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, August 6, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We began the show this week with a prime example of 21st Century psychedelia by American band Eternal Tapestry. We then ventured far and wide for the next two hours, with a mix of singles and album tracks by bands such the Leopards, the Lee Kings and the Turtles as examples of the former, and the Barbarellatones, the Apricot,  Moon Duo and Jim Noir representing the latter. We featured a song from Ben Mason’s fine new album, another from the latest Mynd Gardeners release, plus the A-side of a very cool 7”single by the Space Agency which is due for release at the end of the month on Market SquareRecords [we’ve attached their suitably spacey clip!]. Throw in some Cate le Bon, a live track from Germany’s Vibravoid, a slice of French 60’s psych by Bruno Leys, a Nilsson single B-side [he’s on the cover of the current Shindig! magazine] and lots more, finish with a track from Lumerians [whose new album we eagerly await!] and there you have it... another edition of Technicolour Dreaming, brought to you again by the Cat & the Brat!
...... so here is the playlist plus assorted visuals.....
Eternal Tapestry – Cosmic Manhunt      (‘Beyond the 4th Door’ 2011 Chicago, USA)
the Chocolate Watchband – Don’t Need Your Lovin’      (‘Riot on Sunset Strip’ soundtrack LP 1967 USA)
the Barbarellatones – Gothic City      (‘The Breakup Ghost’ 2009 USA)
the Apricot – Mind Your Head      (‘A Forestful of Threes’ 2011 Finland)
the Leopards – Psychedelic Boy      (7”single 1986 Kansas City, USA)
the Sand Pebbles – Black Sun Ensemble      (‘Ghost Transmissions’ 2004 Melbourne, Australia)
Ben Mason – Black Sky Yellow Moon      (‘Holes and Corners’ 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Gothic Archies – The World is a Very Scary Place      (‘The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events’ 2006 UK)
Cate le Bon – Feel  [Syd Barrett cover]      (recorded 2010 Wales, UK – taken from ‘Mojo: The Madcap Laughs Again’ magazine covermount-CD compilation 2010 UK)
Syd Barrett – Dolly Rocker      (recorded 1970 UK – taken from ‘Opel’ 1988 UK)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – Enjoy a Paranoia      (‘Our Days Mind The Tyme’ 2009 Australia)
the Avengers – Midnight Visitation      (‘Medallion’ LP 1969 New Zealand)
Moon Duo – Seer [Psychic Ills remix]      (‘Mazes Remixed’ 2011 San Francisco, USA)
Golden Triangle – Blood & Arrow      (‘Double Jointer’ 2010 USA)
the Space Agency – Bombay Potatoes      (7”single 2013 Hove, UK)
the Lee Kings – Oriental Express      (7”single 1968 Sweden)
the Mynd Gardeners – Recharge Your Mynd      (7”split-EP [with the Stanleys] 2013 Australia)
Vibravoid – Suppose They Give a War & No-one Comes [West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band cover]      (recorded live 2011 Germany – taken from ‘Timemazine Vol.6’ magazine covermount-CD compilation 2011 Greece)
Jim Noir – Happy Day Today      (‘Jim Noir’ 2008 UK)
Bruno Leys – Hallucinations      (‘Maintenant je suis un voyou’ EP 1968 France)
the Fresh & Onlys – All Tomorrow’s Parties [Velvet Underground cover]      (‘The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castleface Records and Friends’ compilation LP 2012 California, USA)
Plasticland – Alexander [Pretty Things cover]      (‘Plasticland’ LP 1984 Milwaukee, USA)
the Whatt Four – You’re Wishing I Was Someone Else      (7”single b-side [to Dandelion Wine] 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
the Pillbugs – Here’s To The End Of Time      (‘Monclovia’ 2008 Ohio, USA)
the Turtles – Grim Reaper of Death      (7”single 1966 USA)
Nilsson – Sister Marie      (7”single b-side [to One] 1968 USA)
Lumerians – Hashshashin      (‘Transmilinnia’ 2011 USA)

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