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, March 30, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming - 30th March 2011

THE CAT AND THE BRAT were joined on this week’s TECHNICOLOUR DREAMING by a guest programmer... LUKE of Adelaide three-piece surf/garage dynamos DIESELWITCH, whose eclectic musical tastes fit right in with our usual mix of psych/surf/punk/pop/electro etc! Plus, of course, our “Monkees’ song of the week” and a track from the March Album of the Month, the Black Angels “Phosphene Dream”... here is the playlist...

Moon Duo – Seer (Mages)

Dr. Timothy Leary – Freakout/ Turn On,Tune In (Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers [comp.])

the Ruby Suns – My 10 years on Auto-pilot (the Ruby Suns)

the Higher State – Clear Motive (Darker By The Day)

DieselWitch – Forbidden Purple City (Surfadelica e.p.)

Link Wray – The Batman Theme (Rumble : the best of Link Wray)

the Dirtbombs – Vixens in Space (Horndog Fest)

Slug Guts – Hookin’ Town (Down on the Meat)

Dick Dale & the DelTones – The Victor (Mr Eliminator)

the Molting Vultures – Caccamawartoo (Get A Grip)

the Frowning Clouds – Snake Charmer (Listen Closelier)

the Black Lips – Bad Kids (Good Bad Not Evil)

the Seeds – Mr Farmer (Live at Merlins’ Music Box)

the Flaming Lips – Bad Days (Clouds Taste Metallic)

Nirvana – Ain’t it a shame (Sliver : the best of Nirvana)

the Pixies – Planet of Sound (1991 CD single)

the Black Angels – River of Blood (Phosphene Dream) #

Mick Harvey – Sad Dark Eyes (Two of Diamonds)

Grandaddy – Miner at the Dial-a-View (Sophtware Slump)

Fluffy – Barbarian (Fluffy Loves You)

Bearded Gypsy Band – Alaskan Whaler (Bearded Gypsy Band)

the Monkees – Tear Drop City (Monkees Music Box) *

# Album of the Month – March

* “Monkees Song of the Week”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Obscured By... March 29, 2011

Peter Brat was the sole ‘dot’ presenting “Obscured by...” this week. As usual, there was a fair smattering of Adelaide and Australian 60’s and 70’s recordings, as well as psych, pop, surf and garage et al. from Indonesia, Japan, Europe, the UK and USA, including a 1971 prog track from Demis Roussos’ band ‘Aphrodite’s Children’, one from Scott Walker’s 2006 album, “the Drift”, on 4AD Records, and Sleater-Kinney (with the B52’s Fred Schneider) doing a cover of the title track from the movie “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.

...and here is the playlist...

Maple Lace – Comes a Time (7”single 1970 Sydney, Aust.)

Nineteen 87 – Engagement Party (7”single 1968 Sydney, Aust.)

Flying Circus – Turn Away (Bonza Beat & Boom Boom Boom, 1971 LP Aust.)

the Zoot – Turn Your Head (Zoot Out, 1970 LP Adelaide, Aust.)

Rashamra – Mr Timekeeper (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)

Vanda & Young – Superman (demo 1970 Aust.)

the Twilights – Take Action (Once Upon a Twilight, 1967 Adelaide, Aust.) )

Animation Unlimited – Big Bad Woman (1966 Adelaide, Aust : Big Beat Cellar Scene [comp.])

Velvett Fogg – Yellow Cave Woman (1969 UK : Cave of Clear Light [comp.])

David Axelrod – Urizon (Song of Innocence, 1968 US)

the Electric Prunes – I (Underground, 1967 US)

Red Crayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane (1967 Texas, US : Dirty Water-the birth of punk attitude [comp.])

Scott Walker – The Escape (the Drift)

Mick Ronson – Pleasure Man / hey ma get papa (Slaughter on 10th Ave, 1974 UK)

the She-Creatures – Radar (7”single 2009 UK)

Sleater-Kinney [+ Fred Schnieder] – Angry Inch (Wig In A Box [comp.])

Bill Hicks – The War (Best of Bill Hicks)

Kuni Kawachi & Friends – Kirikyogen (1969 Japan : Love, Peace & Poetry Vol 5 [comp.])

Freedom of Rhapdosia – Freedom (1970 Indonesia : Those Shocking Shaking Days [comp.])

The Fabulous Four – 438 Sth Michigan Ave [RollingStones cover] (1966 Denmark : Essential Pebbles Vol 3 [comp.])

Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen (1971 UK : Mojo- ‘Heavy Mod’ [comp.])

Status Quo – Someone’s Learning (1971 UK : Cave of Clear Light [comp.])

the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – In the Arena (Volume 2, 1967 US)

the Chocolate Watchband – Living in the Past (1967 US : Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Vol.2 [comp.])

the Jet Set – Now I Love You (1967 Aust : ‘Datura Dreamtime’- Forest of Goldtops Vol.2 [comp.])

Ulysses – Sometimes (2010 UK : Shindig! It’s Happening Vol.2 [comp.])

Euphoria – Hungry Women (1967 US : with love- a pot of flowers [comp.])

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming - 23rd March 2011

In this week’s TECHNICOLOUR DREAMING, we played our usual eclectic mix of genre, old and new, home and away, and introduced a new feature... our pick for “album of the month”! And the first in the series is... the BLACK ANGELS “Phosphene Dreams”. This is the 3rd album from this Austin, Texas band and it’s fast becoming our favourite! But, of course, we haven’t yet concluded our “Monkees’ song of the week” series... 18 songs thus far, and there are so many other gems! here is the playlist...

the Black Hollies – Bruised Tangerines (Casting Shadows)

the Sand Pebbles – Big Left (Ghost Transmissions)

the Dandy Warhols – You were the last high (Welcome to the Monkey House)

Ride into the Sun – I’m Just Dandy (demo – 2011 Adelaide Aust.)

the Warlocks – Shake the Dope Out (CD single 2005 USA)

the Asteroid Belt – Slant Six (Blank Horizon – 2011 Adelaide Aust.)

Isolation Valve – Virus Envy (Dear Warren Ellis – 2011 Adelaide Aust.)

the Bad Poets – Crash, Sweet Crash (5MMM 1980 Compilation of Adelaide Bands - LP)

the Sunburners – Monster Mash (demo 2011 Adelaide Aust.)

the Saucermen – Religious Idol (7” single [b-side] – 2011 Adelaide Aust.)

Slingshot Dragster – Agent 0069 (Demolition e.p. – 2008 Adelaide Aust.)

Dieselwitch – Octopus (Surfadelica – 2010 Adelaide Aust.)

the Black Angels – Bad Vibrations (Phosphene Dreams) #

the Hidden Masters – Into the Night Sky (Shindig! : It’s Happening Vol. 1 – comp.)

the High Dials – Your Eyes are a Door (The War of the Wakening Phantoms)

Puppy – Elizabeth St. Bridge (7” single 1968 Aust.)

Thee Attacks – Are You? (Shindig! : It’s Happening Vol 2 – comp.)

the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Help, I’m a Rock! (WCPAEB...Part One)

Rocket Science – Run Like a Gun (the Rock’n’Roll Disease – comp.)

the Monkees – A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (Monkees Music Box) *

# Album of the Month

* Monkees’ Song Of The Week