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, March 28, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

 From amongst all the new releases recently joining the 3D Library, there were quite a few that we wanted to bring to you, but they wouldn’t all fit in a month of shows, let alone one ... so we selected a few to highlight, amongst them a song from the latest Mynd Gardeners EP, a pre-release track from the new Dandy Warhols album plus another from the new one by Spiritualized. We also played a song from the brand new Molting Vultures record which was produced with Vic Conrad [Garden Path, Dust Collection etc] in conjunction with Matt Hills and the band. From the archives we played a number of Australian singles from the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, Super K and the Primevils plus some gems from legends such as the Sonics and the Rolling Stones, before finishing with the final showing from our current “Band of the Month”, the Zoot.... so who will it be next month?
..... and here is the full playlist....
the Rolling Stones – Sing This All Together [see what happens]     (‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ LP 1967 UK)
the Sand Pebbles – Entrance to the Stream     (‘Dark Magic’ 2011 Australia)
the Mynd Gardeners – Twisted Mystic     (‘The Acyd Raindrop Umbrella’  7”vinyl EP 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
the Rutles – Nevertheless     (‘The Rutles’ LP 1978 UK)
the Dandy Warhols – Well They’re Gone     (‘This Machine’ 2012 USA)
Spiritualized – Hey Jane     (‘Sweet Heart, Sweet Light’ 2012 UK)
Mikal Cronin – Green & Blue     (‘Mikal Cronin’ 2012 USA)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – It’s Not Your Touch     (7”single b-side 2009 Aust.)
Adam & the Ants – Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)     (‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ LP 1979 UK)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Mirage     (‘The Scream’ LP 1978 UK)
Super K – Recurring Nightmare     (7”single 1982 Aust.)
the Plug Uglies – All Done In     (‘Knock Me Your Lobes’ EP 1989 Aust.)
the Primevils – Lazy Mosquito Soup     (‘Oasis in a Desert of Noise’ compilation LP 1986 Adelaide, Aust.)
Peter Tilbrook – All Mine to Play With     (7”single 1968 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Apricot – Comes a Time     (‘A Forestful of Threes’ 2011 Norway)
the Molting Vultures – So Strange     (‘Get On Board’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Redd Kross – Jimmy’s Fantasy     (‘PhaseShifter’ 1993 USA)
the Sonics – The Witch     (‘Here are the Sonics’ 1965 USA)
the Hoodoo Gurus – Lelaini [orig. version]     (7”single 1982 Aust.)
the Prisoners – Tomorrow (She Said)     (7”single 1990 UK)
Spizzenergi – Where’s Captain Kirk?     (7”single 1979 UK)
the Zoot – Hey Pinky     (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Aust.)    #   
     #   “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Obscured By...

