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 17, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Sometimes the direction an edition of Technicolour Dreaming takes is as much of a surprise for the announcers as for the listeners! One song suggests another, and before we know it, we’re on a rollercoaster ride of sound! This was such a week, with some of our favourites – Plasticland, Go-Go Sapien, Jacques Dutronc and the Bee Gees for instance - interspersed with oddities – such as a bizarre version Big Star’s Holocaust by Los Bichos – and brand, spanking new releases (from Buried Feather and the Love Parade). A couple of 1980 Adelaide vinyl treasures from Nuvo Bloc and the Noise rounded out a particularly satisfying show! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did bringing it to you!
.....and here is the playlist.....

801 – Third Uncle      (‘801 Live’ LP 1976 UK)
Plasticland – Iris of the Waterfall [feat. narration by Twink]      (unreleased 7”single b-side [to Seize the Time] 1989 USA – taken from ‘Make Yourself a Happening Machine’ anthology 2006 USA)
Buried Feather – In the Sun      (CD-single 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
Go-Go Sapien – Sick Love       (‘This Body Is Wrong For Us’ 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)
Lene Lovich – Say When      (‘Stateless’ LP 1978 UK)
Der Plan – Persisches Cowboy-Golf      (‘Geri Regi’ LP 1980 Germany)
Jacques Dutronc – Metamorpheses      (‘Jacques Dutronc’ LP 1967 France)
Makers of the Dead Travel Fast – Tael of the Saeghors      (7”single 1980 Sydney, Aust.)
the Sacred Cowboys – Nothing Grows in Texas      (7”single 1982 Melbourne, Aust.)
Machinations – Average Inadequacy      (7”single 1980 Sydney, Aust.)
Nuvo Bloc – Kidney X-Ray      (7”single b-side [to Atomic Fiction] 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Noise – Think About Tomorrow Tomorrow      (7”single 1981 Adelaide, Aust.)
Los Bichos – Holocaust [Big Star cover]      (‘In Bitter Pink’ 1991 Pamplona, Spain – taken from ‘Not the Singer but the Songs: an Alex Chilton Tribute’ compilation 1991 Spain)
Sex Wizards – Freight Train      (‘Grey Matter White Matter’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Cramps – Garbage Man      (‘Songs The Lord Taught Us’ LP 1980 USA)
Stu Spasm – Kill Somebody Today      (‘Popular Male Vocal’ EP 2004 USA/Adelaide, Aust.)
the Bee Gees – The Earnest Of Being George      (‘Horizontal’ LP 1967 UK/Aust.)
the Love Parade – Surfin’ NSW      (CD-single 2012 Aust. – from the forthcoming album ‘King Me’)
Thee Mysterious Tapeman – Ace of Spades      (rec. 2006 New Zealand – taken from ‘Antipodean Screams Vol. 2’ compilation 2007 Aust.)
the Medicine – Send the Rain     (‘Psychedelica 4’ compilation 2010 UK)
the Iron Butterfly – Gentle as it may seem     (‘Heavy’ LP 1968 California, USA)
the Seeds – (You’re) Pushin’ Too Hard      (7”single 1965 [re-issued 1966] USA – taken from ‘the Seeds’ LP 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
the Higher State – Yeah For Sure      (‘From Round Here’ 2006 UK)
the Dukes of Stratosphear – Brainiac’s Daughter     (‘Psonic Psunspot’ LP 1987 UK – taken from the ‘XTC as the Dukes of Stratosphear’ boxset 2010 UK)   #
     #   “Band of the Month”

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