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, October 1, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We played tracks from several new albums that have rapidly wormed their way into our ‘faves of 2013’ this week, beginning with the excellent newie from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. I know we’ve said it before, but they are fast becoming one of our all-time favourite bands – they keep producing diverse and intriguing new sounds with each release... in a just world they’d be famous! Another stunner is the latest album by California’s Lumerians – how can we not love a band who, having taken their name from Star Trek aliens, are making some of the most interesting psychedelic music on this planet! And then there are the young Irish teenagers, the Strypes, who, while in thrall to 60’s R&B, have managed to make it their own ‘now-sounds’ as their debut LP amply demonstrates. Then there are the Walking Who from Wollongong whose new EP ‘Mansions’ adds to their growing list of fine releases – you may remember their cool version of Jacques Dutronc’s ‘Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi’ from the recent ‘Mélodie Française’ compilation on Australia’s Original Matters label – as well as Ben Mason’s faithful but solo reproduction of the Zombies’ ‘Odessey & Oracle’ on an extremely limited vinyl LP release. Of course, older music was not neglected on the show, with tracks by Neo-Maya and the Byrds through to T.Rex, the Stranglers and Siouxsie & the Banshees, right up to more recent songs by faves such as Pugwash and Sula Bassana. So much music, so little time... so until next week.....
..... here is the playlist with a smattering of eye-candy.....
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Float Along-Fill Your Lungs      (‘Float Along – Fill Your Lungs’ 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Human Expression – Optical Sound      (7”single b-side [to Calm Me Down] 1967 USA)
Pugwash – Hope We Go Around Again      (‘The Olympus Sound’ 2012 Ireland)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Lunar Camel      (‘Kaleidoscope’ LP 1980 London, UK)
the Stranglers – Just Like Nothing on Earth      (‘The Gospel According to the Meninblack’ LP 1981 UK)
Neo-Maya – UFO      (7”single b-side [to I Won’t Hurt You] 1967 UK)
Lumerians – The Bloom      (‘The High Frontier’ 2013 California, USA)
Ben Mason – Butcher’s Tale (Western Front 1914) [Zombies cover]      (‘The Odessey Odyssey’ LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Walking Who – Pollen of the Hour      (‘Mansions’ EP 2013 Wollongong, Australia)
DeWolff – Devil’s Due      (‘DeWolff IV’ 2013 Limburg, Netherlands)
Jacco Gardner – The Ballad of Little Jane      (‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ 2013 Netherlands)
T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer      (‘Electric Warrior’ LP 1971 London, UK)
MGMT – Your Life is a Lie      (‘MGMT’ 2013 USA)
Twink aka the Aquarian Age – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box      (7”single 1968 UK)
the Damned – Grimly Fiendish      (‘Phantasmagoria’ LP 1985 UK)
the Strypes – Mystery Man      (‘Snapshot’ 2013 Ireland)
Wonderboy – Some Kinda Love      (‘New Centre of the Universe, Vol.2’ compilation 2013 Geelong, Australia)
the Selfish Cales – Psychedelic Eyes      (‘Selfish Cales II’ EP 2011 Italy)
the U-Bombs – The Legend of the Unknown Irving      (‘Second Coming’ EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – Black Butter - Present      (‘Wake Up... It’s Tomorrow’ LP 1968 USA)
the Amboy Dukes – Psalms of Aftermath      (‘The Amboy Dukes’ LP 1967 USA)
Sula Bassana – Bright Nights      (‘Dark Days’ LP 2013 Germany)
the Byrds – What’s Happening?!?!      (‘Fifth Dimension’ LP 1966 USA)
Painted Hills – Kaleidoscope Eyes      (‘Painted Hills’ LP 2010 USA)
the DedikationGreenburg, Glickstein, Charles, David Smith & Jones [Cryan Shames cover]      (‘The Dedikation’ LP 1969 New Zealand)
Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Strange Walking Man      (7”single 1969 UK)
McGough & McGear – So Much To Love      (‘McGough & McGear’ LP 1969 UK)

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