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, June 6, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

After coincidentally beginning this week’s edition of  Technicolour Dreaming with Norway’s the Apricot and WalesApple, the Cat & the Brat just couldn’t resist a ‘fruit-salad’ set – the Electric Prunes even had a fruit-referencing song -  from around the world, but once we got to Quincy Conserve, it had to stop, because there are so many and we could have done a whole show of them... so we moved into more psychedelic sounds starting with perennial favourites, Wooden Shjips. Later, there were a bunch of local bands from different eras, such as Systems Go from the early 80’s through to debut releases by Jim Jennings [of God God Dammit Dammit fame] and the title track from the cassette-only EP by Major Crimes, plus the debut  Zoot single in support of singer Darryl Cotton’s battle with cancer, before we ended the show with the Sunnyboys in their first appearance as our new ‘Band of the Month’.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Apricot – We Believe in Zoo     (‘A Forestful of Threes’ 2011 Norway)
Apple – The Otherside     (7”single b-side 1968 Cardiff, UK)
Mid State Orange – Moving in a Circle [Executives cover]     (taken from the CD compilation accompanying the ‘Tomorrow is Today’ book about 60’s Australian psychedelic music 2007 Melbourne, Australia)
the Lemon Pipers – No Help From Me     (7”single b-side 1967 Ohio, USA)
the Electric Prunes – The Great Banana Hoax     (‘Underground’ LP 1967 USA)
Pineapples From The Dawn Of Time – Too Much Acid     (7”single 1987 Brisbane, Australia)
Quincy Conserve – San Francisco Girls [Fever cover]     (rec. 1970 New Zealand – released on ‘A Day In My Mind’s Mind, Vol.2’ compilation 2008 Wellington, N.Z.)
Wooden Shjips – Rising     (‘West’ 2011 San Francisco, USA)
Sun Dial – Magic Flight     (‘Other Way Out’ LP 1990 USA)
the Church – Shadow Cabinet     (‘Persia’ EP 1984 Australia)
Cotton Mather – 40 Watt Solution     (‘The Big Picture’ 2001 Austin, Texas, USA)
the Higher State – Turn Into Fall     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
Jim Jennings – Hit Me Again     (demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Pat Capocci Combo – Devil Got My Baby     (‘Adelaide Kustom Kulture Weekend 2003-2012’ compilation 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Major Crimes – Monsoon     (‘Monsoon’ cassette EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Sardine V – Stuck On You     (‘I Hate You’ 12”EP 1983 Sydney, Aust.)
Systems Go – Red Light On     (‘5MMM’s Compilation Album of Adelaide Bands 1980’ – local community FM radio station [now 3D Radio] comp. 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Zoot – You Better Get Going Now [Jackie Lomax cover]     (‘4 Shades of Pink’ EP 1968 Aust.)
the Sunnyboys – Tomorrow Will Be Fine     (7”single b-side 1981 Australia)   #
     #  “Band of the Month” 

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