We began this week with a tribute to Vince Lovegrove, who was killed in a road accident last weekend... Vince was a well-respected and much-liked veteran of Australian rock’n’roll, with a long career that incorporated solo work and playing in bands such as the Valentines and, more recently, Mongrels of Passion, plus working as a journalist, television presenter and producer, band manager and AIDS awareness pioneer... and the man who introduced Bon Scott to AC/DC! From there we moved onto a bunch of songs from the extensive Aztec Music re-issue catalogue, with the sad news that the company has gone into receivership, due to large debts owed them by overseas distributers... yet another victim of rapacious multinational capitalism. As virtually the only large re-issue organisation in Australia, our rich musical heritage is once again in danger of being consigned back to the obscurity from which they, and several smaller companies, have bravely attempted to rescue it. **Buy an Aztec Music reissue or 2 today, to help them out! ** Then it was on to another of our “celebration of the compilation” selections... this time a great 2005 single-disc collection from Paris, France called “Gloria: International Garage Rock Club!” from which we played, amongst others, Baby Woodrose and the Dirtbombs. Throw in some wild cover versions by the likes of Pere Ubu and Jim Keays, some Psychedelia, new and old, then finish with a Moog classic and there it is – another “Obscured by...”, brought to you by the 3 DOTS, Michael, Megan & Peter.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....    
the Valentines – My old man’s a groovy old man     (7”single 1969 Australia)
the Valentines – Peculiar Hole In the Sky [Easybeats cover]     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Vince Lovegrove – Rented Room Blues     (7”single 1971 Aust.)
Vince Lovegrove – Livestock [Fraternity cover]     (7”single b-side 1971 Aust.)
Mongrels of Passion – Sorry     (‘Mongrels of Passion’ 2008 Aust.)
Spectrum – Love’s my Bag     (‘Milesago’ LP 1971 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Madder Lake – Ride On, Fast     (‘Butterfly Farm’ LP 1973 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Autumn – Lady Anne     (‘Comes Autumn’ LP 1971 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
Levi Smith’s Clefs – Relief from a Lighted Doorway    (‘Empty Monkey’ LP 1970 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
the Bleeding Hearts – Rock Star     (‘What Happened?’ LP 1977 Aust.)  [Aztec Music reissue]
“Gloria : International Garage Rock Club!” compilation – 2005 France
   Baby Woodrose – Too Far Gone     (7”single 2003 Denmark)
   the Priscillas – Gonna Rip Your Photograph     (7”single 2005 UK)
   the Barracudas – Subway Surfin’     (7”single 1979 UK/USA)
   the Dirtbombs – King’s Lead Hat (Eno cover)     (7”single 2003 USA)
the Chesterfield Kings – Satisfaction Guaranteed     (‘Here are the Chesterfield Kings’ LP 1983 USA)
J D Blackfoot – Flushed You From The Toilet Of My Heart     (7”single c.1974 USA)
Barnes & Barnes – Gotta Get a Fake I.D.     (‘Dr Demento’s Dementia Royale’ LP compilation 1980 USA)
C Newman & Janet Smith – California Girls [Beach Boys cover]     (‘Janet Smith’ LP 1985 Germany)
 the Lemon Kittens – Shakin’ All Over [Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover]     (‘Spoonfed & Writhing’ EP 1979 UK)
Pere Ubu – Pushin’ Too Hard [Seeds cover]     (7”single 1980 USA)
Jim Keays – Whiskey Woman [Flamin’ Groovies cover]     (‘Dirty, Dirty’ 2012 Aust.)
Pinocchio & the Puppets [aka the Teddy Boys] – Fusion     (7’single 1967 USA – taken from “Going Slowly Insane” comp. CD)
Liquid Visions – Morning Rain     (‘Hypnotized’ 2002 Germany)
Mugstar – Bethany Heart Star     (7”single 2007 Ireland – taken from ‘Psychedelica 3’ comp. 2007 UK)
Walter Carlos – What’s new Pussycat?     (‘By Request’ LP 1975 USA)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

technicolour dreaming

21.3.12 - Palindrome Dreaming in Technicolour!!  Beginning with local outfit Ride Into The Sun, we voyaged back to some early Dandy Warhols and even earlier Simple Minds, as well as a Beach Boys song allegedly adapted from a Charlie Manson demo, before returning to the present with Thee American Revolution, Melbourne’s Magic Bones, the Sunburners and the brand new vinyl EP from the Mynd Gardeners. Along the way we played a classic from Scratch Acid, a side of the sole single by Adelaide’s Die Dancing Bears,  a great 13th Floor Elevators cover by the Dagoes, plus, from the 60's, the original version of ‘Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!’ by the Bostweeds..... these, and many more, were played for your delectation before we signed off with our current ‘Band of the Month’, the Zoot.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Ride Into The Sun – I’m Just Dandy     (cd single 2010 Adelaide, Australia)

the Dandy Warhols – Be-In     (‘Come Down’ 1997 USA)

Simple Minds – Theme for Great Cities     (‘Sister Feelings Call’ LP 1981 UK)

Almost Numan – M.E. [Gary Numan cover]     (‘Almost Numan – Off’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Beach Boys – Never Learn Not to Love      (‘20/20’ LP 1969 USA)
De Wolff – Don’t you go up to the sky     (‘Strange Fruits & Undiscovered Plants’ LP 2009 Holland)
Laika & the Cosmonauts – Psycko [Themes from Psycho and Vertigo]     (‘Instruments of Terror’ LP 1994 Finland)

Slingshot Dragster – Agent 0069     (‘Demolition’ EP 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
Thee American Revolution – Blow My Mind     (‘Buddha Electrostorm’ 2012 USA)
the Mynd Gardeners – Where Tomorrow Lands     (‘The Acyd Raindrop Umbrella’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Lovetones – Was I there in your future?     (‘Meditations’ 2006 Australia)
the Scoundrelles – The Betrayed     (‘Organic Molecules in Action’ 2004 Aust./UK)
Thee Pink Stainless Tail – Sitting By a Tree [Escorts cover]     (‘Tomorrow Is Today” compilation 2007 Aust.)
King Daddy – She     (‘She’ EP 2006 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Sunburners – three d radio [city rock]     (‘The Ocean and Booze and Other Things to Drown in’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Dagoes – We Sell Soul [13th Floor Elevators cover]     (7”single 1981 Adelaide, Aust.)
Magic Bones – Devil’s Spawn     (‘Magic Bones’ EP 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Scratch Acid – Owner’s Lament     (‘The Greatest Gift’ LP 1984 Austin Texas, USA)

