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 8, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

This week on Technicolour Dreaming, the Cat & the Brat interviewed Sam from new Melbourne band, Brat Farrar, who are playing in Adelaide this weekend as part of an Australian tour promoting their new 7” single. Sam also spoke of his ‘other band’, Digger & the Pussycats, and their recent gigs in China and Europe... Of course there was the usual eclectic mix of 60s Adelaide bands, such as Inside Looking Out, through to recent songs by Sparks and BrightblackMorningLight, as well as a track from our current ‘Album of the Month’ by Belles Will Ring. We also paid tribute to the late Martin Rushent, whose career as engineer, producer and musician spanned 40-odd years. We began with an example of his early engineering work, alongside Tony Visconti, on the classic “Electric Warrior” by T.Rex, before moving onto a selection of his production of many of the leading lights of the UK punk movement, such as the Buzzcocks, Generation X and the Stranglers... then, representing his pioneering work in the 80s ‘electro/dance’ era we played a Human League track, finishing with a recent song by his son’s band, Does It Offend You, Yeah?

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

James Taylor Move – Still I Can Go On (7”single 1967 Adelaide)

the Bucket – I Can’t Help Thinking About You (7”single 1967 Adelaide)

Wright of Waye – You Can’t Do It Alone (7”single 1968 Australia)

Inside Looking Out - Morning Sun (7”single 1968 Adelaide)

BrightblackMorningLight – Friend Of Time (BrightblackMorningLight)

Brian Jonestown Massacre – Open Heart Surgery (Tepid Peppermint Wonderland)

the Sand Pebbles – Altered Images (Atlantis Regrets Nothing)

Sparks – Ugly Guys with Beautiful Girls (‘Lil Beethoven)

R.I.P. Martin Rushent [1948-2011]

T. Rex – Mambo Sun (Electric Warrior)

the Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict (7”single 1977 UK)

Generation X – Ready Steady Go (7”single 1977 UK)

Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars (Pinky Blue)

The Rezillos – Top of the Pops (7”single 1978 UK)

The Stranglers – Curfew (Black and White)

The Human League – The Sound of the Crowd (Dare)

Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Battle Royale (NME promo cd)


Brat Farrar – It’s On Me, Brat Farrar (7”single 2011 Aust.)

Brat Farrar – I’m Not Free (7”single 2011 Aust.)

Belles Will Ring – Street Lamp Stomp (Crystal Theatre) #

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