Want To Go  "Forest"  1969, UK
Billy Thorpe  Marakesh  "Tangier"  2010, Australia

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Once again this week the Cat and the Brat played a diverse set, ranging from the modern psych of America’s Andrew Douglas Rothbard, Sweden’s Dungen and Italy’s the Selfish Cales, to the 6o’s UK freakbeat of the Eyes and an early Frank Zappa cover by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band..... from some iconic Roxy Music to a Mexican revolutionary anthem by Adelaide’s Van Cleef, from an ode to the discotheque by Adelaide’s Mynd Gardeners to Mick Ronson’s brilliant ‘Only After Dark’, and from the Demon Parade to the Church to Ride Into The Sun to God! Ain’t that rock’n’roll religion?! And we ended the show with the surf’n’sleaze of the Barbarellatones, our current “Band Of The Month”, giving their unique spin to a Jan & Dean classic.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Dungen – Du e för fin för mig      (‘Ta Det Lugnt’ 2004 Sweden)

Andrew Douglas Rothbard – Indigo     (‘Abandoned Meander’ 2006 USA)
the Balloon Farm – A Question of Temperature     (7”single 1967 USA)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Help, I’m a Rock [Frank Zappa cover]     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Eyes – When the Night Falls     (7”single 1965 UK)
the Beatles – Tell me what you see     (‘Help!’ LP 1965 UK)
the Church – When you were mine     (‘The Blurred Crusade’ LP 1982 Australia)


Pel Mel – No Word From China     (7”single 1981 Aust.)

the Mynd Gardeners – Discotheque     (‘Tales from the Caramel Hourglass’ EP 2009 Aust.)

Van Cleef – Zapatistas!     (‘Zapatistas!!’ EP 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)

Secret Machines – Atomic Heels     (‘Secret Machines’ 2008 USA)

the Demon Parade – All the cool kids     (CD-single 2011 Aust.)


the Selfish Cales – Psychedelic Eyes     (‘Selfish Cales II’ EP 2011 Italy)

the Moffs – Another Day in the Sun     (7”single 1985 Aust.)
God – My Pal     (7”single 1988 Aust.)

Ride Into The Sun – Enemy     (‘Rats, Thieves & Liars’  2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Mick Ronson – Only After Dark     (‘Slaughter on 10th Avenue’ LP 1973 UK)

Roxy Music – Ladytron     (‘Roxy Music’ LP 1972 UK)

the Barbarellatones – Dead Man’s Curve [Jan & Dean cover]     (‘Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute’ 2009 USA)    #  

       #  “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Obscured By...

We opened the show, as always, with a set of Australian rarities from the 60’s and 70’s, but this time including a tribute to Clive Shakespeare, the original guitarist with Sherbet, who passed away recently, before moving onto a selection of American and UK bands from the same era, including the Bush [also known as the Bushmen], the wonderfully named Ognir & the Nite People, Wimple Winch and the Misunderstood, a US band who relocated to London. We then returned to the 21st Century with a bunch of bands from diverse locations who have taken that 60’s psych/garage/pop template and made it their own, such as the Flower Machine from California, the Jessica Fletchers from Norway and the Selfish Cales from Italy, as well as a set of obscure ‘cover versions’ including black UK punk band Pure Hell doing a Lee Hazlewood song and French model Ronny covering a Sly Stone number... there was an album track by Australia’s Box the Jesuit and in memory of the late Michael Davis, bassist of the MC5, we featured their regular live set-closer, ‘Black to Comm’..... all this and much more, brought to you by the three DOTSMegan, Peter & Michael...
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Reverbs – Say Mama     (7”single 1963 Tasmania, Australia)
Perfection – 3 Rooms and Running Water     (7”single 1967 Aust.)
Lloyd’s World – Goodbye, Goodbye     (7”single b-side 1968 Aust.)
Sherbet – Chicago [Graham Nash cover]     (‘On with the Show’ LP 1973 Aust.)

Clive Shakespeare – I Realize     (7”single 1978 Aust.)
the Four of Us – You’re gonna be mine     (7”single 1965 Michigan, USA)
the Tracers – Watch Me     (7”single 1966 Texas, USA)
the Bush – I Wanted Her    (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Ognir and the Nite People – I found a new love     (7”single 1965 Pennsylvania, USA)
the Misunderstood – Children of the Sun     (recorded 1966 – released as 7”single 1969 UK/USA)

