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, November 26, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We had a plethora of eagerly awaited releases to play this week, including tracks from the brand new Wooden Shjips and les Limiñanas LPs, plus, from the Sandgate Studios in the UK, new albums by the Higher State and Groovy Uncle featuring Suzi ChunkCat & Brat faves all! We were also pleased to discover, from Italy, the debut LP by Milan’s Selfish Cales whose earlier EPs had quite a bit of airplay here on 3D Radio, plus the latest album by the Dials and an Asteroid #4 EP from May this year, as well as tracks from a few of our favourite vinyl labels such as Fruits de Mer and the Reverberation Appreciation Society. Of course there was also some 60’s goodness from artists such as Dave Davies, Johnny Young and Evariste, with more cuts from the Dandelion, Sky Picnic and Black Hollies albums and finishing with Adelaide’s own Black Coral, before we once again ran out of time! So until next week.....
...... here is the playlist plus a few vital visuals.....

Wings – Venus and Mars (reprise)/Spirits of Ancient Egypt      (“Venus and Mars” LP 1975 UK)
the Asteroid #4 – Windmill of the Autumn Sky      (“Windmill of the Autumn Sky” EP 2013 USA)
the Dandelion – Here Comes Love      (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)
the Night Beats – The Seven Poison Wonders      (“Sonic Bloom” 2013 USA)
Jay Tausig – The Glorious Om Riff [Gong cover]      (“Shrunken Head Music – Fruits de Mer Records compilation” EP 2013 UK)
Allen Pound’s Get Rich – Searchin’ in the Wilderness      (7”single 1966 UK)
Dave Davies – Creeping Jean      (7”single b-side [to Hold My Hand] 1969 UK)
Wooden Shjips – Servants      (“Back To Land” 2013 San Francisco, USA)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Smell of Incense      (“Vol. 2” LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
the Higher State – Sky Clears to Blue      (“The Higher State” LP 2013 Kent, UK)
Groovy Uncle with Suzi Chunk – Neptune Girl      (“One Vowel Away From the Truth” LP 2013 UK)
the Dials – A Good Flying Day/Show at the End of the Pier      (“The End of the Pier” 2013 Brighton, UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Bangalore      (“The Luck of Eden Hall” EP 2012 USA)
Mikal Cronin – Weight      (“MC11” 2013 USA)
les Limiñanas – My Black Sabbath      (“Costa Blanca” LP 2013 Perpignan, France)
Sky Picnic – Freak Out Ethel      (“Paint Me a Dream” LP 2013 USA)
the Selfish Cales – State of Eternity      (“Light Worms & Old Dancing Ladies” 2013 Turin, Italy)
Johnny Young – Craise Finton Kirk [Bee Gees cover]      (7”single 1967 Australia)
Évariste – To The Fans      (“E=MC2” EP 1967 France – taken from “Do You Know The Beast?” anthology LP 2011 France)
the Monkees – All Of Your Toys (alt. mix)      (recorded 1967, unreleased – bonus track on  Headquarters” reissue 1995 USA)
the Story UK – ‘Roundabout      (“Joy Ride On Memory Lane” 2011 UK)
the Black Hollies – Lunatic Influenza (suite) : Part 1-Yesterday’s Sorrows (the past is washed away with change)/Part 2-Take Me as I Am/Part 3-Path into the Sun      (“Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere” LP 2013 USA)
Black Coral – Swollen      (demo 2013 Adelaide, Australia)     

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Writing an introduction to our radio show’s playlist each week always provides a challenge to say something new and different... unlike the show itself, where we always have too much, rather than too little, intriguing music to share. This week we had new releases from the Black Hollies, the Night Beats, Mmoss and Life Coach to plunder, as well as some more French 60’s psych pop, including a track from a vinyl anthology LP collecting the EPs and singles of Evariste, often called “the French Kim Fowley”, more of which you’ll doubtless hear in the coming weeks. There was an Australian contingent led by Toyland, the Molting Vultures and the Easybeats, the original Marmalade version of a song we’ve been playing covers of over the past few shows, songs from long-time faves such as the Fast Camels, the Hoa Hoa’s, Joy Zipper and many more, before finishing with a double whammy of prime psychedelia from Sky Picnic and the Red Plastic Buddha. Yet our box of CDs and vinyl was still full of unplayed goodies, and so it goes every week – so much music, so little time! Therefore..... until next week.....
