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, January 4, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

A solo Peter Brat began this first edition of Technicolour Dreaming for 2012 with a rousing rama-lama from the MC5 to set the tone for the rest of the show, and indeed the year! There were tracks from current Australian bands such as the Frowning Clouds, Belles Will Ring and Midnight Woolf, plus locals, the Asteroid Belt, as well as sides by their 60’s predecessors such as Oak Apple Day and Normie Rowe, plus Adelaide groovers, the Masters Apprentices, the Hergs and Glass Web [a member of whom turned up almost a decade later as bassist in the Brats!] From the 60’s we also heard the Dave Clark 5, the Perpetuated Spirits of Turpentine and Love, as well as one of my fave singles from the Seeds, plus a bunch of new bands like the Hoa Hoas, Moon Duo and the sublime Espers, before finishing with our latest ‘Band of the Month’, San Francisco’s Thee Oh Sees, who will be returning to play here in Adelaide at ‘Jive’ on the 21st of January as part of their Australian tour... go check ‘em out, ‘cos they are a blindingly good live act! Happy New Year from the Cat and the Brat!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the MC5 – Rocket Reducer No.62 [Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa]     (rec. live 1968 – taken from ‘Kris Needs presents: Dirty Water-the birth of punk attitude’ compilation 2010)
Midnight Woolf – My Libido     (‘Tropical Disease’ 2008 Australia)

Molten Universe – The Green Ray     (‘The Green Ray’  2011 Aust.)
the Revillos – Jack the Ripper     (demo – taken from ‘From the Freezer’ anthology 1996 UK)
the Frowning Clouds – Do Like Me     (‘Listen Closlier’ 2011 Aust.)
the Perpetuated Spirits of Turpentine – The Girl With the Sandy Blonde Hair     (7”single 1966 USA – taken from ‘Aliens, Psychos and Wild Things, Volume Fore’ compilation 2007)
the Ruby Suns – Kenya Dig It?     (‘Sea Lion’ 2008 New Zealand)

Messer Chups – In 3 Minutes Till Massacre     (‘Crazy Price’ 2003 Russia)
the Asteroid Belt – Slant Six     (‘Blank Horizon’ 2011 Adelaide Aust.)
Moon Duo – In The Sun     (‘Mazes’ 2011 USA)

Oak Apple Day – Oceans of Fire     (7”single 1969 Aust. – taken from ‘Datura Dreamtime: A Forest of Goldtops Vol 2’ compilation 1999 Aust.)
Love – Little Black Book     (‘Love’ LP 1966 USA)

Dave Clarke 5 – Glad All Over     (7”single 1964 UK)
Normie Rowe and the Playboys – Shakin’ All Over     (7”single 1965 Aust.)
Ray Brown and the Whispers – Ain’t It Strange     (7”single 1965 Aust.) 

the Hergs – Cadillac    (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Masters Apprentices – Buried and Dead     (7”single 1967 Adelaide)
Glass Web – In A Year or So     (7” single 1969 Adelaide)

the Fabulous Four – 438 South Michigan Avenue – (7”single 1966 Sweden – taken from ‘Essential Pebbles Vol 3’ compilation 2000)
Espers – The Road of Golden Dust     (‘Espers III’ 2010 UK)
Belles Will Ring – The Green     (‘Crystal Theatre’ 2011 Aust.)
Sunsplit – All I Want     (‘Sing for Sunday’ 2006 – taken from ‘Psychedelica 2” compilation 2007 UK)
the Hoa Hoas – Growing up on the Seeds     (‘Pop/Drone/Pedals’ 2010 UK)
the Seeds – Mr Farmer     (7”single 1967 USA)

Thee Oh Sees – Chem-Farmer     (‘Carrion Crawler’ 2011 USA)    #
     #  “Band of the Month”

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