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, September 24, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Having just rediscovered a favourite TV cartoon, the Brat just had to start with the New York Dolls version of its theme song and dedicate it to his Cat! But it was not all frivolity this week – we had some seriously fine music to share, including a track from Ben Mason’s lovingly crafted re-creation of the Zombies’ classic ‘Odessey & Oracle’ LP which he has released as a very limited vinyl edition – we’ve included his Youtube “Making Of...” mini-movie to give you more details. We also played the long opening song from the excellent new King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard release, further tracks from the brilliant new Lumerians album and the White Fence and Permanent Clear Light vinyl singles, plus another from the second instalment of groovy Geelong label Anti-Fade’s “New Centre of the Universe” compilation series, as well as a Spizzenergi cover from the latest EP by Canberra surf punks, Space Party. There was some 60’s psychedelic excellence in the form of songs by H.P.Lovecraft, the End and Keith, a track from the Teardrop Explodes’ second album, Bow Wow Wow’s ode to cassette recording .... and lots more before we ended with yet another in our ongoing quest for ‘alternative versions’, this one of a Byrds’ standard. And there it was – the sound of Technicolour Dreaming on 3D Radio, Adelaide, Australia.....
...... and here is the playlist with links and clips for your perusal.....

the New York DollsCourageous Cat [TV cartoon theme cover]      (recorded 1974 New York: unreleased – taken from “Rock’n’Roll” anthology 1994 USA)
Lumerians – Life Without Skin      (“The High Frontier” 2013 USA)
Suede – Can’t Get Enough      (“Head Music” 1999 UK)
Electric Moon – Kleiner Knaller      (“The Doomsday Machine” 2011 Germany)
the Stoneage Hearts – Sick of You [Stooges cover]      (“Guilty as Sin” 2004 Australia)
Turtlenecjk – The Same       (“New Centre of the Universe, Vol.2” compilation 2013 Geelong, Australia)
Brown Recluse – Paisley Tears      (“Evening Tapestry” 2011 Philadelphia, USA)
Permanent Clear Light – Afterwards [Van Der Graaf Generator cover]      (7”single b-side [to Higher Than The Sun] 2013 Finland)
H.P.Lovecraft – Spin, Spin, Spin      (“H.P.Lovecraft II” LP 1969 USA)
the End – Shades of Orange      (“Introspection” LP 1969 UK)
Jésus – L'électrocuté      (7”single 1967 France – taken from “Midnight Massiera : the B-Music of Jean-Pierre Massiera” anthology 2009 France/UK)
Space Party – Where’s Captain Kirk? [Spizzenergi cover]      (“Future Surf” EP 2013 Canberra, Australia)
Bow Wow Wow – C-30, C-60, C-90, Go!      (7”single 1980 UK)
Big Richard Insect – Death to the Animals      (“Big Richard Insect” EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Ben Mason – Time of the Season [Zombies cover]      (“The Odessey Odyssey” LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Starling Electric – St Valentine’s Day Massacre       (“Clouded Staircase” 2008 Michigan, USA)
Gothic Chicken – Pita Bread Man      (‘Shindig!’ magazine covermount-CD compilation “It’s Happening Vol.1” 2009 UK)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Head On/Pill      (“Float Along – Fill Your Lungs” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Hidden Masters – Into The Night Sky [alt. version]      (‘Shindig!’ magazine covermount-CD compilation “It’s Happening Vol.1” 2009 UK)
the Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend      (“Wilder” LP 1981 UK)
Pink Floyd – Matilda Mother [alt. version]      (recorded 1967 – bonus track on disc 3 of “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” reissue boxset 2007 UK)
Keith – Charley Cinders      (“The Adventures of Keith” LP 1969 New York, USA)
David Bowie – The Bewlay Brothers      (“Hunky Dory” LP 1971 UK)
White Fence – Fragility      (7” single b-side [to Pink Gorilla] 2013 California, USA)
the Byrds – Eight Miles High [alt. version]      (recorded 1966 – bonus track on “5th Dimension” reissue 2004 USA)

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