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, December 31, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

It’s the final show for 2013 and it was on New Year’s Eve, so it was appropriate we wrapped up our series of “Favourites of the Year” with what was certainly a highlight of 2013 – the new Wooden Shjips LP. Before we got there though, there was a plethora of other faves to be played, though of course some slipped through the cracks and these will no doubt ooze into our early 2014 shows! Anyway, we hope you all have a great New Year – one that promises to build on the growing eruption of excellent psychedelia that seems to be overtaking us... 2014 should hold some very intriguing new music! So, without further ado.....
..... here is the playlist plus a bunch of eye-candy to enjoy.....
Sundial – She’s Looking All Around      (“Other Way Out” LP 1990 UK)
Me & My Kites – Isis’ Adventure      (7”single b-side [to The Band] 2013 UK)
Brenton Manser – Dogged Old Joy      (“The Edge of Forgiveness” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Easybeats – Amanda Storey      (recorded 1968, unreleased – taken from “The Definitive Anthology” 2-CD box 2003 Australia)
the Sufis – I’ll Come to See You      (“Inventions” 2013 Nashville, USA)
Plastic Penny – Give Me Money      (“Currency” LP 1969 UK)
the Seeds – Mr Farmer      (“A Web of Sound” LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Corey – Come On, Let’s Go      (7”single b-side [to Is It Really Really Real?] 2013 San Francisco, USA)
Peter Sarstedt – Mary Jane      (“Peter Sarstedt” LP 1969 UK)
Montero – My World Fell Down [Sagittarius/Ivy League cover]      (“Nuggets : Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era” compilation 2013 Australia)
Sendelica – Set the Controls for the Heart of the Buddha      (“The Kaleidoscopic Kat And It’s Autoscopic Ego” 2013 Wales, UK)
Temples – Mesmerise      (pre-release from forth-coming “Sun Structures” LP 2014 UK)
the Hidden Masters – Last Days of the Sun      (“Of This & Other Worlds” 2013 UK)
the Lovetones – Was I There In Your Future?      (“Meditations” 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Kaleidoscope – Flight From Ashiya       (7”single 1967 UK)
France Gall – Teenie Weenie Boppie      (“Teenie Weenie Boppie” EP 1967 France)
the Mynd Gardeners – Misinterpreted      (split-EP [with the Stanleys] 2013 Australia)
Ride Into The Sun – Lost At Sea [a love song]      (“Ride Into The Sun” LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Black Angels – The Day      (“Indigo Meadow” 2013 Texas, USA)
Warm Soda – Waiting For The Man [Velvet Underground cover]      (“The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castleface Records and Friends” tribute compilation LP 2013 San Francisco, USA)
Crystal Stilts – Future Folklore      (“Nature Noir” 2013 USA)
Fuzz – Sunderberry Dream      (7”single 2013 USA)
the Monkees – Mary, Mary      (“More of the Monkees” LP 1966 USA)
Kak – Rain      (7”single 1968 USA – taken from “The Gathering of the Tribes” compilation boxset 2013)
the Dandelion – Here Comes Love      (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)
Espers – Blue Mountain [Michael Hurley cover]      (“The Weed Tree” EP 2004 USA)
Olly Holmes – Mercedes Benz [trad. cover]      (“Whiskey Barrel” EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Warlocks – Dead Generation      (“Skull Worship” 2013 USA)
Wooden Shjips – Ghouls      (“Back to Land” 2013 San Francisco, USA)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning and ending with some woozy psychedelia from the Lucid Dream and Wooden Shjips respectively, this Xmas Eve show continues our rundown of highlights & faves from 2013 and beyond including that great Space Agency single, the new Limiñanas LP, the latest Asteroid #4 opus, new finds such as Sudden Death of Stars, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Mystic Brew and the Dandelion alongside older faves like Mick Ronson, the Human Expression and the D-Coys, plus some cool compilations and reissues such as Psychedelica 5, Down Under Nuggets, the Bee Gees anthology and the Procol Harum & Strawberry Alarm Clock’s reissued 1st albums. Again, too much music from all around the globe to play in one show, or even three, but we try! So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist with some visual nuggets.....
