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 8, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Sometimes there are highlights on Technicolour Dreaming that are selected for any number of reasons. Take, for instance, the Merry-Go-Round“Listen, Listen” is a great slice of pop-perfection, but take a look at those groovy clothes!! (our clip shows their ill-fated appearance on “the Dating Game” in 1967).  New London outfit Weird Dreams made the grade due to their sheer delicious musical wooziness, and seeing as it had been stuck in our heads all week, we just had to play the catchy trackLucifer” by the Salt (in reality a studio-only band headed by Joey Levine, who also made Chewy, Chewy and Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!) Other picks included a Kim Fowley classic, co-written with Michael Lloyd of the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band (who coincidentally also played with the late Darryl Cotton, as featured in last week’s tribute), and cool cover versions by the Barbarellatones and the Church (of Jan and Dean, and Hawkwind, respectively). The Adelaide artists featured this week included local legends the Dagoes and Lizard Train and, of course, the late great Baterz, our current “Artiste of the Month,” who concluded the set.

And here is the playlist…

Lizard Train – Explosion in a Room     (‘Thirteen Hour Daydream’ EP 1986 Adelaide, Australia)
the Black Angels – Manipulation     (‘Passover’ 2006 Texas, USA)
the Knickerbockers – Lies     (7”single 1965 USA)
Penetration – Don’t Dictate     (7”single 1977 UK)
the Merry-Go-Round – Listen, Listen     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Green Circles – Brown House in Stepney     (‘Brass knobs, bevelled edges [and in 23 different positions]’ 2003 Adelaide, Aust.)
Jefferson Airplane – We Can Be Together     (‘Volunteers’ LP 1969 USA)
Marc Bolan & T.Rex – Teenage Dream     (‘Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow – A Creamed Cage in August ‘ LP 1974 UK)
Scott Walker – The Old Man’s Back Again [dedicated to the neo-Stalinist regime]     (‘Scott 4’ LP 1970 UK)
the Church – Silver Machine [Hawkwind cover]     (‘Box of Birds’ 1999 Aust.)
the Dagoes – Little Blackie     (7”single b-side [to We Sell Soul] 1980 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘Supreme’ anthology)
the Readymades – Big Shoe Shuffle     (‘Handmade’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Suzi Chunk – Tripwire     (7”single b-side [to Look Back and Laugh] 2012 UK)
the Barbarellatones – Dead Man’s Curve [Jan & Dean cover]     (‘Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute’ 2011 USA)
Tea – Birthday Boy     (pre-release/demo 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
?  and the Mysterians – 96 Tears     (7”single 1966 Michigan, USA)
Kim Fowley – Strangers from the Sky     (7”single 1967 California, USA)
the Salt – Lucifer     (7”single 1968 USA)
City Riots – Wait For You     (‘Sea of Bright Lights’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Weird Dreams – Vague Hotel     (‘Choreography’ 2012 London, UK)
Baterz – Darling     (‘Out of Hell’ 2000 Adelaide, Aust.)     #
      #   “Artiste of the Month”

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