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 24, 2017

Technicolour Dreaming

An appropriate first track - "I Been Gone", cos I certainly have been...The Cat is back!! I've been on-air for the most part during my on-line absence, but the pressures of work, and the Christmas / New Year's "busy season" means that I've had extremely limited time lately to devote to the blog. When you need to weigh up whether you have time for finding more film-clips or making sure you've got clean clothes for work in the morning, which is only a few hours away, somethings gotta give! So here's the first post since late November last year (is it that long already?), with more to come soon- enjoy!
Moon Duo - I Been Gone  (Circles 2012 Portland, Oregon, USA)
KAS Product - Mind  (Les Punks: The French Connection - The First Wave of French Punk 1977-80 compilation)
The Coathangers - Merry Go Round  (Suck My Shirt 2014 Atlanta, Georgia USA)
Metal Urbain - Paris Maquis  (Les Punks: The French Connection - The First Wave of French Punk 1977-80 compilation)
Asphyxiation - L'Acrostique D'Amour  (12" single which came with the "What is This Thing Called Disco?" LP 1980 Melbourne, Australia)
Alternative TV - Action Time Vision  (Action Time Vision- A Story of Independant UK Punk 1976 - 1979 compilation)
The Noble Krell - Never Ever  (The First Two Vinyl 45's 2015 Tucson, Arizona USA)
Surfing Arcanis - Tenbrosa Silhouetta  (7" single 2015 Chile)
Tangerine Love Puppies - Sleep Walker  (digital single 2016 Shrewsbury, UK)
Adam And the Ants - Zerox  (Action Time Vision - A Story of Independant UK Punk 1976 - 1979 compilation)
Bryllig and the Nymbol Swabes - Now You're Gone  (Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60's compilation,  Chattahoochee, Florida USA)
The Fab Phatons - I've Got That Feeling  (Psychedelic States: Florida in the 60's compilation Pensacola, Florida USA)

Pure Hell - These Boots Were Made for Walking [Nancy Sinatra]  (Action Time Vision - A Story of Independant UK Punk 1976 - 1979 compilation)
8x8 - The Essence  (Inflorescence 2016 New York, USA/Kiev, Ukraine)
The Byrds - Psychodrama City  (Fifth Dimension LP 1966 USA)
The GTV's - Here's A Thing  (Organ Donor 7" single 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA)
Singapore Sling - Call Me Trash  (Perversity, Desperation and Death 2009 Iceland)

Jim Noir - On A Different Shelf  (Jim Noir 2008 UK)
The Hare and the Moon - Cruel Henry  (Wood Witch 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
Vespero - K.A.M.S.A.S.  (Psych Fest Volume 1 compilation 2014 Moscow, Russia)
Aquaserge - La Femme De Tahiti  (MOSTLA​-​mix​-​SERGE​-​tape 2014 Paris, France)
The Dentists - Burning the Thoughts From My Skin  (7" single [b-side to Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime)] 1985 UK)
MIMICO - Astroblade  (digital single 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

New Electric Ride - Bye Bye (Baton Rouge)  (Balloon Age 2014 London, UK)
Chevalier Avant Garde - Young  (7" single 2011 Montréal, Québec Canada)
Torpa - Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Theme  (7" single 2016 UK)
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - Conjure Man  (7" single 2012 USA)
Lord Sitar - I Can See For Miles [The Who]  (Lord Sitar LP 1968 UK)
The Mentalettes - Fine Fine Fine  (7" single 2013 Berlin, Germany)
The Scovilles - Bird Brain  (Play Seven Songs 2013 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Thought it was time to throw a little bit of garage into the mix...well, a lot actually!  This week's show was firmly rooted in the Late Sixties, with a few more recent releases thrown into the mix. Enjoy!!

