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 15, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

From Adelaide  to Ohio, California to Copenhagen, from 1966 through to 2013 and from French pop to Swedish psych via UK glam and assorted places/times/music between, with a whole bunch of new arrivals in the Cat&BratHaus letterbox to plunder along with some old faves to rediscover, this week’s edition of Technicolour Dreaming was a wylde ride, both to deliver & to hear! Standouts were the latest Luke Haines album, a children’s adventure for adults featuring Sham69’s Jimmy Pursey as a crafty fox, Gene Vincent as a cool cat and Nick Lowe as a wise old badger – needless to say, Megan Cat picked the Gene Vincent song as one of the cuts to play from it! Then there was the excellent new psych pop album from the Sufis which has been also hogging our music machine since its arrival and keeps getting better with each listen, though it’s been vying with the Citradels’ latest  and the Tages’ 1968 “Studio” LP re-issue for the title of “king of the machine”. Then there was Adelaide’s own LeighStarDust with a 2005 track [plus a clip starring loads of our friends], which we played to celebrate her upcoming nuptials to brillig’s Denni [who just happened to produce that EP] , new releases from Melbourne’s Flyying Colours and the Ancients, plus a track from Chad & Jeremy’s 1967 psych-pop masterpiece, as well as one from Asteroid #4’s debut way back in 1997 and... and... and...
..... so here is the full playlist plus pictures for your perusal.....
Chapta – Journey to the Sun      (“Chapta One” LP 1970 New Zealand)
the Citradels – Black Holes      (“Our Lord’s Secret Service” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Loose Enz – The Black Door     (7”single 1968 Pennsylvania, USA)
Bats – Listen to my Heart      (7”single 1966 South Africa)
the Asteroid #4 – No More Vitamins/Underbelly of a Mushroom      (“Introducing the Asteroid #4” 1997 Philadelphia, USA)
Luke Haines – Three Frendz/Gene Vincent      (“Rock’n’Roll Animals” 2013 UK)
Kristine Sparkle – 8 Days a Week [Beatles cover]      (7”single 1974 UK)
Jason Faulkner – The Plan      (“Can You Still Feel It?” LP 1999 USA)
LeighStarDust – They Make Good Pets (But I Don’t Have One)      (“They Make Good Pets...” EP 2005 Adelaide, Australia)
Devo – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [Rolling Stones cover]      (7”single 1978 Ohio, USA)
the Rolling Stones – Citadel      (“Their Satanic Majesties Request” LP 1967 London, UK)
Flyying Colours – Like You Said       (“Flyying Colours” EP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Chad & Jeremy – I’ll Get Around To It When I Can      (“Of Cabbages & Kings” LP 1967 UK)
the Aerovons – The Train      (7”single 1969 USA/UK)
White Fence – New Edinburgh Man      (“Cyclops Reap” 2013 California, USA)
Ty Segall – Thank God For Sinners      (“Twins” 2013 California, USA)
Mayfly – Secondhand Dream      (“Mayfly” LP 1973 Holland)
Surf School Dropouts – Destination Sunshine      (demo 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Girls – Lust For Life      (“Album” 2009 USA)
the Sufis – The Most Peculiar Happening Cat      (“Inventions” 2013 Nashville, USA)
the Tages – To Be Free      (7”single b-side [to Fantasy Island] 1968 Sweden)
Serge Gainsbourg – Qui Est “in”, Qui Est “out”      (“Qui Est ‘In’, Qui Est ‘out’” EP 1966 France)
the Ancients – Hey Now       (“Night Bus” 2013 Australia)
Lady Strangelove – Hypnotised      (“Freakquencies” EP 2009 Adelaide, Australia)
Bronco Bullfrog – Never Been To California      (7”single b-side [to Clarifoil] 2013 UK)
Lumerians – High Frontier      (“High Frontier” 2013 USA)

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