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, February 23, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming : 23 February 2011

Wooden Shjips – Contact (Volume 2)

Final Flash – the Awakening (Homeless)

Heavy Water – Mess One (demo : Adelaide 2011)

the Ponys – Double Vision (Turn the Lights Out)

the Elois – By My Side (Ugly Things – the CD)

the Electric Prunes – Hideaway (Underground)

the Merry-Go-Round - Listen, Listen! (The Definitive Collection)

Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects – I’m Going Back (7” single : Adelaide 1965)

Mike Wexler – Pneuma (Sun Wheel)

The Moles – The Mysterious End of Friend No. 2? (Shindig : It’s Happening 2)

Watermelon – Popsicle Girl (Green Crystal Ties Vol.6)

Ride Into The Sun – New Sunday (Goodbye Hipster, Hello Reality! e.p.)

Black Helicopter – Golden Days (Don’t Fuck With The Apocalypse!)

A.R.E. Weapons – Just a Crush (Modern Mayhem)

the Plug Uglies – All Done In (Best of...)

Happyland – Don’t you know who I am? (CD single)

Radiohead – Codex (The King of Limbs)

Tame Impala – Slide Through My Fingers (Tame Impala e.p.)

Allison Gros – Naturally (Datura Dreamtime : Forest of Goldtops 2)

the Scoundrelles – Calling All Cars (Organic Molecules in Action)

Gravel Face Racer – Burn It Down (demo : Adelaide 2011)

the Monkees – Randy Scouse Git (Monkees Music Box : disc 2) *

*(the Monkees ‘song of the week’)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Obscured By... 22/2/11

This week, there was a single ‘dot’ presenting the show... Michael Hunter.

4 Tones + the Penny Rockets - Tennessee Stomp (7” single : Adelaide 1962)

Ernie Sigley – Mona Lisa (7” single : Adelaide 1964)

Jeff Phillips – I want to be famous like my dad (7” single : Aust. 1969)

Ticket – Broken Wings (Awake)

Steve Maxwell von Braund – Monster Planet (Monster Planet)

the Rattles – The Witch (7”single : Germany 1966)

Ramases – Life Child (Space Hymns)

Patti Smith + Joe Brooks – You light up my life (demo – ‘live TV’ 1979)

Bachman Turner Overdrive – Give it time ( II )

Kids in the Kitchen – Shine (Shine)

Pat Boone – I’ve Got Confidence (the Pat Boone Family)

Sandi Shaw + Howard Jones – Puppet's got a brand new string (demo)

Catself – Alien Vampiress Is Fitting In (demo)

Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (demo version 1982)

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Early Morning Train (Pour l’amour des chiens)

Some Dream – Ambassadors of Morning (demo c.1982)

Trevor McNamara – Jackie’s Thing (Yeah Captain)

Khan – Stranded (Space Shanty)

The Break – Cylinders (Church of the open sky)

Home – Bang, Bang, Bang (Long, Long Way to Nowhere)

the Scientists – Sorry Sorry Sorry (Rubber never sleeps)

Hal Blaine – Love In [December] (Everything you always wanted to know about 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals)

Cucumber – Under (demo) (Everything you always wanted to know about 60’s Mind Expansive Punkadelic Garage Rock Instrumentals)

Touty & Absa – Palestine (Palestine) (Senegal, prob 1980s)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming : 16 February 2011

Two Suns - Dead Sea (live) (Dead Sea E.P.)

the Black Angels - Science Killer (Directions to see a Ghost)

Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomahawk Kid (Faith Healer)

Deleted Waveform Gatherings - The Doorway (Ghost, She Said)

Final Flash - When the day turns black (Homeless)

Bear In Heaven - Beast in peace (Beast Rest Forth Mouth)

Yeasayer - Strange Reunions (Bad Blood)

White Denim - Mirrored & Reverse (Fits)

DeWolff - Wicked Moon (Shindig! – It’s all happening 2)

Ride Into The Sun - Detached (Goodbye Hipster, Hello Reality)

Bucket - I can’t help thinking about you (Forest of Goldtops Vol. 1)

Ticket - Awake (Awake)

the Zoot - Little Roland Lost (Zoot Locker)

the Easybeats - Peculiar Hole in the Sky (Anthology)

the Masters Apprentices - Four Years of Five (Masters Apprentices)

Human Expression - Optical Sound (Psychedelic Disaster Whirl)

Gene Pierson - Toyland (A Day In My Mind’s Mind)

the Fruit Machine - Cuddly Toy (Sweet Floral Albion)

the King’s English - Toys in her Attic (Psychedelic States: Ohio Vol.1)

the Jackpots - Jack in the Box (Rubble 15 – ‘5000 seconds over toyland’)

Toyland - Trotsky is Dead (Toyland E.P.)

