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, February 5, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Between two English bands, beginning with Jason Crest from 1967 and finishing with P.I.L. in 2012, we heard recordings from different continents, eras and styles as always on this show, presented again this week by both the Cat & the Brat, but for the first time from our new 3D Radio studios in St Peters. There seemed to be a large European contingent though, amongst them les Liminanas from France, S.T Mikael from Sweden, Head & the Hares from Italy, and Rob de Neys from the Netherlands. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Reg Presley and featured a tribute to his iconic band, the Troggs. We played some classic Mike Furber, Doors and Rezillos plus songs from the Allah-Las, Toy and Jim Noir, not to mention Part 1 of “Space Kids”, a radio serial featuring music by the Lost from 1968 that was never broadcast [watch out for Part 2 next week!] Throw in Johnny Young & the Easybeats demoing ‘Step Back’ in 1966 and Nico joining Bauhaus onstage in 1981, with lots more great music and there’s the show for another week.....
...... and here’s the playlist, with some film-clips to watch.....
Jason Crest – Black Mass         (7” single b-side [to Place in the Sun] 1967 Kent, UK)
the Doors – Hello, I Love You         (‘Waiting for the Sun’ LP 1968 California, USA)
the Unfolding – Girl From Nowhere         (‘How to Blow Your Mind and Have a Freakout Party’ LP 1967 USA)
Mike Furber – You         (7” single 1966 Australia)
les Liminanas – Longanisse         (‘Crystal Anis’ 2012 France)
the Allah-Las – Vis a Vis         (‘Allah-Las’ 2012 California, USA)
the Troggs – Night of the Long Grass          (7” single 1967 UK)
Cheater Slicks – Gonna Make You [Troggs cover]         (recorded in 1990 – taken from ‘Groin Thunder : tribute to the Troggs’ compilation 1992 USA)
Life on Earth – Bubble         (‘Look! There is Life on Earth!” Sweden 2012)
S.T. Mikael – Gyrax         (‘Mind of Fire’ 2007 Sweden)
the Back Door Men – Dance of the Savages         (recorded 1985 – taken from ‘Sodra Esplanaden #4’ 2005 Sweden)
Johnny Young/the Easybeats – Step Back [demo version]         (recorded in Perth 1966 – taken from ‘Clarion Call’ compilation 2003 Australia)
Kim Fowley – Red China      (‘Visions of the Futures’ LP 1973 USA)
the Occasional Dead Flies – Dirt         (‘A Real Cool Time: Distorted Sounds from the North’ compilation LP 1985 Sweden)
les Problemes – Dodecaphonie      (‘Antoine et les Problemes’ EP 1966 France)
Head & the Hares – Why Must You Fade Away      (‘Autumn Songbook’ 1997 Italy)
Rob de Neys – Bye Bye Mrs Turple      (7”single 1968 Amsterdam, Holland)
Bauhaus [with Nico] – Waiting for the Man [Velvet Underground cover]      (recorded 1981 in Manchester, UK – released on 12”single b-side [to Ziggy Stardust] 1982 UK)
Sleepy Sun – New Age      (‘Embrace’ 2009 UK)
the Rezillos – Flying Saucer Attack      (‘Can’t Stand the Rezillos’ LP 1978 UK)
the Lost – Space Kids [Part 1]      (recorded 1967 – taken from ‘Flat Earth Society/the Lost’ reissue/compilation  1993 USA)
Toy – Heart Skips a Beat      (‘Toy’ 2012 UK)
Jim Noir – All Right      (‘Jim Noir’ 2008 UK)
Sagittarius – My World Fell Down      (‘Present Tense’ LP 1967 California, USA)
Daughters of Albion – 1968/John Flip Lockup      (‘Daughters of Albion’ LP 1968 California, USA)
P.I.L. – One Drop      (12”single 2012 UK)

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