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 8, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Here on Technicolour Dreaming our mantra is “psych, surf, pop, punk … and more” (the latter being a useful term that covers all bases!), though at times it can be a tough ask to cram in all the songs that we want to play. So little time, with so much amazing music from ‘round the world to play – 2 hours a week is never enough! For example, speaking of amazing music, we debuted a demo track from Copenhagen’s Surf School Dropouts, featuring their trademark soaring Beach-Boy-esque harmonies and slick pop-surf smarts; the guys are hoping that this track will be featured on their forthcoming album, which is planned for release early next year. We had plenty to plunder from Australia too, including a very cool new album from Melbourne’s the Citradels, the solo LP by Matthew J. Tow of the Lovetones, a single from the Ancients and the debut EP from Adelaide’s Olly Holmes plus another track from Volume 2 of Anti-Fade Records’ “New Centre of the Universe” compilation series. Then, from elsewhere in the world, there were songs from the brilliant new records by Cate Le Bon, the Wicked Whispers and Surf City, plus of course, another track from our favourite album of the moment – “The High Frontier” by California’s Lumerians – and lots more! But as we said earlier, there is never enough time to play everything, though of course there is always next week.....
..... but here is this week’s playlist with attendant visuals.....
Sula Bassana – Departure      (“Dark Days” 2012 Germany)
the Black Angels – You On The Run      (“Directions to See a Ghost” 2008 Texas, USA)
Donovan – The Fat Angel      (“Sunshine Superman” LP 1966 UK)
Surf School Dropouts – California      (demo 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Park Avenue Playground – The Trip      (7”single b-side [to I Know] 1967 USA)
Napoleon XIV – I’m In Love With My Little Red Tricycle      (“They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!” LP 1966 USA)
the Scantharies – Advance! Warning!      (“The Scantharies” 2012 Greece)
Eternal Tapestry – Alone Against Tomorrow      (“A World Out of Time” 2012 USA)
Thee Spivs – Safety Pin Stuck in my Heart [Patrik Fitzgerald cover]      (7”single b-side [to Flickin’ V’s] 2012 UK)
Olly Holmes – Bury Me With My Guitar      (“The Whiskey Barrel” EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Sulphur Lights – Kill Everyone      (“New Centre of the Universe, Vol.2” compilation 2013 Australia)
Wire – 12XU      (“Pink Flag” LP 1977 UK)
Singapore Sling – The Nothing Inside      (“Never Forever” 2012 Iceland)
Surf City – Oceanic Graphs of the Wilderness      (“We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This” 2013 New Zealand)
Anton Barbeau & the Three Minute Tease – When I Was 46 (in the Year 13)      (“The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen” split-EP 2013 UK)
the Ancients – Molokai      (CD-single 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Jim Jones Revue – It’s Gotta Be About Me      (“The Savage Heart” 2012 UK)
Pete Dello & Friends – A Good Song      (“Into Your Ears” LP 1971 UK)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Stairway to the Best Party      (“Aufheben” 2012 USA/Iceland)
the KVB – Velveteen       (“Psychedelica 5” compilation 2013 UK)
the Citradels – Manson’s Love Club      (bonus track on “Our Lord’s Secret Service” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Wicked Whispers – Voodoo Moon      (7”single 2013 Liverpool, UK)
No Thee No Ess – Collapsing Realities      (7”single 2013 Wales, UK)
Paul Messis & Jessica Winter – As Nightmares Turn to Dreams      (7”single b-side [to Sunflower] 2012 UK)
Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?      (“Mug Museum” 2013 Wales, UK)
Lumerians – Koman Tong      (“The High Frontier” 2013 Oakland, USA)
Chorus Reverendus – Dans Son Euphorie      (“Ne Poussez Pas Mémé Dans Les Orties” EP 1967 France – taken from “Wizzz! Psychorama Français 1966-70, Vol.2” compilation 2008 France)
Matthew J. Tow – Seven Days      (“The Way Of Things” 2013 Australia)

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