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, July 6, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

It was a solo Brat presenting this week’s show... but I was not left totally alone, because I was joined by a couple of members of premier Adelaide psych/fuzz band, Ride Into The Sun, for a chat and a preview of two new tracks, which may appear on their forth-coming new EP. I also played a slew of new releases, including tracks by the Barbarellatones, the Horrors, Thee Oh Sees and the Lord Street Sound, local bands Friends and Hit the Jackpot, plus the new single by Black Cab. Of course there were also some 60’s songs by the likes of the Monkees and the Monks, an instrumental Bowie classic and a rare track by Dave Davies of the Kinks. I finished with our new “Release of the Month” for July... the long-awaited debut E.P. by Australian psych band, the Laurels, entitled ‘Mesozoic’... here is the full playlist...  
David Bowie – Warszawa     (Low)
Friends – Choose your words     (demo 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Hit the Jackpot – I don’t know     (‘Holiday’ EP 2011 Adelaide)
Doctors Of Madness – Waiting     (7”single b-side 1977 UK : from ‘Dirty Water 2...’ compilation 2011 UK)
Thee Oh Sees – The Whipping Continues     (Castlemania)
Tyrnaround – Carroll By Candlelight     (Go Back)
Dave Davies – Creeping Jean     (7”single b-side 1969 UK)
Gary Walker & the Rain – Come in, you’ll get pneumonia [Easybeats cover]     (7”single 1969 UK)
Rising Sons – Take a giant step     (‘Rising Sons, feat. Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder’ LP 1966 USA)
Ride Into The Sun – Drown Your Soul     (demo 2011 Adelaide)
Ride Into The Sun – New Sunday     (demo 2011 Adelaide)
the Monks – Complication     (Black Monk Time)
Children of the Mushroom – August Mademoiselle     (7”single b-side 1967 US : from ‘Slowly Growing Insane’ comp.)
the Monkees – Mary, Mary     (Monkees Music Box comp.)
the Missing Links – You’re driving me insane     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
the Barracudas – His Last Summer     (‘Drop Out with The Barracudas’ LP 1981 UK)
the Atlantics [feat. Johnny Rebb] – It’s a hard life     (7”single 1965 Aust. : from ‘Collectibles’ CD 2011 Aust.)
the Lord Street Sound – They’re Dolls     (Behind the Dumb)
Black Cab – Combat Boots     (CD single 2011 Aust.)
the Horrors – Still Life     (Skying)
the Barbarellatones – Dead man’s Curve [Jan & Dean cover]     (Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute)
the Laurels – What she does to me     (‘Mesozoic’ EP 2011 Aust.)  #

      # Release of the Month         

1 comment:

Dennis Swanson said...

Thank you for giving some attention to August Mademoiselle!

Best Regards
Dennis - Children of the Mushroom