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 11, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

This week’s show once again delivered a diverse listening experience, ranging from the ‘comedic goth’[?] of the Scary Bitches and the ‘psychedelic poetry’ of 60’s US radio host Dave Diamond with the Higher Elevation, to the instant pop catchiness of the Merry-Go-Round and the 80’s Aussie punk attitude of the Hitmen. Then there were the playboys – the James Bond twang of 60’s instrumentalists and Normie Rowe backing band, the Playboys, and the garage grit of current Australian rockers, the Intercontinental Playboys. We also heard the woozy stirrings of Beach House and the latest demo from Adelaide’s All The Leaves Have Fallen as well as a few covers from the likes of Ashram Poets, the Brood and the She Creatures, finishing with our current “Band of the Month”, the awesome Thee Oh Sees... all brought to you by a solo Peter Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Mark of the Beast     (‘Shindig: It’s Happening Vol.1’ compilation 2010 UK)
the Hitmen – I Don’t Mind     (7”single 1981 Australia)

the BoobyTraps – Dig Your Attitude     (‘Makin’ It With the BoobyTraps’ 2008 Australia)
the Scary Bitches – Lesbian Vampyres from Outer Space     (‘Lesbian Vampyres from Outer Space’ 2002 UK)

the She Creatures – Hungry [Paul Revere and the Raiders cover]     (‘She Creatures Invade’ 2009 UK)

the Brood – I’ve Been Thinking [Riffs cover?]     (unreleased 1989 – from ‘Lost in Tyme Vol. 4’ magazine compilation 2008 Greece)
the Merry-Go-Round – Listen, Listen     (7”single 1967 USA)

Travis Wellington Hedge – Hey Bulldog [Beatles cover]   (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
the Twilights – Blue Roundabout     (‘Once Upon a Twilight’ LP 1968 Adelaide)
the Playboys – Theme from Dr No [James Bond soundtrack cover-composer disputed]     (‘The Playboys’ LP 1965 Aust.)
the Surfer Girls – Draggin’ Wagon     (7”single 1964 USA – from “Female Surf and Drag ’61-‘66” compilation)
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs – Blue Day     (7”single 1964 Aust.)
Best Coast – When I’m with You     (‘Crazy For You’ 2009 USA)
Beach House – Norway     (‘Teen Dream’ 2010 USA)

All the Leaves Have Fallen – Because I could not stop for death     (demo 2012 Adelaide)
Ashram Poets – Are Friends Electric? [Gary Numan cover]     (‘Corpios’ 2012 Australia)
Almost Numan – Me, I Disconnect from You [Gary Numan cover]     (‘Almost Numan: disc 1 – OFF’ 2011 Adelaide)
the Higher Elevation – The Diamond Mine     (from Dave Diamond’s radio show 1967 USA – taken from ‘Pebbles Vol.3’ compilation)
the Balloon Farm – A Question of Temperature     (7”single 1967 USA)
Adjeef the Poet – leek, I’m a Freak     (7”single 1967 Holland)
the Outsiders – Doctor     (‘CQ’ LP 1968 Holland)

the Intercontinental Playboys – No Answers     (‘Hymns of the Flesh’ 2009 Australia)
Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime     (‘Warm Slime’ 2010 USA)     #

     #  “Band of the Month”

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