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 21, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Again this week we indulged our fondness for ‘suites’, this time by playing all the tracks from side 2 of DeWolff’s latest album ‘IV’, which are collectively entitled “A Mind Slip” – in our opinion, the best thing they’ve yet done! There were also songs from current bands such as Pugwash, Vibravoid, Youngteam and Clue to Kalo plus the debut recording by Melbourne psychsters Flyying Colours, as well as a selections from the past by luminaries such as the Adverts, Johnny Young, Naz Nomad & the Nightmares and the gloriously-named Frumious Bandersnatch. Finally, we featured a mystery song whose unknown provenance has been commented on by the ‘arch-drood’ himself – Julian Cope – who noted: the track ‘A Walk Down Emily Lane’ by The Unexplained, I was informed by a pretty reliable source, ... was an 80's studio creation by a mystery group that was recorded exclusively for the album, so don't waste your time trying to find the record, I don't think it exists”  .....  
..... so here is the playlist, with some moving pictures.....
Pugwash – Even I        (‘Jollity’ 2005 Ireland)
Steve Hillage – It’s All Too Much [George Harrison cover]         (‘L’ LP 1976 UK)
A Little Bit of Sound – Incense and Peppermints [Strawberry Alarm Clock cover]         (7” single 1967 California, USA)
Clue to Kalo – What Went Down Around         (‘Lily Perdida’ 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
the Mecki Mark Men – Free         (‘The Mecki Mark Men’ LP 1967 Sweden)
Flyying Colours – Wavygravy         (CD single 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
Crocodiles – Hollow Hollow Eyes         (‘Sleep Forever’ 2010 USA)
Manfred Mann – A “B” Side         (7” single b-side [to Ragamuffin Man] 1969 UK)
Nazz Nomad and the Nightmares – Cold Turkey [Big Boy Pete cover]         (‘Give Daddy the Knife, Cindy’ LP 1984 UK)
Henri Salvador – Carnaby Street         (‘Pikabou’ 7” EP 1967 France)
the Adverts – One Chord Wonders         (7” single 1977 UK)
the Times – Glad Not Sad         (live recording, unreleased – taken from ‘Devil’s Children: Vol.2’ compilation 2000 Australia)
Johnny Young and Kompany – Caralyn [Strangeloves cover]         (7” single b-side [to Step Back] 1966 Australia)
the Apple – The Otherside         (‘An Apple a Day’ LP 1969 Cardiff, Wales)
the Unexplained – A Walk down Emily Lane         (‘Chocolate Soup for Diabetics Vol. 1’ compilation LP 1980 UK – taken from the ‘Chocolate Soup for Diabetics’ 5-CD boxset 2010 UK)
DeWolff – A Mind Slip [suite]   i Devil on a Wire   ii The Telephone   iii Black Hole Raga   iv Sixth Dimension Blues   v The Telephone Pt.2   vi Astral Awareness   vii Vicious Times      (‘DeWolff IV’ 2013 Limburg, Netherlands)
Vibravoid – The Politics of Ecstacy      (‘The Politics of Ecstacy’ 2006 Germany)
Pink Floyd – Come In Number 51, Your Time Is Up      (‘Zabriskie Point’ soundtrack LP 1970 USA/Italy)
Youngteam – Daydreamer      (‘Daydreamer’ 2011 Sweden)
Southwest F.O.B. – Smell of Incense [West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band cover]      (7”single 1968 Texas, USA) 
the Higher State – Levitation [13th Floor Elevators cover]      (‘Texas’ EP 2010 UK)
the Rising Sons – Take a Giant Step [Monkees cover]      (recorded 1966, unreleased – taken from ‘LA Nuggets - Where the Action Is: 1965-1968’ compilation boxset  2009 USA)
the British North-American Act – Don’t Run Away      (‘In the Beginning...’ LP 1968 Canada)
Frumious Bandersnatch – Hearts to Cry      (‘Frumious Bandersnatch’ EP 1968 San Francisco, USA)

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