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, October 4, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Covers and Comps (cover versions and compilations, that is...) pretty much sums up this week's show, with both in abundance! And especially those of the Australian variety, such as "Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" and "Burn Your Fingers On The Sun", two classic double-CD psych comps which are now pretty hard to lay your hands on, unless you get lucky in the second-hand bins. The former release also features a disc of current (at the time) bands covering sixties Australian songs ... details of which can also be found in the accompanying book (of the same title) by Iain McIntyre, which also covers fashion, youth culture and society at large, and is still available from Wakefield Press. Unfortunately not many clips of these bands exist, so in some cases I've included an alternative song to give you an idea, in case you missed the show.

Marc Almond - Late Night [Syd Barrett]  ("The Madcap Laughs Again!" 2010 UK)
The Orange Drop - Juniper Pearl  ("Stoned In Love" 2016 Pennsylvania, USA)
Steve and the Board - The Giggle-Eyed Goo  ("The Complete Steve and the Board" 2016 Sydney, Australia)
6 Feet Under - Inspiration in My Head  ("6 Feet Under - In Retrospect [1969-70]" USA)
Jacques Du Tronc - Le Responsible  (7" single 1969 France)
The Legends - High Towers  ("The Legends - High Towers [1965-1973]" USA)
Christine Pilzer - Ah Hem Ho Hu Err  ("Cafe Creme" 7" EP 1967 France)
Peter Pan and the Good Fairies - Kaleidoscope  ("Garageaholic! Psychedelic! Outsider Music! (Arf Arf Audio Relic sampler)" 2008 (recorded 1968) USA)
biG GRunt - The Strain  (12" EP 2016 (recorded March 1970 on the John Peel Show) UK)
biG GRunt - Cyborg Signal (12" EP 2016 (recorded March 1970 on the John Peel Show) UK)
C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider  ("Trip Thru Hell" LP 1969 Minneapolis, Minnesota USA)
Die Dancing Bears - New York Valentine  (7" single 1982 Adelaide, Australia)
The Brats - We Love You [Rolling Stones]  ("Demo 1980 [Live at the Port Elliot Hotel]" 1980 (unreleased) Adelaide, Australia)
The Laurels - Turn on Your Mind  ("Mesozoic" 2011 Sydney,  Australia)
Intercontinental Playboys - Just Turn On  ("Just Turn On" 7" EP 2002 Sydney, Australia)
The Frantics - Farfisa  ("Antipodean Screams" 2003 Australia)
Blue Sunshine Minds - How Does it Feel?  ("Burn Your Fingers On The Sun" 2007 Australia)
The Great Apes - Sebastopol Street [Procession]  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Mid State Orange - Moving in A  Circle [The Executives]  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
The Black Ryder - Rise  ("Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride" 2009 Sydney, Australia)
Thee Pink Stainless Tail - Gottzar  ("The Sky's A Soft Target" 2003 Melbourne, Australia)
Sand Pebbles - A Thousand Flowers  ("Atlantis Regrets Nothing" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Green Circles - Given Time  ("Brass Knobs and Bevelled Edges [And in 23 Different Positions]" 2003 Adelaide, Australia)
Richard In Your Mind - The New Sun  ("The Future Prehistoric" 2007 Sydney, Australia)
Thee Psycho Delmatics - Whoopee-Do  ("Lush, Plush and Flush" 2000 Australia)
Belles Will Ring - Lantern Of Black Light  ("Burn Your Fingers On The Sun" 2007 Sydney, Australia)
3DTV - The Neon Distortion  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006, Australia)
The Alohas - Kooksville  ("Get Leid With" 2000 Sydney, Australia)
The Sun Blindness - A Trip In The Painted World  ("Like Pearly Clouds" 2008 Melbourne, Australia)
Ian Wettenhall - Pirate Lies  ("Antipodean Screams" 2003 Australia)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

At Three D Radio we are lucky enough to receive donations of CDs and vinyl to fill gaps in our collection, often from other announcers (I'm sure regular listeners will have heard me, and others, mentioning the latest release donated by Andrew K, whose show follows Technicolour Dreaming), and sometimes from generous members of the public. So I was very pleased to discover the compilation "Monster a Go-Go: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo '66-'69" had appeared as a new acquisition, and that it had not one, but two tracks by The Spiders! Some years ago, I had seen a some excerpts from the 1968 movie "Go Forward!" and a few other comedies that featured The Spiders (apparently there are thirteen in total!), but had no idea of the names of the songs. I've now discovered that one of my favourites was "Nati Bati Yi", which is included on the compilation (obscure fact - backing vocalist and tambourine player Masaaki Sakai might be better known as the lead character in the TV series "Monkey"). So here's the playlist for the show, with clip of "Go Forward!" at the end, for your amusement...

