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)    

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