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, May 27, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Before we begin, the Cat and the Brat would like to thank fellow 3D Radio announcers “harry” and Michael for stepping into the breach and doing the past couple of shows for us with such panache – great music from both of you! And while we were away, of course, a big pile of new releases awaited us at the P.O., only some of which we were able to fit into this week’s show, so look out for lots of new music in the weeks to come. But back to this show!  We started with a track for the long-anticipated new album from Finland’s veteran psychedelecists Octopus Syng, newly released on the UK’s “Mega Dodo” record company, who also put out the “Barnburner” split-EP by Mordecai Smyth and Icarus Peel. We also celebrated the “Fruits de Mer” vinyl-only label’s “Crabstock 2014” series of shows in the USA, Finland and Wales by playing tracks by some of the featured artists such as the Luck of Eden Hall, Sendelica and Sky Picnic as well as a few selections from the FdM back-catalogue. Add to these the usual mix of 60’s goodness by the likes of Procession, the Sorrows, Iceland’s legendary Thor’s Hammer and the Pretty Things, some proto-punk from Zolar X and the Dictators and new music from Holy Wave, Pinkunoizu and Night Beats plus much more, and it’s Technicolour Dreaming for another week......
...... so here is the playlist, with visuals attached.....
Octopus Syng – Cuckoo Clock Mystery      (“Reverberating Garden, No.7” 2014 Finland)
Mike Furber – I’m on Fire      (7”single 1969 Australia)
Mordecai Smyth – Plastic People      (“Barnburner” split-EP [with Icarus Peel] 2014 UK)
Pinkunoizu – I said hell you said no      (“The Drop” 2013 USA)
Impala Syndrome – Let Them Try      (“Impala Syndrome” LP 1969 Spain)
Rochelle Rosenthal & the Kickball Queen – Lottery       (7”single 1969 Detroit, USA)
Kelley Stoltz – Inside My Head      (“Double Exposure” LP 2013 California, USA)
the Liverpool Scene – We’ll All Be Spacemen Before We Die      (unreleased, recorded 1969 for UK  4-part TV series “the Liverpool Scene Look At...”   – taken from “Love Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966 To 1972” compilation boxset 2013 UK)
Holy Wave – Night Tripper      (“Relax” 2014 USA)
the Sorrows – The Makers      (“Old Songs, New Songs” LP 1969 UK)
the Dictators – California Sun [Rivieras cover]      (“Go Girl Crazy” LP 1975 New York, USA)
Zolar X – Space Age Love      (unreleased, recorded 1974 Los Angeles, USA – released on “Timeless” LP 1982 USA)
Night Beats – H-Bomb (Al Lover remix)      (“Trouble In Mind label : Liverpool Psych Fest 2013” promo-cd 2013 USA)
the Bonniwell Music Machine – Astrologically Incompatible      (7”single b-side [to Bottom of the Soul] 1967 USA)
the Pretty Things – Baron Saturday      (“S.F. Sorrow” LP 1968 UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – S.F.Sorrow Is Born [Pretty Things cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Sorrow’s Children: the songs of S.F. Sorrow” compilation LP 2012 UK)
the Hounds – Office Girl      (7”single 1967 Sweden)
Seventh Ring of Saturn – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box [Aquarian Age cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Keep Off The Grass” double-LP compilation 2011 UK)
Procession – Mind Magician      (“Procession” LP 1968 Australia)
Sky Picnic – Try It [Hollies cover]      (rec. 2011 USA – taken from “Re-Evolution: FdM Sings the Hollies” compilation LP 2013 UK)
Crystal Jacqueline – Remember a Day [Pink Floyd cover]      (“Honey” EP 2014 Wales, UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Lucifer Sam [Pink Floyd cover]      (“Fruits de Mer Live in London” compilation EP 2013 UK)
Sendelica – Venus In Furs [ Velvet Underground cover]      (7”single 2009 Wales, UK)
Thor’s Hammer – My Life      (“Umbarumbamba” EP 1968 Iceland)
the Sandals – House of Painted Glass       (7”single b-side [to Cloudy] 1967 USA)
the Barracudas – We’re Living in Violent Times      (“Drop Out with the Barracudas” LP 1980 UK)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

