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, August 20, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

So.... have you ever wondered if there’s a process we go through when programming Technicolour Dreaming, to select the tracks we play?  Though it may seem surprising at times, yes there is!! It involves constantly listening to music – new purchases, forgotten gems, suggestions from friends, and whatever the Pod-of-i selects for us when we’re driving. Lists are made and re-made, the bags full of CDs and vinyl are packed and ready to go, then off we set to Three D Radio. But on the way, something strange happens…. the evil Pod-of-i tries to tempt us away from our plans with tasty musical morsels … then a stop at the Post Office heralds the arrival of more music from faraway lands, further derailing our resolve to stick with our list. And upon finally arriving at our destination, a quick scan of the “new releases” section of the 3D library tempts us further, and our steely determination collapses like a stack of 7” singles falling off the shelf! So with best made plans laid to waste, we give in and play whatever takes our fancy, track by track for your listening pleasure…..
..... and here are this week’s selections, with visual accompaniment.....
Roxy Music – If There Is Something      (‘Roxy Music’ LP 1972 UK)
Fourmyula – Nature      (‘Creation’ LP 1969 New Zealand)
the Modern Lovers – Modern World  [alternative version]      (recorded 1972, unreleased – bonus track on re-issue of ‘The Modern Lovers’ 2003 USA)
Pugwash – Waltz #714      (‘Jollity’ 2005 Ireland)
Ride Into The Sun – Too Cold      (‘Ride Into The Sun’ mini-LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Space Agency – Bombay Potatoes      (7”single 2013 Hove, UK)
Giobia – Fake Smiles on Statues     (‘Come and Get Me’ EP 2010 Italy)
the Story UK – Standing in the Rain      (‘Joy Ride on Memory Lane’ 2011 UK)
Crocodiles – Un Chant d’Amour      (‘Crimes of Passion’ 2013 USA)
Rangda – Idol’s Eye      (‘Formerly Extinct’ 2013 USA)
Dead Skeletons – Dead Mantra      (‘Dark Magick’ LP 2012 Iceland)
the Higher State – Ladder of Death      (‘Darker By The Day’ 2009 UK)
Plasticland – Let’s Play Pollyanna      (7”single 1989 Wisconsin, USA)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – She Cracked [Jonathon Richman cover]      (7”single b-side [to This Wheel’s On Fire] 1986 UK)
the Hierophants – There’s An Itch      (‘New Centre of the Universe, Vol.1’ compilation 2012 Geelong, Australia)
Montero – My World Fell Down [Sagittarius cover]      ('Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968' compilation 2013 Australia)
Sagittarius – Hotel Indiscreet      (7”single 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Unnatural Axe – They Saved Hitler’s Brain      (7”single 1978 Massachusetts, USA)
Clinic – If You Could Read My Mind      (‘Visitations’ 2007 UK)
Beaulieu Porch – Laminations are Loaded      (‘Beaulieu Porch’ 2012 UK)
the Raveonettes – Be My Sunshine      (7”single b-side [to Love in a Trashcan] 2005 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Vibravoid – The Politics of Ecstasy      (‘The Politics of Ecstasy’ 2008 Germany)
Crystal Stilts – Dark Eyes      (‘Radiant Door’ EP 2011 USA)
the Strange Flowers – No Love, No Pain, No Fall from Grace      (‘The Imaginary Space Travel of the Naked Monkeys2007 Pisa, Italy)
Johnny YoungCraise Finton Kirk [Bee Gees cover]      (‘Surprises’ LP 1967 Australia/UK)
the Hollies – King Midas In Reverse      (7”single 1967 UK)
David McWilliams – The Days Of Pearly Spencer      (7”single 1967 UK)
Peter Murphy – The Final Solution [Pere Ubu cover]      (7”single 1985 UK)

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