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, June 1, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

This week’s show featured a variety of Australian artists, both new and from the past, including a song from this week’s “No. 1” album on 3D Radio by Adelaide’s own Avant Gardeners, as well as the ‘A-side’ of the new 7” single by the Amcats... the vinyl revival continues to gain pace! From the 80’s, we played a favourite from the Church and from the 60’s, a track by the brilliant, but largely forgotten, Toni McCann... she is, in our view, one of the best rockin’ singers of the era, the equal of the ‘stars’ such as Normie Rowe or Stevie Wright of the Easybeats! Also featured this week were tracks from the new six CD “Circus Days : Pop Psych Obscurities 1966-1972” box-set compilation and of course, a song from our new “Album of the Month” for June, “Crystal Theatre” by Belles Will Ring, the second album from this great Sydney psychedelic-flavoured outfit...

...and here is the full playlist...

Spacemen 3 – Suicide (live) (Playing with Fire)

Asteroid Belt - Slant Six (Blank Horizon)

Sand Pebbles – Sioux City Falls (Ghost Transmissions)

the Sun Blindness – Crack in the Concrete (Like Pearly Clouds)

August Born – You Will Be Warm (August Born)

Slingshot Dragster – Dil Mohammed (demo 2010 Adelaide)

Kelley Stoltz – I Like, I Like (To Dreamers)

Avant Gardeners – We Love Our Audience (Mine Errant VanGarden)

the Amcats – Peggy Sue (7”single Adelaide 2011)

Normie Rowe – She Used to Be Mine (7”single 1965 Aust)

Toni McCann – If You Don’t Come Back (7”single 1965 Queensland, Aust)

Mike Furber & The Bowery Boys – That’s When Happiness Began (Diddy Wah Diddy: Best of...))

(unknown artist)* – Junior Newsgirl (“Devil’s Children Vol.3” : compilation, 1960’s Aust.)

Radio Spectacular – Little Stevie (demo 2006 Adelaide)

Amelia Smile – Father Good’s Space Flight (“Circus Days” Vol 6 : comp.)

the Cat’s Pyjamas – Virginia Water (“Circus Days” Vol 4)

Arzachel – Garden of Earthly Delights (“Circus Days” Vol 1)

the Mirage – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles’ cover] (“Circus Days” Vol 3)

Sheila Chandra – Storm Trance (“Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers” Vol 5 : comp.)

Belles Will Ring – The River (Crystal Theatre) #

the Church – When You Were Mine (‘Hindsight’ : Best of...)

(* backing track by ‘the Wild Colonials’, singer unknown)

# “Album of the Month”

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