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 30, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

One could suspect that for UK legend Mick Farren, dying suddenly on stage during a gig with his boots on would not have been an entirely inappropriate way to end an eventful life! A musician, writer, journalist and bon vivant, he first gained notoriety in the London of the late 1960’s with his band, the Deviants, from whose debut album “Ptoof!” we played a track exemplifying his anarcho-punk spirit, in tribute to a true original. Another rock notable, JJ Cale, also passed away this week, and so as not to forget his role as a studio session player in mid-60’s L.A. we played a track he wrote as part of a very cool faux-soundtrack ‘exploito’ album, “A Trip Down Sunset Strip”. Arriving in our letterbox this week was some new vinyl, including a recent tribute LP to the Velvet Underground’s debut which includes cover versions by the likes of Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, Ty Segall and the two we played this week, Kelley Stoltz and Blasted Canyons – expect to hear more in coming weeks. Of course there was also the usual variety of sounds you’ve come to expect from Technicolour Dreaming, with tracks from Sweden’s Leather Nun, London’s Toy and Teeth of the Sea, H.P. Lovecraft’s 1967 debut, Vibravoid and Joy Zipper plus some classic Scott Walker, a spoken word piece from Viv Stanshall’s Bonzo Dog Band and a delicious slice of instrumental psychedelia by Carlton Melton, all brought to you on Adelaide’s 3D Radio by the Cat & the Brat....
..... so here is the playlist plus a few moving pictures.....  
H.P. Lovecraft – The White Ship      (‘H.P. Lovecraft’ LP 1967 Chicago, USA)

Teeth of the Sea – A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.      (‘Your Mercury’ 2010 London, UK)

White Fence – Cyclops Reap      (7”single b-side [to Pink Gorilla] 2013 California, USA)
Ty Segall – Ghost      (‘Twins’ 2012 California, USA)

Edwyn Collins – The Gospel According to Tony Day [David Bowie cover]      (‘Uncut Magazine: Starman’ cover-mount CD compilation 2003 UK)
the Leathercoated Minds – Sunset & Clark      (‘A Trip Down Sunset Strip’ LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
the Deviants – Garbage      (‘Ptoof!’ LP 1967 London, UK)
Kelley Stoltz – Sunday Morning [Velvet Underground cover]      (‘The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castleface Records & Friends’ compilation LP 2012 USA)

Joy Zipper – For Lenny’s Own Pleasure      (‘The Heartlight Set’ 2005 USA)
Luna – The Owl & the Pussycat      (‘Rendezvous’ 2004 USA/UK)
Carlton Melton – Smoke Drip      (‘Photos of Photos’ 2012 San Francisco, USA)
Scott Walker – The Seventh Seal      (‘Scott 4’ LP 1969 UK/USA)
the Velvet Underground – Femme Fatale      (‘The Velvet Underground & Nico‘ LP 1967 New York, USA)
Hidden Masters – She Broke the Clock of the Long Now      (‘Of This & Other Worlds’ 2013 Scotland, UK)
the Bonzo Dog Band – Rawlinson End, Part 14      (‘Let’s Make Up And Be Friendly’ LP 1971 UK)
John Bryant – I Bring The Sun      (7”single 1968 UK – taken from the ‘Electric Sound Show’ compilation CD-boxset 2012 UK)
the Beacon Street Union – The Prophet      (‘The Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union’ LP 1968 Boston, USA)
Blasted Canyons [with Jeremy Cox] – Venus In Furs [Velvet Underground cover]      (‘The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castleface Records & Friends’ compilation LP 2012 USA)
Vibravoid – Brainplane      (‘Gravity Zero’ 2012 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Toy – The Reasons Why      (‘TOY’ 2012 UK)
Leather Nun – Prime Mover      (‘Alive’ LP 1985 Gothenburg, Sweden)
Anne Richmond Boston – You Just May Be The One [Monkees cover]      (‘Here No Evil: tribute to the Monkees’ compilation 1992 USA)

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