The show this week had another guest presenter in the form of Michael Hunter - no stranger to the timeslot in the Obscured By… days but for one week only, back doing the show on his own.  Actually that’s not quite true, as he was joined on the phone for an interesting chat with Bobby Bright, on the nearly-50 year anniversary of the first Bobby & Laurie single, and on the recent release of Bob’s own new EP “Child Of Rock & Roll” (available on iTunes or his own website).  The news that Led Zeppelin were being sued by the band Spirit for alleged pilfering of a musical phrase on “Stairway To Heaven” led to a few related pieces, including Frank Zappa’s take on the iconic song.  A few unreleased gems by Australian musical heavyweights such as Wendy Saddington and the Wild Cherries also found their way to air, as did some 60s European pop delights - the glam rock band Blue Vamp featuring a pre-Oxygene Jean Michel Jarre!  And so a jolly good time was had by all, and normal service will resume soon.....
..... and here is the playlist plus some vids.....

the Clevedonaires - Lost Women      (7”single 1967 New Zealand)
the National Reps - Back Streets      (unreleased demo 1967 Brisbane, Australia)
Dave Miller Set - Why? Why? Why? [Paul Revere & the Raiders cover]      (7”single 1967 Sydney, Australia)

Toni & Royce - Buy Some Love      (7”single 1966 Brisbane, Australia)
Spirit - Taurus      (“Spirit” LP 1968 US)
Frank Zappa - Stairway To Heaven      (“The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life” - recorded 1988, released 1991 USA)
Sun Kil Moon - I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same      (“Benji” 2014 USA)
the Wild Cherries - Alice Is (Coming Through)       (unreleased demo 1968 Brisbane, Australia)

the Wendy Saddington Band - Hypocrite Heaven     (unreleased demo 1987 Australia)
X-Ray-Z - Poor Image     (7”single 1977 Australia)
Karma - Iron Fisted Woman     (7”single 1974 Australia)
Red Angel Panic - Viet Rock     (7”single 1971 Adelaide,  Australia)

Bobby & Laurie - I Belong With You      (7”single 1964 Melbourne, Australia)
Bobby & Laurie - Strange Rain      (“Bobby & Laurie” LP 1965 Australia)

              *** phone interview with Bobby Bright from Melbourne ***

Bobby Bright - Great Life (Elsie’s Song)      (“Child Of Rock & Roll” 2014 Australia)
Bobby Bright - Younger Days      (“Child Of Rock & Roll” 2014 Australia)
Bobby & Laurie - Every Second Day      (7”single 1966 Australia)
Marta Kubišová  - Nechte Zvony Znit      (7”single 1967 Czech)

Michel Polnareff - La Poupee Qui Fait Non      (7”single 1966 France)

les Hou-Lops - Vendredi m’obsède [Friday On My Mind – Easybeats cover]      (7”single 1967 Quebec, Canada)
Blue Vamp - Jolly Dolly       (7”single 1973 France)
Omnia - I Don’t Speak Human      (“Musick & Poetree” 2011 Netherlands)

Frank Zappa - Bolero      (“The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life” - recorded 1988, released 1991 USA)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

harry here. You may remember me from such 3D Radio shows as the SoundLounge and TOP 20+1 or from my current show Audiophile on Fridays 2-4pm. This week however, I’ve donned paisley from my audio wardrobe to curate Technicolour Dreaming for the Cat & the Brat in their absence.....
..... so here is the playlist, with visual aids..... ENJOY!

