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 22, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Regular listeners to our shows will be aware that we are rather fond of boxsets and compilations of obscurities and this week we had a couple of new ones to plunder. We were excited to find a new addition to the wonderful ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ series, now up to Volume Eleven, playing tracks from disparate locales such as Indonesia, the USA and Holland. We also got our hands on the new 5-CD boxset edition of the long-running ‘Electric Sound Showcompilation LP series featuring obscure psychedelia found worldwide from the 1960’s (plus a few from the early 70’s) for our delectation! We only got it last week and have yet to hear it all, but played a few of the songs which have grabbed our attention so far, particularly tracks such as the very odd, lone single by Me Myself & Eye... very strange indeed! For our penultimate track, we played Adelaide’s own Fluffy as a ‘taster’ for 3D Radio’s annual TOP 101 which is being held on Monday 28th January, with the Cat & the Brat hosting the 2-4pm slot... so tune in and hear the most played artists heard on 3D Radio in 2012, the bulk of whom are local Adelaide talent...
..... until then, here is the playlist for the 22nd January edition of Technicolour Dreaming.....
the Hollies – Water on the Brain      (‘Evolution’ LP 1967 UK)
Sir Richard Bishop – Sidi Masour      (‘The Freak of Araby’ LP 2009 USA)
Eternal Tapestry – Galactic Derelict      (‘Beyond the 4th Door’ 2011 Oregon, USA)
Jason Lytle – Your Final Setting Sun      (‘Dept. of Disappearance’ 2012 USA)
Sparkspitter – Fearsplishing      (cd-single 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Earth – The Rakehead      (‘Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II’ LP 2012 USA)
Fripp & Eno – Swastika Girls [excerpt]      (‘(No Pussyfooting)’ LP 1973 UK)
the Flower Machine – Blown      (‘Lavender Lane’ 2010 Los Angeles, USA)
Gary Knight – World, 2000      (7”single b-side [to Greta Green Grass] 1967 UK – taken from ‘Electric Sound Show: an Assortment of Antiquities for the Psychedelic Connoisseur’  5-CD boxset compilation 2012 UK)
Paisley Patterns – Doomsday Plus One      (7”single 1968 Hollywood, USA)
Owl – Aunt Cate is Dead      (7”single b-side [to The World Keeps Turning] 1971 Massachusetts, USA)
Me Myself & Eye – I Come from the Andromeda Galaxy [A Pioneer in Celestial Music]      (7”single 1969 California, USA)
Oxford Watchband – Diagnosis (One Way Empty and Down)      (7”single 1969 Rochester, USA)
the Panbers- Rock & the Sea      (‘Sound 2’ LP 1972 Sumatra, Indonesia – taken from ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers, volume eleven’ compilation 2012 UK)
the David – People Saying, People Doing      (7”single 1967 California, USA)
the Whatt Four – Dandelion Wine      (7”single 1967 California, USA)
Sagittarius – Glass      (‘Present Tense’ LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Shocking Blue – Acka Raga      (‘Scorpio’s Dance’ LP 1970 Holland)
the Spazzys – Dissolution [is the only solution]      (‘Dumb Is Forever’ 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
the Stomachmouths – Doctor Syn      (‘Something Weird’ LP 1986 Sweden)
the Len Price 3 – Mourn, My Health      (‘Rentacrowd’ LP 2008 UK)
Ty Segall – The Hill      (‘Twins’ 2012 California, USA)
Blank Realm – Working on Love      (‘Go Easy’ 2012 Brisbane, Australia)
Useless Eaters – Addicted to the Blade      (7”single 2012 USA)
Smith Westerns – Weekend      (‘Dye It Blonde’ 2010 USA)
the Psychedelic Furs – Mack the Knife [Kurt Weill cover]      (7”single b-side [to Pretty In Pink] 1981 UK)
Tin Tin – She Said Ride      (‘Toast & Marmalade For Tea’ LP 1971 Australia)
Paul Roland – The Puppet Master      (recorded 1980 Denmark – released on ‘The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen’ split-EP 2012 UK)
the Unspoken Things – Puppets      (‘Bourbon Eyes’ cd-EP 2005 Adelaide, Australia)
the Green Mist – Roadside Graves      (‘Next Stop Antartica’ LP 2007 Australia/Spain)
Fluffy – Textas & Chocolate Cake      (‘A Rock’n’Roll Opera’ cd-EP 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Zacharias & the Tree People – We’re All Paul Bearers [Part 1]      (‘I Buried Paul’ compilation 2005 USA) 

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