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, September 1, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

And after an absence of nearly 3 months, The Cat finally returns to the airwaves, though without husband and partner-in-music, Peter Brat, who tragically passed away in July. All those who knew The Brat, whether personally, or by association with Three D Radio’s “Technicolour Dreaming”, “Obscured by …”, or his musical career, will surely agree that his death is great loss to music of all kinds, and especially his particular love, anything that could remotely be construed as psychedelic

Hats off to Harry and Michael Hunter, who have been keeping the Technicolour Dreaming driver’s seat warm this past couple of months & doing a fine job- the show must go on!

Needless to say, the “comeback show” featured many Cat and Brat faves from round the world, including The Fast Camels, Jim Noir, Nick Nicely, Thee Oh Sees, Vibravoid and Dolly Rocker Movement from the past decade, Roxy Music and Brian Eno from the 70’s, and many more. Particularly exciting is the news that Moon Duo will finally be playing in Adelaide in November, after their disappointing cancellation as the support for John Spencer Blues Explosion a while back. Hopefully an interview with Riley and Sanae is in the works when they get here - fingers crossed !

So …. until next week, here is the playlist plus associated visuals..... including footage of The Pretty Things performing “SF Sorrow” for the first time in its entirety, at Abbey Road Studios in 1998.

The Atlantics - Take A Trip     (“Collectibles” 2011 Australia)

High Learys - Letter to Alice     (CD single, 2015 Perth, Australia)

Fast Camels - 50 Things on your Mind     ("The Magic Optician" 2007 Glasgow, UK)

Nick Nicely - 49 Cigars     ("49 Cigars" EP 2015 UK)

Toy - Conductor      ("Join the Dots” 2013 UK)

The Moles - We are the Moles (pt 1)      (7" single 1968 UK)
Sand Pebbles - Elephant Gun      ("Atlantis Regrets Nothing" 2006 Australia)

Roxy Music - Out of the Blue     ("Country Life” LP 1974 UK)

Jim Noir - The Cheese of Jim's Command     ("Jimmy's Show" 2012 UK)

Halasan Bazar - Scroll Down     ("How to be Ever Happy" 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Mystic Tide - Psychedelic Journey Part 1     (7" single b-side [to "Frustration"] 1967 New York, USA)

Moon Duo - Slow Down Low     ("Shadow of the Sun” 2014 USA)

Dolly Rocker Movement - The Only One     ("Our Days Mind the Tyme" 2009 Australia) 

The Seed Coat - She was Happy     (“Adolescence” 2014 Stockholm, Sweden) 

Brian Eno - Dead Finks Don't Talk     ("Here Come the Warm Jets” LP  1973 UK)

July - Friendly Man     ("July" LP 1968 UK)

Pretty Things - SF Sorrow is Born     ("SF Sorrow" LP 1968 UK)

Baby Woodrose - Nothing is Real     ("Third Eye Surgery" 2012 Denmark)

Vibravoid - The White Ship  [HP Lovecraft]     ("Stepping Stone” 7” EP 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)    
Galileo 7 - You're Not Dreaming     ("False Memory Lane" 2014 UK)

The Dead Heir - Wolves At my Door     (CD Single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)

The Who - Armenia City in the Sky     (“The Who Sell Out" LP 1967 UK)

Thee Oh Sees - Sticky Hulks     ("Mutilator Defeated at Last" 2015 USA)

And as an extra bit of eye candy, The Pretty Things performing their 1968 LP “SF Sorrow” in it’s entirety, at Abbey Road Studios in 1998, narrated by Arthur Brown - 

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