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 16, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Being Record Store Day later in the week, we thought it appropriate to feature a number of vinyl singles and LPs, past and present, so we dug out a few favourites and obscurities including a classic from Big Star’s first album, some Australian 60’s-era singles from the likes of Mike Furber and former Masters Apprentices guitarist, Peter Tilbrook, a French tribute to Dr Wilhelm Reich by the Zorgones and a cut from the brand new LP by Paul Messis, released this week on the UK independent label, State Records. We also featured some of the artists appearing at the upcoming Austin Psych Fest, including organisers the Black Angels and Adelaide representatives Ride Into The Sun, plus some classic pop-psych from the Association and the Seeds as well as tracks from current purveyors such as Vibravoid and Clinic. Regular listeners will be aware of our fondness for  ‘suites’ of songs [most recently one from Procol Harum] so how could we resist playing - in full - the ‘audio-storybook LP’ tale of “Eyes Like The Sky”, narrated and written by Australian legend Broderick Smith [Carson/Dingoes etc] accompanied by the psychedelic/spaghetti western/surf sounds of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – brilliant stuff! On a more sombre note, we celebrated the lives of Chris Bailey and Annette Funicello, both of whom passed away recently, by playing some of their music and video-clips – R.I.P. Chris and Annette!
..... and so here is the playlist for this week’s show, plus some clips.....
Big Star – The Ballad of El Goodo      (‘# 1 Record’ LP 1972 Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

the High Dials – Space Hobo      (‘Moon Country’ LP 2008 Montreal, Canada)
Mike Furber – Watch Me Burn      (7”single b-side [to I’m on Fire] 1969 Australia)
Peter Tilbrook – All Mine To Play With      (7”single b-side [to Stop the Time] 1969 Aust.)
Bobby & Laurie – Every Second Day      (7”single 1966 Aust.)
Clinic – Harvest [within you]      (‘Visitations’ 2006 UK)
Vibravoid – The White Ship [HP Lovecraft cover]      (7”split-single [with Drug Free Youth] 2011 Germany)
the Seeds – Girl I Want You      (‘The Seeds’ LP 1966 USA)
Headband – Stay With Me      (7”single b-side [to Country Lady] 1973 Adelaide, Aust.)
     *  R.I.P.  Chris Bailey  1950-2013 (bassist - Headband/Red Angel Panic/the Angels/GANGajang etc)

Pleasure [feat. Billy Elder & Tandyn Almer] – Don’t take the night away      (7”single 1968 USA)
the Koolaid Electric Company – Over the Mountain      (‘Random Noises & Organised Sounds’ 2012 USA)
the Association – Message of our Love      (‘And Then... Along Comes the Association’ LP 1966 California, USA)
Tommy James & the Shondells – Crimson & Clover [LP version + reprise]      (‘Crimson & Clover’ LP 1969 USA)
the Picture – Evolution      (7”single b-side [to I’ll Be There] 1969 USA)
the Zorgones – Herr Doktor Reich      (7”single 1968 France)

the Barbarellatones – Gothic City      (‘The Breakup Ghost’ 2009 California USA)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard [with Broderick Smith narrating] – Eyes Like The Sky [suite {in its entirety}]      (‘Eyes Like The Sky’ EP 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Black Angels – War On Holiday      (‘Indigo Meadow’ 2013 Austin, Texas, USA)
Ride Into The Sun – Lost At Sea (love story)      (CD-single 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Tame Impala – Mind Mischief      (‘Lonerism’ 2012 Aust.)
Paul Messis – Happy This Way      (‘Case Closed’ LP 2013 UK)
Annette Funicello & Fishbone – Jamaica Ska      (‘Back to the Beach’ soundtrack LP 1987 USA)
    *  R.I.P.  Annette Funicello   1942-2013 (Mouseketeer/actor/singer etc – USA)

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