..... here is the playlist with associated visuals.....
the Night Beats – The New World      (“Sonic Bloom” 2013 USA)
the Janitors – Do It Again      (“Drone Head” 2013 Stockholm, Sweden)
the Molting Vultures – Insane Jane      (“Drop In & Go” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Marmalade – I See The Rain      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Easybeats – Peculiar Hole In The Sky      (7”single 1969 Australia)
the Saffron Sect – Pinch of Chalk      (“Optical Sounds – Pop Psych from Toronto” compilation 2012 Canada)
the Fast Camels – Big Daddy Smyth      (“The Magic Optician” 2010 Scotland, UK)
the Hoa Hoa’s – Falling in Love is for Young People      (“the Hoa Hoa’s” EP 2011 Canada)
Stay – Guess I Was Dreaming [the Fairytale cover]      (“Mersey Dream” EP 2013 Spain)
TV Ghost – Siren       (“Disconnect” 2013 Indiana, USA)
the Jesus Loves Heroin Band – Be Mine      (“Revenge” 2011 Sheffield, UK)
Los Tentakills – A Many Times More      (7”single 2012 Scotland, UK)
Toyland – Ships & Boats      (“Toyland” EP 1983 Adelaide, Australia)
Life Coach – Limitless Opportunities      (“Alphawaves” 2013 USA)
Evariste – Wo I Nee      (“Wo I Nee” EP 1967 France – taken from “Do You Know The Beast?” anthology LP 2011 France)
Philippe Nicaud – Bonne Nuit Chuck      (“Erotico... Nicaud” LP 1970 France)
StoneL'Antiquité     (“Baby Stone” EP 1967 France)
Brigitte Bardot – Contact      (“Brigitte Bardot Show” LP 1968 France)
the Topsy Turbys – Snake Woman      (7”single b-side [to Hey Tiger] 1965 USA)
the Black Hollies – No Illusion      (“Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere” LP 2013 USA)
Ray Brown & the Whispers – Ain’t It Strange      (7”single 1966 Australia)
the Chocolate Watchband – I’m Not Like Everybody Else [Ray Davies cover]      (“The Inner Mystique” LP 1967 USA)
Mmoss – Spoiled Sun      (“Only Children” 2013 USA)
Joy Zipper – Go Tell The World      (“The Heartlight Set” 2005 USA)
Sky Picnic – Translucent Lucy      (“Paint Me a Dream” LP 2012 USA)
the Red Plastic Buddha – Waves      (“All Out Revolution” 2011 Chicago, USA)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

The focus this week was again the on-going vinyl revival with selections from a plethora of bands using that format, including Germany’s Vibravoid, Finland’s Octopus Syng and Spain’s Stay from the UK’s brilliant Fruits de Mer label catalogue, Jacco Gardner on the Trouble In Mind label, a rare split single by Kelley Stoltz and a 7”single re-issue by We The People, plus the new LP by the Asteroid #4 on 12” black 180gm vinyl... all very cool stuff! We also featured new albums by Chile’s the Holydrug Couple, Crystal Stilts, Cate Le Bon and ex-Coral drummer Ian Skelly plus a track from the fabulous Night Beats’ latest offering, as well as a Barbarellatones song which was featured in a recent episode of TV’s “Sons of Anarchy” series, plus lots more.....
..... so here is the playlist with attendant visuals.....
Vibravoid - La Poupée Qui Fait Non [Michel Polnareff cover]      (“Colour Your Mind” EP 2013 Germany)
Wheat Fields – Saturnalia      (“Saturnalia” EP 2013 Sydney, Australia)
Octopus Syng – Listen With The Moths      (“Fruits de Mer Records 2014 Annual”  7”single 2013 Finland)
Fluffy – Boy’s Club      (cd-single 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Barbarellatones – Drag Queens on Choppers      (mp3 demo 2013 USA)
the Night Beats – Love Ain’t Strange (Everything Else Is)      (“Sonic Bloom” 2013 Texas, USA)
We The People – You Burn Me Up And Down      (7”single 1966 Florida, USA)
Tages – She’s Having a Baby Now      (“Studio” LP 1967 Sweden)
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum      (“Mug Museum” 2013 Wales, UK)
Crystal Jacqueline – Play With Fire [Rolling Stones cover]      (“A Fairy Tale” EP 2013 UK)
the Holydrug Couple – Wonder      (“Noctuary” 2013 Chile)
Jacco Gardner – Notus      (7”single b-side [to End of August] 2013 Netherlands)
Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir      (“Nature Noir” 2013 USA)
Ian Skelly – I See You      (“Cut From a Star” 2013 Scotland, UK)
Klaatu – Doctor Marvello      (“3.47 EST” LP 1976 Canada)
Stay – I See The Rain [Marmalade cover]      (“Mersey Dream” EP 2013 Spain)
the Asteroid #4 – Rukma Vimana      (“The Asteroid #4” LP 2013 USA)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – Black Butter : Past, Present, Future      (“Wake Up... It’s Tomorrow” LP 1968 USA)
