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 23, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Joining the Cat & the Brat for this week’s show was our ‘Obscured by...’ co-DOT  Michael Hunter, who brought in some interesting items to share, including a bizarre one by Estonian band Winny Puhh, two versions of the song ‘You Never Know’, both from 1975, and a Steve Kilbey demo from his pre-Church days in Canberra. We also featured a sitar-drenched track from the brand-new EP by the Mynd Gardeners, a song from the latest Citradels recordings and another taster from the just-released Paul Messis LP, plus a few French 60’s delights from the likes of Claude Francois and Antoine, as well as playing a track in remembrance of Divinyls’ singer Chrissie Amphlett, who has passed away after a long illness..... Of course there were the regular nods to both 60’s and current psych from bands such as Pisces and Life On Earth! respectively, with oddities such as Giles, Giles & Fripp thrown in for good measure... all in all, another Technicolour Dream....
...... and here is the playlist, plus a few visuals.....
the Ones – Lady Greengrass      (7”single 1967 Germany – taken from ‘Ultima Thule: the Electronic Magic of Tangerine Dream’ anthology 2008 UK/Germany)
Eileen – Ces Bottes Sont Fait Pour Marcher [Nancy Sinatra cover]      (7”single 1966 France)
the Citradels – Here To Know      (‘Psychotic Syndrone’ cd-EP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)

the Mynd Gardeners – Shadow Man      (‘Partial Spyral Staircase Entanglement’ digital-EP 2013 Australia)
Richard Lockwood – Highest of the High      (‘Highest of the High’ cassette-EP 1993 Australia)
Charlie Drake – You Never Know      (7”single 1975 UK)
Giles, Giles & Fripp – Newlyweds       (‘The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp’ LP 1968 UK)
Claude Francois – Eloise [Barry Ryan cover]      (7”single 1968 France)
Paul Messis – It Doesn’t Matter to Me      (‘Case Closed’ LP 2013 UK)
Peter Gabriel – You Never Know      (demo 1975 UK)
Chrissie Amphlett & friends – Money [Barrett Strong cover]      (recorded ‘live’ at E.A.T. Benefit Concert 1985 Melbourne, Aust.)
       * R.I.P.  Chrissie Amphlett   1959-2013   [the Divinyls]
Split Enz – Xmas message for fanclub      (‘Friends of the Enz’ message 1983 Aust.)
Wendy Saddington & the Copperwine – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles cover]      (‘Live’ LP 1971 Aust.)

Baby Grande – Pure, White & Deadly      (demo 1977 Canberra – taken from ‘Steve Kilbey: Addenda One’ anthology 2012 Australia)
Red Angel Panic – Viet Rock      (7”single 1971 Adelaide, Aust.)
Antoine – Les Elucubrations d’Antoine      (7”single 1966 France)
the Cherokees – Minnie the Moocher [Cab Calloway cover]       (7”single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
Bruner (aka Pisces) – Sam      (7”single 1969 USA – taken from ‘Pisces - A Lovely Sight: 1967-1970’ anthology 2009 USA)
Les Liminanas – Longanisse      (‘Crystal Anis’ 2012 France)
Life On Earth! – Listen       (‘A Space Water Loop’ 2009 Sweden)
Winny Puhh – Meiecundimees uks Korsakov laks eile latti       (recorded/filmed live on ‘Eesti Laul’ concert TV show 2013 Estonia)   [there are several clips of this with different costumes etc, but we liked the drummer playing upside-down suspended from the roof on this one – feel free to check out the others!]
the Five Man Electrical Band – Man with the Horse and Wagon      (‘Goodbyes & Butterflies’ LP 1970 Ottawa, Canada)
Machine – God’s Children      (‘Machine’ LP 1970 Netherlands)
the Magnificent Brotherhood of Eternal Love & the Happiness’s Close Companions – Old Tattoo      (taken from ‘Peace Frog #2’ covermount-CD compilation 2006 Greece)
the Warlocks – Bleed Without You Babe      (‘Surgery’ 2005 Los Angeles, USA)

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