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 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-W├╝rttemberg, 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)

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