The Knickerbockers - High on Love  (7" single 1966 Los Angeles USA
Halasan Bazar - Everybody Dies (Once or Twice)  ("Don't Tell Anyone" EP 2010 Denmark)
The Pasternak Progress - Flower Eyes  (7" single b-side [to "Cotton Soul"] 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Vibravoid - Shadows of Reflections ("Wake Up Before you Die" 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany)
Penny Arkade - Voodoo Spell  ("Not The Freeze" LP 1968 USA)
Mark And the Clouds - Lady Stardust [David Bowie]  ("A New Career in Town: More Songs by David Bowie" 2016 London, UK)
Antoine - An Elephant's Looking At Me (Un éléphant me regarde)  ("Elucubrations: Antione on 45, 1965 - 1966" France)
Hearts and Flowers - Tin Angel (Will You Ever Come Down?)  (7" single [b-side to "She Sang Hymns Out of Tune"] 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Lee Hazelwood - Rainbow Woman  (7" single 1968 Los Angleles  USA)
Kikagaku Moyo - Streets of Calcutta  ("Forest Of Lost Children" LP 2014 Japan)
The Spencer Davis Group - The Sanity Inspector  (7" single b-side [to "Mr Second Class" 1967 UK)
The Summer Set - Cos It's Over  (7" single b-side [to "Let's Go To San Francisco"] 1967 UK)
Those Fadin' Colours - Try Me On For Size  ("Let's Go Down and Blow Our Minds" compilation 2016 UK)
The Koobas - Barricades  ("Koobas" LP 1969 Liverpool UK)
Donovan - Sunshine Superman  (7" single 1966 UK)
The Coffee Sergeants - Purple Martian Sanctuary  ("Purple Martian Sanctuary" 2014 Austin, Texas USA)
Pretty Things - Talkin' About the Good Times  (7" single 1968 UK)
The Moles - We Are the Moles (Part 1)  (7" single 1968 Portsmouth, UK)
lightsweetcrude - Ahir/Now  ("Listen To the Colour" 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound - Kites  (7" single 1967 Portsmouth, UK)
Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature  (7" single 1967 New Jersey, USA)
The Calico Wall - I'm A Living Sickness  (7" single 1967 Minneapolis, Minnesota USA)
The Luck of Eden Hall - Bangalore  ("Alligators Eat Gumdrops" 2012 Chicago, USA)
The Sparkles - No Friend of Mine  (7" single 1967 Texas, USA)
The Shy Guys - Black Lightening Light  (7" single b-side [to "Goodbye to You"] 1968 Floida, USA)
Teddy and His Patches - Suzy Creamcheese  (7" single 1967 San Jose, California, USA)
The Laurels - Manic Saturday  ("Plains" 2012 Sydney, Australia)
Country Joe and the Fish - I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag  (7" single 1968 Berkeley, California USA)
Grace Slick and The Great Society - Somebody To Love  ("Conspicuous Only In It's Absence" LP 1968 San Francisco, USA)
Galileo 7 - Staring At the Sound  ("Staring At The Sound" LP 2012 The Medway, UK)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Here's one of the shows that I never got round to posting at the time -for the completist in me, I had to get it done, late or not!

Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Heroes [David Bowie] ("A New Career in Town - More Songs By David Bowie" 2016 UK)
Joseph Cave - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide [David Bowie] ("A New Career in Town - More Songs By David Bowie" 2016 Shrewsbury, UK)
Papy - Toi Le Shazam  ("Wizzz! Psychorama Francais Vol 3" France)
Fatty Nauty - Tumba Part 2  ("Wizzz! Psychorama Francais Vol 3" France)
Insekt Life Cycle - Sleepcrawler  (7" single, The Phillipines 2016)
Sudden Death Of Stars - Over the Top   ("All Unreleased Parts of the Unknown" 2014 Rennes, France)
Sendelica - Nite Flights [Scott Walker]  (7" single 2016 UK)
The Pretty Things - Defecting Grey (extended version)  ("Let's Go Down and Blow Our Minds - The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967" 2016 UK)
Us and Them - Next Time Around [Sandy Denny] (10" single 2016 Scandinavia)
Peter and the Wolves - Little Girl Lost and Found [The Garden Club] ("Let's Go Down and Blow Our Minds - The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967" 2016 UK)
Butterscotch Cathedral - Waterfall Parasol  ("Topaz - Dune Drift III" Arizona, USA)

Frantic Chant - Colour  ("Ruthless Superman" 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)

