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 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) 

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