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 15, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

The third show of the year and we’re getting a feel for this ‘amalgamation of two shows into one’ thingee! There was current stuff from bands such as the Surf Zombies, Earth and Japandroids, a selection of 60’s music ranging from the Byrds to Svensk to the Brain [a pre-Giles, Giles & Fripp project by the Giles brothers], and a plethora of tracks in between from artists such as Echo & the Bunnymen, Wooden Shjips, Suede, Tyrnaround, Jennifer Gentle, Custard and T.Rex. Our feature this week was a 7”EP from the Fruits de Mer label called The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen, consisting of a track each by four such gentlemen, including nick nicely and Anton Barbeau... we’ll be playing the other two next week! We finished the show with the 1999 single by Jason Falkner which, in a just world, would have been a huge hit, but in this one was torpedoed by ‘major labelshenanigans... his back catalogue is well worth checking out as he writes and plays great pop music, in the classic sense of the word!
.....So here is the playlist and a few clips to whet your interest.....
Jennifer Gentle – Couple in Bed by a Green Flashing Light      (‘Funny Creatures Lane’ LP 2002 Italy – taken from ‘Ectoplasmic Garden Party’ anthology 2003 Italy)
Tyrnaround – Carroll by Candlelight      (‘Colour Your Mind’ EP 1986 Australia)
Svensk – Dream Magazine      (7”single 1967 UK)
Procession – Mind Magician      (‘Procession’ LP 1968 Australia/UK)
the Dave Miller Set – Mr Guy Fawkes      (7”single 1969 New Zealand/Australia)
the Brain – Nightmares in Red      (7”single b-side [to Kick the Donkey] 1967 UK)
Earth – Father Midnight      (‘Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light, Vol.1’ 2011 USA)
Custard – A View to a Kill [Duran Duran cover]      (‘Undone: Songs of Duran Duran’ compilation 1999 Australia)
British Sea Power – Tugboat [Galaxie 500 cover]      (‘Rough Trade - Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before’ compilation 2003 UK)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – I Follow You      (‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ 2012 France/Australia)
Rhubarb Rhubarb – Rainmaker      (7”single 1968 UK)
Timberjack Donaghue – Dahli Mohammed      (7”single 1970 New Zealand)
the Byrds – Natural Harmony      (‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers’ LP 1968 USA)
the Surf Zombies – Flat Black      (‘Lust For Rust’  2012 Iowa, USA – taken from ‘Continental Magazine #20’ cover-mount CD 2012 USA)
the Dead Rocks – La Terrible Maldicion de Tutenkamon      (‘One Million Dollar Surf Band’ 2008 Sao Carlo, Brazil)
Y Niwl – Dauddegpump      (‘Y Niwl 4’ EP 2012 Gwynned, Wales, UK)
 Japandroids – For the Love of Ivy [Gun Club cover]      (‘Celebration Rock’ 2012 USA)
T.Rex – Ripoff      (‘Electric Warrior’ LP 1971 London, UK)
the Barbarellatones – White Light, White Heat [Velvet Underground cover]      (‘The Sound of Love’ 2012 USA)
nick nicely – Rosemary’s Eyes      (‘The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen’ split-EP 2012 UK/USA/France)
Wooden Shjips – Out of my Head      (recorded 2009 – taken from ‘Yeti 7’ magazine cover-mount CD 2009 USA)
the House of Love – Christine      (‘House of Love’ LP 1988 UK)
Suede – The Drowners      (‘Suede’ LP 1993 UK)
Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles      (‘Crocodiles’ LP 1980 UK)
Crocodiles – My Surfing Lucifer      (‘Endless Flowers’ 2012 USA)
Anton Barbeau & the Three Minute Tease – When I Was 46 [In The Year 13]      (‘The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen’ split-EP 2012 UK/USA/France)
Jason Falkner – Holiday      (7”single 1999 USA)

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