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, January 26, 2016

Three D Radio's Top 100+1

Technicolour Dreaming had a rest this week, as it was time for Three D Radio's Top 100+1 countdown, which is held on the Australia Day public holiday each year, and features 12 hours of the most-played new releases for 2015, and interviews with local bands. Three D announcers get to choose the music that they play, as there are no set playlists, so the countdown features a very diverse range of musical styles, and a very high proportion of local Adelaide artists. 

So it was into this musical maelstrom that I was thrown, with co-announcer Jamie (from Thursday's excellent drive-time show "Follow the Sound") at the controls, to interview 11 of the 16 bands that fell into our 2-4pm time-slot. Much chaos and hilarity ensued, with a revolving door of musicians coming and going - before we knew it, our 2 hours was over, and it was time for a well deserved beer!

I've included clips for as many of the Adelaide bands that I can find - some aren't for the song that we played, but will give you an idea of their style of music. Enjoy! 

38: William Street Strikers - No Surrender ("Nothing's Going On" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
37: The Clangers - I Live My Life That Way  ("The Clangers" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
36: Goldstein - King Muck  ("Playing Dog" 2015 Adelaide, Australia) 
35: Sparkspitter - Vortechne  ("Techne" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
34: Andy and Marta - She's Coming Home  ("Dressed in Blue" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
33: The Violet Crams - We Drip From the Mezzanine  ("Cram It In Ya" 2015 Adelaide,
32: Rule of Thirds - Pleasure Hive  ("Rule of Thirds" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
31: Squeaker - Solitude  ("In Love / In Madness" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
30: Thee Oh Sees - Withered Hand  ("Mutilator Defeated at Last" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)
29: Fiendish Cavendish - Junkyard Dog  ("Aim Low and Hit" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
28: The Dagoes - Kids Got Style  ("Supreme" [reissue with bonus tracks] 2015 Adelaide,
27: Thanes -Kingdom of the Nobots ("Let All The Poisons That Lurk In The Mud Hatch Out" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
26: Courtney Barnett - Dead Fox  ("Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
25: Flangipanis - Getting Shit for Free  ("Gouge Out Your Eyes" 2015 Brisbane, Australia)
24: The Saucermen - Voodoo Stomp / Black Sheep  ("Fangs" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
23: Rapid Transport - Dolatov's T  ("In Transit" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)

And for the full listing of the chart, as well as photos of the fun and mayhem had by all at the Top 100+1, take a look at Three D Radio's Facebook page . Thanks also to Spoz, ranter about Adelaide music extraordinaire, for a couple of the clips that I've used this week.

And to finish things off, here's a photo of a very sun-burnt Megan Cat, and the back of Jamie's head, interviewing The Clangers. Thanks to Michael Hunter for the picture!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

I always try to cover as much ground, globally-speaking, as possible -

this week's offerings included music from Israel, Japan, Russia, France, Iceland

and the Netherlands, and of course the USA, UK, and Australia,

 including several tracks from the home of Three D Radio,

Adelaide, Australia. 

 So here's the play-list, plus quite a few clips for your visual edification...

The Churchills - So Alone Today / Debka  ("Churchills" LP 1969 Tel Aviv, Israel)
David Bowie - Speed of Life  ("Low" LP 1977 UK)
Subtract-S - Mb Ph  ("Love From Outer Space" 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Nuvo Bloc - Western Drugs  (demo 1981 Adelaide, Australia)
Exhibit A - Confusion  (demo 1982 Adelaide, Australia)
Kikagaku Moyo - Streets of Calcutta  ("Forest of Lost Children" LP 2014 Japan)
Sun Dial - Let It Go  ("Fazer" EP 1992 UK)
Polska Radio One - Time Eternity  ("Cosmos Inside" 2013 Yekaterinburg, Russia) 
White Fence - Wolf Gets Red Faced  ("For the Recently Found Innocent" 2014 Los Angeles UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists - At Night the Quarry Glows Like A Mother Ship
 ("Uncanny Tales From the Everyday Undergrowth" 2016 UK)
Liverpool Scene - Batpoem  ("Amazing Adventures Of..." LP 1968 UK )
Jacques Dutronc - Hippie Hippie Hourrah  (7" single 1968 France)
Balthazar - La Marche Des Travailleurs  (7" single 1968 France)
Jane et Julie [Barry Green] - Notre homme a moi  (7"single b-side [to "Boomerang"] 1972 France)
Mandrake Paddle Steamer - Strange Walking Man  (7" single 1969 UK)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Mandrake Handshake  ("Thingy-Wingy" Mini-Album 2015 USA)
Dead Skeletons - Dead is God  ("Orð" 2012 Reykjavík, Iceland)
Royal Chant - Dick Move  ("War Cry of Failure" 2015 Sydney, Australia)

