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...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning with the Psychedelic Furs debut album and a track whose title says it all, we spent the next hour and a half playing songs from various eras and locales, linked in some way by that most elastic of terms, psychedelic!... “The Damned... psych?” you may be thinking, but they proudly wore their 60’s influences... and LeighStarDust’s achingly beautiful version of Brillig’s ‘Weighed Down’? Well, there are those initials! Then there’s the current crop of paisley-patterned popsters worldwide such as Pony Face, Youngteam, the Sun Blindness and the High Dials who are updating that 60’s swirl and jangle for the 21st century... not forgetting the Monkees... or our “band of the month”, XTC in psych-pop disguise... hmmm, not such a stretch after all for the Cat and the Brat....
..... and so here is the playlist.....
the Psychedelic Furs – We Love You      (‘The Psychedelic Furs’ LP 1980 UK)
the Damned – Neat, Neat, Neat      (rec. 1976 on BBC Radio ‘Peel Sessions’ – taken from disc2 of ‘Babylon’s Burning: the Rough’n’Ready Rise of Punk Rawk 1973-1978’ compilation boxset 2007 UK)
Normie Rowe – She Used to Be Mine      (‘It ain’t necessarily so, but it is... Normie Rowe’ LP 1965 Australia)
the Factory – Path Through the Forest      (7”single 1968 UK)
Lloyd’s World – Brass Bird      (7”single 1968 Aust.)
the High Dials – Master of the Clouds      (‘War of the Wakening Phantoms’ 2005 Montreal, Canada)
the Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth      (‘The Buffalo Springfield’ LP 1966 USA/Canada)
LeighStarDust – Weighed Down [Brillig cover]      (‘Fashion’ split EP [with Brillig] 2004 Adelaide, Aust.)
Wooden Wand & the Sky High Band – Sweet Xiao Li      (‘Second Attention’ 2006 USA)
the Allah-Las – Catamaran      (‘The Allah-Las’ 2012 USA)
Woods – Find Them Empty      (‘Bend Beyond’ 2012 USA)
Youngteam – Not From Here      (‘Daydreamer’ 2011 Sweden)
the Dandy Warhols – The Autumn Carnival [radio edit]      (CDsingle 2012 USA)
Tame Impala – Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything That We Could Control      (‘Lonerism’ 2012 Aust.)
Moon Duo – I Been Gone      (‘Circles’ 2012 California, USA)
Pony Face – Alabama      (‘Hypnotised’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Ride Into The Sun – Redneck      (demo 2010 Adelaide, Aust.)
Magic Bones – Gouge Out A View      (‘Magic Bones’ EP 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Sunbirds – I Shook      (‘Emergency Christmas’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Buried Feather – Time It Takes      (7”single 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Sun Blindness – Lazy Livin’      (‘Like Pearly Clouds’ 2008 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Monkees – You Told Me      (‘Headquarters’ LP 1967 USA)
the Dukes of Stratosphear – The Affiliated      (‘Psonic Psunspot’ LP 1987 UK)   #
      #   “Band of the Month”

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