Wimple Winch – Save My Soul     (7”single 1966 UK)
the Selfish Cales – Black and White Rainbow     (‘Selfish Cales 11’ EP 2011 Italy)
the Flower Machine – LA in the Rain     (‘The Flower Machine’ 2011 USA)
 Outrageous Cherry – You got the magic inside you     (‘Supernatural Equinox’ 2003 Detroit, USA)
the Jessica Fletchers – Bloody Seventies Love     (‘What Happened To The?’ 2003 Norway)
the Pillbugs – Life as it Happens     (‘Everybody Wants A Way Out’ 2008 USA)
Pure Hell – These Boots are Made for Walking [Lee Hazelwood cover]     (7”single 1978 UK)
Ronny – If you want me to stay [Sly Stone cover]     (7”single 1981 France)
the Plugz – La Bamba [Richie Valens cover]     (‘Electrify Me’ LP 1981 L.A., USA)
the Rubayyat – If I was a Carpenter [Tim Hardin cover]     (7”single 1968 Texas, USA)
the Rising Storm – Message to Pretty [Love cover]     (‘Calm Before...’ LP 1967 USA)
MC5 – Black to Comm     (live 1968 – taken from ‘Dirty Water 2: More Birth of Punk Attitude’ compilation 2011 UK)

Pink Floyd – the Nile Song     (‘More’ soundtrack LP 1969 UK)
Nine Days Wonder – Only the Dancers     (‘Only the Dancers’ LP 1974 Germany)
the Cramps – The Mad Daddy     (‘Songs the Lord Taught Us’  LP 1980 USA) 

Box The Jesuit – Like Licking Honey Through Glass     (‘Guide Dogs for the Spiritually Impaired’ 1993 Aust.)
Ultra 5 – Streets of Your Town     (‘Lost In Tyme Vol.1’ compilation 1996 Greece/USA)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Digging into the 3D RadioNew Releases” section this week, we found some great songs on both new and older bands’ recent offerings and re-issues, including a single by the Sunday Reeds, EPs by Adelaide’s Horror My Friend and Self Preservation Society and a singles and demos anthology from Orange County’s Ty Segall. We played selections from some current psychedelic bands such as Australia’s Black Cab and the Black Ryder, a track off the debut album by Dark Ocean Colors as well as one from the sole album (and sadly neglected masterpiece) by All Night Radio... there was some Bowie and Bolan, classics from the Pixies and the Sunnyboys plus lots more before we finished with our current ‘Band of the Month’, the fabulous Barbarellatones (and check out the award-winning film-clip for the song!)... all brought to you by the Cat and the Brat......
..... so here is the full playlist.....
Black Cab – Rescue     (‘Call Signs’ 2009 Australia)

the Dolly Rocker Movement – My Heavenly Way     (‘Our Days Mind the Tyme’ 2009 Australia)
Black Ryder – To Never Know You     (‘Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride’ 2009 Australia)
Mona Lisa Overdrive – No Way Out [Chocolate Watchband cover]     (demo 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
Digger and the Pussycats – Just a Little Bit [Purple Hearts cover]     (‘Wild About You : a Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963-1968’ compilation 2004 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Sunday Reeds – Fall from Grace     (cd-single 2012 Australia)
the Lime Spiders – 1-2-5 [Haunted cover]     (‘25th Hour’ double 7” single 1983 Aust.)
the Sunnyboys – You Need a Friend     (7”single 1982 Aust.)

the Demon Parade – Beyond Us     (7”single b-side 2010 Aust.)
David Bowie – The Supermen     (‘The Man Who Sold The World’ LP 1970 UK)
T.Rex – Life’s an Elevator     (orig. 7”single b-side 1976 UK – bonus track on reissue of “Futuristic Dragon” 2006)
Self Preservation Society – Don’t You Forget About Me [Simple Minds cover]     (‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
brillig – The Old Captain     (‘The Red Coats’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)

Grandaddy – For the Dishwasher     (cd-single 1998 USA)
Luke Haines – Wot a Rotter     (‘21st Century Man’ 2009 UK)
Horror My Friend – Leave Me Alone     (‘Shivers and Spines’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Ty Segall – My Sunshine     (‘Singles 2007-2010’ anthology 2011 USA)

the Sailors – Bury Your Problems     (‘Antipodean Screams Vol.2’ compilation 2007 Aust.)
the She Creatures – Space Madness     (‘She Creatures Invade’  2009 UK)
the Pixies – Is She Weird?     (‘Pixies @ the BBC’ anthology 1998 UK/USA)

Dark Ocean Colors – My Barbara Closed the Doors     (‘Dark Ocean Colors’ 2012 Ohio, USA)

All Night Radio – Daylight Til Dawn     (‘Spirit Stereo Frequency’ 2004 USA)
Dandelion – Liverpool Kiss     (‘Dandelion’ EP 2009 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Barbarellatones – Get Your Freak On     (‘The Breakup Ghost’  2009 USA)   #

     #   “Band of the Month”