Die Dancing Bears – New York Valentine     (7”single 1981 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Bostweeds – Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!     (orig. movie s/t theme - taken from‘Born Bad Vol.1’ compilation LP 1986 USA)
the Mystreated – Sometimes     (‘Lovely Sunday Dreaming’ 1999 USA)
the Zoot – Strange Things     (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Aust.)    #   
    #  “Band of the Month” 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Obscured By...

Obscurity comes in many forms.  It could be songs that were never officially released eg Treo+1 with Issi Dye on lead vocals, or The Manx who had such high hopes (see the video) but never actually released any records.  Or rare Party Machine with Ross Wilson & Mike Rudd, pre- Daddy Cool or Spectrum.  It could be bizarre covers - looking at you, Fibonaccis and Sun Yuma!  It could be stuff that's great but largely forgotten, eg Saddhu Brand, or a famous person's pseudonym (Paul McCartney with Youth, as The Fireman) - or just a seemingly unlikely combination, as in a trippy song by a mid-70s Catholic nun!  Or its very newness makes it unheard, such as the track from the Magic Bones EP not released until next month.  How does one possibly keep up with it all?  Easy - tune into 93.7FM in Adelaide on Tuesdays at 2pm or via and let it all come to you!   This week, the show was hosted by all three "dots" for your listening edification.

The Richard Wright Group   No No No No  (7" single 1966 Australia)

The Kinetics  Excuses  (7" single 1966 Australia)
Treo+1  Inside Looking Out   (unreleased acetate c.1966/67 Australia)
Party Machine  Keep Your Cool  (unreleased demo 1968 Australia)
The Manx  On My Way Home  (unreleased demo 1969 Australia)

Samael Lilith  Sitting In The Park  (single B-side 1970 Australia)
The Fibonaccis  Purple Haze  ("Radio Tokyo Tapes, Vol 2" comp LP, 1984 US) 

Sun Yama  Subterranean Homeick Blues   (details elusive)
The Comateens  Summer In The City  (self titled LP, 1980 US)
Bakersfield Boogie Boys  I Get Around   (self-titled 12" EP, 1980 US)
Nash The Slash  Dead Man's Curve  (7" single, 1980  Canada)
Janus  Red Sun  ("Gravedigger" LP, 1972 UK)

The Cosmic Dead  The White Rabbit  ("Cozmik Live Aktion Vol. 1" CD, rec 2010, rel 2012, UK)

The Magic Bones  Gouge Out A View  (upcoming self titled EP, rel April 2012, Australia)
Saddhu Brand  People Brittle   ("Whole Earth Rhythm" LP 1970 US)

Sister Irene O'Connor  Fire Of God's Love  ("Fire Of God's Love: Songs To Ignote The Spirit" LP 1976, prob Australia)

Boomer & Travis  Foul Owl On The Prowl  ("In The Heat Of The Night" movie, 1967  US)
Teddy Fire  Revenge  ("Fluxing Headset Man"  LP  1996 US)
The Walker Brothers  The Electrician  (edit)   ("Nite Flights"  1978 US)
Luke Haines   Gorgeous George  ("9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling Of The 1970s and Early 1980s" CD 2011 UK)
Caveman  A Country's King Of Dreams  ("CoCo Beware" CD 2011 US)
The Fireman  Lovers In A Dream  ("Electric Arguments" CD 2008 UK)
The High Dials  Chinese Boxes  ("Anthems For Doomed Youth" 2011 Canada)

