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 13, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

We devoted a chunk of this week’s show to a phone interview with one of our favourite bands... Melbourne’s dulcimer-driven Dandelion Wine, who are in town on June 16 as part of their ‘Light Streaming Down 10th Anniversary Tour’ commemorating the release of their first EP back in 2002. Amongst other things, we spoke to Nicholas about their German record label, Black Rain, the upcoming European tour (their 7th), favourite toy lobsters and, of course, dulcimers and other exotic string instruments. They are a great live act, so try and catch them next time they are in your locale. Speaking of great live performances, we also played a track from the lovely LeighStarDust who is making her first live appearance in over a year, supporting Dandelion Wine. During the rest of the show there were tracks from new releases by the likes of Gravenhurst and Suzi Chunk from the UK  and Aussie outfits, the Fabergettes and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, as well as 60’s gems by Kaleidoscope and Chris Farlowe, 80’s Australian singles by Salamander Jim (Tex Perkins et al) and the Sacred Cowboys, plus local surf tunes from Dieselwitch and GT Stringer, before we finished with our current “Band of the Month”, the Sunnyboys... all this, and more, brought to you by the Cat and the Brat on 3D Radio 93.7fm, Adelaide’s foremost eclectic music station.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Wooden Wand – Baby, You’re a Rich Man [Beatles cover]     (‘Mojo: Yellow Submarine Resurfaced’ compilation 2012 UK)
Gravenhurst – The Prize     (‘The Ghost in Daylight’ 2012 UK)
Kaleidoscope – (Further Reflections) In the Room of Percussion     (7”single 1968 UK)
Eric Burdon & the Animals – Anything     (7”single 1966 UK)
the Screaming Tribesmen – A Stand Alone     (7”single 1984 Australia)
the Drab Doo Riffs – Trouble     (‘Postcards from Uranus’ 2010 New Zealand)
Salamander Jim – Hot Cakes For Daddy     (‘Lorne Greene Shares His Precious Fluids’ mini-LP 1984 Aust.)
the Damned & Lemmy – Ballroom Blitz [Sweet cover]     (7”single 1979 UK)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Bloody Ripper     (CD-single 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Sacred Cowboys – Nothing Grows in Texas     (7”single 1982 Melbourne, Aust.)
Dandelion Wine – Twins      (‘Selected Anachronisms’ EP 2008 Aust.)
       [phone interview with Nicholas from Dandelion Wine]
Dandelion Wine – Found     (‘An Inexact Science’ 2006 Aust.)
Trembling Bells – All Good Men Come Last     (‘Shindig: It’s Happening Vol.2’ compilation 2010 UK)
Houdini Dax – Fizzy Moon     (‘You Belong to Dax, Darling’ 2011 Wales, UK)
the Fabergettes – Ding Dong     (‘the Fabergettes’ EP 2012 Sydney, Aust.)
the Booby Traps – Another Day, Another Man     (‘the Booby Traps’ 2006 Aust.)
Dieselwitch – Surf Wagon     (‘Surfedelica’ 2009 Adelaide, Aust.)
GT Stringer – Nothing Else Matters     (‘Surfrospective’ CD-anthology 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Race Marbles – Like a Dribbling Fram     (7”single 1966 Toronto, Canada)
LeighStarDust – The Moll Song [Matt’s Little Brother cover]     (‘They Make Good Pets But I Don’t Have One’ 2005 Adelaide, Aust.)
Chris Farlowe – Moanin’ [sitar mix]     (7”single 1967 UK – taken from ‘Immediate Mod Box Set’ compilation 2005)
Suzi Chunk – Tripwire     (7”single b-side 2012 UK)
the Sunnyboys – Show Me Some Discipline     (7”single 1982 Australia)   #
     # “Band of the Month”

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