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, February 4, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Rather than concentrate on some of the fine music played on this week’s  show, like the 7”singles by bands such as the Black Hollies and Peoples Temple, or new albums from the Luck of Eden Hall, Soft Hearted Scientists and [at last!] the very cool debut from Adelaide’s Slingshot Dragster, or even ‘blasts from the past’ by the Bee Gees and Tin Tin, we’d like to draw attention to a wonderful short film by Alex Innocenti that we’ve posted after the Red Angel Panic track. It centres on an iconic Adelaide venue from the 60’s that he ran, “the Cellar” in Twin Street in the city, and features great footage of some of the bands [including of course the abovementioned Red Angel Panic] that played there and some of the events associated with it. Of course, the building is no longer there, demolished recently as part of yet another upmarket ‘project’ – sigh! – though it emerged in its final decade as another Adelaide icon, the Jade Monkey, which continues in another location to provide great, local independent music... But do take a look at this fascinating slice of Adelaide music history, and while you’re at it, check out the final clip – an interview [plus some music] with Russia’s brilliant Messer Chups.....
..... so here is the playlist, along with some viewing pleasure.....
the Warlocks – Dead Generation      (“Skull Worship” 2013 USA)
David Bowie – We are the Dead      (“Diamond Dogs” LP 1974 UK)
the Beep Seals – Stars      (7”single 2007 Manchester, UK)
the Sunnyboys – You Need a Friend [original rough mix]      (“Our Best Of” anthology 2014 Australia)
Dean Allen Foyd – Insects       (“Road to Atlas” EP 2012 Sweden)
Sky Picnic – The Good Humor Man (he sees everything like this) [Love cover]      (recorded 2013 USA – taken from “The Active Listener Sampler 13” compilation 2013 New Zealand)
Anton Barbeau – Out Of My Mind On Dope & Speed [Julian Cope cover]      [“Psychedelic Mynde of Moses” E.P. 2012 UK)
Slingshot Dragster – UTI      (“Bite the Bullet” 2014 Adelaide, South Australia)
the Citradels – Take It Out      (“Our Lord’s Secret Service” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
les Limiñanas Funeral Baby      (“Les Limiñanas” LP 2010 France)
the Green Pajamas – Such a Lovely Daughter      (recorded 1988 USA – taken from 7” flexi-disc  with “Unhinged Magazine” 1989 UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Song From The River      (“False Lights” 2013 Cardiff, UK)
8x8 – Azalia’s Room      (“Azalia’s Room” 2013 USA)
Red Angel Panic – Private Investigator      (7”single b-side [to Viet Rock] 1971 Adelaide, Australia)
the Black Hollies – Here Comes The Rain      (7”single included with “Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere“ LP 2013 USA)
Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Old Man Arthur-Dragon Fly      (recorded 1999 – taken from “Retrospectoscope : 1966-70” faux-anthology 2008 UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – The Collapse of Suzy Star      (“Victoria Moon” 2014 USA)
Peoples Temple – Twice Burned      (7”single b-side [to Brand New Thing] 2013 Michigan, USA)
Tin Tin – Swans on the Canal       (“Tin Tin” LP 1970 Australia/UK)
les Fleurs de Pavot - A Dégager      (Les Fleurs de PavotLP 1968 France) 
the Bee Gees – Playdown      (“Spicks and Specks” LP 1966 Australia – taken from “Morning Of My Life: Best of 1965-1966” anthology 2013 Australia)
Ted Mulry – Julia      (7”single 1970 Australia/UK)
White Fence – Chairs in the Dark      (“Cyclops Reap” 2013 California, USA)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Just Like Me      (7”single 1965 USA)
the Barbarellatones – I am Verwolf      (recorded 2013 California, USA)
Messer Chups – Diabolik Boogie      (“Crazy Price” 2005 Russia)

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