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 26, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

It was the Radiothon ’14 edition of Technicolour Dreaming this week – chaos abounded with the phones ringing, the picking and organising of ‘bribe-to-subscribe’ giveaways, subscribers coming into the station, payments being made, volunteers running about and, unusually for us, lots of air-breaks and chatter and.... did I mention chaos? But it was all in a good cause – our annual Radiothon where we ask listeners to help keep us on-air by becoming valued 3D Radio subscribers! We won’t go into all the details – you can go to the 3D Radio website here and see how to pay [yes we do PayPal], the form to fill out, what you get for your bucks [including this year’s DepthCharge CD compilation which ONLY subscribers are given] and details of the major prizes you are in the running for when you do subscribe - all for the low price of $60.... it doesn’t matter if you live in Adelaide or Athens, the USA or Uruguay, anyone can be a 3D Radio subscriber and help us keep this unique music community radio station broadcasting every day of every week, and of course letting us, the Cat and the Brat, play all the wonderfully diverse psychedelia [and associated obscurities] that we love to share with you every Tuesday afternoon on this show. Normal broadcasting will resume next week of course [whew!] but in the meantime.... dig deep, go to the 3DRadio website and SUBSCRIBE people!
..... anyway, here are all the tracks we played during the show, with some nice pictures ta boot.....

the Green Tambourine Band – Aum [Part A]      (“...Let Yourself Be / AUM” double-LP 2013 Edinburgh, Scotland)

the Beatles – I Am The Walrus      (“Magical Mystery Tour” double-EP 1967 UK)
the Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream [Last Night]      (7”single 1966 USA)
Holy Wave – Night Tripper      (“Relax” 2013 USA)

Kelley Stoltz – All That Jazz [Echo & the Bunnymen cover]      (“Crockodials” 2002 USA)
Robyn Hitchcock – The Ghost In You [Psychedelic Furs cover]      (“The Man Upstairs” 2014 UK)
Les Big Byrd – Indus Waves / Tinitus Aeternum      (“They Worshipped Cats” 2014 Sweden)

Dean Allen Foyd – Please, Pleaze Me      (“The Sounds Can Be So Cruel” 2012 Sweden)

Love – 7 and 7 Is      (7”single 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
the Sand Pebbles – Sunshine to Burn [Long Grass cover]      (“Tomorrow Is Today : a tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70” compilation 2007 Australia)

the Chemistry Set – A House Is Not A Motel [Love cover]      (recorded 2014 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” vinyl 7”singles box-set 2014 UK)


Tara King Th. – Magnetic Bounds      (“Uncoloured Past [Part 1 & 11]” cassette 2012 Lyons, France)

Jeff St John & the Id – Eastern Dream      (7”single b-side [to Black Girl] 1966 Sydney, Australia)
Mt Mountain – She Runs       (“EP” 2014 Perth, Australia)
Invisible Ships – Lucy Dream      (mp3 single 2013 Faversham, UK)

            ###  “BAND of the WEEK”Soft Hearted Scientists  ###

Soft Hearted Scientists – The A470 Song      (“Take Time to Wonder in a Whirling World” 2007 Wales, UK)

Soft Hearted Scientists – Robots Remember      ([from the pre-release of] “The Slow Cyclone” 2014 Wales, UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists – The Trees Don’t Seem To Know Its September      (“Wandermoon” 2011 Wales, UK)

Soft Hearted Scientists – Seeing      (“False Lights” 2013 Wales, UK)

Oak Apple Day plus the Deadly Pair – Moon Shot      (7”single b-side [to Let’s Do It On The Moon] 1969 Australia)

New Electric Ride – All Who You Know      (mp3 single 2014 UK)

the Fast Camels – Kelvin      (“Deadrooms and Butterfly Dreams” 2014 Scotland, UK)
the Sunchymes – Free Rider      (“Shifting Sands” 2009 UK)
Morgan Delt – Backwards Bird Inc      (“Morgan Delt” 2013 California, USA)

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