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 26, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We began and ended the show this week with a couple of our favourite current bands, Gravenhurst from the UK and Moon Duo from the USA, as well as playing a pre-release copy of the new Ride Into The Sun single, taken from their upcoming mini-LP which, was produced in Melbourne by Alex Maas of the Black Angels – more news of that as it comes to hand! As always, we ventured far and wide for the programme, with tracks from Norway, Chile, the Netherlands and New Zealand amongst others plus some 60’s rarities such as the Tripsichord Music Box and the Attack. We also paid tribute to Jason Molina of Magnolia Electric Co. who passed away at a mere 39 years old – certainly an indictment of the American system of health care, or rather, the lack of it for people like musicians [though even the rich aren’t immune to its deficiencies – remember Andy Warhol being left to die neglected in a hospital corridor?] But we digress... Jason made some great music, and though it wasn’t exactly ‘psychedelic’, we felt he deserved tribute. On the lighter side, we played a version of the Woody Woodpecker song, a track from the bizarre ‘I Buried Paul: death rumour singlescompilation that was released last year and check out the Vagrants clip from the 1965 ‘Beach Party’ exploitation movie “Disk-o-Tek Holiday” – they don’t make them like that anymore! Throw in some Monkees, Toy, Donovan and other assorted goodies and it’s another edition of Technicolour Dreaming... brought to you by the Cat & the Brat on 3D Radio, Adelaide, South Australia......
..... and here is the playlist, plus some clips to watch for your delectation.....
Gravenhurst – She Dances      (‘The Western Lands’ 2007 UK)
Eternal Tapestry – When I Was In Your Mind      (‘A World Out Of Time’ 2012 USA)
Toy – Make It Mine      (‘TOY’ 2012 UK)
My Bloody Valentine – New You      (‘mbv’ 2013 UK)
Lothar & the Hand People – Woody Woodpecker        (‘Presenting... Lothar & the Hand People’ LP 1968 USA)
the Attack – Created By Clive      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Apricot – Look Out Your Window      (‘A Forestful of Threes’ 2001 Oslo. Norway)
Ride Into The Sun – Lost At Sea (a love song)      (pre-release cd-single 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Los Beat 4 – Civilizacion      (‘Habia Una Vez’ LP 1968 Chile)
Congregacion – Quantos ave no tienen y merecen      (‘Congregacion’ LP 1972 Chile)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – Sit With the Guru      (‘Wake Up Where You Are’ 2012 USA)
Donovan – Superlungs [version]       (recorded 1965 - unissued – taken from ‘Sunshine Superman’ CD-reissue 2011 UK)
the Black Hollies – No. 10 Girl       (‘Softly Towards the Light’ 2009 Philadelphia, USA)
the Twilights – Blue Roundabout      (‘Once Upon a Twilight’ LP 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
the Monkees – Porpoise Song      (7”single 1968 USA)
the Mystery Tour – Ballad of Paul      (7’single 1969 USA – taken from ‘I Buried Paul (the Paul McCartney Death Rumour Singles)’ compilation 2012 UK)
Magnolia Electric Co. – Leave The City      (‘What Comes After The Blues’ 2005 USA)
the Tripsichord Music Box – Times & Seasons        (recorded 1968 – released on ‘Tripsichord Music Box’ LP 1971 USA)
Modern Folk Quartet – Night Time Girl      (7”single 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
the High Dials – Fields In Glass      (‘Fields In Glass’ EP 2004 Canada)
DeWolff – Who Are You or The Magnificence Of Loving A Million Strangers      (‘Orchards/Lupine’ 2011 Netherlands)
Q65 [as Circus] – Fairytales of Truth      (7”single 1969 Netherlands)
the Vagrants – Oh Those Eyes      (7”single 1965 USA)
Wreck Small Speakers On Expensive Stereos – Rain      (7”single 1986 New Zealand)
the Higher State – It’s Not Up To You      (‘Freakout At The Gallery’ 2011 Kent, UK)
Moon Duo – Seer [Psychic Ills remix]      (‘Mazes – remixed’ 2011 USA)

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