the Saddhu Brand – I Give You Johnee      (“Whole Earth Rhythm” LP 1970 USA)
Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – Air      (“Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera” LP 1967 UK)
the Intelligence with Kelley Stoltz – (they found me in the back of) the Galaxy      (7” single 2012 USA)
the Pink Snow Flakes – Like Icecream      (“Sun Chasing” 2006 USA)
Daniel Beretta & Richard de Bordeaux – La Drogue      (“Extrait Du Film ‘Le Temps Fou’ Du Marcel Camus“ EP 1968 France)
Balduin – Autumn Almanac [Kinks cover]      (recorded 2013 Switzerland – taken from “the Active Listener Sampler 13” compilation 2013 Australia)
Jack Ellister – Flaming [Syd Barrett cover]      (“Dawn Dream Club” EP 2013 Netherlands)
the Left Banke – There’s Gonna Be a Storm      (7”single b-side [to Nice To Meet You] 1969 USA)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

It was the day of “the race that stops Australia”, the Melbourne Cup, but here on 3D Radio, the only Race Horses to be heard were the Welsh band who started the show! Instead, our feature this week was the UK vinyl-only record label Fruits de Mer, which has been one of the foremost exponents of the recent revival of vinyl singles and albums in popular culture, with a brilliant range of beautifully packaged, limited edition, variously coloured vinyl slabs of psychedelia, Krautrock, r&b, progressive and spacerock goodness. From their catalogue, we played tracks of various genres and locales including the Netherlands’ Jack Ellister and Spain’s Stay as well as a new mix of Vibravoid’s swirling cover of Tyrnaround’s ‘Colour Your Mind’, the album version of which we played earlier this year – great stuff! Speaking of cover versions, we featured a few this week, including a great version of a Marmalade pop-psych classic by James McKeown, Crystal Jacqueline’s lovely take on a Second Hand song and Ty Segall’s new vehicle Fuzz doing King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” on the b-side of their new single. Of course we also played  some more tracks from the “Wizzz! psychorama francais - Vol.1” compilation LP, a new track from Dark Ocean Colors, a suite from Chad & Jeremy’s 1968 psych pop LP masterpiece “The Ark”, a new demo from the Barbarellatones in which they channel Andy’n’Edie..... and lots more.....
..... so here is the playlist plus instructive visuals.....
Race Horses – Cake      (“Goodbye Falkenburg” 2010 Wales, UK)
Vibravoid – Colour Your Mind [Tyrnaround cover]      (7”single 2013 Germany)
Morgan Delt – Barbarian Kings      (7”single 2013 USA)
Lightships – Sweetness In Her Spark      (“Electric Cables” 2013 UK)
Shocking Blue – Acka Raga      (“At Home” LP 1969 Holland)
Jack Ellister – Within You, Without You [Beatles cover]      (“Dawn Dream Club” EP 2013 Netherlands)
James McKeown& the Negative Drivers – See The Rain [Marmalade cover]      (“Happy Record Store Day : Active Listener compilation” download 2013 UK)
Crystal Jacqueline – A Fairy Tale [Second Hand cover]      (“A Fairy Tale” EP 2013 UK)
the Cleves – You & Me      (7”single 1970 New Zealand/Australia)
Chrysalis – Dr Root’s Garden      (“Definition” LP 1968 USA)
Fuschia – Girl from Kandahar      (mp3 2013 UK)
White Sails – The Answer      (“Laguna Sunrise” EP 2013 USA/Finland)
Fuzz – 21st Century Schizoid Man [King Crimson cover]      (7”single b-side [to Sunderberry Dream] 2013 California, USA)
Dark Ocean Colors – When Both Our Worlds Collide      (“Close Enough to See” 2013 USA)
Devonian Gardens – Swallow the Sun      (“Solar Shifting” 2013 Calvary, Canada)
Chad & Jeremy – The Emancipation of Mr X / Sunstroke / The Ark      (“The Ark” LP 1968 UK)
Vintage Cucumber – Mondsucht      (“MC Goyl Style” 2012 Germany)
the Deep – Psychedelic Moon      (“Psychedelic Moods” LP 1966 USA)
101 Strings – Whiplash      (“Astro-Sounds From Before the Year 2000” LP 1967 USA)
It’s All Meat – Make Some Use Of Your Friends      (“It’s All Meat” LP 1970 Canada)
Stéphane Varègues – Le Pape Du Pop      (“Le Pape Du Pop” EP 1967 France – taken from “Wizzz: Psychorama Français 66-71” compilation LP 2001 France)
Messieurs Richard de Bordeaux et Daniel Beretta – Psychose      (“Messieurs Richard de Bordeaux et Daniel Beretta” EP 1967 France)
the Barbarellatones – Run, Rabbit, Run      (mp3 demo 2013 USA)
Stay – If I Needed Someone [Beatles cover]      (“Mersey Dream” EP 2013 Spain)
Lumerians – Koman Tong      (“The High Frontier” 2013 California, USA)