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, May 7, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

The Cat & the Brat again brought a mixture of genres and eras to the airwaves this week, including, of course, some diverse psychedelia from the likes of the Rainbow Ffolly, Sundial, Jacco Gardner and Beaulieu Porch, power pop from the Knickerbockers  and Adelaide’s own Arch Menaces, plus some 70’s German bands such as Gila and Electric Sandwich. There were a bunch of singles, primarily b-sides, from Paul Jones, the Syn, the Market Squares and more – slabs of vinyl genius. We have included amongst the clips we chose this week, Part 1 of “The Modern Antiquarian” doco by ‘arch-druid’ Julian Cope – the other parts are linked to this one – as we couldn’t find an original video of our chosen track ‘Sunspots’ from the time it was recorded, but thought that some Cope-archaeology-spieling was a rather good alternative.... here is the playlist, with pictures.....
Sundial – World Without Time         (‘Other Way Out’ LP 1990 USA)
the Dandy Warhols – Everyday Should Be A Holiday         (‘Dandy Warhols Come Down’ 1997 USA) 
the Mynd Gardeners – East of Where         (‘Partial Spyral Staircase Entanglement’ digital-EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia) 
Bronco Bullfrog – Never Been to California         (7”single [b-side to Clarifoil] 2013 UK) 
the Arch Menaces – Fancy Free         (‘Primitive Germs’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.) 
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich – Zabadak         (7”single 1967 UK) 
Paul Jones – The Dog Presides         (7”single [b-side to And the Sun Will Shine] 1966 UK)
the Market Squares – Inside My Mind         (7”single [b-side to Afternoon] 2013 UK)
the Blue Angel Lounge – Ashes Round the Skull       (‘The Blue Angel Lounge’ 2009 Germany)
the Intricate Blend – Door Knob         (recorded in 1968 New Mexico, unissued – taken from ‘Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych from the Norman Petty Vaults’ compilation 2007 USA) 
the Bee Gees – Play Down         (‘Spicks and Specks’ LP 1966 Aust.)
Stu Mitchell and Wes Dakus’ Rebels – Acid         (7” single 1966 Canada)
Jacco Gardner – Puppets Dangling         (‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ 2013 Netherlands) 
the Rainbow Ffolly – She’s Alright         (‘The Rainbow Ffolly Rallies Fforth’ LP 1968 UK)
Gila – Sundance Chant         (‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ LP 1966 Germany)
Wolfgang Riechmann – Himmelblau         (‘Wunderbar’ LP 1978 Germany)
Electric Sandwich – China      (‘Electric Sandwich’ LP 1973 Germany – taken from ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik Vol. 2’ compilation 2013)
the Morgans – Rasal      (7”single b-side [to Sitar Beat] 1966 Germany)
Clinic – the Magician      (‘Winchester Cathedral’ 2004 UK)
Turn Me On Dead Man – Wondermint      (‘Technicolour Mother’ 2006 San Francisco, USA)
Sands – Listen to the Sky      (7”single b-side [to Mrs Gillespie’s Refridgerator] 1967 UK)
Boeing Duveen & the Beautiful Soup – Which Dreamed It      (7”single b-side [ to Jabberwock] 1968 UK)
Endle St Cloud In The Rain – Tell Me One More Time      (7”single 1969 Texas, USA)
the Syn – Grounded      (7”single b-side [to Created By Clive] 1967 UK)
Ride Into The Sun – Devil’s Soul      (‘Ride Into The Sun : 2010-2012’ anthology 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
Julian Cope – Sunspots       (recorded live on ‘the Peel Sessions’  1984 London, UK – taken from ‘Floored Genius 2 - Best of the BBC Sessions 1983-91’ anthology 1993 UK)
the Beach Boys – Heroes & Villains [alternate take]      (recorded 1966/67 during ‘Smile’ sessions, Los Angeles, unissued – taken from ‘Smiley Smile/Wild Honey’ re-issue 1990 USA) 
Beaulieu Porch – Laminations are Loaded      (‘Beaulieu Porch’ 2012 UK)
the Knickerbockers – High On Love      (7”single b-side [to Stick To Me] 1966 USA)
Kelley Stoltz – Keeping the Flame      (‘To Dreamers’ 2010 USA)

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