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, June 25, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming


It was a case of “more vinyl, more vinyl” on this week’s show, playing 7” singles, new and old, from the likes of the Hidden Masters, Wooden Shjips, the Haunted, Suede and the Spikes and selections from ‘rarities’ compilations such as the double LPs Forge Your Own Chains and “Fairytales Can Come True, plus album and EP tracks by the Stomachmouths, Blue Ruin, the Gootch Palms, Tyrannosaurus Rex and others. As tribute to Australian legend  Wendy Saddington who sadly passed away last week, we played her 1971 singleLooking Through a Window’ and for one of our favourite novelists, the late Iain M. Banks, we played a Sonny & the Sunsets song about a doomed space-robot love affair! Throw in the debut demo by Olly Holmes, some new Mikal Cronin music and a few favourite CDs, and there it was... another edition of Technicolour Dreaming, brought to you by the Cat & the Brat.....
..... and so here is the playlist plus a few visuals.....
the Len Price 3 – Australia      (‘Rentacrowd’ 2008 UK)
Peter & Gordon – I Feel Like Going Out      (7”single [Germany-only release] 1968 UK – taken from ’Fairy Cakes for Tea: Fairytales Can Come True, Vol. 2 (20 Previously Uncomped Popsike Gems 1966-71) double-LP compilation 2007 UK)
Black Cab – Summer of Love       (‘Altamont Diary’ 2004 Melbourne, Australia)
Sun Dial – Out of Space, Out of Time      (7”single 2002 UK)
the Hippy Mafia – How to Outwit a Mosquito      (‘Psychedelica 5’ compilation 2013 UK)
the Bats – Listen to my Heart      (7”single 1966 South Africa)
Wendy Saddington – Looking Through a Window      (7”single 1971 Australia)
Sonny & the Sunsets – Green Blood      (‘Antenna to the Underworld’ 2013 USA)
Fluff – Holly Golightly       (7”single 1969 USA)
the Haunted – 1-2-5       (7”single 1966 Canada)
Isabelle – Amstramgram      (‘Dis Moi Poupée’ EP 1968 France)
Shadrack Chameleon – Don’t Let It Get You Down      (‘Shadrack Chameleon’  LP 1973 Iowa, USA – taken from ‘Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974‘ double-LP compilation 2009 USA)
Vibravoid – Optical Sound [Human Expression cover]      (‘Delirio Dei Sensei’ 2013 Germany/Italy)
Tyrannosaurus Rex – Frowning Atahuallpa      (‘My people were fair and had stars in their hair...’ LP 1968 UK)
Mikal Cronin – See It My Way       (‘MC11’ 2013 California, USA)
the Hidden Masters – Grey Walls Grey      (7”single b-side [to Nobody Knows That We’re Here] 2010 Scotland, UK)
Beaulieu Porch – The View from Gainsborough      (‘We Are Beautiful’ 2013 UK)
Plasticland – Let’s Play Pollyanna      (7”single 1989 USA)
the Gootch Palms – Watch This Space      (‘R U 4 Sirius’ EP 2013 Sydney, Australia)
the Allah-Las – Catamaran      (‘The Allah-Las’ 2012 California, USA)
the Stomachmouths – Dr Syn      (‘Something Weird’ LP 1986 Sweden)
the Rebbels – Round the World      (7”single b-side [to This Can't Go On] 1966 Germany)
Wooden Shjips – Start to Dreaming      (7”single b-side [to Loose Lips] 2007 USA)
Olly Holmes – Whiskey Barrel      (demo 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Spikes – Bang Shang a Lang      (‘A Bloody Mess’ EP 1985 Adelaide, Australia)
Suede – Metal Mickey      (7”single 1992 UK)
Blue Ruin – Bad Gin      (‘Flame’ LP 1987 Australia)
the Black Hollies – Hush [Joe South cover]      (7”split-single [with the Dansettes] 2004 USA)    

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Which to go with, the old or the new? With so much great music to choose from, both from our own collection, and Three D Radio’s massive vinyl and CD library, we often find it hard to decide which songs will make the cut each week! Two hours just never seems to be enough, especially when there are so many great new bands we want to introduce to you, the listener, without sacrificing the old favourites, the obscure gems, and those that deserve to be known better. But all in all, we think that we manage to pick a pretty great bunch of tracks for your listening pleasure each week – we hope you agree!
...... so here is this week's playlist plus a few visuals we hope will divert/intrigue/amuse .....

