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, September 26, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Due to an attack of the insidious “lurgy”, the Cat & the Brat were unable to present this week’s edition of Technicolour Dreaming and so were most grateful that fellow 3D-er, heather, was able to fill-in at short notice... and a great show ensued! Keeping to the spirit of the show, but with her own twist, heather played classics from the likes of the Velvet Underground, Donovan and Siouxsie and the Banshees, songs by local bands such as King Daddy and the Molting Vultures as well as new tracks from Midnight Woolf and the Jim Jones Revue... plus a plethora of TD faves, not forgetting the last appearance of Ride Into The Sun as “Band of the Month”.... cool stuff heather!
..... and here is her full playlist....
the Drones – Be My Baby
the Velvet Underground – Waiting for the Man
the Seeds – Excuse Excuse
the Burnouts – My Baby
Mother Superior – Stand Up and Be Counted
the New York Dolls – Jet Boy
Midnight Woolf – Take It Off
the Molting Vultures – Sally Sensation
King Daddy – Hex
Wooden Shjips – Lazy Bones
the Jim Jones Revue – It’s Gotta Be About Me
Thee Oh Sees – Inquiry Perpetrated
the Lovetones – Give It All I Can
the 13th Floor Elevators – Scarlet and Gold
the Murlocs – Manny’s Bar
the Dolly Rocker Movement – Yell It Like It Is
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Helter Skelter
the Pretty Things – Walking Through my Dreams
Richard in Your Mind – The New Sun
Donovan – Sunny South Kensington
Toyah – Sphinx
the Electric Eels – So Agitated
Ride Into the Sun – Run To the Hills   #
       #   “Band of the Month”  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obscured By...

Goodbyes this week to Johnny Perez, drummer with the Sir Douglas Quintet, and Richard Lockwood - flute, sax etc with pioneering Australian psych band (and more) Tully.   Various tracks with perhaps excessively earnest spoken word from the rare album The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds - no one is sure even now which is the band name and which is the album title.  A bit of Adelaide early 70s obscurity from Glassweb.  Some more wonderful Greek rock / pop /  psych, and other cross cultural items from Iran and Russia.   The complete list is as below, and was presented by Michael Hunter, Cat and Brat... none of whom were wearing galoshes.

