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, March 3, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

We began the show with one of our favourite recent earworms, the wonderful “Persuaded” by Groovy Uncle which features the Shirley Bassey-style voice of new recruit, Miss Modus... great stuff! From there we ventured into the usual mix of old and new, soft and loud, here and overseas, plus a few semi-obscurities such as Sapphire Thinkers , Space Yacob and the Giant Yeti and the Glass Family to shake things up. We also said “Vale!” to Kim Fowley and Leonard Nimoy aka Mr Spock who both passed away recently, before moving on with our “Compilation [boxset] of the Week”, namely “Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–1995”, the third in the “Nuggets” 4-CD boxset series put out by Rhino Records, from which we played a selection of faves, including the Church, which featured a very young Richard Ploog [ex-Brats] on drums... but only in the film-clips, since the song had already been recorded using the drummer he replaced. Richard of course went on to play for almost a decade with the Church during their heyday years, notching up many “best drummer” awards in the process. We finished with a trip back to the mid-70’s to the second Roxy Music LP and an instrumental from David Bowie’s brilliant “Low” album.... and regular listeners will know how much the Cat & the Brat love a good instro!! So until next time....
..... here is the playlist plus moving pictures, including that first “Countdown” TV appearance of Richard in the Church, plus Bowie playing “Warszawa” live in Japan in 1978, and the Times’ nod to cult TV show “The Prisoner” – enjoy!

Groovy Uncle featuring Suzi Chunk and Miss Modus - Persuaded (Vocal version)   ("Persuaded" LP 2014 UK)
Moon Duo - Animal      (digital single 2015 USA)
the Watchmakers - To Be Part of You      (7" single b-side [to Before Questions Became] 2014 UK)

Sapphire Thinkers - From Within      ("From Within" LP 1968 USA)
the Glass Family - Guess I'll Let You Go      ("Electric Band" LP 1967 USA)

the Citradels - Another Dream Theme      ("Nepenthe" 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
the Murlocs - Adolescence     (digital single 2015 Geelong, Australia)
the Liminanas - La fille de la ligne 15      (7”single 2013 France – taken from "I've Got Trouble in Mind : 7" and Rare Stuff - 2009/2014" anthology 2014 France/USA)

the Amazing - Defect      ("Wait For A Light To Come"  EP 2010 Sweden)
ZX+ - She's a Rainbow [Rolling Stones cover]      (“Fruits de Mer present ‘Strange Fruits and Veg’" promo compilation 2015 UK)
the Chemistry Set - We Luv You [Rolling Stones cover]   ("This Day will Never Happen Again" 2011 UK)

Yuri Gagarin - Sonic Invasion 2910      ("Yuri Gagarin - 2014 Remix" 2015 Sweden)

Black Box Recorder - Uptown Top Ranking      ("England Made Me" 1998 UK)
Kim Fowley - Strangers from the Sky      (7" single 1967 USA)

Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek Theme      ("Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr Spock's Music from Outer Space" LP 1967 USA)

Space Yacob and the Giant Yeti - Alaveska      ("YACOB II"  EP 2014 Japan)
Barbarellatones - Tuesday Near Death      (demo USA 2015)
Sparks - Thank God it's Not Christmas      ("Kimono My House" LP 1974 USA/UK)

Haleiwa - Harbour      (7" single 2015 Stockholm, Sweden)

         ###  COMPILATION OF THE WEEK  ###  
     Children of Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the Second Psychedelic Era, 1976–19954-CD Boxset

the Unknowns - Not My Memory ("Dream Sequence" LP 1981 LA, USA – taken from “Children of Nuggets” Volume 4)

the Church - The Unguarded Moment      (7" single 1980 Australia – taken from “Children of Nuggets” Volume 3)

Vibrasonic - Kingsley J.       (7" single 1994 Brighton, UK – taken from “Children of Nuggets” Volume 2)

the Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape      ("I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" LP 1983 UK – taken from “Children of Nuggets” Volume 1)

Roxy Music - Beauty Queen      ("For Your Pleasure" LP 1973 UK)

Bowie - Warszawa      ("Low" LP 1977 UK)

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