Neu!  Hellogallo  ("Neu!" LP 1972 Germany) 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

technicolour dreaming

Another show, another Dream... this week courtesy of 3D Radio compadre Bryan! Beginning with a blast of the psychedelic from the Asteroid Belt through some 80’s Melbourne psychobilly from the Corpse Grinders onto the black leather glam of classic Suzi Quatro and the whirling acid folk of Circulus, he played a mass of good music from all over, including a number of songs from various Adelaide bands and performers such as Kamikaze, Van Cleef and the mandolin strum of Madeline Hudson plus others from around the world, such as the Apricot from Norway, the UK’s Terry Edwards and Dark Ocean Colors from the USA, before finishing with the Zoot, our current “Band of the Month”... a great show. Thanx Bryan!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the  Asteroid Belt – Coward’s Song     (‘Blank Horizon’ 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
La Bastard – Get Up, Get Out     (‘the Fabulous Sounds of La Bastard’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Terry Edwards – Tailgating     (7"single 1998 UK)
the Corpse Grinders – I’m going crazy     (‘Corpse Grinders’ EP 1984 Melbourne, Aust.)
Kamikaze – Graveyard     (‘Crash Burn and Bleed’ 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Apricot – Mind Your Head     (‘A Forestful of Threes’ 2011 Norway)
the Koala – Colours of our Rainbow     (‘the Koala’ LP 1969 USA)
the Mynd Gardeners – Caramel Sky     (‘Tales from the Caramel Hourglass’ EP 2009 Adelaide, Aust.)
Horror My Friend – Leave Me Alone     (‘Shivers and Spines’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Barbarellatones – Pole Dancer     (mp3 single 2012 USA)
12 O'Clock Shadow – Hellbound Train     (‘Antipodean Screams Vol. 1’ compilation 2003 Aust.)
the Damned Evangelist – Damn You     (‘Antipodean Screams Vol. 2’ comp. 2007 Aust.)
Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash     (7”single 1972 UK)

Madeline Hudson – Monster Machine     (‘Madeline Hudson’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Circulus – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds [Beatles cover]    (recorded for ‘Mojo magazine: Sgt Pepper covered’ compilation 2007 UK)
Van Cleef – Dalek Gulch     (‘Where the River Meets the Rock’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Molting Vultures – Bad Bad Woman     (‘Drop In & Go’ 2009 Adelaide, Aust.)
Dark Ocean Colors – My Barbara Closed the Door     (‘Dark Ocean Colors’ 2012 USA)
Thee American Revolution – Electric Flame     (‘Buddha Electrostorm’ 2012 USA)
the La De Das – How Was the Air Up There?     (7”single 1969 NZ : taken from ‘Ugly Things’ compilation 2000 Aust.)
the Zoot – Turn Your Head     (7”single b-side 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)   #   

          #   “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Obscured by...

Beginning our regular opening set of Australian recordings from the 60’s/70’s with an obscure 7” single by the Limit, which seems to have been released twice by the Australasian arm of RCA Records, firstly in 1968 and then again in 1969, yet sadly failing to bother the ‘hit parade’ on either occasion despite its quality, we moved through some equally fine songs by bands such as the Throb, MPD Ltd and Adelaide’s the Hergs plus a single by the short-lived ‘power trioBulldog, which featured members of Procession, the Purple Hearts and the Bay City Union. While keeping a general psych/garage focus, we then ventured further out in time and place to the 80’s and beyond, with the likes of the Wylde Mammoths from Sweden, Magic Lantern [ a Sun Araw-related project] from the USA, Italy’s Head & the Hares, the Pandoras from California and Something Really Beautiful, whose fine song we discovered on a sampler LP from UK label Creation Records and who apparently released only one single before disappearing ... but at least they left us this great slice of neo-psychedelia. Also featured were tracks from recent reissues of albums by Comus, the Druids of Stonehenge and Paul Revere & the Raiders as well as a track from Hapshash & the Coloured Coat’s sole album, produced by member Guy Stevens, plus another spin of the sitar headswirler by Kali Bahlu by [rare] request. All pretty rare, semi-forgotten yet worthy stuff...just your usual “obscured by...”, presented for your listening pleasure this week by the Cat and the Brat!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Limit – Happy Life       (7”single 1968/1969 Adelaide, Australia)
MPD Ltd – No Regrets     (7”single 1965 Melbourne, Aust.)
Marcie Jones – That Hurts     (7”single b-side 1966 Aust.)

the Throb – Turn My Head     (7”single 1966 Sydney, Aust.)

