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, December 15, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

This week saw (or to be more accurate, heard) the temporary return of Michael Hunter to the timeslot, no stranger from the "Obscured By..." days.  An 18-minute suite of cleverly combined songs by The Butterscotch Cathedral set the tone, followed by psych from Australia, the UK, US, Denmark and Lithuania.  Other rarities included some recently re-discovered demos of Adelaide bands Foreign Body, Dinosaur Envy and Terminal Twist from around 1980 (not commerically available).

Trembling Bells' version of George Harrison's "Wah Wah" was also played; a couple of sources say the term was English slang for a headache, which makes more sense than the song being about an effects pedal at least!  Adelaide band The Systemaddicts also got an airing with their version of the very old song Black, taking their arrangement from 60s Australian group The Throb.  

The general concept of not knowing what's coming next on the show - keep 'em guessing! - was hopefully as apparent as ever, and normal - or as close as we're likely to get - transmission will resume next week.

The Butterscotch Cathedral - Side A  ((Won't You Come Inside) The Butterscotch Cathedral / And When We Land / Flood Of Mendoza / Paniolo By The Ocean / Waterfall Parasol / Crocodile / Uncle Tommy's SongSaxifrage Drive)   ("The Butterscotch Cathedral"  2015 US)


The Bermuda Jam -  1. Hold Me  2. Good Trip Lollipop (An Antihystathmn)  ("The Bermuda Jam" released 1971, reissue 2015  US)


Garbanotas Bosistas - Places Planes & Trains  ("Above Us"  2015 Lithuania)

1.  Foreign Body - Nothing Yet  2.  Dinosaur Envy - No Hands  3. Terminal Twist - King Dick (live 1979)  ("Adelaide Demos 1979-81"  Aust)


The Systemaddicts - Black  ("Broken Hearted On The Nullabor" 2015 Adelaide)

Kahvas Jute - Parade Of Fools  ("Wide Open"  released 1971, reissue 2006 Australia)

The Lammas Tide - Fothersby  ("High Tide" EP  2012  Australia)

Mystic Braves - 1. No Trash  2. Spanish Rain   ("Days Of Yesteryear"  2015 US)

The Sonic Dawn
- Japanese Hills  (single  2013 Denmark)

Toy - Collector  ("Join The Dots"  2013 UK)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
- Work This Time  ("Oddments" 2014 Australia)

Trembling Bells - Wah Wah  (single B-side 2015 Scotland)

Co. Caine  - Dr Chop  ("Dr Chop" 1975 Australia)

Pastoral Symphony - Spread A Little Love Around  (single B side  1968 Australia)


Sun City Girls - Space Prophet Dogon  ("Torch Of The Mystics"  1990 US)

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Michael, I would Love to get a copy of your disk you created of old Adelaide band Demos. I only recently obtained a copy of Terminal Twists 7" EP from Ebay and am/was a great fan of Nuvo Bloc and Shake 288. I still love playing and enjoying their tracks, many obtained straight off this fabulous show but also off the little vinyl that is available. I wonder what ever happened to Peter Tesla?

Any chance I could get a copy for my private listening pleasure?

Regards Jon