the Lucid Dream – Sweet Hold on Me      (“Songs of Lies & Deceit” 2013 Carlisle, UK)
Tandyn Almer – Sunset Strip Soliloquy      (“Along Comes Tandyn” anthology 2013 USA)
Mr Elevator & the Brain Hotel – Are You Hypnotised?      (7”single 2013 Los Angeles, USA)
Woods – Be All, Be Easy      (7”single 2013 USA)
Buried Feather – Maybe      (“Buried Feather” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – The World’s On Fire      (“Incense and Peppermints” LP 1967 USA)
Mystic Brew – Zig Zag Wanderer [Capt Beefheart cover]      (demo EP 2013 Russia)
Sonny & the Sunsets – Those Drawings I Told You About      (“I Need You Bad” compilation LP 2013 San Francisco, USA)
les  Limiñanas – Liverpool [LP version]      (“Costa Blanca” 2013 Perpignan, France)
Sudden Death of Stars – This Vision of You       (bonus track on “Sudden Death of Stars” EP 2010 Brittany, France)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Evil Man / Fort Whipple / the God Man’s Goat Lust      (“Eyes Like the Sky” LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Singapore Sling – Nothing Inside      (“Never Forever” 2011 Reykjavík, Iceland)
People’s Temple – Brand New Thing      (7”single 2013 USA)
the Medicine – Changing of the Times      (“Psychedelica 5” compilation 2013 UK)
the Space Agency – Bombay Potatoes      (7”single 2013 UK)
Mick Ronson – Only After Dark      (“Slaughter on 10th Avenue” LP 1974 UK)
the Bee Gees – Like Nobody Else      (recorded 1966 Sydney, Australia – taken from “Morning of my Life – the Best of 1965-66” anthology 2013 Australia)
the D-Coys – Bad Times      (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Australia – taken from “Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-67compilation 2013 Australia)
the Human Expression – Optical Sound      (7”single b-side [to Calm Me Down] 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
the Tombstones – Times Will Be Hard      (7” single 1967 USA)
Procol Harum – Conquistador      (“Procol Harum” LP 1967 UK)
the Hook – Show You the Way      (7”single b-side [to In The Beginning] 1969 USA)
the Asteroid #4 – Back of Your Mind      (“the Asteroid #4” LP 2013 USA)
the Dandelion – Toxic Flower Power  & The Ascension To Infinity      (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Sydney, Australia)
Wooden Shjips – Everybody Knows      (“Back To Land” 2013 San Francisco, USA)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we felt that over the next few weeks we should feature some of our favourite releases and reissues of 2013, as well as some older tracks that we’ve either unearthed or rediscovered or simply wanted to play because we could – we leave it to you to guess which songs fall into which categories. So, without further ado.....
..... here is this week’s playlist plus assorted visuals.....
Vibravoid – Listen Can’t You Hear      (“Delirio Dei Sensi” LP 2013 Germany – recorded/released in Italy)
Toy – Join the Dots       (“Join the Dots” double-LP 2013 UK)
Jim Noir – Look Around You      (“Jim Noir” 2008 UK)
the Dials – Mondo Space      (“End of the Pier” 2013 Brighton, UK)
Pregnant Insomnia – Wallpaper      (7”single 1967 Dublin, Eire)
Davey Lane – Moulty [Barbarians cover]      (“Nuggets : Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era” compilation 2013 Australia)
Permanent Clear Light – Higher Than the Sun : Astral Travel      (“Beyond These Things” 2013 Finland)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Panic in Babylon      (“Aufheben” LP 2012 USA)
Django Django – WOR      (“Django Django” 2012 Scotland, UK)
Jacques Dutronc – L’Augmentation      (“Jacques Dutronc” LP 1968 France)
Brigitte Fontaine – Je suis inadaptée      (“Brigitte Fontaine est... Folle” LP 1968 France)
les Limiñanas – Salvation      (“Crystal Anis” 2012 Perpignan, France)
Zorgones – Herr Doctor Reich      (7”single 1968 France – taken from “Wizzz! [psychorama français 1966-70] Vol. 2” compilation 2008 France)
the Monkees – Randy Scouse Git      (“Headquarters” LP 1967 USA)
Wooden Shjips – Other Stars      (“Back to Land” 2013 San Francisco, USA)
the Sandwitches – Sun In Rain      (“I Need You Bad” compilation LP 2013 San Francisco, USA)
Jacco Gardner – Puppets Dangling      (“Cabinet of Curiousities” 2013 Holland)
Black Cab – Summer of Love      (“Altamont Diary” 2004 Melbourne, Australia)
the Grand Rapids – Blow Up      (“Great Shakes” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Balcony Stars – The Butterfly Girl      (“Sunshine” EP 2013 Liverpool, UK)
