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, July 16, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming



We started off this week with a classic suite from the 1977 debut album by the Stranglers which was certainly a highlight of their live shows in that period, as can be personally attested. From there we ventured far and wide, with an as-yet-unreleased Barbarellatones track kindly sent to us by Robbie, their singer/guitarist, a song from Gary Numan’s “Pleasure Principle“ LP, a dreamy psychedelic take on an early Beatles song by Jacco Gardner, the new mono reissue of a Seeds favourite, a recent Raveonettes EP cut and, near the end, the Damned’s psych/punk tour de force from “The Black Album”. We also featured, amongst others, some tracks from another Psychic Circle label ‘sike-pop’ compilation of 60’s obscurities, one from the brilliant new Hidden Masters debut, the Marty Rhone version of the Michel Polnareff song we featured last week [by Vibravoid] and finally, a classic from Todd Rundgren who is currently touring here in Australia – a must-see show!
..... and so here is the playlist plus some eye-candy!.....

the Stranglers – Down in the Sewer [suite]     (“Stranglers 1V - Rattus Norvegicus” LP 1977 UK)

the Barbarellatones – Artificially Inseminate my Love      (demo 2013 USA)
Man or Astro-Man? – Sadie Hawkins Atom Bomb      (“Is It…Man or Astro-Man?” LP 1993 Alabama, USA)
John Cooper-Clarke – Psycle Sluts 1&2      (“Disguise in Love” LP 1978 UK)

Gary Numan – Metal      (“The Pleasure Principle” LP 1979 UK)

the Ears – The Lolly Hater      (7” single b-side [to Scarecrow] 1981 Melbourne, Australia)
Jacco Gardner – You Really Got a Hold on Me      (“Mojo: We’re With the Beatles” compilation 2013 UK/Netherlands)
Cate Le Bon – The Eiggy Sea      (“Cyrk 2” mini-LP 2012 Wales, UK)
Hidden Masters – Last Days of the Sun      (“Of This & Other Worlds” 2013 Scotland, UK)
Faine Jade – A Brand New Groove      (“Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital” LP 1968 USA)
the Peanut Butter Conspiracy – It’s a Happening Thing      (“The Peanut Butter Conspiracy Is Spreading” LP 1967 USA)
the Seeds – Mr Farmer [mono version]      (“A Web Of Sound” LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Sight & Sound – Little Jackie Monday      (7”single b-side [to Alley, Alley] 1968 Birmingham, UK – taken from “Let’s Ride: Fairytales Can Come True, Vol.3” compilation 2008 UK)
Winston G. – Riding with the Milkman      (7”single 1967 London, UK)
Rescue Co. No. 1 – Gotta Find You      (7”single 1971 UK)
Les Irr├ęsistibles – My Year is a Day      (7”single 1968 France/USA)
Marty Rhone – No No No No No [Michel Polnareff cover/adaption]      (7”single b-side [to Tell Me Love] 1967 Australia)
Clinic – I Wanna Get You (Woman) [Loons cover]      (7”split-single [with the Loons] 2010 UK/USA)
the Raveonettes – Night Comes Out      (“Into The Night” EP 2012 Sweden)
Sonny & the Sunsets – Girl on the Street      (“Antenna to the Afterworld” 2013 USA)
Hidden Charms – Please Give Me Something      (“A Real Cool Time” compilation LP 1985 Sweden)
Mick Farren & the Deviants – Let’s Loot the Supermarket Again Like We Did Last Summer      (“Screwed Up” EP 1977 London, UK)
the Damned – Curtain Call       (“The Black Album” double-LP 1979 London, UK)
Todd Rundgren’s Utopia – Heavy Metal Kids      (“Another Live” LP 1975 USA)

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