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, November 21, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

This week we had another of those ‘surprise guests’ that join us occasionally... Sam from Subtract-S dropped their hot-off-the-presses EP into the 3D Radio studios during the show, so we naturally asked him to stay for a short chat... Subtract-S comprises ¾ of the now-defunct Almost Numan, whose sole album is a Cat & Brat fave, so we were keen to learn about the new band, inform our listeners about upcoming live shows and hear their debut CD, all of which Sam was happy to do... and much jollity ensued! Of course we also played a myriad of diverse tunes, ranging from the Sand Pebbles through to Earthless [who are coming to town on December 9th], a rare Luke Haines track and a song from Lothar & the Hand People’s 1968 debut LP. We featured a Bowie cover from both Brillig, our current ‘Band of the Month’ [joined on this occasion by the lovely LeighStarDust], and another from the Barbarellatones before finishing with the Triffids from their 1984 EP...
..... and so here is the playlist.....
the Dave Clark 5 – Bits & Pieces      (7’single 1964 London, UK)
the Barbarellatones – Dolph Lundgren      (‘the Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
the Sand Pebbles – Natalie      (‘live’ on 3PBSfm 2009 Melbourne, Australia)
the Black Angels – Manipulation      (‘Passover’ 2006 Austin, Texas, USA)
Traffic – Coloured Rain      (7”single 1967 UK)
Midnight Woolf – New Kind of Kick [Cramps cover]      (‘I’ll Be a Dog’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Earthless – Cherry Red  [Groundhogs cover]     (bonus track on CD version of ‘Rhythms from a Cosmic Sky’  2007 USA)
the Intercontinental Playboys – The Maestro’s Shadow      (‘Hymns of the Flesh’ 2009 Aust.)
Buried Feather – In the Sun      (7”single 2012 melbourne, Aust.)
Subtract-S – 1000 yrs      (‘Love From Outer Space’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
     #  interview with Sam from Subtract-S
Subtract-S – Mb Ph [Mobile Phone]       (‘Love From Outer Space’ cdEP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
John Cooper Clarke – Psycle Sluts [pts 1&2]      (‘Innocents’  EP 1977 Manchester, UK)
Lothar & the Hand People – You Won’t Be Lonely      (‘Presenting...’ LP 1968 New York, USA)
John Carter & Russ Alquist – The Laughing Man      (7”single 1968 UK/USA – taken from ‘the Flowerpot Men: Midsummer Dreaming’ LP anthology 2001)
the Rolling Stones – Citadel      (‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ LP 1967 UK)
Luke Haines – Oliver Twist Manifesto [alt. version 2001]      (prev. unreleased – taken from ‘Luke Haines is Dead’ anthology 2005 UK)
Sparks – Metaphor      (‘Hello Young Lovers’ 2006 UK/USA)
Smile Brigade – Killjoy Switch       (‘Do You Come Here Often?’ 2010 USA)
Brillig & LeighStarDust – Fashion [Bowie cover]      (‘Fashion’ split-cdEP [with LeighStarDust] 2004 Adelaide, Aust.)   #
the Screaming Dizbusters – This Ain’t the Summer of Love [Blue Oyster Cult cover]      (7”single 1986 Sweden)
the Barbarellatones – Rebel, Rebel [Bowie cover]      (‘The Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
Mesa Cosa – Frozen Eyes      (‘Infernal Cakewalk’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Monks – I Hate You       (‘Black Monk Time’ LP 1966 Germany/USA)
Moon Duo – Rolling Out      (‘Circles’ 2012 California, USA)
Sekret Sekret – Chimes      (7”single b-side [to Girl with a White Stick] 1984 Sydney, Aust.)
Triffids – Raining Pleasure      (‘Raining Pleasure’  12”EP 1984 Perth, Aust.)
     #   “Band of the Month”    

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