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 22, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

This week the Cat & the Brat curated the annual RADIOTHON (extended) edition of Technicolour Dreaming and we would like to thank the many listeners and bands who have subscribed to this fine station, helping to keep 3D Radio (and us!) on-air to play music you won’t hear anywhere else in this city (and indeed few places elsewhere!) and to expose and promote local and Australian music to the wider world, whether it be the latest releases or almost-forgotten 60’s singles, and all stops in between. Apropos of this, we played new tracks from Melbourne’s Pony Face, Perth’s Tame Impala off-shoot Pond and the soon-to-be-released EP by the Dunes, 60’s singles by the Loved Ones, Chris Malcolm, the Purple Hearts and the final release by the Twilights, throwing in 80’s Adelaide icons Toyland and the Spikes, an early brillig album track and a couple of surf instrumentals by Slingshot Dragster and DieselWitch along the way. Casting our net wider, we also played tracks from new releases by Sleepy Suns, Ty Segall and Asteroid No 4, as well as a ‘promo-teaser’ from the Galileo 7, (featuring Medway legend Allan Crockford of the Prisoners, Thee Headcoats etc) from their debut LP, due for release in September on State Records – the cover is worth the price alone! (check it out at  ) Finally, after two and a half hours of music plus Radiothon messages and giveaways, we ended the show with a song from the brilliant Baterz, our currentArtiste of the Month”..... and don’t forget, it’s not too late to subscribe to 3D Radio (and go into the prize draw!) – just go to  for details!
..... and here is the full playlist:
the Small Faces – Here Comes the Nice     (7”single 1967 UK)
Chris Malcolm – Hurt, Love & Fire     (7”single b-side [to Trip on Life] 1968 Australia)
Go-Go Sapien – Celebrities Are Your Gods Now     (‘This Body Is Wrong For Us’ 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)
Pony Face – Alabama     (‘Hypnotised’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Dunes – Transition     (‘Between Midnight and Dawn’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Ride Into The Sun – Drown Your Soul     (‘Rats, Thieves & Liars’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Decoys – It’s All Mine     (‘It’s All Mine’ EP 2009 UK – taken from ‘Psychedelica 4’ compilation 2010 UK)
Mondo Phase Band – Equaliser     (demo 2011 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘DepthCharge 11 : 3D Radio Compilation of Adelaide Bands 2012’)
Pond – Leisure Pony     (‘Beards, Wives, Denim’ 2012 Perth, Aust.)
Tame Impala – I Don’t Really Mind     (‘Innerspeaker’ 2011 Aust.)
Jay Walker & the Pedestrians – Purple, Black & Blue     (‘The Rise & Decline of the Sun’ EP 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Purple Hearts – Early in the Morning     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
the Loved Ones – the Loved One     (7”single 1966 Aust.)
Brat Farrar – Punk Records     (‘Brat Farrar’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Gels – Ballroom Blitz [Sweet cover]     (‘Ballroom Blitz’ EP 2004 Adelaide, Aust.)
Ty Segall & White Fence – I am Not a Game     (‘Hair’ 2012 California, USA)
Sleepy Suns – Martyrs Mantra     (‘Spine Hits’ 2012 UK)
Luke Haines – Peter Hammill     (‘21st Century Man’ 2010 UK)
the Bee Gees – The Earnest of Being George     (‘Horizontal’ LP 1967 Australia/UK)
Dark Ocean Colors – Crashing the Sky     (‘Dark Ocean Colors’ 2011 USA)
the Galileo 7 – The Only One You’re Hurting (Is You)     (pre-release from ‘Staring at the Sound’ LP 2012 UK)
Asteroid No 4 – Hail to the Clear Figurine     (‘Hail to the Clear Figurine’ 2012 USA)
 Paul McCartney & Wings – Spirits of Ancient Egypt     (‘Venus and Mars’ LP 1975 UK)
 the Gothic Archies – This Abyss     (‘The Tragic Treasury : Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events’ 2006 UK)
the Morning Light – Someday     (‘Otis’ 2012 Perth, Aust.)
Toyland – Glad To Be Australian      (‘Toyland’ 12” EP 1984 Adelaide, Aust.)
Jacques Dutronc – Hippie Hippie Hourrah     (‘Jacques Dutronc’ LP 1967 France)
Almost Numan – Me I Disconnect From You [Gary Numan cover]     (‘Almost Numan’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
brillig – Pterodactyls     (‘Pterodactyls’ 2003 Adelaide, Aust.)
Barry Adamson – 007: a Fantasy Bond Theme     (‘Cinema is King’ EP 1992 UK – taken from ‘the Murky World of Barry Adamson’ anthology 1999) 
Davie Allan & the Arrows – Experiment in Terror [Henry Mancini cover]      (‘Shots in the Dark’ compilation 1996 USA)
DieselWitch – UFO Surf     (‘Surfadelica’ 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
Slingshot Dragster – Stoli Chaser [Tremelo Beergut cover]      (demo 2008 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Spikes – She’s Melting     (7”single 1982 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Moodists – Frankie’s Negative     (‘Thirsty’s Calling’ LP 1984 Aust.)
Riders of the MarkThe Electronic Insides and Metal Complexion that Make Up Herr Doktor Krieg      (7”single 1967 USA)
the Twilights – Tell Me Goodbye     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Baterz – Zombie Girl     (‘Out of Hell’ 2000 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘Baterz for Beginners’ anthology bonus CD with ‘Great Big Squiddy Fun’ tribute compilation 2009 Australia)    #
 #    “Artiste of the Month”

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