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 25, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning with a 60’s classic has become a regular feature of the show and this week’s choice was the 1967 debut single by UK band Traffic, which we felt melded quite nicely with the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s eastern-tinged instrumental that followed. In fact we played a fair number of songs from “the original psychedelic era”, as Lenny Kaye named it on the Nuggets LP back in 1972... amongst them was the title-track of Donovan’s 7th album which featured the Jeff Beck Group, the flip-side of the sole UK single by Normie Rowe’s backing-band, the Playboys, on Immediate Records, as well as a track from the “lost” LP by Gary Walker & the Rain – a 1968 ‘Japan-only’ release which just recently became available in the rest of the world. It was also the last appearance of Brian Eno as our ‘Artiste of the Week’ and we concluded the show with the brilliant opening track of his second solo album. Finally, there was also a selection of ‘punk-era’ recordings from the likes of the Ramones, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Patti Smith, which we played in memory of Ian ‘Butch Brat’ Roberts, who passed away last week... Butch was Adelaide band the Bratsmixer, roadie and valued friend, and we saw all these bands, and more, play gigs in London in the mid/late 70’s!
R.I.P. Butch..... 

Traffic – Paper Sun     (7”single 1967 UK)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Panic in Babylon     (‘Aufheben’ 2012 USA)

the Lovetones – Come Home     (‘Meditations’ 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Weightless – Holding On     (‘Self-Adjustment’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the What 4 – Logan’s Run     (‘Say It Straight’ 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Sunbirds – Stone     (‘Emergency Christmas’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Grand Rapids – Brian’s Got a Rubber Soul     (‘Great Shakes’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Mittageisen     (7”double A-side single [with Love in a Void] 1979 UK)

Ian Brown – F.E.A.R.     (‘Music of the Spheres’ 2001 UK)

the Smiths – How Soon Is Now?     (‘Meat Is Murder’ LP 1985 UK)
Caveman – My Room     (‘CoCo Beware’ 2011 Brooklyn, USA)
the Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop     (‘the Ramones’ LP 1976 New York, USA)

John Cooper Clarke – I Don’t Want to be Nice     (‘Disguise in Love’ LP 1978 UK)

Patti Smith – Free Money     (‘Horses’ LP 1975 New York, USA)
the Clash – London Calling     (‘London Calling’ LP 1979 UK)
Gary Walker & the Rain – Francis     (‘Album Number One’ LP 1968 Japan/UK)
Caleb – Baby Your Phrasing is Bad     (7”single 1967 UK)
Donovan – Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love is Hot)     (7”single 1969 UK)
the Fleur De Lys – Circles [Who cover]     (7”single 1966 UK)

the Playboys – Sad     (7”single b-side [to Black Sheep R.I.P.] 1967 Aust./UK)
Bobby & Laurie – Every Second Day     (7”single 1966 Aust. – also on ‘Exposaic’ LP 1966 : taken from  A Forest of Gold Tops in the Land of Oz - 26 Tabs from the Semiconscious Sixties’ compilation 1997 Aust.)

the Masters Apprentices – But One Day     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Eno – Burning Airlines Give You So Much More     (‘Taking Tiger Mountain [By Strategy]’ LP 1974 UK)  #
               #   “Artiste of the Month”

1 comment:

Jeremy Bates said...

I sure miss The Ramones. I can listen to them every day to get my juices flowing.

As for Brian Jownstown Massacre, I have always dug that tune, but the video ruins it from coming from a film background. The concept is cool, but the acting 4th rate, the setting (a converted bare bones hotel room), etc.

Thanks for sharing these vids/tunes. I am hopping over to You Tube to find some more.