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 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)

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