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, September 10, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Ahh, technology... don’t you love it? For this week’s show we’d lined up a ‘live-to-air’ phone interview with Rick Brewer, drummer with Australian pop legends the Zoot, and were looking forward to discussing his experiences with that band, their new CD/DVD of their 2011 reunion tour, his perspective on Australian music in the 60’s and 70’s and other highlights of his long musical career – he was on the line chatting and we went to air and...... nothing! A “technical difficulty” had intervened so the interview didn’t happen – ahh, the wonders of the age! Grrr!! Fortunately, the ability to spin discs was unaffected so we were able to play a selection of the music he was involved with, including 1960’s Adelaide group the Third Party and of course the Zoot. The rest of the show went without a hitch however, and we featured the latest recordings by Technicolour Dreaming favourites such as the Barbarellatones, Lumerians and Permanent Clear Light as well as new tracks by Adelaide bands, Glass Skies and Last Days of Kali. We also couldn’t refrain from throwing in a musical commentary on the recent Australian elections with our first few songs – the X-Ray-Z song, in particular, still remains a relevant reflection on the Liberal Party’s election, both in 1978 and 2013! And with summer approaching we thought it appropriate to play some Surf School Dropouts and Sunnyboys, plus a forgotten Move b-side, a perennial Mike Furber fave and much more.....
...... so here is the playlist plus some visual treats..... 
David Bowie – Big Brother / Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family     (‘Diamond Dogs’ LP 1974 UK)
X-Ray-Z – Three Glorious Years      (‘Lethal Weapons’ compilation LP 1978 Australia)
the Bitter Lemons – Canberra Blues      (7”single 1965 Australia)
Glass Skies – To Be True      (CDsingle b-side [to Highway] 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Peter Daltrey & the Asteroid No.4 – Holy      (‘The Journey’ 2013 UK/USA)
Cheval Sombre – Hyacinth House [Doors cover]      (‘Cheval Sombre’ 2008 USA)
Permanent Clear Light – Constant Gardener      (‘Beyond These Things’ 2013 Finland)
Giles, Giles & Fripp – Call Tomorrow      (‘The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp’ LP 1968 UK)
the Monkees – Daily Nightly      (‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’ LP 1967 USA)
the Move – Omnibus      (7”single b-side [to Wild Tiger Woman] 1968 UK)
the Sunnyboys – Love in a Box      (7”single 1984 Sydney, Australia)
Lumerians – Dogon Genesis      (‘The High Frontier’ 2013 California, USA)
the Third Party – Russian Spy & I [Regents cover] / Now It’s Time     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
Zoot – Better Get Going Now/1x2x3x4/Flying      (‘Zoot Live – the Reunion’ CD/DVD 2013 Australia/USA)
the Ferrets – This Night      (‘Fame At Any Price’ LP 1978 Australia)
the Zoot – Little Roland Lost      (7”single b-side [to Monty and Me] 1969 Australia)
the Demon Parade – Open Up Your Mind      (CDsingle 2013 Australia)
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Sorry [Easybeats cover]      (bonus track on Australian edition of ‘Under the Covers, Vol.1’ compilation 2006 USA)
Last Days of Kali – Last Days of Kali      (‘Last Days of Kali’ EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Electric Prunes – Get Me To The World On Time      (7”single 1967 California, USA)
Surf School Dropouts – Searching for the Perfect Wave      (‘Summer is a State of Mind’ 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Mike Furber & the Bowery Boys – You Stole My Love [Mockingbirds cover]      (7”single 1966 Australia)
the Barbarellatones – Mermad      (‘mp3 final mix’ 2013 USA)

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