the La De Das – How Is the Air Up There?      (7”single 1966 New Zealand)
Normie Rowe – Too Bad You Don’t Want Me      (‘Normie Rowe A Go-Go’ LP 1965 Australia)
Glass Web – National Hero      (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Australia)
Tully – Brother Sun      (‘Sea of Joy – original soundtrack’ LP 1971 Aust.)
Spectrum – Soul Man      (‘Breathing Space As Well’ 2011 Aust.)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Capricorn- The Uncapricious Climber      (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Aquarius- The Lover Of Life       (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Pisces- The Peace Piper        (‘The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds – Celestial Counterpoint with Words & Music’ LP 1967 USA)
SRC – The New Crusader      (‘Traveler’s Tale’ LP 1970 Detroit, USA)
Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4 – Bebop (Dizzy’s Fingers)      (‘Dizzy Gillespie’s Big 4’ LP 1974 USA)
the Misunderstood – Children of the Sun      (7”single 1969 USA/UK)
Barnes & Barnes – Fish Heads      (7”single 1979 USA – taken from “The Very Best of Dr Demento” compilation 2001 USA)
the Vestibules – Bulbous Bouffant      (‘Sketches, Songs & Shoes’ 1994 Canada)
the Frantics – Ti Kwan Leep      (‘Boot to the Head’ LP 1987 Canada)
Abbass Mehrpouya – Love Dance of the Lemmings      (‘Mehrpouya Sitar’ LP mid-70’s Iran)
Sir Douglas Quintet – She’s About a Mover      (7”single 1965 Texas, USA)
the Daltons – O Trellos (Mad)      (7”single 1972 Greece– taken from Plato’s Trip: A Journey to Greece in the 1970’s Vol.1” compilation LP 2011 Greece)
Elpida – Koita to Fos (Look at the Light)      (7”single 1974 Greece)
Vassilis Dimitriu – Omologia (Confession)       (7”single 1974 Greece)
Crocodiles – Groove is in the Heart / California Girls [Deee-Lite/Beach Boys cover]      (‘Sleep Forever’ bonus track 2010 USA)
Noid – Kattepajo      (‘Arranged Traditional Vepsian Songs’ 2009 Karelia, Russia)
Nico – It Was a Pleasure Then      (‘Chelsea Girls’ LP 1967 USA)
Sacred Miracle Cave – Summertime [Troggs cover]      (‘Groin Thunder! Trogg-Punk Noize From All Over the Place’ compilation 1992 Australia)
Vivien Goldman – Private Armies (dub)      (orig. version 7”single b-side [to Laundrette] 1981 UK – taken from ‘Wild Dub- Dread Meets Punk Rocker’ compilation 2003 UK)
Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus (demo)      (from bonus CD with ‘Putrifiers 11 EP’ 2012 USA)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Sometimes the best-laid plans for a show just disappear once you go to air, which is what happened this week! A phone call from a listener requesting an Atlantics song led us into some 60’s kicks of (primarily) the Australian kind, from Normie Rowe and the Easybeats to the Red Angel Panic and the Hergs amongst others. But different eras and locales were not to be ignored... new music from Canada’s Metz and the UK’s Galileo 7, 80’s singles by the Dentists and Close Lobsters, plus a brand new demo from Adelaide’s Alpha Beta Fox and the return of Go Kart Mozart... most of these were not on our original agenda, but hey, who really wants agendas anyway! The penultimate appearance of Ride Into The Sun as our “Band of the Month” and that was Technicolour Dreaming, and the Cat and the Brat, for another week......
..... so here is the full playlist.....
the Doors – Moonlight Drive [alt.version]      (‘The Doors’ – 14th Anniversary Reissue bonus track)
Paul Revere and the Raiders – Too Much Talk      (7”single 1968 USA)
Bobby and Laurie – Every Second Day      (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Executives – Moving in a Circle      (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Dean and Britta – Moonshot [Buffy St Marie cover]       (‘L’Avventura’ 2008 USA)
Colourama – Lisa Lan      (‘Llyfr Lliwio’ [‘Colouring Book’] 2012 Wales UK)
Alpha Beta Fox – Spheres      (demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Asteroid #4 – Wicked Wire      (‘Hail to the Clear Figurines’ 2011 Philadelphia, USA)
Dead Skeletons – Kingdom of God      (‘Dead Magick’ 2011 Iceland)
the Galileo 7 – Anne Hedonia      (‘Staring at the Sounds’ LP 2012 UK)
the Atlantics – Flowers      (7”single 1967 Aust. – taken from ‘Collectibles’ anthology 2011)
the Southern Gentlemen – I Want You Back Again      (7”single 1965 Adelaide, Aust.)
Sounds of Silence – Running High      (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Normie Rowe – Going Home      (7”single 1967 Aust.)
Red Angel Panic – Viet Rock      (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)
Inside Looking Out – Morning Sun      (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Hergs – Cadillac [Vince Taylor cover]      (7”single b-side [to Style of Love] 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Easybeats – I’ll Make you Happy (Just Like Your Mama Wants)      (‘Easyfever  7”EP 1966 Aust.)
Close Lobsters – Nature Thing      (‘Forever Until Victory: Singles Collection’ LP 1982 Paisley, Scotland, UK)
Simple Minds – I Travel      (‘Empires and Dance’ LP 1980 UK)
the Flatmates – I Could Be in Heaven      (7”single 1986 UK)
Go Kart Mozart – Retro-Glancing      (‘On The Hot Dog Streets’ double-LP 2012 UK)
the Dentists – Strawberries Are Growing in My Garden [and It’s Wintertime]      (7”single 1985 UK)
the Flies – Dr Who [version]      (‘Turtle Monster’ EP 1987 Sydney, Australia)
Metz – Headache      (‘Metz’ 2012 Canada)
Ride Into The Sun – New Sunday      (‘Goodbye Hipster, Hello Reality’ EP 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)    #
      #  “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Obscured By...

This particular Obscured By... included a farewell to Melbourne music identity Peter Lillie (Pelaco Bros, Autodrifters etc), a collection of Greek psychedelic and related music, another rocky show tune from Dee Snider, Australian rock and pop rarities as usual, the oddness of one man band Deb Hyer and some word-association inspired blending of tracks - Sun Araw spontaneously leading to Rolf Harris' Sun Arise.  Clever, eh?  Cat and Brat, Michael Hunter - at your service.
Lloyd’s World – Pinky Lamour      (7”single 1968 Australia)
Oakapple Day – No Face, No Name, No Number  [Traffic cover]      (7”single 1969 Perth, Aust.)
the Cleves – Time has Come      (‘The Cleves’ LP 1970 New Zealand/Aust.)
the Wild Cherries – That’s Life      (7”single 1967 Melbourne, Aust.)
AutoDrifters – Big Jim      (“Rough & Ready (R)Ockabilly: Diggin’ the Hillbilly Cats DownUnder” compilation CD 1993 Aust.)
Peter Lillie – Samurai Star      (7”single 1979 Aust.)
Mariza Koch – Skepseis [Thought]      (7”single 1971 Greece)
Paloma Mockiou –  An thes ela kai esu      (“Plato’s Trip: A Journey to Greece in the 1970’s Vol.1” compilation LP 2002 Greece)

the Sounds – Parakseno Taksidi [Strange Trip]       (“Plato’s Trip: A Journey to Greece in the 1970’s Vol.1” compilation LP 2002 Greece)

