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, July 21, 2015

Peter Brat

We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Staben, aka Peter Brat, influential and much loved presenter of Technicolour Dreaming and Obscured By… and member of The Brats and Rashamra. Peter passed away Thursday, July 16 2015 surrounded by his family. Rest in peace our friend, you will be sorely missed.

See for a bio written by Megan Cat on Peter's colourful life.

Many thanks to Harry for filling in and keeping the show going during this time.  Where to from here?  The show shall continue, and the Cat looks set to return.

Watch this space.

RIP Peter Brat.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

For one week only, "Obscured By..." alumni Michael Hunter filled in for Technicolour Dreaming.  Unsurprisingly, a few obscurities therefore surfaced such as the completely unknown Australian band Melody Mae, and Adam & The Ants' cover of a Village People song! Some sad RIPs were also acknowledged for Gulliver Smith and John McInerney (both from classic Australian 70s band Company Caine), and Jim Keays' excellent new, posthumous album, chok full of garage classics.

New psych-folk-rock from Trembling Bells and Wand also merged with 70s jazz rock fusion from Mackenzie Theory, and it all made sense, in a Technicolour Dreaming kind of way!

Not quite so many videos to be found for this selection of songs, as it happens.

Wand - Fire On The Mountain I-II-III  ("Ganglion Reef"  2014 US)
Trembling Bells - Killing Time In London Fields  ("The Sovereign Self"  2015 Scotland)

Go Home Productions - 2000 Light Years From Bolan  (Rolling Stones / T.Rex mash-up)

The Lammas Tide - 1. Soldier Of The Sun  2. Bethnal Green  ("Barefoot Electric" 2014 Australia)

Mackenzie Theory - Supreme Love  ("Highlights Of Sunbury '74"  1974 Australia)
Melody Mae - The Stars They Are In Line  ("Melody Mae" EP, c1978 Australia)
Jim Keays - 1. Come On  2. Hot Smoke & Sassafras  ("Age Against The Machine" 2015 Australia)
Peter Tilbrook - Goodbye My Friend  ("Living In The Sixties", 2015 Adelaide, Australia )

Company Caine - The Day Superman Got Busted  ("Product Of A Broken Reality" 1971, Aztec reissue 2015 Australia)

The Rope Sect - Da Da Da   (7" single  year unknown Germany)
Tom Dae Turned On - I Shall Walk  (7" single  c.1970 US)
Berry Clan & The Revolution - My Crock  (7" single  year unknown Belgium)
Illes - Nem Erdekel, Amit Monsz  (7" single  year unknown Hungary)

"Flexipop" magazine flexidiscs, 1981/2:
Adam & The Ants - A N T S

Altered Images - Leave Me Alone
The Cure - Lament
Fad Gadget - King Of The Flies

Mystic Siva - 1. Keeper Of The Keys  2. And When You Go  ("Mystic Siva"  1970  US)
Wand - 1. Growing Up Boys  2. Generator Larping  ("Ganglion Reef"  2014 US)
Trembling Bells - I Is Someone Else  ("The Sovereign Self"  2015 Scotland)