Toy - Strange  ("Toy" 2012 UK)
The Spiders - Nati Bati Yi  ("Monster a Go-Go: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo '66-'69" compilation Japan)
The Chocolate Watch Band - Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-in)  (7" single 1967 USA)
The Mops - Blind Bird (7" single 1967 Japan)
First Crew To The Moon - The Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind  (7" single 1967 USA)
Cate Le Bon - Wonderful  ("Crab Day" 2016 Wales, UK)
Allah-Las - Warmed Kippers  ("Calico Review" 2016 Los Angeles, USA)
White Noise - Here Come the Fleas  ("An Electric Storm" LP 1969 UK)
Episode  Six - I Can See Through You  (7" single 1966 UK)
The Bystanders - Cave of Clear Light  (7" single [b-side to "When Jezamine Goes"] 1968 Wales, UK)
The Missing Souls - Sweet, Sweet Sadie  (7" single 2016 France)
Philwit and Pegasus (Mark Wirtz) - Pseudo Phoney Mixed Up Croney  (extra track on the 2003 reissue of the "Philwit and Pegasus" LP 1970 UK)
Schnauser - Protein For Everyone  ("Protein For Everyone" 2014 UK)
Frantic Chant - Colour  ("Ruthless Superman" 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland)
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 Butterscotch Cathedral - Waterfall Parasol  ("The Butterscotch Cathedral" 2015 Tucson, USA)
The Coathangers - Stomp Stomp Stompin'  ("Scramble" 2009 Atlanta, Georgia USA)
Wight Lhite - Counting Diamonds  ("Beyond the Satellites" 2014 Tucson, USA)
Black Vacation - Hold  ("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)

Trailer for "Go Forward!" 1968 Japan

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

A real mixed bag of music this time round, with way more 1960's USA singles than in recent weeks - which can only be a good thing!! - and only a few new releases (The Warlocks' "Songs from the Pale Eclipse", Beaulieu Porch's "Sarum Sounds", Anton Barbeau's "Magic Act", Garden Gate's "Dark Harvest" and the latest single from The Embrooks, "Helen" pretty much covers it). The rest of the show was a melange of new acquisitions of older albums, plus the usual romp through the decades....hope you enjoyed it! So here's the playlist, for those who have been nagging me for it...

The Moving Sidewalks - I Want to Hold Your Hand  (7" single 1968 Texas, USA)
The Loose Enz - The Black Door  (7" single 1968, USA)
Ron Wray Light Show - Speed  (7" single 1970 USA)
Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers - Born to Lose  ("L.A.M.F." LP 1977 New York, USA)
The Embrooks - Helen  (7" single 2016 Kent, UK)
R.E.M. - Dark Globe [Syd Barrett]  ("Orange Crush" 12" EP 1989 USA)
Doug Tuttle - Falling To Believe  ("It Calls on Me" 2016 New Hampshire, USA)
Jacco Gardner - Puppets Dangling  ("Cabinet of Curiosities" 2013 Netherlands)
The Cords - The Lesson  ("Get Ready to Fly- Pop Psych From The Norman Petty Vaults" compilation 2007 USA)

Pillow - Choirs  (7" single [b-side to "Oh, Carol"] 1969 Sweden)
Tin Tin - Swans On the Canal  (7" single [b-side to "Is That The Way"] 1971 Australia)
The David - People Saying, People Seeing  (7" single 1967 Los Angeles, California USA)
The Whatt Four - Dandelion Wine  (7" single 1967 USA)
Triops - Hybrid Taxidermy  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation 2013 UK)
Barracudas - Watching the World Go By  ("Through the Mysts of Time" 1999 London, UK)
The Raunchies - Little B  ("Falk" EP 2015 Italy)
The Warlocks - Dance Alone  ("Songs From The Pale Eclipse" 2016 California, USA)

The Deep Freeze Mice - A Red Light for the Greens  ("The Gates of Lunch" LP 1982 Leicester, UK)
Schnauser - National Grid  ("Protein For Everyone" 2014 UK)

Mordecai Smyth - Dream On (Marnie)  ("Dial M for Mordecai" 7" EP 2013 UK)

Anton Barbeau - Broken in Two  ("Magic Act" 2016 UK)
Garden Gate - Dark Harvest  ("Dark Harvest" 2016)
Beaulieu Porch - Burn  ("Sarum Sounds" 2016 UK)
The High Tide - Electric Blue  (7" single [b-side to "Dancing In My Mind"] 1981 UK)
Mark and the Clouds - Blue Skies Opening  ("Blue Skies Opening" LP 2014 UK)
Mordecai Smyth - Psychedelic Sarah  ("Dial M for Mordecai" 7" EP 2013 UK)
The High Tide - Dancing in My Mind  (7" single 1981 UK))
The Karova's Milkshake - Freak Out  ("Freakout Factory" 7" single 2012 Russia)
Nick Nicely - Hilly Fields (1892)  (7" single 1982 UK)
Barbarellatones - Psychedelic Freakout  ("Glitter Train" 2016 Hawaii, USA)
Le Superhomard - Maple Key  ("Maple Key" LP 2016 France)

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)