the Small Faces – Here Come the Nice        (7”single 1967 London, UK)
the Murlocs – Occupied         (“The Murlocs” 2014 Geelong, Australia)
Traffic – Rock and Roll Stew         (“The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” LP 1971 UK)
Canned Heat – Sic ‘Em Pigs         (7”single b-side [to Poor Moon] 1969 – taken from “Creative Outlaws – US Underground 1962-1970” compilation 2006 Germany)
Thee Oh Sees – Tidal Wave      (7”single 2009 USA – taken from “Singles Volumes 1+2” anthology 2011 USA)
Blue Cheer – Summertime Blues      (“Vincibus Eruptum” LP 1968 USA)
Horror My Friend – Nothing      (digital-single 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Sky Saxon – Cracking Ice      (“Red Planet” 2004 USA)
Frowning Clouds – Beetle Bird      (“Whereabouts” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Yardbirds – Shapes of Things      (7”single 1966 UK)
Kahvas Jute – Free      (“Wide Open” LP 1971 Australia)
the Barbarellatones – Song for Siddhartha      (“Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute” 2011 USA)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Someplace Else Unknown      (“Who Killed Sgt Pepper?”  2010 USA)
Shocking Blue – Acka Raga      (“At Home” LP 1969 Netherlands)
Dieselwitch – UFO Surf      (“Surfadelica” 2010 Adelaide, Australia)
Ava Torch – Big Bang         (“love blood cum” 2014 Sydney, Australia)
Zoot Money – Soma          (“Transition” LP 1968 UK)
Moon Duo – Motorcycle, I Love You      (“Escape” EP 2010 San Francisco, USA)
the Warlocks – Silver & Plastic      (“Skull Worship” 2013 USA)
Pearls Before Swine – Uncle John      (“One Nation Underground” LP 1967 USA)
the Long Ryders – And She Rides      (“10-5-60” EP 1983 USA)
the Dukes of Stratosphear – 25 O’Clock      (“25 O’Clock” mini-LP 1985 UK)
the Posies – Apology      (“Dear 23” LP 1990 USA)
Arthur Brown – Speaknotech      (“Speaknotech” LP 1982 UK)
the Lost & Found – I’m So Hip to Pain      (“Forever Lasting Plastic Words” LP 1968 Texas, USA)
the Chateaux – Reference Man [Part 1]      (7”single 1968 North Dakota, USA – taken from “30 Seconds Before The Calico Wall” compilation 1995 USA)
the Raveonettes – The End [Doors cover]      (“A Psych Tribute to the Doors” compilation 2013 USA)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Douglas P. of Death In June fame joined us again as guest programmer this week, on the eve of his North American tour which begins shortly in Mexico [details here], playing some tracks from his recent “Live In Wein” double album. As always he entertained us with anecdotes and stories including the merits of the Dave Clark 5’s contribution to “the British Invasion” and their 1965 movie “Catch Us If You Can”, which we all agreed was an unjustly under-rated 60’s classic! He also brought in music for us to play by artists who have joined him on his various overseas tours, including Ostara, Spitting At Pigeons and Spiritual  Front. Also this week we played a couple of previews from some of the forthcoming album releases by the UK’s wonderful Fruits de Mer Records vinyl-only label – one from Sweden’s Tor-Peders and another by UK stalwarts Astralasia - you can get more details at their website. Add some Byrds, Clinic, Antoine, a mix of new and old psychedelia and more..... and that was the show for another week! We hope Douglas’s shows in the Americas go well and we look forward to catching up again after his return.....
..... so here is the playlist, with a multitude of visuals to enjoy.....
the Dave Clark 5 – Anyway You Want It      (7”single 1964 UK)
Ostara – Paradise Down South      (“Paradise Down South” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Tor-Peders – Aye Makami      (“Brev Från Ederstorp” LP 2014 Sweden)
the Byrds – Eight Miles High      (“Fifth Dimension” LP 1966 USA)
Pinkunoizu – Myriad Pyramid      (“Free Time” LP 2012 USA)
Clinic – Touch Me [Doors cover]      (“A Psych Tribute to the Doors” compilation 2014 USA)
Death In June – Heaven Street      (“Live in Wien” double-CD 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spiritual Front – Eternally Yours      (“Black Hearts in Black Suits” 2013 Italy)
Crisis – UK ’78 [demo]      (“Kollectiv” anthology LP 2014 UK)
Astralasia – The Desert      (bonus 7”single [rec.2006] with “Wind On Water” LP 2014 UK)
the Masters Apprentices – Our Friend Stanley Owsley lll      (“Choice Cuts” LP 1971 Australia/UK)
the Electric Prunes – Flowing Smoothly       (7”single b-side [to Hey Mr President] 1969 USA)
Death In June – C’est un Rêve      (“Live in Wien” double-CD 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Lou Reed – Sword of Damocles      (“Magic and Loss” 1992 New York, USA)
Paul McCartney – Road      (“NEW” 2013 UK)
the See See – Open Up Your Door      (“Fountayne Mountain” 2012 UK)
AntoineUn éléphant me regarde      (7“single 1966 France)
Mordecai Smyth – Georgina Jones      (7“single 2013 UK)
the Association – Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies      (“Renaissance” LP 1967 USA)
Ostara – Darkness Over Eden      (“Paradise Down South” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spitting At Pigeons – Cry of a Dying Star      (“Spitting at Pigeons” 2013 Slovakia)
Ikon – I Burn For You      (pre-release single 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Gene Clark – Please Mr Freud      (rec.1972 – taken from “Here Tonight : The White Light Demos” 2013 USA)
the Dave Clark 5 – Come Home      (7”single 1965 UK)