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, October 3, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

The Cat & the Brat were back in the studio again after a short break (and a big thank you to heather, a true 3D Radio icon, for filling-in last week under difficult circumstances – and of course still presenting a psychedelightful programme nonetheless!) with a special ‘birthday’ edition of Technicolour Dreaming, so we just played favourites, new and old, to celebrate! Needless to say, we only made a small dent in the list of afore-mentioned ‘favourites’, but it was fine to hear such classics as the Electric PrunesToo much to Dream...’, the StranglersNuclear Device’ and the MonkeesPorpoise Song’ amongst all the ‘hits-in-our-alternate-universe’ that we love just as much... as always it was a diverse bunch, taking in Marianne Faithfull, Germany’s Cobra Killer, Norway’s the Apricot and an absolute killer track from Adelaide’s 60’s outfit, the Southern Gentlemen, and LOTS more! Plus we had our new “Band of the Month”, namely the Dukes of Stratosphear, who of course were XTC’s very psychedelic alter-egos, and with their excellent box-set for us to plunder, you are in for some treats in the coming weeks!
..... so here is the playlist..... 
David Bowie – Big Brother/Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family      (‘Diamond Dogs’ LP 1974 UK)
the Stranglers – Nuclear Device      (7”single 1979 UK)
Adam & the Ants – Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)      (‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ LP 1979 UK)
Mikal Cronin – Again and Again      (‘Mikal Cronin’ 2011 California, USA)
Ty Segall & White Fence – Tongues      (‘Hair’ 2012 California, USA)
Thee Oh Sees – Heart sweats      (7”single b-side [to Tidal Wave’] 2009 Orange County, USA – taken from ‘Singles Vols. 1 & 2’ double LP 2011 USA)
Allah-Las – Vis-a-vis       (‘Allah-Las’ 2012 Los Angeles, USA)
the Daylight Braves – The Absent Ground      (‘Liquid Sun’ EP 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
the Galileo 7 – Staring at the Sound      (‘Staring at the Sound’ LP 2012 UK)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – Gypsy Dancer      (‘A Purple Journey into the Mod Machine’ 2006 Sydney, Aust.)
the Jim Jones Revue – It’s Gotta Be About Me      (‘The Savage Heart’ 2012 UK)
Crystal Thomas – La Mort      (‘A Chance In Hell’ 2012 Aust.)
Cobra Killer – Cobra Movement      (‘76/77’ 2005 Germany)
Thee American Revolution – Grit Magazine      (‘Buddha Electrostorm’ 2009 USA)
Pony Face – Silver Tongue       (‘Hypnotised’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Lovetones – Stars      (‘Stars’ EP 2004 Aust. – taken from ‘Provenance:  Collected Works’ anthology 2012 Aust.)
the Apricot – For the Sake of Progression      (‘A Forestful Of Threes’ 2011 Oslo, Norway)
Marianne Faithfull – My Friends Have      (‘Before the Poison’ 2005 UK)
Tommy James & the Shondells – Crimson and Clover      (7”single 1968 USA)
the Southern Gentlemen – I Want You Back Again      (7”single 1965 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)      (7”single 1966 USA)  
Twentieth Century Zoo – Yellow Listen      (7”single 1967 USA)
the Monkees – Porpoise Song      (7”single 1968 USA)
Crystal Stilts – Precarious Stair      (‘In Love With Oblivion’ 2011 USA)
the Dukes of Stratosphear – Collidescope      (‘Psonic Psunspot’ LP 1986 UK)    #
     #   “Band of the Month”

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