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, April 2, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Perusing the ‘New Releases  section of the Three D library, we discovered the new Black Angels’ album had arrived – and with only a few weeks until the annual ‘Austin Psych Fest’, of which they are the primary organisers, we naturally felt we should give it an airing, plus play a couple of the other bands of similar ilk such as Permanent Clear Light and Ringo Deathstarr, as well as Adelaide’s own Ride Into The Sun, spinning the b-side of their new single, which is being launched this week in Adelaide. From there it was a mixture of newer music from the likes of Cate le Bon, Decoys and Los Straightjackets and a fair smattering of 60’s magic by bands such as the Strawberry Alarm Clock, July and the Avengers. We also played a cool 1967 single by Mark Radice which caught our attention recently. Though only 10 years old, he wrote, performed and produced it himself – later in life he went on to tour with Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Johnny Mathis and many others before finding fame as ‘Elmo’ on TV’s ‘Sesame Street’, thus going from child entertainer to children’s entertainer! We then spun some more UK and European psych singles before featuring a classic piece by one of our favourite bands of the 1970’s, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, to wrap up the show.... all brought to you by the Cat and Brat on Adelaide’s 3D Radio......
..... and here is the playlist, with a few filmclips accompanying.....
the Strangers – Magical Mystery Tour [Beatles cover]      (unreleased, recorded 1967 Australia – taken from ‘A Magical Mystery Tour : 1967-1971 – the David Fraser Tapes, Vol. 1’ compilation 2001 Australia)
Julian Cope – Safesurfer      (‘Peggie Suicide’ LP 1991 UK)
the Revillos – Scuba, Scuba      (7”single 1980 UK)
Los Straightjackets – Space Mosquito      (‘Jet Set’ 2012 Nashville, USA)
Sir Richard Bishop – The Pillars of Baalbek      (‘The Freak of Araby’ LP 2009 USA)
Ed Harcourt – Rain [Beatles cover]      (rec. 2006 – taken from ‘Mojo’ magazine covermount-CD compilation : ‘Revolver Reloaded’ 2006 UK)
the Black Angels – I Hear Colours (Chromaesthesia)       (‘Indigo Meadow’ 2013 Austin, Texas, USA)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bisou Magique      (‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ 2012 Australia/France)
Cate le Bon – Falcon Eyed      (‘Cyrk’ 2012 Wales, UK)
the Fast Camels – Der Nazi Tea      (‘The Magic Optician’ 2007 Scotland, UK)
Mark Fry – Mandolin Man      (‘Dreaming With Alice’ LP 1972 Italy/UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – This Is Strange      (‘The Luck of Eden Hall’ EP 2012 Chicago, USA)
 Permanent Clear Light – And The Skies Will Fall      (unreleased, recorded 2012 Finland – taken from ‘TimeMazine Vol.6’ covermount-CD compilation 2012  Greece)
Ride Into The Sun – Hunt Like Wolves      (cd-single b-side [to Lost At Sea] 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Ringo Deathstarr – Fifteen      (‘Mauve’ 2012 Texas, USA)
Decoys – It’s All Mine      (‘Psychedelica 4’ compilation 2010 Bristol, UK)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – The World’s On Fire [long version]      (‘Psych-Out’ soundtrack LP 1968 USA)
the Avengers – Listen, Listen [Merry-Go-Round cover]      (7”single 1967 New Zealand)
the American Revolution – Opus #1      (‘The American Revolution’ LP 1968 USA)
the Tokens – How Nice      (7”single 1967 USA)
Mark Radice – Save Your Money      (7”single 1967 USA – taken from ‘Fading Yellow Vol.3’ compilation 2001 USA)
July – The Way      (‘July’ LP 1968 London, UK)
Ramases & Selket – Mind’s Eye      (7”single b-side [of Crazy One] 1968 UK)
Groep 1850 [as 1850] – 1,000 Years Before       (‘Polyandri’ LP 1975 Netherlands)
the Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Hot City Symphony Part 1 [Vambo]      (‘The Impossible Dream’ LP 1974 UK)

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