Tooth and Tusk - Nothing Makes Sense  (CD Single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
David Bowie - Pictures of Lily  ("Substitute -The Songs of the Who" compilation 2001 UK)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Paper Mache Dream Balloon  ("Paper Mache Dream Balloon" 2015
 Sydney, Australia)
The Mynd Gardeners - Where Tomorrow Lands  ("The Acyd Raindrop Umbrella" 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
The Salt - Lucifer  (7" single 1968 USA)
Moon Duo - Mazes  ("Mazes" 2011 San Francisco USA)
Frowning Clouds - Do Like Me  ("Listen Closlier"  2009 Geelong, Australia)

The Mops - Inside Looking Out  ("Psychedelic Sounds in Japan" LP 1968 Japan)
The Molting Vultures - It's What I Wanted  ("Drop In and Go" 2009 Adelaide, Australia)
Adjeef the Poet - Iekk! (Eek!), I'm a.... Freak  (7" single 1967, The Netherlands)
The Sand Pebbles - All My Life (I Love You)  ("Ghost Transmissions" 2004 Australia)
The Break - Cylinders  ("Church of the Open Sky" 2010 Australia)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Just when you think that the recent spate of musical heroes departing this earth has abated, along comes a very big lightning bolt from the blue - David Bowie has joined them. Not a promising start for the year, but a fitting reason to re-listen to Bowie's collected works, and play some favourites on the radio. Indeed, on the day in question, by the time 1pm had rolled around, there had been a massive 29 Bowie tracks aired, with not a single repetition amongst them! Just goes to show that Bowie's different stylistic twists and turns appealed to a very wide range of fans over the years. Sadly, so many inspirational musicians are approaching an age where their mortality is becoming more and more apparent - as a friend recently wrote, someone should go find Keith Richards and roll him up in bubble-wrap, pronto!
..and here's the playlist for this week's show, clips and all... David Bowie - Scream Like a Baby ("Scary Monsters" LP 1980 UK)
Vespero - Scream thy Last Scream [Pink Floyd]  ("A  Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" 2014 Russia)
Soft Hearted Scientists - Mount Palomar  ("Uncanny Tales from the Everyday Undergrowth" 2015 reissue Wales UK)
Wild Pink Yonder - Two of a Kind [Syd Barrett]  ("A  Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" 2014 UK)
Crystal Jacqueline  - Somebody to Love [Jefferson Airplane]  ("Sun Arise" 2015 UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists - Diving Bell ("Uncanny Tales from the Everyday Undergrowth" 2015reissue Wales UK)
Papy - Toi le Shazam (7" single 1967 France)
Fatty Nautty - Tumba Part 2 ("Fatty Nautty EP" 1968 France)
Dodson and Fogg - Clunes the Gravedigger  ("In a Strange Slumber" 2014 UK)
Traffic - Paper Sun  (7" single 1967 UK)
David Bowie - Friday on my Mind [Easybeats]  ("Pin Ups" LP 1973 UK)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Leave it Alone ("Thingy Wingy" mini-album 2015 USA)
The Hanging Stars - Golden Vanity (CD single 2015 London UK)
The Easybeats - Peculiar Hole in the Sky [Valentines]  (7" single 1969 Australia) 
 The Amazing - Picture You  ("Picture You" 2015 Sweden)
 David Bowie - Queen Bitch  ("Hunky Dory" LP 1971 UK)
 Dukes of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl  ("Psonic Psunspot" LP 1987 UK)
The Monkees - Girl That I Knew Somewhere  ("Monkees Live 1967" LP 1987 USA) 
  Cherokees - I've Gone Wild  (7" single b-side (to "Minnie the Moocher") 1967 Australia) 
 Castaways - Liar Liar  (7" single 1965 USA)
 The Systemaddicts - Can't Put You Down  ("The Systemaddicts" 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Vertebrats - Left In The Dark ("Screaming Like a Mad Choir" 2011 USA)
The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (7" single 1965 USA)
The Fallen Angels - Mother's Homesick Too ("The Fallen Angels" LP 1967 USA)  
The Black Angels - Deer-Ree-Shee  ("Directions To See a Ghost" 2008 Austin Texas, USA)
The Velvet Underground - I'm Set Free ("The Velvet Underground" LP 1969 USA) 
 Adrian Pride - Her Name Is Melody  (7" single 1966 USA) 
Rashamra - The Love of a Woman  ("Unforgotten" 2009 Adelaide, Australia)
Flaming Lips - Is David Bowie Dying? ("The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" 2012 USA) 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

