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 28, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

This week the Cat and the Brat featured old songs and new, favourites and obscurities, with different sounds from both here in Australia and from the rest of the world... definitely Technicolour Dreaming! Beginning with a woozy track from the 2001 album by Texan trio, Lift To Experience, we ventured through some disparate psychedelic music from the likes of Suns of Arqa, Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck, Scorpio Tube and Espers, to the garage beat of Melbourne’s Los Hories, UK band Thee Attacks, and Adelaide’s the Molting Vultures, local punk from Standard Union, Nederbeat from the Outsiders, dropping in some classic Easybeats and Death In June, with the Suburban Lawns “new-wave-novelty-hit” from 1979, ‘Gidget Goes To Hell’, thrown in as.... well, as a ‘novelty’! New to the station library were some fairly recent albums by UK band, the Psychotic Reaction, dropped in by a former member, Luke, who also brought in an advance copy of the debut album by Adelaide’s surf/garage kings, DieselWitch, his current band... so of course we played a track from both, ending the show with a ‘different’ take on Duran Duran’s “Planet Earth” by veteran Adelaide punks, Fear and Loathing!
..... and here is the full playlist....
Lift To Experience – These are the Days     (The Texas/JerUSAlem Crossroads)
Mother Tucker’s Yellow Duck – One Ring Jane     (7”single 1969 Canada)
Death In June – Burn Again     (Abandon Tracks)
Suns Of Arqa – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles’ cover]     (Solar Activity 1979-2001)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Suppose they give a war and no-one comes     (‘Volume 2: (Breaking Through)’ LP 1968 USA)
Wooden Shjips – Home     (West)
Los Hories – Dead Town     (‘Antipodean Screams Vol. 2’ compilation 2007 Australia)
the Suburban Lawns – Gidget Goes to Hell     (7”single 1979 USA)
the Dacios – Liberty Lovers     (Monkey’s Blood)
Standard Union – The Slide     (‘DepthCharge 10: 3D Radio compilation of local music’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Hands of Time – The 4th Nail     (‘Antipodean Screams Vol. 1’ compilation 2003 Aust.)
the Psychotic Reaction – A Moment Of Clarity     (Genre Music Is The Enemy)
GG Alan Bindig – Kitty Always Wins     (‘DepthCharge 10...’)
Espers – Caroline     (Espers 111)
Golden Triangle – The Melting Wall     (Double Jointer)
the Outsiders – Doctor     (‘CQ’ LP 1968 Netherlands)
the Molting Vultures – Caccamawartoo     (Get a Grip!)
the P.90s – Send Me Love     (‘Monday’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Thee Attacks – Are You?     (SHINDIG! magazine compilation : ‘It’s Happening Vol. 2’ 2010 UK)
Even – Show Me Some Discipline [Sunnyboys cover]     (Happy Man : a tribute to the Sunnyboys)
the Easybeats – I’ll Make You Happy     (‘Easyfever’ EP 1966 Aust.)
Scorpio Tube – Yellow Listen    (7”single b-side 1970? USA)
Lothar and the Hand People – Machines     (‘Presenting...’ LP 1968 USA)
DieselWitch – Kicks     (DieselWitch Will Kill You)
Fear and Loathing – Planet Earth [Duran Duran cover]     (Full Mongrel)    

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