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 28, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We began this week’s edition with a tribute to the Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who passed away last week, by playing ‘Crystal Ship’, a classic example of a brilliant single b-side, before moving off on an exploration of location, era and genre under the (often tenuous) shadow of ‘the psychedelic’, with artists as diverse as Psychic Ills, Jacques Dutronc, the Murlocs and the Koobas, plus a great new cover  of Tyrnaround’s classic ‘Colour Your Mind’ by Germany’s Vibravoid. Later in the programme the Cat & the Brat were joined in the studio by Mark from the Arch Menaces, to talk about their album launch this weekend at the Enigma Bar here in Adelaide... during the interview we also discussed all things ‘power-pop’ and a mutual admiration for ‘the Medway Sound’, as well as playing some selections he’d brought in by bands such as the Len Price 3, the Happy Hate Me Nots and an obscure 60’s Australian single by the Familiars extolling the virtues of ‘the hula hoop’... so go see them if you can, it should be a great show!
.....and here is the full playlist plus some moving pictures.....
the Doors – Crystal Ship      (‘The Doors’ LP 1967 USA)
Mark Fry – Mandolin Man      (‘Dreaming with Alice’ LP 1972 UK/Italy)
Jacques Dutronc – L’idole      (7”single 1967 France – taken from ‘Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi: Jacques Dutronc 1966-1969’ anthology 2009 France/UK)
Deerhunter – Neon Junkyard      (‘Monomania’ 2013 USA)
Palms – This Last Year      (cd-single 2013 Sydney, Australia)
Vibravoid – Colour Your Mind [Tyrnaround cover]      (‘Delirio Dei Sensi’  2013 Germany/Italy)

the Pretty Things – Bracelets of Fingers      (‘S.F.Sorrow’ LP 1968 UK)
Inside Looking Out – Long Live Sivinanda      (7”single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
Splashh – Headspins      (‘Comfort’ 2013 Aust./NZ/UK)
Psychic Ills – Drop Out      (‘One Track Mind’ 2012 USA)
the Tolpuddle Martyrs – Social Cell      (7”single b-side [to Time Will Come] 1967 Australia)
the Happy Hate Me Nots – You’re an Angel      (7”single 1985 Aust.)

the Parasites – When I’m Here With You      (‘Punchlines’ 1994 New Jersey, USA)
the Len Price 3 – She’s Not Really There      (‘Rentacrowd’ 2007 UK)
the Familiars – Go-Go Hula-Hoop      (7”single 1966 Australia)

the Arch Menaces – Not In My World/the Link      (‘Primitive Germs’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)

          Interview with Mark from the Arch Menaces
the Lighthouse Keepers – Seven Years      (7”single 1985 Aust.)
the Dukes of Stratosphear [aka XTC] – 25 O’Clock      (’25 O’Clock’ mini-LP 1985 UK)
Giobia – Jaws      (7” EP 2010 Milan, Italy)
the Arch Menaces – Hearing the Sounds      (‘Primitive Germs’ 2013 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Prisoners – Whenever I’m Gone      (‘The Last Fourfathers’ LP 1985 UK)
the Moods – Rum Drunk      (7”single 1966 Melbourne – taken from ‘Down Under Nuggets: Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967’ compilation 2012 Australia)
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers – I’m Your Witchdoctor      (7”single 1965 London, UK)
the Murlocs – Rattle the Chain      (cd-single 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Rolling Stones – The Last Time      (‘Out Of Our Heads’ LP 1965 London, UK)
the Koobas – Barricades      (‘The Koobas’ LP 1969 UK)

Moon Duo – Sleepwalker      (‘Circles’ 2012 San Francisco, USA)

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