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 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)

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