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, July 18, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

A mixture of the familiar and the new was Technicolour Dreaming’s guiding ethos again this week. For the former, we began with a psychedelic  fave from the Who and later in the show, a different version of a Jonathon Richman classic, as well as an Adam & the Ants punkoid killer. For the latter category, we moved into less charted waters, with new releases by Pond, the Laurels and the Frowning Clouds, debuts from Adelaide’s Plasticine Army and Weightless, a demo from Big Richard Insect, recent music from the Moles, Surf City and the Green Circles, plus a track from an all-time favourite, 2004’s ‘Spirit Stereo Frequencyby All Night Radio, which was sadly their sole album... but what an album – psychedelic genius! We finished off with the penultimate appearance of Brian Eno as our “Artiste of the Month” with a brilliant live recording by his short-lived ensemble, 801... all brought to you by your hosts, the Cat & the Brat, on Adelaide’s eclectic 3D RADIO 93.7fm.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Who – Armenia City in the Sky     (‘The Who Sell Out’ LP 1968 UK)
Pond – Fantastic Explosion of Time     (‘Beard, Wives, Denim’ 2012 Perth, Australia)
Surf City – See How the Sun     (‘Kudos’ 2010 New Zealand)
Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes     (‘Astro Coast’ 2010 USA)
Dieselwitch – Octopus      (‘Dieselwitch Will Kill You’ 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Vashti Bunyan – I Want To Be Alone     (7”single 1965 UK – taken from the ‘Some Things That Just Stick In Your Mind’ anthology)
Johnny Dowd – Betty     (‘No Regrets’ 2012 USA)
the High Dials – The Holy Ground      (‘the holy ground’ EP 2007 Canada)
the Moles – The Combined Forces of an Atom     (‘The Future Sounds of Ashton’ 2011 Bristol, UK)
the Beep Seals – I Used to Work at the Zoo      (‘Things That Roar’ 2008 UK)
Weightless – Summer of John      (‘Self-Adjustment’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Laurels – Sway Me Down Gently     (‘Plains’ 2012 Aust.)
the Flower Machine – The Tangerine Albatross      (‘Lavender Lane’ 2010 USA)
the Frowning Clouds – Bad Vibes      (CD-single b-side [to Propellers] 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Green Circles – Long Love Sivinanda [Inside Looking Out cover]       (‘Tavistock Street’ 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
Big Richard Insect – I’m So Bored     (demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Adam & the Ants – Fall-In      (7”single b-side [to Antmusic] 1980 UK)
the Dils – I Hate The Rich      (7”single 1977 USA)
the Modern Lovers – Modern World [alt. version]     (rec. 1972 – taken from ‘The Modern Lovers’ CD reissue [with bonus tracks] 2003 USA)
Plasticine Army – On The Bus     (‘I Can Hardly Smell It!’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Triffids – Family Name     (‘Dungeon Tapes’ cassette 1983 Perth, Aust.)
All Night Radio – Fall Down 7     (‘Split Stereo Frequency’ 2004 USA)
801 [feat. Eno] – Miss Shapiro/You Really Got Me [Kinks cover]      (rehearsal recording 1976 – taken from “801 Live: collector’s edition” reissue 2008 UK)   #
       # “Artiste of the Month”           

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