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, January 26, 2011

TOP 101

There was no edition of 'Technicolour Dreaming' this week but...
The Cat & the Brat were amongst the presenters of :
3D RADIO 93.7fm Adelaide :
"TOP100+1" FOR 2010
Wednesday 26/1/2011

# Artist / (L=Local, A=Aust, or country) / Title

1 Squid Jag (L) Demolition
2 Ride Into The Sun (L) Ride Into The Sun
3 The Aves (L) Arblaster
4 The Witch (L) ...From The Sea To The Swamp
5 Roadside Slasher (L) Friend of the Moon
6 Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! (L) Sea Priest
7 The Aves (L) Reaction
8 The Yearlings (L) Sweet Runaway
9 Brillig (L) The Red Coats
10 Abbie Cardwell And Her Leading Men (L) The Bare Bones Session
11 G G Alan Bindig (L) The Curse
12 The Toss (L) Members Only
13 Fluffy (L) Demo
14 The Systemaddicts (L) Tasman Strachan Vs The Wacky Lemon Surprise
15 Dead Man Ink (L) Demo
16 Ride Into The Sun (L) Demo

***** (the Cat & the Brat 'on-air')
17 Slingshot Dragster (L) Dilmohammed
18 The Saucermen (L) Dead Man's Hand
19 Dead Popes Of The Vatican (L) Dead Popes of the Vatican
20 Fiendish Cavendish (L) Night of the Bloody Vackas
21 Glamville (L) Delusions Of Ganja
22 Ricochet Pete (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
23 Turkey Ranchero (L) Turkey Ranchero
24 The Mynd Gardeners (L) Tales from the Caramel Hourglass
25 The Amcats (L) Truckstop
26 Jay Walker And The Pedestrians (L) The Rise And Decline Of The Sun
27 The Timbers (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
28 Various (L) Big Beat Cellar Scene: The Lost Sounds Of Adelaide 1965-70
29 The Audreys (L) Sometimes The Stars
30 Grong Grong (L) To Hell 'N' Back
31 Belle And Sebastian (UK) Write About Love
32 Les Goolies (L) Blood & Custard
33 Van Cleef (L) Where The River Meets The Rock *****

34 The Confusement Park (L/US) Welcome To The Confusement Park
35 Fiendish Cavendish (L) Meet The Fritzels
36 The Battery Kids (L) We're Just Hanging While The Rats All Gather And The Vultures Circle Overhead
37 Eddy Current Suppression Ring (AUST.) Push To Relax
38 Viva Vas Deferens (L) 2
39 Matt Banham (L) Self Destruct
40 Kirk Special (L) The Fewer The Facts The Stronger The Opinion
41 The Molting Vultures (L) Demo
42 The Irresponsibles (L) Let It Out
43 Diesel Witch (L) Demo
44 Phat Panda (L) Paws For Reflection
45 The Honey Pies (L) Think Of England
46 Peter Brat & The Molting Vultures (L) Life On The Dole/Drop In & Go (7"single)
47 Cock (L) I'm Just Sayin' What Everyone's Thinkin'
48 The Black Keys (US) Brothers
49 Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist (L) Supermodified
50 Kelshy (L) Too Many People
51 Kelshy (L) I've Been Done Over By Telstra
52 Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs (UK) Medicine County
53 Hoodoo Voodoo Dolls (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
54 Jesse Dean Freeman Trio (L) Introducing
55 Thee Oh Sees (US) Help
56 Radio Spectacular (L) Sugar Baby, Honey Child
57 Squeaker (L) Fly Baby Fly
58 Stomp The Dog (L) Stomp The Dog
59 Angelik (L) Angelik
60 Little Lindsay (L) Little Lindsay
61 Cosmic Bikini (L) Still Smokin'
62 Standard Union (L) Standard Union
63 Huckleberry Swedes (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
64 Pimpin' Horus (L) House Of Horus
65 The Honey Pies (L) Oh Hi We Didn't See You There We're...
66 Stirling North & The Serious Lack Of Rainfall (L) Demo
67 Bird Is The Word (L) Demo
68 The Brian Jonestown Massacre (US) Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
69 The Frowning Clouds (AUST.) Listen Closelier
70 Automatic Skivvy (L) 6 Of The Best
71 Super Raelene Bros vs Little Sisters Collective (L) Wiya! Angela Pamela
72 Electric Shitstorm (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
73 Dollsquad (AUST.) Lethal In Leather
74 The Baker Suite (L) A Quartet For Car Horns And Brakes
75 Dimi Dero Inc (FRANCE) Cremation Day In The Court Of Miracles
76 The Bedroom Philosopher (AUST.) Songs From The 86 Tram
77 The Honey Pies (L) Half A Demo
78 Streamliners (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
79 Depression (AUST.) Why Do People Hate Us
80 Grenadiers (L) Songs The Devil Taught Us
81 Grinderman (AUST.) Grinderman 2
82 Loren Kate (L) Brand New Shoes
83 Taught By Animals (L) Taught By Animals
84 The Swoop (L) The Swoop
85 The Mops (JAPAN) Psychedelic Sound In Japan
86 Various (L) These Are My Blues: A Tribute To Big Joe Williams
87 Don Morrison (L) Random Notes
88 Fiendish Cavendish (L) Lost Cause
89 The Dagoes (L) Oh No
90 Friends (L) Friends
91 Phat Panda (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
92 Readymades (L) Live @ The Sound Lounge
93 Booster (L) Cracktopia
94 Bamboos (AUST.) 4
95 Scoundrel (L) Introducing
96 Swimsuit (L) Car Sick
97 Wooden Shjips (US) Vol. 2
98 The Shiny Brights (L) Too Many Chiefs
99 Courtney Robb (L) Amid The Noise & Haste
100 Happy Ghosts (L) Carrie Sings
101 Lipsmack (L) Demo

