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, July 23, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We began the show this week with two tracks from Eric Burdon & the Animals 1967 album ‘Winds of Change’ and finished it with one from the new album by Australia’s Cloud Control, and so it was for the music we played in-between – the old and the new, here and overseas, soft and loud, fast blasts and slow drones – all the regular ingredients you’ve come to expect in the sounds of Technicolour Dreaming. From the b-side of Temples’ debut single to the Sons of Adam’s Arthur Lee-penned 1966 single a-side via Sula Bassana, Scott Walker, the Millennium and ex-Smallgoods songwriter Ben Mason’s latest psych-pop masterpiece and through to Beaulieu Porch, Mikal Cronin and the new Mynd Gardeners vinyl release, it was a varied journey through psychedelic realms and related states, which included a tribute to long-time Devo drummer Alan Myers who passed away recently, a1966 VOX radio ad, a track from the Gang of Four’s 1980 debut LP, a very electric version of a Serge Gainsbourg classic by Deep Sea Arcade and a strange 1970 b-side by Janie Jones, the London ‘identity’ immortalised by the Clash on their debut LP. So, business as usual here on 3D Radio with the Cat & the Brat.....
..... and here is the playlist, with some visual goodies thrown in.....   
Eric Burdon and the Animals – Poem By The Sea / Paint it Black [Rolling Stones cover]         (“Winds of Change” LP 1967 UK)
Crystal Stilts – The Dazzled         (“Alright of Night” 2008 New York, USA)
Scott Walker – Get Behind Me         (“Scott 4” LP 1969 UK/USA)
Janie Jones – Psycho         (7”single [b-side to Back on my Feet Again] 1970 UK)
Gang of Four – Return the Gift         (“Entertainment” LP 1980 UK)
Devo – The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize         (“Duty Now for the Future” LP 1979 Akron, Ohio, USA)
the Mynd Gardeners – Misinterpreted         (7”split-single [with the Stanleys] 2013 Australia)
Temples – Colours to Life         (7”single [b-side to Shelter Song] 2013 UK)
Sula Bassana – Perry Rhodan         (“Dark Days” 2013 Germany)
Deep Sea Arcade (with Megan Washington) – Bonnie and Clyde [Serge Gainsbourg cover]         (“Melodie Francaise” compilation 2013 Aust.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Hate the Taste         (“Spectre at the Feast” CD single 2013 USA)
the Cosmic Gardeners – Way of Going         (“Fortune Bells and Magic Candles” 1995 Bavaria, Germany)
Blue Effect – Snakes         (“Blue Effect” EP 1969 Czechoslovakia)
the Millennium – It’s You         (“Begin” LP 1968 USA)
the Executives – Summerhill Road         (7”single 1969 Sydney, Aust.)
Django Django – Hail Bop         (“Django Django” 2012 Scotland, UK)
Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ – The Little Record Store Just Around the Corner         (“Songs from the Psychedelic Time Clock” EP 2013 Georgia, USA)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Stairway to the Best Party in the Universe         (“Aufheben” 2012 USA)
Vibravoid – La Vie En Dusseldorf         (“Gravity Zero” 2012 Germany)
Ben Mason – I Can See Again         (“Holes and Corners” 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Sufis – I Don’t Know         (“The Sufis” 2013 USA)
Love – The Red Telephone         (“Forever Changes” LP 1967 USA)
the Amazing – Evil          (“Wait for a Light to Come” 2010 Sweden)
Beaulieu Porch – We Are Today         (“We Are Beautiful” 2013 UK)
Mikal Cronin – Shout It Out         (“MC II” 2013 California, USA)
Sons of Adam – Feathered Fish [Arthur Lee cover]         (7”single 1966 California, USA – taken from “Pebbles Volume 1” compilation LP 1979 USA)
Radio Promo – VOX ‘wah-wah’ advert 1966 [featuring the Electric Prunes]         (‘mystery’ track on “Pebbles Volume 1”)
Adnan Othman and the Wanderers – Revolusi!         (7”single 1970(?) Malaysia – taken from “Pop Yeh Yeh – Psychedelic Rock from Singapore & Malaysia – 1964-1970, Vol.1” compilation 2013 Seattle, USA)
Les 5 Gentleman – LSD 25 ou les Metamorphoses de Margaret Steinway        (“Qu’as-tu Katioucha?” EP 1968 France)
Cloud Control – Promises         (“Dream Cave” 2013 Aust.)

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