Lene Lovich - New Toy (Best of...)

the Monkees - Daily Nightly (Monkees Music Box) *

*(“the Monkees ‘Song of the Week’”)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Obscured By... 15/2/11

15/2/11 This week there were 2 ‘dots’ : Michael Hunter and Peter Brat

Dollar Bill – Decimal Currency ad from 14thFebruary 1966

Wild Colonials - Roses are Red (7” single 1965 – AUST.)

The Librettos - Baby It’s Love (7” single 1964 - NZ)

Dymond - Ice Cream machine (7” single 1967 – AUST)

Lynne Randell - An Open Letter (7” single 1968 – US only)

Next Move - Story of my life (7” single 1972 – AUST)

Ticket – Dream Chant (Awake)

Chris Murray Combo - Love Flame (2010 Ska Nation)

Area 7 – Don’t Ya (2010 Ska Nation)

Widow Birds - Time we’ve gotta move by (Widow Birds E.P.)

[Interview with Widow Birds]

Widow Birds - My Time (Widow Birds E.P.)

Khan - Mixed up man of the Mountain (Space Shanty)

Red Dirt - Memories (‘Love, Peace & Poetry Vol.5’ comp.)

Dark - Maypole (Dark around the Edges)

Candida Pax - Reach Out (Day)

Icon - [Rock On] Through the Night (Icon)

Marie Adelle Black - Learning how to spell (Songs for a Mormon Child)

The Bee Gees - Mrs Gillespie’s Fridge (bonus track from ‘Horizontal’)

The Bee Gees - Deeply, Deeply Me (bonus track from ‘Horizontal)

Johnny Young - After Dark (Surprises)

Skyhooks - You Just Like Me Coz I’m Good In Bed (1973 demo feat. Steve Hill on vocals)

The Garden Path - What do you want to hear (Take it all Back)

Junction - Video Clip (demo 1980 Adelaide)

The Manics - Lipstick and Foundation (5MMM 1980 Compilation of Adelaide Bands)

The Hares - Rats (5MMM 1980 Compilation...)

The BlissBombs - Trees at Night (1982 demo Adelaide)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming 9/02/11

This week we played a tribute to the annual "LANEWAY FESTIVAL" which is about the only festival that we find has the type of new bands we like... this year we had the magnificent Beach House and Deerhunter, as well as Yeasayer, Warpaint, Bear In Heaven and more... still, we'd love a festival that had bands (like the Higher State or Clinic or Thee Attacks or Wooden Shjips) with a more psychedelic, garage sound to come here to 'lil ole Adelaide... ahhh, we can but dream!

... but anyway, here's this week's playlist...

Hamell On Trial – Go Fuck Yourself/ Choochtown (Choochtown)

Jimi Hendrix Experience – 1983... [A merman I should be] (Electric Ladyland)

Jimi Hendrix Experience –Moon, Turn the Tides ... Gently, Gently Away (Electric Ladyland)

Steve Hillage – It’s All Too Much ( L )

The Hombres – Let It Out [Let It All Hang Out] (Nuggets Disc 3)

The Syssys – Paint It Black (Big Beat Cellar Scene)

The Zoot – Turn Your Head (7” of Eleanor Rigby)

Bear In Heaven – Lovesick Teenagers (Beast Rest Forth Mouth)

Deerhunter – Memory Boy (Halcyon Days)

Beach House – Norway (Teen Dream)

Warpaint – Undertow (The Fool)

The Warlocks – Shake the Dope Out (Phoenix)

The Lovetones – A New Low in Getting High (Dimensions)

Friends – Satellite (Depthcharge 9)

Mona Lisa Overdrive – Are you Gonna Be There [at the Love-in?] (the UpTight Sessions)

Vegetable Garden – Hypnotic Suggestion (Datura Dreamtime)

Doctor Stone – Hindu Gods of Love (Purple Slice EP)

The Monkees – What Am I Doing Hanging Round (Monkees Music Box) *

Dallas – I Sold My Soul to the Devil and He Said I Was Cheap [dj fuck it up’s odd remix] (Four Top Ten Hits)

Lubricated Goat – In the Raw (Live in Detroit)

Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism (4 Track Sampler)

*(”Monkees song of the week”)