Los Peyotes – When I Arrive      (‘Cavernicola!’ 2005 Argentina/Peru)

Os Haxixins – Raios      (‘Os Haxixins’ 2008 Brazil)

the Urges – It Ain’t Right      (‘Psych Ward’ 2007 Ireland)

London Punkharmonic Orchestra – Pretty Vacant [Sex Pistols cover]      (‘Symphony of Destruction: Punk Goes Classical’ 1998 UK)

Dee Snider – I Get a Kick Out of You [Cole Porter cover]      (‘Dee Does Broadway’ 2012 USA) 

the String Quartet – Debaser [Pixies cover]      (‘The String Quartet Tribute to the Pixies’ 2004 USA)

Tiny Tim w/ Brave Combo – Girl [Beatles cover]      (‘Girl’ 1996 USA)

Deb Hyer – I Believe in Music [Mac Davis cover]      (‘One man Band’ LP 1973 USA)

United States of Existence – Return to the Psychedelic      (‘Battle of the Garage Bands Vol.1’ compilation LP 1981 USA)

No Strange – Sailing Out      (“L’Universo” LP 1987 Italy)

Thee Hairy Fairies – Mary Jane Leaves      (‘Electric Fairytales’ 1998 Italy)

Head & the Hares – Why Must You Fade Away       (“Autumn Songbook” 1997 Italy)

the Chesterfield Kings – Are You Gonna Be There (at the Love-In) [Chocolate Watchband cover]      (‘Be A Caveman - The Best Of Voxx Garage Revival 1979-1990’ compilation 2000 USA)

Tame Impala – Elephant [Todd Rundgren remix]      (pre-release promo CDsingle 2012 Aust.)
Sun Araw – The Message      (‘Heavy Deeds’ LP 2009 USA)
Rolf Harris – Sun Arise      (7”single 1962 Aust. – taken from “She’ll Be Right” anthology 1999 Aust./UK)
Tamam Shud – Heaven’s Closed      (‘Goolutionites & the Real People’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Damon – Don’t You Feel Me      (7”single 1968 California, USA)
Exuma – Damn Fool      (‘Exuma 11’ LP 1970 Bahamas/USA)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Trawling through the 3D Radio library’s “new releases” section provided us with a huge pile of music to add to the already large stack we’d chosen to bring in, way too much for just one show, so we cherry-picked, but just had to start with the insidiously catchy pre-release single from the upcoming new Jim Jones Revue album. From there, it went all over the place... from Geelong we played a track by the Citradels, from the Central Coast of NSW we heard the Mandelas, all the way from San Diego some psychedelic grooviness courtesy of the Koolaid Electric Company, from England came the title track from the debut LP by the Galileo 7 and from here in Adelaide, the True Detective and a demo from Rocket Frog. Throw in a variety of styles and sounds, including the psych drone of Lumerians and Crystal Stilts, both from the USA circa 2011, plus our current Band of the Month, Adelaide’s own Ride Into The Sun, and it was another edition of Technicolour Dreaming, done and dusted.....
..... so here is the full playlist.....
the Jim Jones Revue – It’s Gotta Be About Me      (pre-release from ‘Savage Heart’ 2012 UK)
the New Invincibles – Barnaby       (‘Hear Some Evil’ 2012 Perth, Australia)
Rocket Frog – Secretly      (‘Avuncular 9’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Rescue Ships – Joan      (CD-single 2012 Sydney, Aust.)
the Citradels – Lost at Sea      (‘the Citradels’ EP 2012 Geelong, Aust.)
the Warlocks – Shake the Dope Out      (‘Phoenix’ 2002 USA)
the True Detective – Don’t go messing with my Rock’n’Roll [Molting Vultures cover]      (‘Hammer’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Barbarellatones – Transvestobilly Boogie      (‘Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute’ 2010 USA)
the Bombay Royale – You Me Bullets Love      (CD-single 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Mandelas – Baja-Ha      (‘the Mandelas’ Last Stand’ 2012 NSW, Aust.)
the Wondermints – The Party [Henry Mancini cover]      (‘Shots in the Dark’ tribute compilation 1996 USA)
Pony Face – Howdy Moon      (‘Hypnotised’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Dunes – Bay Window      (‘Between Midnight & Dawn’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Koolaid Electric Company – Invasion of the Skies      (‘Random Noises & Organised Sounds’ 2012 California, USA)
Crocodiles – Sunday [Psychic Conversation #9]      (‘Endless Flowers’ 2012 San Diego, USA)
brillig – The Hearse Song      (CD-single 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Lammas Tide – The Murky Deep      (‘CD-single 2012 Perth, Aust.)
Crystal Stilts – Shake the Shackles      (‘In Love With Oblivion’ 2011 Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Lumerians – Gaussian Castles      (‘Transmilinnia’ 2011 San Francisco, USA)
Galileo 7 – Staring at the Sound      (‘Staring at the Sound’ LP 2012 UK)
Ride Into The Sun – Redneck      (from ‘the album that never was’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)  #
      # “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Obscured By...

