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...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Obscured By...

An all-vinyl single version of the programme this week, to rekindle all three "dots"' memories of the joys of such a show, with all the snap, crackle, different playing speeds and record sizes that it entails.  Everything from a 5-inch Jona Lewie single to a rare XTC 12" EP - rare Australian singles by The Numbers (before this band became The Riptides)  and a Leonard Teale promotional 45 - obscure UK punk by the Martian Schoolgirls and The Skids - Plastic Bertrand with something resembling Krautrock disco - near forgotten but very worthwhile songs by the likes of Fischer-Z and Classix Nouveaux - and plenty more.   The full playlist of vinyl delights is as follows...
Max Hamilton & the Impacts – Shake with Me     (7”single b-side [to Jenny Jenny] 1965 Australia)
Johnny Broome & the Handels – Didn’t Know Her Name     (7”single b-side [to Do’s  and  Don’ts] 1965 Adelaide, Aust.)
Janice Slater – I’m Gonna Live     (7”single 1965 Adelaide, Aust.)
Leonard Teale – “The Ballad of Chesty Bond” advertisement     (7”single c.1965 Aust.)
Cheryl Gray – You’re the Boy     (7”single b-side [to When You’re Not Near] 1967 Aust.)
Ross D. Wylie – Do the Uptight     (7”single b-side [to The Star] 1969 Aust.)
the Numbers – Magic Castle     (7”single b-side [to Sunset Strip] 1978 Queensland, Aust.)
the Pandoras – Hot Generation [Sunsets cover]     (7”single 1984 California, USA)
the Stems – My Beach      (7”single b-side [to Sad Girl] 1987 Aust.)
Kim Salmon & the Surrealists – The Crying Game     (7”single b-side [to Put Your Trust In Me] 1997 Aust.)
the Martian Schoolgirls – Life in the 1980’s     (7”single 1980 UK)
Plastic Bertrand – Tout petite la planete     (12”single 1979 Belgium)
the AssociatesUlcragyceptemol      (12”single b-side [to Club Country] 1982 Scotland, UK) 
Soft Cell – Born to Lose [Johnny Thunders cover]     (12”single b-side [to Down In The Subway] 1984 UK)
XTC – We Kill The Beast     (‘Go+’ 12” EP 1978 UK)
Jona Lewie – Big Shot-Momentarily     (5”single 1980 UK)
Yoko Ono – Don’t worry Kyoko, mummy’s only looking for a hand in the snow     (7”single b-side [to Cold Turkey] 1969 UK)
the Jesus and Mary Chain – Kill Surf City     (7”single b-single [to April Skies] 1987 UK)
Adam & the Ants – Fall-In     (7”single b-side [to Ant Music] 1981 UK)
Husker Du – Ticket to Ride [Beatles cover]     (7” promo EP with NME magazine 1986 UK)
Fischer Z – So Long     (7”single 1980 UK)
Snakefinger – The Spot     (7”single 1978 USA)
Classix Nouveaux – Guilty     (7”single 1981 UK)
Echo & the Bunnymen – The Subject     (12”single b-side [to The Back Of Love] 1982 UK)
the Skids – Fields     (7”single 1982 UK)
Simple Minds – The American      (12”single 1981 UK)
Genet Tic Toc – Theory of Permutation      (7”single b-side [to Darwin’s Machine] 1982 Adelaide, Australia)
Foetus uber Frisco – Finely Honed Machine     (12”single 1984 USA)

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