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, April 8, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We’ve been playing songs by the prolific Victorian band, the Citradels, for several years now, so we were pleased to be able to do a phone interview with singer/guitarist/sitarist Tom de Vries, one of the three main songwriters in the group, on the eve of their upcoming show here in Adelaide this weekend – the first time they’ve ever played here! He gave us a ‘potted history’ of the band, as well as discussing their recording methods, their upcoming releases and their live performances, giving Adelaide listeners an idea of what to expect on Saturday night at the Crown& Anchor Hotel gig. Of course it wouldn’t be a Cat& Brat interview, though, without digressions and we enjoyed quite a few – ranging from their use of sitars on-stage and thus onto travels in India, to lamenting the end of Thee Oh Sees and the impact of their brilliant Australian performances over the years, and so forth. We trust that you, the listeners, enjoyed our chat as much as we did... and hopefully also, it inspires you to head on down to the Cranka on Saturday night and catch this great band ‘live’, with able support from Adelaide bands, the Dunes and Black Coral – a great lineup! But of course there was also a lot of other fine music featured on the show this week, including songs by the Violet Swells, the Jason Tryp Experience and Jacco Gardner, plus new singles by  the Allah-Las and Ride Into The Sun as well as older tracks by the likes of Scars, Dog Age, Normie Rowe and the Millennium.....
..... so here is the playlist plus some vital visuals.....

Violet Swells – Jupiter’s Garden      (7”single pre-release 2014 Tasmania, Australia)
the Jason Tryp Experience – Deceive      (“The Many Colours of Tryp” EP 2013 California, USA)
Lene Lovich – Bird Song      (7”single 1979 UK)
Pugwash – Black Dog      (“Jollity” 2005 Ireland)
TNT – 99th Floor [Moving Sidewalks cover]      (recorded 1974 USA – taken from “Mod, Psych & Power Pop from Central Pennsylvania : the Complete Studio Recordings 1974-76” compilation 1994 USA)
the Auras – The Holy Mountain      (“The Auras EP” 2012 Toronto, Canada)
BrightBlack Morning Light – Everybody Daylight      (“BrightBlack Morning Light” 2006 USA)
the See See – Sweet Hands      (7”single 2012 UK)
Ride Into The Sun – Johnny Bloom      (mp3 download 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Dog Age – Sleep      (“Sigh No More” LP 1991 Norway)
the Blondi’s Salvation – Go Truth      (“Frenchedelia Vol.1” compilation 2013 France)
the Millennium – Suspended Animation      (recorded 1968 USA – taken from “Pieces” anthology 2010 USA)
Holy Wave – Star Stamp       (“Holy Wave” LP 2013 USA)
the Citradels – Chrysalis      (“Droned & Rethroned” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)

                 #    Phone interview with Tom from the Citradels, who will be playing a show in Adelaide this Saturday, 12th April with the Dunes and Black Coral [more info here]    #

the Citradels – It’s Only a Northern Indian Song      (“Droned & Rethroned” 2014 Australia)
Golden Animals – All Your Life      (“Hear I Go” LP 2013 USA)
Scars – Your Attention Please!      (“Author! Author!” LP 1981 UK)
Crystal Thoughts – The Primitive Gospel      (“1435 Miles” LP 2012 Greece)
the Allah-Las – Had It All      (7”single 2014 California, USA)
the Frowning Clouds – Propellors      (“Whereabouts” 2014 Geelong, Australia)
Normie Rowe & the Playboys – She Used to Be Mine      (“It Ain’t Necessarily so, But It Is.... Normie Rowe” LP 1965 Melbourne, Australia)
Marty Rhone & the Soul Agents – Every Minute of You      (7”single b-side [to Nature Boy] 1966 Australia)
Svensk – Dream Magazine      (7”single 1967 UK)
Jacco Gardner – The Ballad of Little Jane      (“Cabinet of Curiosities” 2013 Netherlands)

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