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 9, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

As time marches on, and the days creep inexorably by, it seems that every fortnight or so we hear of yet another luminary of the music world leaving this mortal coil … this week we paid tribute to the passing of “the Fifth Ramone” artist Arturo Vega and Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington by playing the former band’s cover of the latter’s “Somebody to Love”. On a brighter note Vic Conrad, veteran of the Adelaide music scene and also known as “Mr V” to his record-shopping friends, dropped in to do a spot of guest programming, bringing with him a copy of the brand-spanking new CD and single by the Dust Collection, of which he is a member, as well as LPs by Portugal’s Saturnia, the UK’s Instant Flight and America’s Sky Picnic amongst other delights. We also played another track from Vibravoid’s new album, this time a 60’s French cover which is better known to Australians in its translated form as “No No No No No” by Marty Rhone plus a version of a song from Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “Iolanthe” by the inimitable Todd Rundgren, who is currently touring Australia......
...... so here is the playlist plus a few visuals to distract you.....
 the Cherokees – Minnie the Moocher [Cab Calloway cover]        (7” single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
TC Atlantic – Faces         (7” single 1966 Minneapolis, USA)
the Zoot – Strange Things         (7” single b-side [to Hey Pinky] 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)
Roxy Music – Bogus Man         (‘For Your Pleasure’ LP 1973 UK)
Shocking Blue – Acka Raga       (“At Home” LP 1969 Holland)
the Ramones – Somebody to Love [Jefferson Airplane cover]         (“Acid Eaters” 1993 USA)
Dust Collection – Electricity In Between         (7” single 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Dust Collection – Maxine Brown        (“Six By Five” 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Molting Vultures [feat. Vic Conrad] – (Everybody) Loves a Loser         (“Get on Board” 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Gray Packham – Grass Grow         (“La-La Land” demo 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Sky Picnic – Lost Is Found         (“Paint Me a Dream” LP 2012 New York, USA)
Sky Picnic – White Plane         (“Farther in this Fairy Tale” LP 2011 New York, USA)
The Bevis Frond – Just Cause         (“White Number” 2013 UK)
Arc of Ascent – Search for Liberation        (“The Higher Key” LP 2012 New Zealand)
Qoph – In Your Face         (“Freaks” 2012 Sweden)
Saturnia – Mellifluous         (“Alpha Omega Alpha” LP 2012 Portugal)
Instant Flight – Her Mystery      (“Colours of Light” 2012 UK)
Ton Steine Scherben – Wir Mussen Hier Raus      (“Keine Macht fur Niemand” LP 1972 Germany)
Sammy Cropper & his Wire Connections – Mensonomu      (“Papa Akwasi” 1978 Ghana)
the Psychedelic Aliens – Gbomei Adesai      (“Psycho African Beat” 1971 Ghana)
VibravoidLa PoupĂ©e qui fait non [Michel Polnareff cover]      (recorded 2012 Italy – bonus track on CD version of “Delirio Dei Sensi” 2013 Germany)
Beaulieu Porch – Golda 03      (“We Are Beautiful” 2013 UK)
Todd Rundgren – Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare [Gilbert & Sullivan cover]      (“Todd” LP 1974 USA)
Sula Bassana – Departure      (“Dark Days” 2012 Germany)

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