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, April 27, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming - 27th April 2011

The Cat & the Brat took the name ‘Technicolour Dreaming’ in tribute to the legendary London ‘musical happening’ at Alexandria Palace, “the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream”, on April 29th 1967... therefore it seemed appropriate in the week of its 44th anniversary to play one of the songs featuring the name... hence the track by Status Quo. We also played a bunch of 60’s Australian singles plus some modern psych successors such as Les Annees, the Asteroid Belt, Brightblack Morning Light and the now-defunct Mona Lisa Overdrive; plus, of course, ‘the Monkees song of the week’ and the final showing of the April ‘Album of the Month’ by Moon Duo... hmmmm, wonder what will be May’s?

...and so here is the playlist...

the Human Beinz – April 15th (Ah Feel Like Ahcid : US Psych from EMI vaults – comp.)

the Koobas – Barricades (Insane Times : UK Psych from EMI vaults – comp.)

Johnny Young – Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You (Surprises LP 1968 Aust.)

Normie Rowe – Going Home (7”single 1967 Aust.)

Ray Brown & the Whispers – Ain’t It Strange (7”single 1966 Aust.)

Hugo – Girl in the Garden (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Aust.)

Terry Britten – 2000 Weeks (7”single 1969 Adelaide)

the Executives – Movin’ in a Circle (7”single 1968 Sydney Aust.)

the Throb – Black (7”single 1966 Sydney)

Running Jumping Standing Still – Diddy Wah Diddy (7”single 1967 Melbourne Aust.)

Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Cave of Clear Light – UK comp.)

Status Quo – Technicolour Dreams (the Technicolour Dreams of Status Quo – comp.)

the Asteroid Belt – Slant Six (Blank Horizon)

Brightblack Morning Light – Past a weather-beaten fence post (Motion to Rejoin)

Les Annees – Vermillion Days (Les Annees)

Trespassers William – Vapour Trail [Ride cover-version] (Different Stars)

Bikini Atoll – Then Amplify (Moratoria)

the Merry-Go-Round – Listen, Listen (LA Nuggets: Where the Action Is – comp.)

Procession – Listen (7”single 1968 Aust.)

Moon Duo – When You Cut (Mazes) #

Mona Lisa Overdrive – It’s Just Too Much (demo 2009 Adelaide)

the Monkees – Last Train to Clarkesville (Monkees Music Box) *

# April Album of the Month

* Monkees Song of the Week

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Obscured By... 26/04/11

Michael Hunter was this week’s single ‘dot’ since the Cat and the Brat had “transport issues” getting into 3D Radio from their country abode... hopefully the soon-to-be-announced time-slot change will prove to be more conducive to multiple ‘dots’ presenting the show... but more about that in coming weeks! He featured the usual mix of rarities, including one from ‘Those Shocking Shaking Days’, a new compilation of 60’s Indonesian beat groups, as well as one from the ‘Turkish Freakout’ comp. of 60’s and 70’s bands, plus rare Australian singles from the same era and lots more...

... so here is the playlist...

Blue Streaks – Take it easy (7”single 1964 Aust.)

the Syssys – Take a Heart (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)

Leather Sandwich – Quite Unexpectedly (7”single 1968 Aust.)

Procession – Mind Magician (‘Procession’ LP 1968 Aust. [recorded in UK])

Love Machine – May My Heart be Cast into Stone (7”single 1969 Aust.)

the Aztecs – Regulation 3 Pufft (the Complete Havoc Label Singles, comp. Aust.)

Electronicos La Fuente – Medley [Telstar etc.] (self-titled)

The Gang Of Harry Roesli – Don’t Talk About Freedom [1968] (Those Shocking Shaking Days - comp. Indonesia)

Golden Half – Movin’ (2 - 2011 Japan)

Golden Half – I Think I Love You (2)

Human League – The Dignity of Human Labour [Parts 3&4] (12”single 1978 UK)

Human League – Never Let Me Go (Credo)

Spectrum – Dalmas Theme (Milesago LP 1972 Aust.)

Company Caine – Heard the Word (Dr Chop LP 1973 Aust.)

the Kinks – Lost & Found (Think Visual)

Ronnie Spector – Here Today, Gone Tomprrow (The Last of the Rock Stars)

Erkin Koray – Estarabim [1975] (Turkish Freakout – comp.)

