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 4, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Beginning with a track from the latest LP by Germany’s Vibravoid, the Cat & the Brat once again this week weaved a tenuous path through the labyrinths of their collective archives of favourite tunes, to bring you an assortment of sounds by bands as diverse as the Long Ryders, Death In June, Amon Düül, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Plasticland and the brilliant Espers, plus solo efforts from the likes of Cate Le Bon, Eric Ghardin and Chris Bell, before finishing on a ‘1-2 knockout’ with the Seeds and the Sufis. We confess to rather long and verbose introductions to a couple of our latest acquisitions, namely the wonderful second album from the UK’s Beaulieu Porch and the debut by young Dutch psychstar Jacco Gardner – both artists have rapidly won a high spot in our ‘all-time fave’ list! Have a listen....
..... so here is the playlist plus some clips.....
Vibravoid – Listen, Can’t You Hear?      (‘Delirio Dei Sensei’ 2013 Germany)
Chris Bell – I Am the Cosmos      (7”single 1978 USA)
Stiff Little Fingers – Bloody Dub      (‘Nobody’s Heroes’ LP 1980 UK)
Espers – Dead Queen       (‘Espers 11’ 2006 USA)
Death In June – We Drive East      (‘Heaven Street’ 12”EP 1981 UK – taken from ‘Lesson 1: Misanthropy’ anthology reissue 2006 UK/Australia)
Beaulieu Porch – Limestone Head of the Year      (‘we are beautiful’ 2013 UK)
Traffic – Paper Sun      (7”single 1967 UK)

Gary Walker & the Rain – Magazine Woman      (‘Album No.1’ LP 1968 UK/Japan)
Black Box Recorder – Rock’n’Roll Suicide [Bowie cover]      (CD-single b-side [to Art of Driving] 2000 UK – taken from ‘Worst of Black Box Recorder’ anthology 2001 UK)
David Bowie – Joe the Lion      (‘Heroes’ LP 1977 UK/Germany)

Amon Düül – Hymn For The Hardcore      (‘Fool Moon’ LP 1989 Germany)
Cate Le Bon – Fold The Cloth      (‘Cyrk’ 2012 Wales, UK)

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Quand Vas Tu Rendrer       (‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’ 2012 France/Australia)

Dickens – Genocide      (‘Royal Incarnation’ LP 1969 France)
Eric Ghardin – Amour Limité Zéro      (7”single 1967 France)
Ted Mulry - Remember Me       (7”single b-side [to Memories] 1972 Australia/UK)
the Long Ryders – Lookin’ for Lewis & Clarke      (7”single 1985 Los Angeles, USA)
the Daily Flash – Jack of Diamonds      (7”single 1966 USA)
Jacco Gardner – Clear the Air      (‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ 2013 Netherlands)

Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – Drunken Leaves      (‘When Sweet Sleep Returned’ 2009 USA)
Plasticland (featuring Twink) – Iris of the Waterfall      (7”single test-pressing b-side [to Seize the Time] 1989 USA – collected on ‘Make Yourself a Happening Machine’ anthology 2006 USA)
Children of the Mushroom – You Can’t Erase a Mirror      (7”single b-side [to August Mademoiselle] 1968 USA)
the Gripweeds – Love’s Lost On You      (‘Summer of a Thousand Years’ 2001 USA)
the Seeds – Two Fingers Pointing at You      (‘Psych-Out’ soundtrack LP 1968 USA)

the Sufis – Where Did She Go?      (‘the Sufis’ 2012 Nashville, USA)

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