Now and then were both well-represented this week, as were tracks from Bulgaria and New Zealand and other locales worldwide. There were classical versions of rock songs, rock versions of show tunes, songs from the extensive Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart songbook, cuts from the soundtracks of 60’s Hollywoodteen-exploitation’ movies [which weren’t necessarily in the actual film... or even by a ‘real’ band] and a group exploiting the name of a TV show [without actually having anything to do with said show!]... what more could you ask for? A Danish ‘sunshine pop’/surf band or an Adelaide artist covering other Adelaide performers or some psychedelic drone from Iceland or a Californian band revering a 50’s ‘outsider’ artist/philosopher whilst taking their name from a mythical ancient continent perhaps? Rarities abounded, with the three DOTS [Michael, Megan & Peter] all present and accounted for.....
..... so here’s the full playlist.....
the Groop – Annabelle Lee      (7”single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
Maria Dallas – You Don’t Treat Me Right      (7”single 1968 New Zealand)
Chris & Peter Allen – My Silent Symphony      (‘Album # 1’ 1968 Aust/USA)
Normie Rowe – I Just Don’t Understand      (‘It Ain’t Necessarily So, But It Is... Normie Rowe’ LP 1965 Melbourne, Aust. – taken from 2012 re-issue CD)
Mopsie Beans – Mechanic      (‘One Out’ EP 1979 Sydney, Aust.)
Dee Snider – Cabaret [movie-soundtrack cover]      (‘Dee Does Broadway’ 2012 USA)
Mike Batt & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [feat. Lemmy] – Eve of Destruction [P.F.Sloan cover]      (‘Philharmania: All Time Great Rock Hits, Vol.1’ 1998 UK)
the London Punkharmonic Orchestra – White Riot [Clash cover]      (‘Symphony of Destruction: Punk Goes Classical’ 1998 UK)
the Scarring Party – Killing Moon [Echo & the Bunnymen cover]      (‘Woke Up With Fangs’ 2011 USA)
Surf School Dropouts – Searchin’ for the Perfect Wave      (‘Summer’s a State of Mind’ 2012 Denmark)
Lou Reed – N.Y.Stars      (‘Sally Can’t Dance’ LP 1974 USA)
the True Detective – Assorted Fate [brillig cover]      (‘Hammer’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Max Frost & the Troopers – Shape of Things to Come      (7”single 1968 USA – from the movie “Wild in the Streets’ 1968)
the Amboy Dukes – Journey to the Centre of the Mind      (7”single 1968 USA)
Dead Skeletons – Dead Mantra      (‘Dead Magick’ 2012 Iceland)
Kayno Yesno Slonce – No Zanik      (‘Chakrak’ 2004 Bulgaria)
Lumerians – Xulux      (‘Transmalinnia’ 2011 Oakland, California, USA)
the Standells – Last Train to Clarkesville [Boyce/Hart cover]      (‘Riot on Sunset Strip’ soundtrack LP 1967 USA – taken from ‘ACTION! the Songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart’ compilation CD 2012)
Del Shannon – She  [Boyce/Hart cover]     (‘This Is My Bag’ LP 1966 USA)
Dino, Desi & Billy – If You’re Thinkin’ What I’m Thinkin’ [Boyce/Hart cover]      (7”single 1966 USA)
the Munsters – $1.98 King Size Voodoo Kit      (‘the Munsters’ LP 1964 USA)
the Names – Why Can’t It Be      (7”single 1977 Illinois, USA)
Madder Lake – Ride On Fast      (‘Butterfly Farm’ LP 1974 Aust.)
the Dave Miller Set – No Need To Cry      (7”single b-side [to Does Anyone Really Know What time It Is?] 1970 Aust.)
Isherwood – Willy the Weeper      (7”single b-side [to Wave Breaker] 1970 Aust.) 
the Chocolate Watchband – In The Past       (‘The Inner Mystique’ LP 1968 USA)