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 13, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We began this week’s show with some psych-pop, old and new, by such luminaries as the Twilights, Jacco Gardner and Dungen, then plunged into the late 70’s/early 80’s UK electronic scene, exemplified by artists such as John Foxx and Death In June, before heading into orbit with the b-side of the Space Agency’s new single. We had tracks from Hookworms and Baptism of Uzi, and then plunged back in a psychedelic haze with the Sky Falling and the Seeds, plus tracks from the debut Byzantines E.P. We paid tribute to the late Bill Putt of Spectrum fame and also to ‘lost’ 60’s song-writer legend Tandyn Almer, who passed away earlier this year just as a retrospective of his work was being released, before ending with another track from the excellent new Sonny & the Sunsets LP. That was Technicolour Dreaming with the Cat & the Brat on 3D Radio for another week.....
....... and here is the playlist, complete with some clips [see the “Shebang!” dancers from 1967 grooving to the Seeds – worth the free admission alone!].....

Jimi Hendrix Experience – If Six Was Nine        (“Axis: Bold As Love” LP 1969 USA)
the Church – Myrrh         (“Heyday” LP 1985 Australia)
Jacco Gardner – The Riddle         (“Cabinet of Curiosities” 2013 Netherlands)
the Twilights – What a Silly Thing to Do          (“Once Upon a Twilight” LP 1968 Adelaide, Australia)
Dungen – Har du Vart I Stockholm?         (“Stadsvandringar” 2002 Stockholm, Sweden)
the Monkees – Shake ‘Em Up and Let ‘Em Roll / DW Washburn [alt. version] / Alvin [alt. version]      (recorded during sessions for “The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees” LP 1967 USA – bonus tracks on Rhino Records 3-CD reissue boxset 2009 USA)
Lene Lovich – Birdsong         (7”single 1979 UK)
the Byzantines – Cat’s Got Boots         (“Colourvision” EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
John Foxx – Europe After the Rain         (“The Garden” LP 1981 UK)
Tubeway Army – Replicas         (“Replicas” LP 1979 UK)
Eurythmics – Caveman Head        (“In the Garden” LP 1981 UK)
Death in June – We Drive East         (12”single [b-side to Heaven St.] 1981 UK)
Brian Eno – Dead Finks Don’t Talk         (“Here Come the Warm Jets” LP 1973 UK)
the Space Agency – Purple Power         (7”single [b-side to Bombay Potatoes] 2013 East Sussex, UK)
Leonard Nimoy – Theme from Star Trek         (“Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr Spock’s Music from Outer Space” LP 1967 USA)
Baptism of Uzi – Stray Current        (CD-single 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Hookworms – Since We Had Changed         (“Pearl Mystic” California, USA)
the Sky Falling – Aimee-Lee         (“Burn Your Fingers on the Sun” compilation 2007 Australia)
Giles, Giles and Fripp – Elephant Song         (“The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp” LP 1967 UK)
the Byzantines – Cat’s Got Boots         (“Colourvision EP” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spectrum – I’ll Be Gone [demo version]         (recorded 1969 Melbourne, Australia – bonus track on “Spectrum Part 1” reissue 2007 Australia)
The Rationals – I Need You          (7”single 1966 USA – taken from “Think Rational” anthology 2011 USA)
the Seeds – A Thousand Shadows      (“Future” LP 1967 California, USA)
Tandyn Almer – Sunset Strip Soliloquy [demo]      (recorded 1966 Los Angeles, USA – taken from “Along Comes Tandyn” anthology 2013 USA)
Mikal Cronin – I’m Done Running From You      (“MCII” 2013 California, USA)
Sonny & the Sunsets – Mutilator      (“Antenna to the Stars” 2013 USA)

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