Congratulations to all these bands...
and especially to SQUIDJAG for being N0. 1

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Obscured By... 25th January 2011

the FourTones +the PennyRockets – Momma Poppa (7”single 1963)

the Taymen – Beach Bunny (7”single 1963)

the Blue Streaks – Let me be the one (7”single b-side 1964)

the Blue Streaks – Take it easy (7”single a-side 1964)

the Syssys –Take a Heart (7”single b-side 1966 [Sorrows cover])

the Chocolate – I’m an Animal (7’single 1967)

Travis Wellington Hedge – I put a spell on you (7”single b-side 1969)

Travis Wellington Hedge – Hey Bulldog (7”single a-side 1969)

the Playboys – Black Sheep R.I.P. (7”single b-side 1968)

Precious Memories – There she goes (again) (Glenunga sessions demo 1974)

Systems Go – Red Light On (5MMM Compilation of Adelaide Bands 1980 LP)

the U-Bombs – Golden Moments (1978 demo)

Floral Flock – Billy, Billy (New Age Orgasm LP [1989])

the Accountants – Surprise Party (1978 demo)

the Iguana Twins – E song (New Age Orgasm LP)

Jab – You Got Soul (7” split-single w Bohdan X 1977)

Nina Hagen – Ziggy Stardust (demo)

Laibach – Get Back (Anthems)

David Bowie vs MGMT – Stardust Kids (mash-up)

Apryl Fool – Tomorrows Child (Love, Peace & Poetry: Japanese Psych comp)

InnerLight – Baby Baby Please (WorldBeaters 9 comp [India]

the Mops – Asamade Matenai (Psychedelic Sounds of Japan)

Codigo 90 – Tempo Initul (WorldBeaters 9 [Brazil]

Kuni Kawachi & friends – Kirikyogen (Love, Peace...etc)

Baby Grandmothers – Somebody keeps calling my name (Essential pebbles 3 comp)

Blues Creation – Brane Baster (Love, Peace...etc)

Q65 – Summer thoughts in a field of weed (Nothing But Trouble: Best of Q65)

the Only Ones – the Beast (Peel Sessions)

Television – See No Evil [alt. Version] (Marquee Moon re-issue)

Kelley Stoltz – Rescue (Crockodials)

Surfside 6 – Cool in the tube (Inner City Sound comp)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Technicolour Dreaming" 19 January 2011

Laibach – Sympathy for the Devil (Uncut: Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones covers)

Dead Moon – Dead Moon Night (Echoes of the Past)

Adam & the Ants – Ants Invasion (Kings of the Wild Frontier)

Gary Numan & Tubeway Army – Down in the Park (Replicas)

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (Flaunt It)

Devo – Gates of Steel (Freedom of Choice)

Frequent Seahorse – Begins with a Chorus (For Mu[sick] Lovers)

Ungrateful Children – Good Mates (1980 5MMM Album of Adelaide Bands)

Kelly Stoltz – Little Girl (To Dreamers)

The Doors – You’re Lost Little Girl (Strange Days)

Duncan Maitland – Two of a Kind (Shindig: It’s Happening Vol 1)

The Brutes – Last of a Dying Breed (Shindig: It’s Happening Vol 2)

Mona Lisa Overdrive – It’s Just Too Much (local demo)

