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, May 30, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

It was another stylistic and regional meander this week. Beginning with a spot of late 70’s electronic rock from John Foxx’s Ultravox, Suicide and the original Human League, plus a couple of current Adelaide purveyors of similar ilk, Nekkro-Electro and Radio Spectacular, we then ventured into more psychedelic waters, featuring, amongst others, the Dolly Rocker Movement, Colour TV, the Deaths and a track from the wonderful  new Higher State album. Add some songs from a clutch of new releases including the Molting Vultures, the Hives and Major Tom & the Atoms plus a few 60’s singles from the likes of the Seeds before closing with the final appearance of the Lovetones as our ‘Band of the Month’ and there it is... another edition of  Technicolour Dreaming from the Cat & the Brat.....
.....and here is the full playlist.....
Ultravox – Rock Wrok     (7”single 1977 UK)
the Human League – Only After Dark [Mick Ronson cover]     (‘Travelogue’ LP 1980 UK)
Nekkro-Electro – Fiends     (‘Terminal Crazies’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Radio Spectacular – Tricks Are For Kids     (demo 2006 Adelaide, Aust.)
Suicide – Creature Feature [live]     (‘First Rehearsal Tapes 1975’ – taken from bonus disc with ‘Suicide’ [2nd album] reissue – New York, USA)
the Deaths – Turn for the Worst     (‘Centralia’ 2008 Minnesota, USA)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Gaz Hilarant     (‘Aufheben’ 2012 USA)
Les Liminanas – I know there’s an answer [Beach Boys cover]    (2012 France – taken from ‘Mojo: Pet Sounds Revisited’)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – My Heavenly Way     (‘Our Days Mind The Tyme’ 2009 Aust.)
the Higher State – These Things Take Time     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
the Byrds – Why     (7”single b-side 1966 USA – taken from ‘Full-Flyte: 1965-1970’ Australia-only anthology 1990 on Raven Records)
Colour TV – Malacoota      (‘Lisp’ 2006 Melbourne, Aust.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Bad Blood     (‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’ 2010 USA)
Stonefield – Bad Reality     (‘Bad Reality’ 2012 Aust.)
the She-Creatures – Radar     (‘the She-Creatures’ EP 2009 UK)
the Hives – 1000 Answers     (‘Lex Hives’ 2012 Sweden)
Major Tom & the Atoms – Last Dance of the Lizard King     (‘Shake It Till You Break It’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Ashram Poets – Mirage     (‘Corpios’ 2012 Aust.)
the Molting Vultures – Drop In & Go     (album version – ‘Get On Board’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Seeds – Bad Part of Town     (7”single 1970 USA)
the Ron-De-Vous  – Trip So Wild     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Bedroom Philosopher – Sudanese     (‘Songs from the 86 Tram’ 2010 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Lovetones – Journeymen [Anton Newcombe mix]     (‘Dimensions’ 2005 Aust.)   #
       #  “Band of the Month”

1 comment:

Jeremy Bates said...

Thanks for the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club vid. Awesome. I am going to go listen to the Iron Butterfly classic cover. It better be good1 lol