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!

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