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, September 13, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

I featured a couple of cool compilations on this week's show - the "Close to the Hedge" compilation from 2013 and the new "Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults"neither of which unfortunately proved to have many film-clips associated with it (can't have everything, I 'spose!). The former is a Pink Hedgehog Records (from Weymouth, UK) release available thru Bandcamp; and the latter a selection of the American producer's pop-psych work from the late 60's to early 70's. Both definitely worth checking out. And the latest song to get stuck in my head is Anton Barbeau's ''Heavy Psychedelic Toilet"!!! Such is life.....

The Apple Glass Cydrom - Going Wrong  ("Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults"  2016 New Mexico, USA)

The Zodiac - Aries-The Fire Fighter  ("The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds" LP 1967 USA)
The Intricate Blend - Door Knob  ("Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults" 2016 Dallas, USA)
The Dentists - Just Like Oliver Reed  ("Writhing On The Shagpile" 12"EP 1987 UK)
The Hooterville Trolly - No Silver Bird  (7" single 1968 Albuquerque, USA)
Sudden Death of Stars - Bright Sunday  ("All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown" 2014 Rennes, France)
Borderline Symphony - Zundel se ne va ("EP1" 2014 Zurich, Switzerland)
Magic - Booked on A Drunk Charge  (7" single [b-side to "I Want To Fly"] 1969 Newcastle, Australia)

No Bodies - Forgotten Song  ("No Bodies" LP 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Slingshot Dragster - UTI  ("Bite The Bullet" 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Drab Doo Riffs - Hot Tanya  ("Postcards from Uranus" 2010 Auckland, New Zealand)

The Primitives - We Found a Way to The Sun  (7" single [b-side to "Really Stupid" 1986] Coventry, UK)
The Dee Jays - Twistin' Drums  (recorded 1962; "Board Boogie - Surf 'N' Twang from Downunder" compilation 2002 Australia)
The Valentines - Peculiar Hole in the Sky  (7" single 1968 Perth, Australia)
Anton Barbeau - Heavy Psychedelic Toilet  ("Magic Act" 2016 UK)

The Age - The Lantern  ("Inner Palace" 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Harsh Reality - Praying For Reprieve  ("Heaven and Hell" LP 1969 Hertfordshire, UK)
Eye - Rain on Your Parade  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
8 x 8 - The Essence  ("Azaleas Room" New York, USA/Kiev, Ukraine)
Des 'n 'Al - Mistress Mine  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
Diamond Incarnation - Leaking of Our Hourglass  ("Scorpio Fifteen" EP 2014 Taipei, Taiwan)
Electrasy - Today's the Day  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
Elephant Stone - Andromeda (demo version)  (mp3 2016, Montreal, Canada)
Hallelujah Bay - Fairy King  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 Portland, UK)
Midwich Youth Club - Pomegranate  ("Fruit Salad Surgery" 2016 UK)
Mondo Jet Set - Wig Out  ("Provincial Drama Club" 2013 Dorset, UK)
Schnauser - Disposable Outcomes  ("Protein For Everyone" 2014 Bristol, UK)

Teenage Sin Taste - Don't Want to Know If You are Lonely  ("These Important Years, Husker Du Revisited" compilation 2016 France)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Ok, I've very nearly caught up with the blogging duties back-log, one more to go, then all will be back on track - the darn flu-lurgy sure has a talent for putting your life on hold while you recover! Here's some more eye-candy (and ear-candy) to feast upon, until next week's instalment.....

Kelley Stoltz - Villiers Terrace ("Crockodials" 2006 San Francisco USA)
Soft Walls - Never Come Back Again ("No Time" 2014 Brighton UK)
The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Hummin' Happy ("Incense and Peppermints" 1967 USA)
Cosmic Fields - Velvet and the Moons ("Cosmic Fields" LP 2016 Argentina)

Astralasia - Johnny, Remember Me ("Fruits De Mer Annual" 2014 UK)

Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Lost in Space ("Fruits De Mer Annual" 2014 UK)
Worthless - Pizza Break ("All My Friends Are Stone" 2014 Brooklyn, New York USA)

