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, September 21, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

It was a Cat alone this week, playing an 80’s-skewed selection of her favourites ranging from Adelaide’s Nuvo Bloc to the U.K.’s Japan, Gary Numan and the wonderful voice of Billy McKenzie in the Associates, with sidetrips to Shower Scene From Psycho and the Spikes. She did venture era-wise both back and forward from there though, with the very phased sound of Caleb from 1967 through to a track from the new Wooden Shjips album. And, of course, she played another track from our ‘Album of the Month’ by Almost Numan, this time from the “ON” disc of originals... here is the full playlist....
Iggy Pop with Steve Jones – I Wanna be Your Dog     (‘Le Rock’ magazine – ‘Down on the Street’ cover CD)
Thrust – Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell     (‘Hard to Beat’ LP 1988 – Stooges tribute compilation, Australia)
Brian Eno – How Many Worlds     (Another Day on Earth)
Air – Sexy Boy     (Moon Safari)
Asphyxiation – L’Acrostique D’Amour     (12”single 1981 Melbourne, Aust.)
Shower Scene From Psycho – Turn Up Your Radio [Masters Apprentices cover]     (Exploding Hits 1982 – 2000)
Ash Wednesday – Love by Numbers     (7”single 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
Gary Numan – We Are Glass     (7”single 1980 UK)
Nuvo Bloc – Equal Education     (demo 1980 Adelaide)
Japan – Taking Islands in Africa     (‘Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ LP 1980 UK)
Wooden Shjips – Phonograph     (West)
the Spikes – The Meaning of Life     (‘Colour in a Black Forest’ LP  1985 Adelaide)
Caleb – Baby Your Phrasing is Bad     (7”single 1967 UK)
the Bad Poets – Crash Sweet Crash     (“5MMM’s  Compilation of Adelaide Bands 1980” LP)
Sparks – Rock! Rock! Rock!     (Hello Young Lovers)
the Sand Pebbles – Elephant Gun     (Atlantis Regrets Nothing)
Hugo – Girl in the Garden     (7”single 1969 Adelaide – on ‘Mean, Mean City: Adelaide Scene 1965 – 1969’ compilation)
the Associates – Club Country     (‘Sulk’ LP 1982 UK)
Almost Numan – Attention Seeking Missile     (Almost Numan – disc 2: “ON”)    #
Black Box Recorder – Facts of Life     (The Facts of Life)

    # ‘Album of the Month’

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