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...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Former Obscured by... and now occasional Technicolour Dreaming co-host, Michael Hunter, joined Peter Brat in the studio this week [while the Cat was away...] and brought in some obscure treats for our aural enjoyment, including a compilation of 70’s European glam and another of 60’s garage punk from Sacramento which included a 1966 version of ‘She’s a Mod’, which in Australia & New Zealand was a big hit for Ray Columbus in 1965. The name of the band doing this version? The Mods, of course! He also dredged up an instructional promo for the ARP synthesiser company, narrated by Roger Powell, who went on to play with Todd Rundgren’s Utopia amongst others. Then of course there were some newer goodies to play, including recently released mp3 tracks from the See See and the Barbarellatones plus a cool new song from the legendary Petula Clark, now in her 80th year – great stuff! As well there was a song from Dutch band DeWolff who are touring Australia in March and one from the latest album by Irish psych-poppers, Pugwash. Throw in a few Australian tracks from the 70’s, some Paul & Linda McCartney [enjoy the doco about RAM from 1971 we’ve included] and a surfeit of other good sounds, finishing with Eternal Tapestry, whose new album should be in our hands by next week... and then it was over! Sadly, this was the last edition to be broadcast from our long-time studios in the iconic "brownstone house in Stepney". From next week onwards, we will be bringing you our show from the new 3D Radio studios in leafy suburban St Peters.... so stay tuned!
..... and so here is the playlist.....
DeWolff – Silver Love Machine         (‘Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants’ 2009 Netherlands)
Snibbo – Bazooka        (7”single 1973 Canberra, Australia)
Plague, Ltd – So Cold         (7”single 1966 Sacramento, USA)
Gear One – Alimony         (7”single 1966 Sacramento, USA)
the Mods – She’s A Mod        (7”single 1966 Sacramento, USA)
the Unfolding – Prana         (‘How to Blow Your Mind and Have a Freakout Party’ LP 1967  USA)
Paul & Linda McCartney – Smile Away        (‘Ram’ LP 1971 UK)
Roger Powell & The ARP Family – instruction disc        (‘The ARP Family of Synthesisers’ promotional LP  1972 USA)
the Monkees – Daily Nightly         (7”single 1967 USA)
Pugwash – There You Are        (‘The Olympus Sound’ 2012 Ireland)
Ant-Bee – Love Is Only Sleeping [Monkees cover]         (‘Lunar Muzik’ 1996 USA)     
Petula Clark – Cut Copy Me         (mp3 single 2012 UK)
Blue Vamp – Jolly Dolly         (7”single 1974 France)
Tears – Ooh Lah        (7”single 1974 Sweden)
the Killer – Say Goodbye         (7”single 1975 Netherlands)
Revolver – I’m Down [Beatles cover]        (7”single b-side [to Imagine] 1969 Israel)
Ram and Sel (aka Ramases & Selket -?) – Screw You        (7”single 1970 UK)
Status Quo – Lonely Night          (7”single b-side [to Break the Rules] 1974 UK)
Headband – Stay With Me         (7”single b-side [to Country Lady] 1973 Adelaide, Australia)
Dr Feelgood – Going Back Home       (‘Stupidity’ LP 1976 UK)
the Barbarellatones – Baby Wants a Corndog         (mp3, 2012 USA)
the See See – The Rain and the Snow         (mp3, 2013 UK)
the Grip Weeds – Edge of Forever         (orig. from ‘House of Vibes’ LP 1994, remixed in 2007 – taken from ‘Infinite Soul: the Best of the Grip Weeds’ 2012 USA)
the Turtles – Guide for the Married Man         (7”single 1968 USA)
the Turtles – Chevrolet Camero Commercial         (recorded 1968 USA)
Eternal Tapestry – Prism Light Traveller         (rec. 2012 USA – taken from ‘Yeti 7’ magazine cover-mount CD 2012 USA)

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