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 19, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We had our inaugural interview in the new 3D studios this week... and the esteemed interviewee was singer/guitarist Matt from Adelaide band Brillig. He brought us in a ‘hot off the presses’ copy of their soon-to-be-released new albumI Ain’t Ever Gonna See The Sea’ to give our listeners a sneak preview and to promote their upcoming shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. We also featured some of the new music that has appeared in our postbox recently, such as the swirling psych pop of the debut album by England’s Beaulieu Porch and the title track of the third album by Swedish band, the Amazing, before focusing on a selection of Australian and local 1960’s garage and psych. We played a track from the new early Bee Gees retrospective as well as bands such as the Purple Hearts, the Hergs and Procession and included a tribute to the late Kevin Peek by playing his classicThen I Heard the Fire Sing’ by his band, the James Taylor Move. We came back to the 21st century to finish with a couple of recent live recordings by Adelaide favourites Dieselwitch and Slingshot Dragster and a very cool Rolling Stones cover by the Gaye Blades on a Norton Records 7”single from 2007..... here is the playlist plus a few clips.....
the Psychedelic Furs – Sister Europe        (‘The Psychedelic Furs’ LP 1980 UK)
Les Liminanas – Salvation         (‘Crystal Anis’ 2012 France)
Names and Faces – The Killer         (7” single 1968 Holland – taken from ‘Fantasio Daze’ compilation 2012 UK)
the Barbarellatones – Sperm Whale         (‘Confessions of a Teenage Prostitute’ 2010 USA)
Brillig – The Devil Wears Cowboy Boots         (‘I Ain’t Ever Gonna See the Sea’ 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
           ‘live-in-the-studio’ interview with Matt from Brillig
Brillig – Fair Warning         (‘I Ain’t Ever Gonna See the Sea’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Brillig – I Ain’t Ever Gonna See the Sea        (‘I Ain’t Ever Gonna See the Sea’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Espers – Dead King         (‘Espers II’ 2006 USA)
the Amazing – Gentle Stream         (‘Gentle Stream’ 2011 Gothenburg, Sweden)
Painted Hills – Everybody         (‘Painted Hills’ 2010 USA)
Paul Messis and Jessica Winters – As Nightmares Turn To Dreams         (7”single b-side [to Sunflower] 2012 UK)
Ant- Bee – Child of the Moon [Rolling Stones cover]         (‘Lunar Muzik’ 1996 USA)
Beaulieu Porch – Colour 55         (‘Beaulieu Porch’ 2012 UK)
the Green Pajamas – [She’s Still] Bewitching Me         (‘Seven Fathoms Down and Falling’ 2000 Seattle, USA – taken from ‘Through Glass Coloured Roses’ anthology 2003 USA))
Trip 66 – That’s What You Say         (‘Trip 66’ 1996 Pennsylvania, USA)
Kaleidoscope – Life Will Pass You By         (‘A Beacon From Mars’ LP 1968 USA)
Surf School Dropouts – Hold Onto Me         (‘Surf School Dropouts’ 2012 Denmark)
the Bee Gees – Exit Stage Right         (demo 1966 Australia – taken from ‘Morning of My Life: The Best of 1965-66’ anthology 2013 Aust.)
Machine Gun Kelly’s Rejects – I’m Going Back         (demo 1967 Adelaide, Aust. – taken from ‘Ugly Things: the CD’ compilation 1992 Aust.)
 the Purple Hearts – Early In the Morning         (7” single 1966 Brisbane, Aust.)
Toni McCann – Saturday Date      (7”single 1966 Brisbane, Aust.)
the Twilights – Cathy Come Home      (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Procession – Anthem       (‘Procession’ LP 1968 Aust.)
the Third Party – Russian Spy & I [Jan Akkerman/the Hunters cover]     (7”single 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
the James Taylor Move – Then I Heard the Fire Sing      (7”single b-side [to Magic Eyes] 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)       R.I.P. Kevin Peek
the Hergs – Cadillac [Vince Taylor cover]      (7”single b-side [to Style of Love] 1967 Adelaide, Aust.)
Slingshot Dragster – Shadowplay      (recorded live at ‘the Gov’ 2012 – taken from single demo 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Dieselwitch – UFO Surf      (rec. October 2012 – taken from ‘Live at the Gov’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Gaye Blades – Ruby Tuesday [Rolling Stones cover]      (7”split-single [with the Girls At Dawn] 2007 USA)

1 comment:

-SB- said...

At the end of this show a book was mentioned, one that came with a CD. I missed the title - was it one of Iain McIntyres?