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 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)

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