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, February 12, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Regular listeners to 3D Radio will be aware of the Cat and the Brat’s penchant for compilations, anthologies and boxsets and our fondness for the unjustly obscure, whether it be old or new. This week we continued on our never-ending quest to share such aural delights with our listeners, starting with a track from the latest album by American psych outfit, Eternal Tapestry... and from there it went all over the place, including songs from two new Adelaide bands, Angels of Gungho and the Solar City and another from the excellent debut by Melody’s Echo Chamber. As always there were a few songs from better known artists, in this case T.Rex, the Walker Brothers and the Rolling Stones, plus a couple of Nico tunes, before we ventured off into lesser known territory with Simon & de Sade and the Ronnie James Reincarnation from the wonderful Electric Sound Show compilation boxset and the Moods from the new Nuggets Down Under selection. As promised last week we played the conclusion to the Lost’s ‘Space Kidsradio serial... and were relieved that little Jimmy made it back to Earth unharmed after saving the world! [heh heh!]
Of course there was plenty more, so check out the playlist and associated clips.......
Eternal Tapestry – The Weird Stone      (‘A World Out Of Time’ 2012 USA)
Baptism of Uzi – Baby, Please Don’t Go [Them/Shadows of Knight cover]      (recorded 2012 Melbourne, Australia – taken from ‘Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era’ compilation/tribute 2012 Australia)
the Sun Blindness – Journey Through the Valley of O      (‘Far Arden’ 2010 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon      (7”single b-side [ to Jumpin’ Jack Flash] 1968 UK)
Baby Woodrose – I Need      (7”single b-side [to Take It] 2011 Denmark]
T.Rex – Ride a White Swan       (7”single 1970 UK)
Six Organs of Admittance – One Thousand Birds      (‘Ascent’ 2012 USA)
Ty Segall – LoveFuzz      (‘Twins’ 2012 California, USA)
Angels of Gungho – Walk the Plank      (‘Fire in the Sea’ EP 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Nico – These Days [Jackson Browne cover]      (‘Chelsea Girls’ LP 1967 USA)
Dean & Britta – I’ll Keep It With Mine [Dylan/Nico cover]      (‘13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests2010 USA)
the Walker Brothers – Archangel      (7”single b-side [to Deadlier Than the Male] 1966 USA/UK)
Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty – A Visit With Ashiya      (‘Things’ LP 1968 USA)
the Solar City – Medusa      (demo 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Black Lips – Bicentennial Man      (‘Arabia Mountain’ 2011 USA)
the Moods – Rum Drunk      (7”single 1966 Melbourne – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967’ compilation 2012 Australia)
the United States of Existence – Return to the Psychedelic      (‘Battle of the Garages Vol. 1’ compilation LP 1981 USA)
the Lost – Space Kids [Part 2]      (recorded 1967 – taken from ‘Flat Earth Society/the Lost’ reissue/compilation  1993 USA)
the Warlocks – Isolation      (7”single 2006 USA)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – You Won’t Be Missing That Part of Me      (‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ 2012 France/Australia)
Simon & de Sade – Girl      (7”single double A-side [with Green Green Grass] 1969 Australia)
Ray Brown & the Whispers – That’s Evil      (‘Pride’ EP 1966 Australia)
Ronnie James Reincarnation – Is This the Only Life You’ve Had      (7”single b-side [to Jingle Jangle]
1969 UK – taken from ‘Electric Sound Show’ compilation boxset 2012 UK)
Jacques Dutronc – L’Augmentation      (‘Jacques Dutronc’ LP 1967 France)
the Tages – You’re Too Incomprehensible      (‘Studio’ LP 1967 Gothenburg, Sweden)
La Dusseldorf – Viva/White Overalls      (‘Viva’ LP 1978 Germany)

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