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 20, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

Finally... the Cat is back with her Brat on Technicolour Dreaming! And so it only seemed fitting that she should play some of her favourites, past and present... bands such as Apples In Stereo, Shower Scene from Psycho and Espers, plus songs like ‘Hippy Elevator Driver’ by the WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band, ‘Can’t Resist’ by the Stems, ‘Ruby, Go Home’ by Thee Oh Sees and ‘Monster Seas & Swells’ by Adelaide’s own brillig, which features Elizabeth’s sublime vocals. We also featured a couple of tracks from the Horrors new album (which has a very 80’s/Echo & the Bunnymen feel in places), plus a cool Blondie cover by Luna... finishing, of course, with another track from our ‘Album of the Month’ by the Laurels...
... so here is the full play-list...
Espers – Hearts and Daggers     (Espers)
Brillig – Monster Seas and Swells     (Mirror on the Wall)
Luna – In the Flesh     (‘Bobby Peru’ EP 1997 US/UK)
Apples in Stereo – Ruby     (No 1 Hits Explosion)
WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band – Hippy Elevator Operator     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Zombies – Time of the Season      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Masters Apprentices – Elevator Driver     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Jay Walker and the Pedestrians – Summer at Last     (CD single 2011 Adelaide)
the Black Hollies – Hamilton Park Ballerina     (Casting Shadows)
Roxy Music – Bogus Man     (For Your Pleasure)
Thee Oh Sees – Ruby Go Home    (Help)
the Horrors – Moving Further Away    (Skying)
the Horrors – Monica Gems    (Skying)
the Rockets - Mean Mistress     (7” single 1979 Perth, Aust.)
ME262 – Gonna Die     (7” single 1980 Sydney Aust.)
the Saints – Wild About You [Missing Links’ cover]     (“I’m Stranded” LP 1976 Aust./UK)
the Stems – Can’t Resist     (7” single 1985 Perth)
the Flies – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone     (7”single 1966 UK)
Shower Scene from Psycho – Dizzy     (‘Exploding Hits, The Complete Recordings 1982-2000’,  Aust.)
the Laurels – Run For Cover     (Mesozoic)  #

     # ‘Album of the Month’

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