the Executives – Moving in a Circle      (7”single b-side [to It's A Happening World] 1968 Sydney, Australia)
Beaulieu Porch – Laminations are Loaded      (“Beaulieu Porch” 2012 UK)
Ben Mason – Care of Cell 44 [Zombies cover]      (“The Odessey Odyssey” LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Selfish Cales – Orange Skies [Love cover]      (“Dandelion Seeds” EP 2013 Italy)
the Night Beats – Rat King      (“Sonic Bloom” 2013 Seattle, USA)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Again this week, we had a pleasant surprise awaiting us at our local general store/post office in the form of a package from State Records in the UK, containing the Thanes latest single plus the new self-titled Higher State album. On the local front, we also featured a track by the lovely LeighStarDust from “the Wedding EP” [which also features new husband Denni’s band Brillig] as well as a cut from the 12” vinyl LP by Tea, plus one from 60’s Adelaide legends, the Twilights, taken from the lavish CD reissue of a few years back which we found at Mr V Records here in Adelaide, which, with a few other remaining independent record shops including Clarity, Funhouse and Rev Records, are still reliable sources of cool, interesting music – there’s nothing quite like flicking through stacks of vinyl and CDs, holding & examining their covers while music whirls around you and engaging in discussions with other music lovers... and with the ongoing vinyl revival, there are still places like these to be sought out and found. But we digress... and with the end of the year rapidly approaching we thought we should begin adding selections from our numerous “favourite finds of 2013” into our playlists over the coming weeks.....
..... so here is this week’s lot with some associated eye-candy.....

Octopus Syng – Listen with the Moths      (“Fruits de Mer 2014 Annual” EP 2013 UK)
the Charlatans – The Shadow Knows [Coasters cover]      (7”single 1966 San Francisco, USA)
the Rain Parade – No Easy Way Down       (“Explosions in the Glass Palace” EP 1984 USA)
Gene Clark – No Other      (7”single 1975 USA)
Colorama – Delaware       (“Good Music” 2012 Wales, UK)
the Dandelion – Paranoid Floyd in a Bliss You Can Hear      (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)
the Higher State – Need to Shine      (“the Higher State” LP 2013 Kent, UK)
the Thanes – She’s Coming Back To Me      (7”single 2013 UK)
Keith Allison – Action. Action, Action      (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Tea – Burnside Mums      (“Tea” LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
October Country – My Girlfriend is a Witch      (7”single 1968 California, USA)
the See See – The Day That Was The Day      (“Fountayne Mountain” 2012 UK)
Luke Haines – A Badger Called Nick Lowe      (“Rock’n’Roll Animals” 2013 UK)
We The People – My Brother The Man      (7”single 1966 USA)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – I Follow You      (“Melody’s Echo Chamber” 2012 France/Australia)
Eric Charden – Amour Limité Zéro [Dylan cover]      (7” single 1967 France – taken from “Fools On The Hill, Vol.1 – My Tailor Is Rich” compilation 2008)
the Topsy Turbys – Hey Tiger      (7”single b-side [to Snake Woman] 1965 Arizona, USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Dandy Horse      (“Victoria Moon” 2013 Chicago, USA)
Sands – Listen to the Sky      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Twilights – Paternosta Row      (“Once Upon a Twilight” LP 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
Glass House – And Now For The Wild      (“A Sun Full & Drowning” 2013 UK)
Laika & the Cosmonauts – The Ipcress File      (“Amazing Colossal Band” 1995 Finland)
Baker Knight & the Knightmares – Hallucination      (7”single 1967 USA)
the Velvet Underground – Satellite of Love [demo]      (recorded 1970 – bonus track on reissue of “Loaded” 2013 USA)
the Glass Family – House of Glass      (7”single 1968 USA)
LeighStarDust – Anything You Want [Roy Orbison cover]      (“The Wedding EP” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Asteroid #4 – Yuba      (“The Asteroid #4” LP 2013 Philadelphia, USA)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Where The Action Is      (7”single 1966 USA)
Tom Dyer – The Question Asked      (recorded 2007 – taken from “Songs from Academia, Vol. 1: Songs with Singing, 1981 to 2009” anthology 2009 Seattle, USA)