Ajda Pekkan – Iciyorum [1972] (Turkish Freakout)

Electronicos La Fuente – Janas (self-titled)

Golden Half – Hey Jude (2)

Television – Venus de Milo [demo] (Marquee Moon – bonus track)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming - 20th April 2011

Peter Brat here... I hosted this week’s show without the help of my Cat, and so started with Patti Smith’s “Ain’t It Strange” which summed it up! However I played one of her (and my) fave current bands, the Sand Pebbles plus her favourite Models’ song, knowing she was listening in... The show wandered, as is our wont, from the Australian 60s psychedelia of the Dave Miller Set, through the Swedish 80s garage rock of the Wylde Mammoths, to the 21st century sounds of the Telescopes, Death In June, Black Box Recorder and Adelaide’s Green Circles... plus of course this week’s Monkees song and another track from our album of the month, Moon Duo’s “Mazes”... here is the playlist...

Patti Smith – Ain’t It Strange (Radio Ethiopia)

Pere Ubu – Non-Alignment Pact (the Modern Dance)

the Models – Atlantic Romantic (Cut Lunch e.p. 1981 Melbourne, Aust.)

Black Box Recorder – Rock’n’Roll Suicide (Worst of Black Box Recorder)

Death In June – Peaceful Snow (Peaceful Snow)

the Higher State – Know That You Know (Shindig! It’s Happening Vol.1)

the Mynd Gardeners – The Psychedelicatessan (I Can See Through My Own Time e.p. 2009 Adelaide)

the Wylde Mammoths – Help That Girl (Real Cool Time Revisited [comp.])

the Telescopes – Another Sky (Hungry Audio Tapes)

the Sun Blindness – Panta Rhei (Like Pearly Clouds)

the Zen Circus & Brian Ritchie – Punk Lullaby (Villa Inferno)

the Green Circles – Given Time (Brass Knobs, Bevilled Edges)

3DTV – A summation of all these burdens (Burn Your Fingers on the Sun [comp.])

Perpetual Motion Workshop – Won’t Come Down (Psychedelic Disaster Whirl [comp.])

the Dave Miller Set – Mr Guy Fawkes (Peculiar Hole In The Sky [comp.])

Moon Duo – Fallout (Mazes) #

the Sand Pebbles – Black Sun Ensemble (Ghost Transmissions)

the Monkees – Auntie Grizelda (Monkees Music Box) *

# April Album of the Month

*the Monkees Song of the Week

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Obscured By... April 19th, 2011

Michael Hunter & Peter Brat were the ‘dots’ this week on “Obscured by...”, once again presenting the rarely heard, obscure or forgotten music they enjoy bringing to their listening audience’s attention. From Paul McCartney’s 2000 project with Super Furry Animals and Youth et al, “Liverpool Sound Collage”, to Australian 60’s pop singles, through UK and US late 60s psych and more, finishing with an out-take by Gary Numan, it’s an eclectic mix... here is the playlist...

Johnny Young & the Strangers – Club Seventeen (theme from TV show 1965 Perth, Aust.)

Treo+1 – What you gonna do (unreleased acetate 1967 Aust.)

Lloyd’s World – Pinky Lamour (7”single 1968 Aust.)

Lloyd’s World – Goodbye, Goodbye (7”single b-side 1968 Aust.)

Toby Jugg – Dawn (7”single b-side 1970 Aust.)

Patsy Biscoe – Baby Hold Me (7”single b-side 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)

Paul McCartney et al – Plastic Beetle (Liverpool Sound Collage)

Thrust – Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (Hard to Beat: Aust. Tribute to the Stooges, comp. LP)

Exploding White Mice – Down on the Street (7”single 1986 Adelaide, Aust.)

Seminal Rats – I Need Somebody (Hard to Beat...)

the Nomads – I’m Five Years Ahead of my Time (7”single 1985 Sweden)

the Crimson Shadows – Even I Tell Lies (A Real Cool Time Revisited, comp.)

Comus – Song to Comus (First Utterance)

Mungo Jerry – I Just Want to make Love to you (Mungo Jerry)

John Kongos – Confusions About a Goldfish (Cave of Clear Light, comp. UK)

the Perfection – 3 Rooms & Running Water (7”single 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)

Denise Drysdale – Baby Weemus (7”single 1967 Melbourne)

Silk’n’Dreams – Leave Me Be (7”single 1966 Aust.)

Bobby Bright – Midnight Preaching (7”single 1967 Melbourne)

Zeptepi – Ace of Spades (live at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide 2011)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens – I love how you love me (LA Nuggets: Where the Action Is, comp. US)

Noel Harrison – Life is a Dream (7”single 1967 USA)

Rick Nelson – Marshmellow Skies (Another Side of Rick)

Del Shannon – I think I love you (The Further Adventures of Charles Westover)

Gary Numan – M.E. (out-take from ‘The Pleasure Principle’ LP)