Tor Peders - Tema Ett (Theme One) ("Brev Fran Edersdorp" 2014 Sweden)
Snobby Oxalis - Kings of Seaford ("Depthcharge 15" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Gary Moonboot Masters - Be What You Are ("Depthcharge 15" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Satelliters - Gotta Get You (Out of My Head) ("More Of..." LP 2014 Germany)
The Cape Kennedy Construction Company - Armageddon (7" single [b-side to "The First Step On The Moon"] 1969 USA)
The Kinetic - Suddenly Tomorrow ("Live Your Life" 1967 UK)
Absinthe Ava - Dig ("Underground Sunshine - Your Psych Tunes Vol 4" 2008 Detroit, USA)
Vibravoid - She's Just 13 (2015 version) ("Stoned Circus Radio Show 20th Anniversary" LP 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Children Of Leir - Bad Little Woman ("3rd Album" 2016 Leicester, UK)
Pink Umbrellas - Raspberry Rainbow (7" single 1983 UK)
Wayne Faro's Schmaltz Band - There's Still Time (7" single 1969 Canada)
The Shivas - Mr Marmalade ("Underground Sunshine - Your Psych Tunes Vol 4" 2008 Portland Oregon, USA)

Michael Moorcock and The Deep Fix - The Brothel in Rosenstrasse ("The New World's Fair" LP 1975 UK)

Baby Woodrose - Open Doors ("Freedom" 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark)

Cleaners from Venus - Wivenhoe Bells II ("Midnight Cleaners" cassette 1982 UK)
Flared - American Dream ("Stoned Circus Radio Show 20th Anniversary" LP 2015 Sweden)
King Suffy Generator - Mucillanggine ("Last Night The Flowers Bloomed - Your Psych Tunes Vol 6" 2008 Italy)

Joy as a Toy - Ghost Train ("Mourning Mountains" 2016 Belgium)

Polska Radio One - New Space (Cassette Single 2013 Yekaterinburg, Russia)

Alan Avon and the Toyshop - Night To Remember (7" single [b-side to "These Are the Reasons"] 1970)
Ramblers - Ride On ("Stoned Circus Radio Show 20th Anniversary" LP 2015 [recorded in 1987] Orange, France)
Karova's Milkshake - Hey Girl ("Low-Cow-Motion" 2010 Russia)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Obscured By... Technicolour!!!

Especially for Three D Radio's annual Radiothon, I was joined by Technicolour Dreaming alumni Michael Hunter for a special edition of "Obscured By... Technicolour!!!" We had a hell of a lot of fun - hope you enjoyed it too!!

Bronco Bullfrog - Listen to the Sky [Sands]  ("Time Waits for Norman" 2014 UK)
Quitty and the Donts - All of You  (7" single 2013 Brooklyn, New York, USA)
White Lightning - (Under the Screaming Double) Eagle  ("Strikes Twice 1968-1969" 1997 Minnesota, USA)
The Gremlins - Kingsforth Hemmingseen  (7" single 1968 New Zealand)
Les Variations - Spicks and Specks [Bee Gees]  (7" single 1967 France)
Tony Burello - There's A New Sound (aka "The Sound of Worms")  (7" single 1953 USA)
The Monkees - You Bring the Summer  ("Good Times!" 2016 USA)
David Arvedon - Eliot Ness  ("In Search of the Most Unforgettable Tree We Ever Met 1967-1994" USA)
Sonny and the Sunsets - Blot Out the Sun  ("Talent Night at the Ashram" 2015 San Francisco, USA)
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Breath of A Salesman  ("Monolith of Phobos" 2016 USA)
The Liminanas - Dahlia Rouge  ("Malamore" 2016 France)
Sagittarius - Glass  ("Present Tense" LP 1968 USA)
Crocheted Doughnut Ring - Two Little Ladies (Azalea and Rhododendron)  (7" single 1967 UK)
Mike Stuart Span - Second Production  ("Expansions" 7" EP 1993 [recorded 1967] Brighton, UK)
Purson - The Sky Parade  ("Desire's Magic Theatre" 2016 Southend-On-Sea, UK)
Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - The Joe 90 Theme  ("Fruits De Mer Annual 2014" 7" EP 2013 UK)
Micah P Hinson and the Gospel of Progress - Don't You (Part 1 and 2)  ("Micah P Hinson and the Gospel of Progress" 2004 Texas, USA)
The Demon Parade - Do You Believe in Hell?  ("God Says it's Legal" EP 2010 Melbourne, Australia)
The Mystery Lights - What Happens When You Turn the Devil Down  ("The Mystery Lights" 2016 California USA)
Dean Allen Foyd - Insects  ("Road to Atlas" EP 2013 Stockholm, Sweden)
The Winstons - 番号番号 (Number Number)  ("The Winstons" 2016 Milan, Italy)
Tor-Peders - Aye Makami  ("Brev Från Ederstorp" LP 2014 Sweden)
Schnauser - Astral Traveller [Yes]  ("Herne Bay" 7" single 2014 Bristol, UK)
Vibravoid - Get Out of Here  ("Gravity Zero" LP 2012 Dusseldorf, Germany)

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)