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, November 17, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Here's the latest batch of tunes from the show - couldn't resist a few old favourites from the likes of The Died PrettyThe Move, Naz Nomad and the Nightmares (an off-shoot from The Damned, while Captain Sensible was having his run of hit singles - far prefer this to "Happy Talk"!), The Seeds, and perennial favourites Vibravoid. Also featured were 2 tracks from the soon-to-be-released Systemaddicts CD, "Broken Hearted on the Nullarbor" (for those not in the know, Nullarbor literally means "no trees", and is an area of desolate desert to the north-west of Adelaide, the band's hometown, which any road-trip to western Australia heads right through the middle of  - a famous spot for cars breaking down!). Anyway, as there are no clips for the tracks played (yet), included at the end of the blog is a little taster of a recent live show - enjoy!

...and here's the playlist, with associated visuals...(and I've given up on trying to fix all the different font sizes - it's driving me mad!!!)

Electric Moon - Tomorrow Never Knows     (“Magical Mystery Psych Out – A Tribute to the Beatles” 2015 Germany) 
Died Pretty - Out of the Unknown    (7" single 1984 Sydney, Australia)

Pond - Man it Feels Like Space Again     (“Man It Feels Like Space Again” 2015 Perth, Aust.)

Schnauser - White Plastic Blender      (“The Missing Link” 2011 Bristol UK)                                              

Mikal Cronin - Is It Alright?     (“Mikal Cronin” 2011 California USA)

Ty Segall - Love Fuzz     (“Twins” 2012 California USA)


robotmonkeyarm - Il Brutto     (“robotmonkeyarm part one​.​.​.​robot senza nome​!​” 2012 Boston, Massachusetts, USA)                                 

Ian Skelly - I Call Her Name     (“Cut From A Star” 2012 UK)

Medicine Mike – I’ve Never Been (So High)     (7" single [b-side to “Night On Fire”] 1969 Aust.)

Bryce Peterson [House of Nimrod] - Slightly-Delic     (demo 1970's New Zealand)                                              

Wayne Mason and Ali Richardson – Nature     (demo 1968 New Zealand)   

Baker Knight and the Knightmares - Hallucinations     (7" single 1967 USA)

Naz Nomad and the Nightmares - The Trip [Kim Fowley]     (“Give Daddy the Knife Cindy” LP 1984 UK)

Groovy Uncle - Barefoot in the Car Park     (“Persuaded” 2015 UK)

Three Minute Tease - Coffee that Makes the Man Go Mad     (“Bite the Hand” 2014 UK)                                

Vibravoid - Listen, Can't You Hear     (“Delirio Dei Sensi” 2013 Germany) 

Cloud War - Whence and Whither     (digital single 2013 Seattle, Washington USA)                           

The Move - (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree     (“Move” LP 1968 UK) 

Halasan Bazar - Live Without Love     (“Space Junk” LP 2013 Denmark)                                                    

Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock     (“25 O’Clock” LP 1985 UK)

Spacemen 3 – Revolution     (“Playing With Fire” 1988 UK)

Warlocks - Hurricane Heart Attack     (“Phoenix” 2002 Los Angeles USA)

Systemaddicts - Can I Follow You?     (“Broken Hearted on the Nullarbor” 2015 Adelaide, Australia - pre-release)

Systemaddicts - Into the Light     (“Broken Hearted on the Nullarbor” 2015 Adelaide, Australia - pre-release) 

The Seeds – Bad Part of Town     (7” single 1970 USA)

Les Liminanas – Alicante     (“Costa Blanca” 2013 Perpignan, France)

The Pretty Things – Buzz The Jerk     (“Get the Picture?” LP 1965 UK), a clip of The Systemaddicts playing live during their November residency at the Grace Emily - thanks guys for covering The Brat's "Life on the Dole" (guest vocals by Olly Holmes) - the Brat usually hated brass, but I think he would have really liked this version!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

I really must apologise for the appallingly long time between posts, as well as the gaps in shows appearing on the blog. Been having some “technical difficulties” lately with a new system being used at Three D for the logging of songs played on the show, and it’s compatibility with Blogger, so if the formatting is all a bit skewed, you’ll know why. The missing shows from the past few weeks will be appearing as soon as I can get them sorted out. So without further ado, here’s what was played…

 Daughters of Albion - John Flip Lockup (medley)     (“Daughters of Albion” LP 1968 USA)

 Allah Lahs – Artifact     (“Worship the Sun” 2015 Scotland, UK)

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

 Fogbound - Whispering Corridors     (7" single 2014 Spain)

 Soft Hearted Scientists - Hermit Crab     (“The Slow Cyclone” 2014 Wales, UK)

 The Salt – Lucifer      (7” single 1968 USA)

 Hi-Revving Tongues – A Tropic of Capricorn     (7” single 1967 New Zealand)

 101 Strings - Karma Sitar     (“Astro-Sounds from Beyond the Year 2000” LP 1969 USA)

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

 Vintage Cucumber – Traumland     (“Yoki Style” Germany 2013)

 King Penguin - 5D  [The Byrds]     (“7 & 7 Is” 7 x 7”single box-set 2014 USA)

 The Dandelion - So What Do You Think Of Space?   (“Seeds, Flowers and Magical Powers of the Dandelion” 2015, Sydney Australia)

 Caleb - Baby your Phrasing is Bad (7”single 1967 UK)

 Balduin - Mirror Mirror         (“All in A Dream” LP Switzerland 2014)

 Crocodiles - Jet Boy, Jet Girl  [Elton Motello] (“Sleep Forever” [Australian edition bonus track] 2010 San Diego USA)

 The Monkees - The Porpoise Song  (Theme from ‘Head”) (7” single 1968 USA)

 The Throb - Black     (7” single 1966 Sydney, Australia)

 Spider 72 - Burn, Father Mother     (“Active Listener Sampler 4” 2013 England)

 Blondi's Salvation - Magic Forest     (“Crusades” 2013 Nantes, France)

 Zombies - Time of the Season            (“Odessey and Oracle” LP 1968 UK)

 The Dolly Rocker Movement - Girl of the 13th Hour (7” single [b-side to “Your Side of Town”]
2013 Sydney, Australia)

Barbarellatones - Journey to the Centre of Your Burn (“The Breakup Ghost” 2009 Hawaii USA)

 The Janitors - Do It Again   (“Drone Head” 2013 Sweden)

 Eric Burdon  and the Animals - Orange and Red Beams (“The Twain Shall Meet” LP 1968 UK)

 The Murlocs - Rolling On     (CD single 2015 Sydney, Australia)

 Black Lips - Do the Vibrate     ( “Underneath the Rainbow” 2014 Atlanta , Georgia USA)

 Acid Baby Jesus - Tomboy     (“Acid Baby Jesus” LP 2011 Athens, Greece )

 The Demon Parade - Die Alone     (“Stone Circles” 10” LP 2015 Melbourne, Australia)

Wooden Shjips - We Ask You to Ride     (“Wooden Shjips” 2007 San Francisco, USA)

 Strawberry Alarm Clock - Black Butter     (“Wake Up … It’s Tomorrow” LP 1968 Los Angeles,