The first show of the New Year, and little has changed on Technicolour Dreaming -
 just more of the music you've come to expect....a slathering of psych, a smidgen of surf,
 plenty of pop,a pinch of punk, and much, much more! So here goes the rollercoaster ride
of sounds from the past and present - make sure you hold on tight, 
lest you lose your grip on reality !!!
Here's the inaugural playlist for 2016, plus some moving pictures to feast your eyes upon...
Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound - Kolob Canyon  ("When Sweet Sleep Returned" 2009
San Francisco USA)
Sleepy Sun - New Age  ("Embrace" 2008 San Francisco USA)
Deradoorian - Moon  ("Mind Raft" EP 2009 Los Angeles USA)
Wesley Fuller - Melvista  (CD Single 2005 Melbourne, Australia)

Icarus Peel - Almost Murder Ballad  ("The Barnburner EP - Icarus Peel vs Mordecai Smyth" 
10" 2014 UK)

Clue to Kalo - The Infinite Orphan (by the Familiars)  ("Lily Perdita" 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
Mordecai Smyth - Out in the Stars  ("The Barnburner EP - Icarus Peel vs Mordecai Smyth" 
10" 2014 UK)
Interstellar Emily - Interstellar Overdrive  ("A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" 2014 UK)
 Mikal Cronin - Is It Alright?  ("Mikal Cronin" 2011 USA)

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - Medicine to Cure Medicine Sickness  (7" b-side
[to "What's Holding you"] 2013 Guadalajara, Mexico)
 Cate Le Bon - Falcon Eyed  ("Cyrk" 2015 Wales)
 Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man  ("Live at Deeply Vale Festival 1978" LP 1978 UK)


Peter Cook and Dudley Moore - The L.S. Bumble Bee  (7" single 1967 UK)

Ipissimus - Hold On [Sharon Tandy]  (7" single 1969 UK)

ESP Limited - Tell Me  ("It Came From the Garage - Nuggets from Southern California"
compilation 2007 USA)
A Little Bit of Sound - Girls Who Paint Designs  (7" single 1967 Long Island, New York USA)

The Black Ryder - Let Me Be Your Light  ("The Door Behind The Door" 2015 Australia/USA)

McGough and McGear - So Much To Love  ("McGough and McGear" LP 1968 UK)

D.C. Drifters - Louisiana Blues  (7" single b-side [to "I Know"] 1967 USA)
 The Sweet Acids - That Creature  (7" single 1969 Georgia, USA)

Grateful Dead - Morning Dew (Take Me For A Walk)  ("The Grateful Dead" LP
1967 San Francisco USA)
 The Messengers - We Can't Get Along  ("The Messengers" EP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Action Strasse  ("Tomorrow Belongs To Me" LP 1975 UK)
 The Peep Tempel - People Don't Get You  ("The Peep Tempel" 2012 Melbourne, Australia)

Shake Spears - I Can't Tell (7" single 1965 Belgium) 
 The Sand Pebbles - Red Orange Purple and Blue  ("Ceduna" 2008 Melbourne, Australia)