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, August 1, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning with a psychedelic Rolling Stones gem, the Cat & the Brat juggled genres, eras and geography for your listening pleasure. But minutes into the show, we were pleasantly interrupted (twice!) by a knock at the door of Three D Radio, with members of Adelaide bands bearing their brand new releases. Not long after, hot-off-the-press tracks from Brenton Manser and the Readymades were unleashed on the airwaves – ‘seat of the pants radio’ in action!! You too can have your songs aired on Three D – send us a copy, and if we like it, we’ll play it! – regardless, it’ll go into the ‘new releases’ section of the 3D Library for other announcers to discover! But we digress – your hosts proceeded on their merry way with gems from Baker Knight and the Knightmares, Major Tom and the Atoms, the Buzzcocks, and the Great Apes, to name but a few. A highlight was the Jigsaw Seen’s version of ‘Circle of Steel’, featuring Dave Davies on backing vox, so naturally we had to follow this with a rare Davies track from his new “Hidden Treasures” anthology.  And being the first day of August, it was time to finish the show with a new “Artiste of the Month”, with Adelaide’s late, great Baterz winning the spot for the next 4 weeks.....
.....and here is the playlist.....
the Rolling Stones – She’s a Rainbow     (‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ LP 1967 UK)
the Great Apes – Sebastopol Street [Procession cover]     (‘Tomorrow Is Today: a tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70’ compilation 2007 Australia)
the Lovetones – Mantra     (‘Meditations’ 2006 Aust.)
Jacques Dutronc – Les metamorphoses      (‘Jacques Dutronc [aka Comment Elles Dorment]’ LP 1967 France)
the Good, the Bad & the Queen – the Good, the Bad & the Queen     (‘the Good, the Bad & the Queen’ 2007 UK)
the Triffids – Raining Pleasure     (‘Love in Bright Landscapes’ LP 1986 Aust.)
Brenton Manser – Don’t Shut Me Out     (‘3 Song Sampler’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Bikini Atoll – Then Amplify     (‘Moratoria’ 2004 UK)
the B-52’s – 53 Miles West of Venus     (‘Wild Planet’ LP 1980 USA)
the Royal Dave Graney Show – Bodysnatcher Blues     (‘All our Friends are Stars’ EP 2004 Aust.)
the Jigsaw Seen – Circle of Steel [Gordon Lightfoot cover]     (‘Winterland’ 2011 USA)
Dave Davies – Creeping Jean [unreleased stereo version]    (rec. 1969 – taken from ‘Hidden Treasures’ anthology 2011 UK)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Mr Sun Mr Moon     (7”single 1969 USA – taken from ‘Hungry for Kicks: singles & choice cuts 1965-69’ Rev-Ola anthology 2009)
the Moles – Brain Garden     (‘The Future Sounds of Ashton’ 2011 UK)
the Mynd Gardeners – Falling in Love Again [Ted Mulry cover]     (hidden track on ‘Tales From The Caramel Hourglass’ EP 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Readymades – Ghost & the Bones     (‘Handmade’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Monkees – Love Is Only Sleeping     (‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones’ LP 1967 USA)
Baker Knight & the Knightmares – Hallucinations      (7”single 1967 USA – taken from ‘My Mind Goes High: Psychedelic Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults’ compilation 2005)
Major Tom & the Atoms – Last Dance of the Lizard King     (‘Shake It Til You Break It’ EP 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Buzzcocks – Boredom     (‘Spiral Scratch’ EP 1977 UK)
the Monks – Oh, How to Do Now     (‘The Early Years 1964-1965’ anthology 2009 USA)
Kamikaze – ‘Lil Red Riding Hood [Sam the Sham cover]     (demo 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head     (‘Teenage Head’ LP 1971 USA)
Baterz – Goth      (‘Goth’ EP 2000 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from the ‘Great Big Squiddy Fun: A Baterz Tribute’ compilation’s bonus disc ‘Baterz for Beginners’ 2009 Aust.)   #
         #   “Artiste of the Month”

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