Lou Reed – Berlin/Lady Day         (‘Berlin’ LP 1973 USA)
Wooden Wand – Baby, You’re a Rich Man [Beatles cover]         (recorded 2012 USA – taken from ‘Mojo Presents: Yellow Submarine Resurfaces’ compilation 2012 UK)
Steve Mason – A Lot of Love        (‘Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time’ 2013 Scotland, UK)
the Demon Parade – Open Up Your Mind         (CD-single 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Wire – A Mutual Friend         (‘154’ LP 1979 UK)
Jason Falkner – Burning Airlines Give You So Much More [Eno cover]       (‘Can You Still Feel?’ vinyl LP 1999 USA)
the Black Hollies – The Autumn Chateau         (‘Casting Shadows’ 2008 Philadelphia, USA)
Jacco Gardner – Puppets Dangling        (‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ 2013 UK)
the Straight Arrows – Can’t Count         (‘The First 2 7”s’ vinyl EP 2013 Sydney, Aust.)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Trench Foot         (‘New Centre of the Universe’ compilation 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Love Parade – Doorful of Windows         (‘King Me’ 2013 Sydney, Aust.)
Del Shannon – New Orleans [Mardi Gras]          (‘The Further Adventures of Charles Westover’ 1967 USA)
Normie Rowe – She Used to be Mine         (‘It Ain’t Necessarily So, But it Is…Normie Rowe!’ LP 1965 Aust.)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Leiyla         (‘Part 1’ LP 1967 USA)
Michel Polnareff – Le roi des fourmis         (‘Ame Caline’ 7”EP 1967 France)
the Lemon Pipers – Love, Beads and Meditations         (‘Jungle Marmalade’ LP 1968 USA)
Dark Ocean Colours – My Barbara Closed the Door         (‘Dark Ocean Colours’ 2012 USA)
the Moles – Ginger Tom         (‘Future Sounds of Ashton’ 2011 Wales, UK)
the Gooch Palms –Participant No. 9         (‘RU 4 Sirius?’ vinyl EP 2013 Sydney, Aust.)
Happyland – Do You Know Who I Am?         (CD-single 1996 Aust.)
Prisoners – For Now and Forever         (‘The Wisermiserdemelza’ LP 1983 UK)
Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now [Tommy James cover - Japanese language version]         (‘Stateless’ LP [Japanese Release bonus track] 1978 UK)
Jim Noir – The Cheese of Jim’s Command         (‘Jimmy’s Show’ 2013 UK)
nick nicely – Treeline         (7”single b-side [to DCT Dreams] 1980 UK – taken from ‘Psychotropia’ anthology 2003 UK)
Ultravox! – The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned         (‘Ultravox!’ LP 1977 UK)
Django Django – Skies over Cairo         (‘Djamgo Django’ 2012 UK)
the Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Spontaneous Apple Creation          (‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’ LP 1968 UK)
Carlton Melton – Photos of Photos         (‘Photos of Photos’ 2013 San Francisco, USA)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

As regular listeners to this show are probably aware, the Cat & the Brat are very fond of compilations, and this week saw the arrival in our letterbox of the latest in the Psychedelica series from Northern Star Records in the UK. Like the previous editions, the double-CD Psychedelica 5 is a wonderful treasure trove of psychedelic-related music from around the world, so, needless to say, we will be plundering its delights mercilessly over coming weeks, starting, on this show, with selections from Iceland’s Singapore Sling, the Lost Rivers from Germany and a cool slice of girl-group grooviness by the Silhouettes. This put us in the mood for other comps and boxsets and so we featured songs by Truth, the Majority, the Ballroom and more, all taken from variously compiled sources [details below!] plus a smattering of tunes by the likes of Life Coach, the Move, the Citradels and the Higher State, amongst others...
..... so here is the playlist and some clips for eye-candy.....
Truth – Archimedes Pad      (recorded 1972 USA, unreleased – taken from vol.7 of ‘Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers, Vols. 6-10’ compilation boxset 2011 USA)

Life Coach – Fireball      (‘Alphawaves’ 2013 USA)
Euphoria – No Me Tomorrow      (7”single b-side [to Hungry Women] 1966 Texas/California, USA)

the Majority[UK] – Hard Day’s Night [Beatles cover]      (recorded 1969 Netherlands, unreleased – taken from Vol.1 of ‘Electric Sound Show, Vols.1-5’ compilation boxset 2011 UK)
Tactics – Long Story      (‘My Houdini’ LP 1981 Sydney, Australia)
the Banshees – Project Blue      (7”single 1966 USA – taken from Vol.2 of ‘Mindrocker, Vols.1-13’ compilation boxset 2008 USA)
Fever Tree – Girl, Oh Girl      (7”single 1967 USA)
Singapore Sling – Nothing Inside      (recorded 2012 Iceland – from ‘Psychedelica 5’ compilation 2013 UK)

the Lost Rivers – Death of Eve       (‘My Beatific Vision’ EP 2011 Baden-Württemberg, Germany – taken fromPsychedelica 5’ compilation 2013 UK)

the Silhouettes – All a Lie      (recorded 2012 Netherlands – from ‘Psychedelica 5’ compilation 2013 UK)

the Higher State – Potentially (everyone is your enemy)      (7”single 2013 Kent, UK)
the Move – Night of Fear      (7”single 1966 UK)

Paul Revere & the Raiders – Theme from ‘It’s Happening’      (7”single b-side [to Cinderella Sunshine] 1968 Los Angeles, USA)

the Citradels – Illuminous      (‘Psychotic Syndrone’ 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Marianne Faithfull – Song for Nico      (‘Kissing Time’ 2003 UK)
Nico – Saeta      (12”single 1979 UK)
Guy Chadwick – Fall in Love with Me [Bowie cover]      (‘Lazy, Soft & Slow’ 1997 UK)
Secret Machines – Have I Run Out?      (‘Secret Machines’ 2008 UK)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Waking Up to Hand Grenades      (‘Aufheben’ 2012 USA)
the Barbarellatones – Night of the Surfing Dead      (‘Invasion of the Surf Zombies’ 2006 California, USA)
the Bee Gees – The Earnest of Being George [mono version]      (‘Horizontal’ LP 1967 UK/Aust.)
the Easybeats – The Music Goes Round My Head      (7”single 1967 UK/Australia)
the Immediate Family – Rubiyat      (recorded 1967 USA, unreleased – taken from vol.2 of ‘Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965–1970’ compilation boxset 2007 USA)
the Elastik Band – Spazz      (7”single 1967 USA – taken from vol.2 of ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’ compilation boxset 1998 USA)

the Yellow Payges – Our Time Is Running Out      (7”single 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
the Leaves – Words [Boyce & Hart/Monkees cover]      (‘Hey Joe’ LP 1966 USA)
the Ballroom – Baby Please Don’t Go (Big Joe Williams/Them cover]      ( 7”single b-side [to Spinning, Spinning, Spinning] 1967 USA – taken from vol.3 of ‘Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 19651968’ compilation boxset 2009 USA)