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 30, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning the show with Canadian band Rings and Things’ single from 1968 and finishing with a recent album track by the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, we continued this week on our quest for what they called “groovy sounds” back in the 1960’s, exploring various genres and locations, from then until now – all vaguely linked to the psychedelic in some way – from the whispering gothic drones of Adelaide’s All The Leaves Have Fallen, through Jacques Dutronc’s fuzzed-out French epistles to the shimmering pop of brilliant young Dutchman Jacco Gardner and from the equally woozy psychedelia of Beaulieu Porch to the 60’s weird of the Astral Scene and onto the sharp power-pop of Adelaide’s Arch Menaces. We also included this week our occasional feature songsegment, playing first the original and then a cover version, in this case “No Silver Bird”, originally by the Hooterville Trolley and recently recorded by Germany’s Vibravoid. Of course there was much more, so..... is the playlist and some visual accompaniments for your perusal.....

Rings and Things – Strange Things are Happening         (7”single 1968 Canada)
the Black Angels – Manipulation         (‘Passover’  2006 Austin, Texas, USA)
Sheetah et les Weissmullers – Hallucinations         (’Hola Ye Yeah!’  2009 France)
France Gall – Les Sucettes [Serge Gainsbourg cover]         (‘Les Sucettes’  7”EP 1966 France)
the Travel Agency – That’s Good         (‘The Travel Agency’ LP 1968 San Francisco, USA)
All the Leaves Have Fallen – Lull Before the Storm         (demo 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Todd Rundgren – An Elpee’s Worth of Toons         (‘Todd’ LP 1974 USA)
the Arch Menaces – Not In My World         (‘Primitive Germs’  2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Paul Messis – Sowing Seeds         (‘Case Closed’  2013 UK)
Drug Free Youth – Teenage Laughing Bean [The Laughing Soupdish cover]         (7”split-single [with Vibravoid] 2011 Greece/Germany)
Man or Astroman? – Journey to the Stars         (‘Is It … Man or Astroman?’  1993 USA)
les Liminanas –I Know There’s An Answer [Beach Boys cover]         (recorded 2012 France - taken from 'Mojo: Pet Sounds Revisited' magazine covermount-CD compilation 2012 UK)
Dieselwitch – UFO Surf         (‘Live at the Gov 2012’ demo 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Woodhead Monroe – (She’s a )Vampire         (7”single b-side [to Mumbo Jumbo] 1980 UK)
Baby Woodrose – Take It         (7”single 2009 Denmark)
the Flies – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone [Monkees cover]         (7”single 1966 London, UK)
the Astral Scene – (Astral Projection…Leaving the Body) Overture: The Sunshine Seekers         (‘The Astral Projection’ LP 1968 New York, USA)
Colours – Bad Day at Black Rock, Baby         (7”single b-side [to Love Heals] 1968 USA)
Beaulieu Porch – Greencroft Street         (‘Beaulieu Porch’  2012 UK)
Jim Noir – Don’t You Worry         (‘Jim Noir’  2008 UK)
Wolf People – Hesperus           (‘Fain’  2013 UK)
the Paperhead – Do You Ever Think of Me         (‘The Paperhead’  2012 USA)
the Point – All My Life         (‘Magic Circle’  LP 1983 Los Angeles, USA)
Vibrasonic – Kingsley J          (7”single 1994 Brighton, UK)
Jacco Gardner – Clear the Air         (‘Cabinet of Curiosities’  2012 Netherlands)
the Hooterville Trolley – No Silver Bird         (7”single 1968 USA)
Jacques Dutronc – La Responsable         (7”single 1969 France)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Secret Xtians         (‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra ll’  2013 New Zealand)
Pugwash – Fall Down          (‘The Olympus Sound’  2012 Ireland)
Vibravoid – No Silver Bird [Hooterville Trolley cover]         (‘Gravity Zero’  2012 Germany)       
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Bad Blood         (‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’  2010 USA)

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