My Expansive Awareness - Liar Liar [The Castaways]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol III" 2015 Spain)

Algae and Tentacles - Cuddle Up  ("Algae and Tentacles" cassette 2015 Tucson, USA)
The Prefab Messiahs - Flight Reaction [The Calico Wall]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol III" 2015 USA)
The Shivas - We Go On  ("Freezing to Death" 2010 Portland, Oregon USA)
The Coathangers - Stomp Stomp Stompin'  ("Scramble" 2009 Atlanta, Georgia USA)
Wight Lhite - Counting Diamonds  ("Beyond the Satellites" 2014 Tucson, USA)

Black Vacation - Germantown  ("Germantown,TN" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)

Death By Raygun - Sheila Comes Back  ("The Clifford Hoyt Experience" 2012 Japan)
Dick Diver - Tearing the Posters Down  ("Melbourne, Florida" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Epsilon One - Sweet Airwaves and TV Spells  ("Spirals" EP 2012 Edinburgh, UK)
Spacegazer - Not Your Steppin' Stone [Monkees]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of TBTCI Vol 2" 2013 Paris, France)
Basement Spaceman - Pussyfooter  ("BS2" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Spaceman - Dead Baum  ("Palm Haus" 2016 Fremantle WA)

The Maybes - Don't Ask  (digital single 2012, Glasgow, UK)
Tooth and Tusk - Nothing Makes Sense  (digital single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
The Smoking Trees - Goodbye  ("The Archer and the Bull" 2016 LA, USA)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Without further ado, here it is, the playlist for last week, ONLY a week late...a mixed bag of tracks, with new releases from Moon Duo (album "Occult Architecture Vol 1" due out early next year), Beaulieu Porch, Garden Gate, Lola Colt and Mother Upduff.
Here we go.........!

The Smoke - Utterly Simple  (proposed 7" single 1968, never released UK)

Beaulieu Porch - Apollo's Here  ("Sarum Sounds" 2016 UK)
Ron Grainer Orchestra - Boy Meets Girl  ("Themes Like..." LP 1969 UK)
Nick Nicely - Raw Euphoria  ("Space of  Second" 2014 UK)
E.L. Heath - Seren ("Tŷ" 2013 Wales, UK)
Nashville Teens - I'm A Lonely One  ("The Nashville Teens" LP 1972 Surrey, UK)
Children of Leir - Drowning in Fear  ("Children of Leir (3rd Album)" 2016 Leicester UK)
Risque Humour - To The Sea  ("Playground" LP 1984 Adelaide, Australia)
Pink Floyd - Scream Thy Last Scream  ("Interstellar Overdrive: The Alternate Masters '66-'68" UK)
Groep 1850 - Mother No Head  ("Agemo's Trip to The Moon" LP 1968 Netherlands)
Moon Duo - Cold Fear  ("Occult Architecture Volume 1" [to be released 2017] USA)
The Dunes - Mountain  (digital single 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
The Selfish Cales - See Tomorrow's Shores  ("Throw Your Watch To The Water" 2015 Italy)
Garden Gate - Malevolent Thoughtform Dispersal  ("Bonfires" 2016 USA)

Heaters - Master Splinter  ("Holy Water Pool" 2015 USA)
Lola Colt - Jaguar  (digital single 2016 London, UK)
Mother Upduff - Concept and Scope  ("The Decay" 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Octopus Syng - Magneettiset Kentät / Loony Cats from Pluto  ("Demos, etc." 2016 Helsinki, Finland)
Os Noctambulos - Forget Everything  ("Corsica Garden" 2014 Paris)
Volage - Touched by Grace  ("Heart Healing" 2014 Tours, France)

Shinkiro - Formula for Eternal Life  ("Ceremonial Ride" 2015 Barcelona, Spain)
Singapore Sling - Try  ("Psych Fuck" 2015 Reykjavik, Iceland)
The Jason Tryp Experience - She Creature (From the Deep)  ("The Many Colours Of Tryp" 2013 California, USA)
The Disturbed - Don't Look Down  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Volume One" 2001 Glasgow, UK)
The Smoking Trees - Lifetime Experience  ("The Archer and the Bull" 2016 California, USA)