Baby Doll – Swamp Surfin’ (Baby Doll)

Molting Vultures – Drop In and Go (7” single)

Van Cleef – Kick the Hick (Where the River Meets the Rock)

Spiderbait – Buy Me a Pony (Ivy and the Big Apples)

State of Mickey and Tommy - Nobody Knows Where You’ve Been (5000 Seconds over Toyland - Rubble 15)

Procession – Mind Magician (Procession)

Those Guys – Looking at You Behind The Glasses (Come Into My World - Fuzz, Flaykes and Shakes Vol 6)

The Loved Ones – Sad Dark Eyes (Magic Box)

Cedars – Hide If You Want To Hide (Pebbles Vol 12 – The World)

Third Party – Russian Spy and I (Neanderthal Stoneage Beat Vol 1)

The Moontrekkers – Night of the Vampire (SEX:Too fast to Live, Too Young to Die - compilation)

The Revillos – Scuba Boy Bop (Rev-Up)

The Monkees - For Pete’s Sake (Monkees Music Box, Disc 2)*

(* "the Monkees Song Of The Week!")

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Technicolour Dreaming" 12 January 2011

Comets On Fire - The Swallow's Eye (Avatar)

Thee Oh Sees - Destroyed Fortress Reappears (Help)

Moon Duo - In The Trees (Escape EP)

Ride Into The Sun - Realise (Demo)

the Stems - Make You Mine (Get Hip Records Sampler - Grass is Always Greener (On the Other Side))

the Sacred Cowboys - Nothing Grows in Texas (Tales From the Australian Underground: Vol. 2)

Gang of Four - Anthrax (Entertainment)

the Lizard Train - The Day the Sky Went Black (7" single) [vinyl]

Minuteman - Voodoo Slaves (Do the Pop - Vol. 1)

the Moodists - Frankie's Negative (Two-fisted Art)

the Weirdos - Inside Hilda's Ribcage (Oasis 2: The 1988 Greasy Pop Compilation of Adelaide Bands) [vinyl]

the Cramps - Primitive (Psychedelic Jungle)

the Stonefish - Guitar Radiation (Dom Mariani: Pop-sided Guitar)

the Paisleytones - The Prisoner (Happening)

the Golden Dawn - Starvation (Power Plant)

the Front Line - Get Love (San Francisco Nuggets: Love is the Song We Sing - disc 2)

the Seeds - Tripmaker (LA Nuggets: Where the Action is - disc 1)

the Masters Apprentices - Undecided (7" single)

Mike Furber - I'm On Fire (Doo Wah Diddy: Best Of Mike Furber and the Bowery Boys)

the Bush - To Die Alone (LA Nuggets: Where the Action is - disc 1)

the Easybeats - She's So Fine (Sixties Downunder, Vol.2)

the Monkees - Love Is Only Sleeping (Monkees Music Box - disc 2) *

(* "the Monkees Song Of The Week")

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming - 5 January, 2011

Chris Eckman - Yellow Submarine (Mojo: Revolver Reloaded)
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (Volunteers)
the Dolly Rocker Movement - It's Not Your Touch (A Sound For Two EP)
Plasticland - Magic Rocking Horse (Make Yourself A Happening Machine)
the Blues Magoos - Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Kaleidescopic Compendium)
the Groop - Such A Lovely Way ( 7" single)
the Masters Apprentices - Buried & Dead (Sixties Down Under Vol. 2)
Dieselwitch - Surf Wagon (Surfedelica EP)
the Flower Travelling Band - Satori (Growing Slowly Insane)
the James Taylor Move - And I Hear The Fire Sing (Forest Of Gold Tops Vol. 1)
Ray Brown & Moonstone - Start Of A New Day (Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers)
the Black Hollies - Lead Me To Your Fire (Softly Towards The Light)
Ride Into The Sun - I'm Just Dandy (demo LP)
the Rolling Stones - Sing This All Together (see what happens) (Their Satanic Majesties Request)
Procol Harum - Repent Walpurgis (The First Four)
the Greenhornes - Saying Goodbye (****)
the P90s - Send Me Love (Monday EP)
the In-Sect - Let This Be A Lesson (Devil's Children Vol. 2)
Death In June - My Company Of Corpses (Peaceful Snow)
Luftwaffe - Widow's Son (Ere I Perish)
Lovac - March of Pride (Apes Of A Cold God)
Precious Memories - There She Goes (Again) (demo)
the Mops - Omae No Subete O (Psychedelic Sounds In Japan)
The Monkees - Words (Monkees Music Box - disc 1) *

(* "the Monkees Song Of The Week")