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 14, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Our fondness for ‘suites’ will be familiar to regular listeners to Technicolour Dreaming, so it will come as no surprise that this week’s feature was ‘The Saga of Rodney Toady’ by Giles, Giles & Fripp in its entirety.... with recent psych and garage by bands such as les Liminanas, Vibravoid and Nothing People through some glam, courtesy of T.Rex and Shudder To Think [from the Velvet Goldmine movie], UK punk by Wire and Adam & the Ants, the odd slice of sunshine pop from a couple of Curt Boettcher-related projects plus a number of goodies from the likes of Lotus, Beaches and the Green Circles to round out the show....
..... so here is the playlist, with some visuals.....
les Liminanas – I’m Dead      (‘Crystal Anis’ 2012 France)
the Green Circles – Watermelon Sugar Blues       (‘Mr Cocking’s Descent’ 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Del Shannon – I Think I Love You      (‘The Further Adventures of Charles Westover’ LP 1968 USA)
Beaulieu Porch – Keep On Screaming      (‘Beaulieu Porch’ 2012 UK)
the Byrds – Change Is Now      (‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers’ 1968 USA)
Giles, Giles & Fripp – The Saga of Rodney Toady [suite] :  1)North meadow  2)Newly-weds  3)One in a million  4)Call tomorrow  5)Digging my lawn  6)Little children  7)The crukster  8)Thursday morning      (‘The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp’ LP 1968 UK)
Wire- Outdoor Miner      (‘Chairs Missing’ LP 1978 UK)
Adam & the Ants – Physical      (‘Kick’ 12”EP 1982 London, UK)
Lotus – Lotus 1      (7”single 1971 Australia)
the Besnard Lakes – People of the Sticks      (‘Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO’ 2013 Canada)
the Paperhead – Can’t Keep My Eyes Open      (‘The Paperhead’ 2011 USA)
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin – I Wear Black      (‘Reverse Shark Attack’  2012 California, USA)
Nothing People – Enemy with an Invitation      (7”single 2010 USA)
Beaches – Granite Snake      (‘She Beats’ 2013 Australia)
the Psychedelic Furs – It Goes On      (‘Talk Talk Talk’ LP 1981 UK)
Spizzenergi – Where’s Captain Kirk?      (7”single 1979 UK)
Shudder To Think – Hot One      (‘Velvet Goldmine’ soundtrack compilation 1998 USA/UK)
T.Rex – Ballrooms of Mars      (‘The Slider’ LP 1972 London, UK)
Bryan Ferry – San Simeon      (‘Frantic’ 2002 UK)
the Millennium – Karmic Dream Sequence #1      (‘Begin’ LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Sagittarius – The Truth Is Not Real      (7”single 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Vibravoid – Incense & Peppermints [Strawberry Alarm Clock cover]      (‘The Politics of Ecstacy’ 2008 Dusseldorf, Germany)

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