the Iguana – Good News     (7”single 1969 Aust.)
Bulldog – Innerspring     (7”single 1970 Aust. – played from “Fable label: Collector’s Items” compilation LP 1972)
Musick Express – Jackie’s Thing     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Hergs – Style of Love     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)

the Cornflake Zoo – Rainy Day     (“End of the beginning” EP 1986 Sweden)
the Pandoras – Haunted Beach Party     (“It’s About Time” LP 1984 USA)
Head & the Hares – Why must you fade away?     (“Autumn Songbook” 1998 Italy)

the Hidden Masters – Into the Night Sky     (“It’s Happening, vol.1” compilation 2010 UK)
No Strange – Sailing Out     (“L’Universo” LP 1987 Italy)

the Fuzztones – I Gotta Way With Girls [Lavender Hour cover]     (“Greg Shaw: He Put the Bomp! in the Bomp” compilation 2007 USA)
the Wylde Mammoths – Gone Away     (“Go Baby Go!” LP 1987 Sweden)

 Something Really Beautiful – Freak Outburst     (recorded 1988 – taken from “Do you Believe in Love: Creation Records” compilation LP 1990 UK)
Moon Duo – Mazes [Walking Through This Space]     (“Mazes – Remixed” 2011 USA)
Magic Lantern – Moon Lagoon Platoon      (“Platoon“ 2009 USA)
David Sylvian – The Healing Place     (“Down To Earth” 1986 UK)
Comus – Winter is the Coloured Bird     (“Diana” EP 1971 UK)
Kali Bahlu – How Can I Tell My Guru?     (“Kali Bahlu takes the Forest Children on a Journey of Cosmic Remembrance” 1968 USA)
Hapshash & the Coloured Coat – Aoum     (“Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids” LP 1967 UK)
the Barracudas – I ain’t no miracle worker [Brogues cover]     (“Mean Time” LP 1983 UK)
John’s Children – Desdemona     (7”single 1967 UK)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – The Great Airplane Strike     (7”single 1966 USA)

the Full Treatment – Just Can’t Wait     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Druids of Stonehenge – Signed D.C. [Love cover]     (“Creation” LP 1968 USA)   

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

technicolour dreaming

This week , we ranged from the music of 60’s bands such as the Velvet Underground and the Deviants through to recent releases by Dark Ocean Colors, Shearwater and Adelaide favourites Dieselwitch and Nekkro-Electro, with some Ride, Clinic, Nina Hagen and the Ramones and other cool stuff thrown in, plus a moog-flavoured Monkees tribute to the late Davy Jones. It was also the first appearance of Adelaide legends, the Zoot, as our “Band of the Month” for March with their classic version of ‘Eleanor Rigby’.... all brought to you by the Cat and the Brat.
...... and here is the full playlist....   
Firewater – Paint It Black [Rolling Stones cover]     (‘Songs we should have written’ 2004 USA)
Ride – Vapour Trail     (‘No Where’ LP 1990 UK)

Black Cab – Underground Star     (‘Jesus East’ 2006 Australia)

Belles Will Ring – Outlaws & Lovers      (‘Mood Patterns’ 2007 Aust.)
Dark Ocean Colors – My Barbara Closed the Doors     (‘Dark Ocean Colors’ 2012 USA)
the Liverpool Scene – Bat Poem     (7”single 1968 UK)
Nekkro-Electro – Fire [Arthur Brown cover]     (demo 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Diemonsterdie – Spock’s Brain is Missing     (7”single 1988 Perth, Aust.)
the Deviants – Nothing Man     (‘Ptooff’ LP 1968 UK)
Shearwater – You as you were     (‘Animal Joy’ 2012 USA)
the Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs     (‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ LP 1967 USA)
the Stooges – Now I wanna be your dog     (recorded 1970 USA : John Cale remix 2005 – from ‘Conflict & Catalyst’ anthology 2012)
Died Pretty – Mirror Blues Pt.1     (7”single 1984 Aust.)
Clinic – Circle of Fifths     (‘Winchester Cathedral’ 2004 UK)
Fraternity – Seasons of Change [Blackfeather cover]     (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)

Nina Hagen – Knockin’ on Herman’s Door [adaption of Bob Dylan song]     (‘Cha Cha’ soundtrack LP 1980 USA)
the Monkees – Star Collector     (‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’ LP 1967 USA)

     R.I.P. Davy
the Saucermen – Valley of the Rattlin’ Bones     (‘Valley of the Rattlin’ Bones’ cdEP 2004 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Ramones – I Can’t Control Myself [Troggs cover]     (‘Acid Eaters’ 1993 USA)
Dieselwitch – Kicks     (‘Dieselwitch Will Kill You!’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Zoot – Eleanor Rigby [Beatles cover]     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)    # 

           #  “Band of the Month”