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, March 12, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

 We began the show this week with a track from DeWolff who are currently touring Australia, though sadly they are not coming to Adelaide.  But if you’re in the eastern states go to see them, as reports say their live show is brilliant. From there we again ventured into the psychedelic and the obscure (and the not-so-obscure) with tracks from Germany’s Sula Bassana, Italy’s the Strange Flowers, Japan’s the Plastics and England’s Toy plus some Nico, Dave Davies and Espers as well as a track from the wonderfully named Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s debut LP, which was named as Shindig! magazine’s 2012 “Album of the Year”. There were some psych/folk variations from Espers and from the extremely rare album by Englishman Mark Fry, recorded in Italy in 1972, as well as some sheer poetry from John Cooper Clarke. We finished with another in our series of ‘suites’, this time from the self-titled 1968 LP by the United States of America, but prior to that we played a ‘taster’ [and have included a clip] from the soon-to-be-released album, “the Snow Bunker Tapes” by Death in June, as a means of announcing that Douglas P. will be our guest in the studio next week, the 19th of March, talking about the new album and his recent tour, as well as guest-DJing with us – so tune in again next week!
.... so here is the playlist, with a few pictures to watch.....
DeWolff – Fever      (‘Orchards/Lupine’ 2011 Netherlands)
Black Cab – Ghost Anthems      (‘Call Signs’ 2009 Australia)

Psychodelicacy – The Elephant Has a Delicate Brain      (‘Psychodelicacy’ 2013 Adelaide, Australia)

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Mark of the Beast      (‘Don’t Hear It... Fear It!’ 2012 UK)

the Plastics – Last Train to Clarkesville [Monkees cover]      (7”single 1979 Japan)
John Cooper Clarke – Beasley Street      (‘Snap, Crackle & Bop’ 1980 UK)
the Saffron – Vision is a Lonely Word      (provenance unknown – taken from Vol. 5 of ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers’ boxset  2011 UK)
Nico – Purple Lips      (‘Drama of Exile’ LP 1981 UK)
Gary Walker & the Rain – The View      (‘Album No.1’ LP 1968 Japan)
the Byrds – Mind Gardens      (‘Younger Than Yesterday’ LP 1967 USA)
Mark Fry – The Witch      (‘Dreaming with Alice’ LP 1972 Italy/UK)
Espers – That Which Darkly Thrives      (‘Espers 111’ 2009 Philadelphia, USA)
the Girls At Dawn – That Girl Belongs To Yesterday [Rolling Stones cover]      (7”split-single [with the Gaye Blades] 2007 USA)
Bokaj Retsiem – I’m So Afraid      (‘Psychedelic Underground’ LP 1968 Germany)
Red Riders – Slide In Next To Me      (7”single 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Galileo 7 – Anne Hedonia      (‘Staring at the Sound’ LP 2012 UK)

Sula Bassana – Baby Blues Shuffle in D major [Pink Floyd cover]      (‘Dreamers’ 2002 Germany)
the Strange Flowers – Rainpogamoonsister      (‘The Imaginary Space Travel of the Naked Monkeys’ 2007 Italy)
Toy – Lose My Way       (‘TOY’ 2013 UK)
All Night Radio – All Night Radio      (12”single 2003 USA)
the Black Angels – Better Off Alone      (‘Passover’ 2006 Austin, Texas, USA)

Crystal Chandelier – Suicidal Flowers      (7”single 1969 USA)

Death In June – Life Under Siege      (‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)


Bernard Chabert – Olga Selzer      (7”single [late 60’s?] France)

Dave Davies – Creeping Jean [unreleased stereo version]        (rec. 1969 – taken from ‘Hidden Treasures’ anthology 2011 UK)

the United States of America – The American Way of Love [suite]      (‘The United States of America’ LP 1968 New York, USA)

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