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 8, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Some new, some old, some local, others from....Iceland? Yes, another trip into the psychedelic, the garage, the punk and even the ‘80’s from anywhere/anytime with the Cat & the Brat on this week’s show. Of particular note were new albums from Clinic, Toy & Melody’s Echo Chamber – all no doubt will be receiving further examination in weeks to come! And as today was the birthday for Elvis, Bowie and Dot from Almost Numan, we naturally had to give them a celebratory spin... especially with the news of a new record from David being imminent at last. On a sadder note, we noted the passing of Lee Dorman, bassist with Iron Butterfly during their prime, so just had to play a song from their oft-overlooked early period. Throw in a few covers, some ‘previously unreleased’ gems [including the full version of the theme song from an iconic Australian surf movie], and lots more... and that’s Technicolour Dreaming for another week!  Check out the clips we’ve found, and dig in......
...... here’s the playlist for 8th January.....
the Sunsets – Hot Generation [full soundtrack version]       (rec. 1967 but unreleased – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967’ compilation 2012 Australia)
Marty Rhone & the Soul Agents – Every Minute of You      (7”single 1966 Brisbane, Australia)
the Showmen – So Far Away      (7”single 1965 Sydney, Aust.)
Colin Buckley – Little Egypt [Elvis Presley cover]      (7”single 1966 Aust.)
David Bowie – Five Years      (‘Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars’ LP 1972 UK)
Almost Numan – We Are So Fragile [Gary Numan cover]      (‘Almost Numan : “OFF” side-1: covers’ 2011 Adelaide, Aust.)
Iron Butterfly – Unconscious Baby      (‘Heavy’ LP 1968 USA)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Be Proud of Your Kids      (‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ 2012 France/Australia)
Tenniscoats – Karogari Mario      (‘All Aboard!’ 2012 Japan)
Cosmic Dead – The White Rabbit      (rec. live in Scotland 2010 Iceland)
Fursaxa – Tyranny      (‘Amulet’ 2005 USA)
Clinic – See Saw      (‘Free Reign’ 2012 UK)
the Black Angels – Entrance Song (Rain Dance version)      (‘Phosgene Nightmare’ 10”EP 2011 Texas, USA)
the Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion      (7”single 1987 UK)
Toy – Motoring      (‘Toy’ 2012 UK)
Beach House – Lazuli      (‘Bloom’ 2012 USA)
Marc Almond – Late Night [Syd Barrett cover]      (‘Mojo: the Madcap Laughs Again’ – Mojo magazine covermount-cd 2009 UK)
Gravenhurst – Only a Northern Song [Beatles cover]      (‘Mojo: Yellow Submarine ReSurfaces’ – Mojo magazine covermount-cd 2012 UK)
Suzi Chunk – Got Any Mantras?      (‘Girl From the Neck Down’ LP 2012 Wales, UK)
Knowbody Else – Secret Storm      (rec. 1967 but unreleased – taken from ‘Feeling High : the Psychedelic Sound of Memphis’ compilation 2012 USA)
July – Dandelion Seeds      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Chosen Few – Is This a Dream      (7”single 1966 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Sunnyboys – You Need a Friend      (7”single 1982 Sydney, Aust.)
the Church – Almost With You      (‘The Blurred Crusade’ LP 1982 Aust.)
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – Words [demo]      (rec. 1965 but unreleased – taken from ‘Where the Action Is!  Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968’ compilation boxset 2009 USA)
Woods – Cali in a Cup      (‘Bend Beyond’ 2012 USA)

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