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, August 16, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Little ol' Adelaide has quite a musical heritage, which is probably why it was formally recognised by UNESCO in 2015 as a designated "City of Music", and one of only 116 cities around the globe recognised for their musical culture (OK, 116 is actually quite a few...!) So ahead of next week's Radiothon, I played a broad selection of Adelaide bands ranging from the 1960's to 2003, with some more recent examples expected to surface on the show on the 23rd (ie tomorrow). The eagle-eyed amongst you will probably notice that some of the Adelaide video clips don't match the actual song played (as the clips don't exist - yet), but I've included them as an example of the type of music (for strictly historical reasons - of course). And stop the presses, next week will be an extra special, one-off, "Obscured by ... Technicolour" with the inimitable Mr Michael Hunter returning as co-host - expect some, shall we say, unusual music on the Radiothon show. Playlist and video clips? See below...

Prince Rupert's Drops - Plague Ride  ("Run Slow" 2012 New York, USA)
The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Martians Don't Surf  ("12 Theories of Time Travel" 2015 UK)
Toyland - Night Flight Over Palestine  ("Toyland" 12" EP 1983 Adelaide, Australia)

The Lumerians - Xulux  ("Transmalinnia" 2011 San Francisco, USA)
The Stonefish - Cement Head  ("From 20,000 Fathoms" 12" EP 1986 Perth, Australia)
The Cure - Primary  ("Faith" LP 1981 UK)
Nuvo Bloc - Atomic Fiction  (7" single 1980 Adelaide, Australia)
The Liminanas - Zippo  ("Malamore" 2016 France)

The Third Eye - Pass Myself  (7" single 1982, UK)
Karova's Milkshake - Purple Sun of Glastonbury  ("In the Shade of the Purple Sun" 2015 Russia)

The Garden Path - Times Out Of Mind  ("Five Reasons" LP 1986 Adelaide, Australia)

Mystic Brew - Yesterday's Sky  ("Something More Than Dream" LP 2015 Russia)
Julian Cope - Sunspots ("Fried" LP 1984 UK)
The Prisoners - Hurricane  ("The Wisermiserdemelza" 1983 UK)
The Unheard - One Day  ("Burn Your Fingers on the Sun" compilation 2007 Wollongong, Australia)
3D TV - A Summation of All these Burdens  ("Burn Your Fingers on The Sun" compilation 2007 Sydney, Australia)
Zoot - Little Roland Lost  (7" single [b-side to "Monty and Me"] 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
The Music Machine - The People In Me  (7" EP 1966 USA)
The Bad Poets - Rocks and Sand  (demo 1980 Adelaide, Australia)
The Human League - Being Boiled  ("Travelogue" LP 1980 Sheffield, UK)
Baby Doll - Swamp Surfing  (demo 2003 Adelaide, Australia)
The Spikes - Pass Myself [The Third Eye]  (7" single [b-side to "River of Love"] 1986 Adelaide, Australia)
The Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature  (7" Single 1967 USA)
Travis Wellington Hedge - Hey Bulldog [The Beatles]  (7" single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
Captain Sensible - The 4 Marys Go Go Dance All Night At The Groovy Cellar  (7" single [b-side to "There Are More Snakes Than Ladders"] 1984 UK)
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets ("A Saucerful of Secrets" LP 1968 UK)
Tyrnaround - Suicidal Flowers [The Crystal Chandelier]  ("Colour Your Mind" 12" EP 1986 Brisbane, Australia)

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