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, November 2, 2011

Technicolour Dreaming

The Cat and the Brat were back again this week, with both new and old favourites... Amongst the Australian selection, we played a track from the re-issue of the Reels classic 1979 album “Quasimodo’s Dream”, some Screaming Tribesmen and a Ray Brown and Moonstone psych gem, plus hometown tracks from Roo Shooter and Isolation Valve. We visited Peter Sellers’ movie The Party via the Wondermints, went to 70’s UK with the Normal, went Scandinavian with Serena Maneesh, revisited a Canadian deejay’s 1965 bogus band doing ‘Like a Dribbling Fram’ and checked out, from the 60’s, the Knack (same label but no relation)... And we finished with ‘DieselWitch Will Kill You’, our new ‘Album of the Month’, by local surf/garage heroes DieselWitch...
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Serena Maneesh – Selina Melodie Fountain     (Serena Maneesh)
the Fall – Totally Wired     (7”single 1980 UK)
Isolation Valve – Virus Envy     (‘Dear Warren Ellis’ demo 2010 Adelaide, Australia)
the Screaming Tribesmen – Date with a Vampyre     (‘Date with a Vampyre’ 12”EP 1985 Aust.)
the Normal – Warm Leatherette     (7”single 1978 UK)
Devo – Be Stiff     (12” mini-LP, Stiff Records 1978 US/UK)
Roo Shooter – My Pal [God cover]     (People Gather Round for the Sound of Slaughter)
the Barracudas – His Last Summer     (7”single 1980... taken from ‘Drop Out with the Barracudas’ LP 1982 UK)
the Aves – Thick as Thieves     (‘the Aves’ cdEP 2011 Adelaide)
Wild Rocket – Dewey Decimal System     (Salad Days)
Blondie – In the Flesh     (‘Plastic Letters’ LP 1978 USA)
the Reels – Kitchen Man     (‘Quasimodo’s Dream’ LP 1979 Dubbo, Aust.)
Quasi – Poverty Sucks     (When The Going Gets Dark)
Ray Brown and Moonstone – Start of a New Day     (‘Mad House’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Chapta – Journey to the Sun     (7”single 1970 New Zealand – taken from ‘A Day in My Mind’s Mind’ compilation of 60’s NZ psych)
the Third Bardo – 5 Years Ahead of My Time     (7”single 1967 USA)
 the Double Agents – I Want, Need, Love you [Black Diamonds cover]     (‘Wild About You’ comp. 2004 Aust.)
the Race Marbles – Like a Dribbling Fram      (7”single 1965 Canada – taken from ‘Pebbles Vol.3’ comp.)
the Wondermints – The Party [cover of theme song from Peter Sellers’ 1968 film]     (‘Shots In The Dark’ : Henry Mancini tribute compilation 1996 USA)
the Electric Prunes – Hideaway     (‘Underground’ LP 1967 USA)
the Knack – Time Waits for No-one     (7”single 1967 USA)
Kahli Bahlu – How Can I Tell My Guru     (‘Kahli Bahlu Takes the Forest Children On a Journey of Cosmic Remembrance’ LP 1968 USA – taken from ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ compilation boxset)
DieselWitch – Jack It All In     (DieselWitch Will Kill You)    #

     #   “Album of the Month”      

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