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, December 3, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

We’ve been asked from time to time where we find the music we bring to you each week on Technicolour Dreaming. Well, it comes from a wide range of sources - some from our own home vinyl, CD, tape and digital collection, some from the huge 3D Radio Library [90,000 items and growing!], local demos and pre-releases we are given, mp3 downloads by musicians around the world from sites such as Bandcamp or compilations on blogs such as ‘The Active Listener’, plus promo releases from independent record companies such as the UK’s Fruits de Mer and State Records, or Australia’s Walking Bird and Smashed Records, not forgetting being given their latest releases by artists such as Death In June, the Byzantines, Subtract-S and the Dunes when they come in to join us on the show. So you can see that with such diverse resources, there never seems to be enough time each week to play everything we want to... which just adds to the fun – there’s always more fine music out there to discover and to share.....
..... so here is this week’s playlist, with some associated visuals.....

the Dials – Rose Marie      (“The End of the Pier” 2013 Brighton, UK)
Country Joe & the Fish – Section 43      (recorded live 1967 – taken from “Monterey International Pop Festival” compilation 2007 USA)
the Blue Giant Zeta Puppies – ‘Lost In Space’ TV Theme [John Williams cover]      (“Fruits de Mer 2014 Annual” compilation EP 2013 UK)
Man or Astro-man? – Taxidermist Surf      (“Is it... Man or Astro-man?” 1993 Alabama, USA)
Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor – Black Mind      (“Spectra Spirit” 2011 Detroit, USA – taken from “The Active Listener Psychedelic Sampler Vol.2” compilation 2012 New Zealand)
John Foxx – Shifting City      (“Subterranean Omnidelic Exotour” 1997 UK)
Ultravox! – Saturday Night in the City of the Dead      (“Ultravox!” LP 1977 UK)
the Hoodoo Gurus – (Let’s All) Turn On      (“Stoneage Romeos” LP 1984 Australia)
Wooden Shjips – These Shadows      (“Back to Land” 2013 California, USA)
WJLP – The Moon King      (“Bad News Baby” 2013 Netherlands)
Nilsson – You Can’t Do That [Beatles cover]      (“Pandemonium Shadow Show” LP 1967 California, USA)
Dead Horse One – Undone      (“Dead Horse One/Dead Mantra” split EP 2012 France)
the Aerovons – The Years      (“Resurrection” LP 1969 USA/UK)
the Left Banke – Shadows Breaking Over My Head      (“Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina” LP 1967 New York City, USA)
the Byrds – Have You Seen Her Face      (“Younger Than Yesterday” LP 1967 USA)
the Ruby Suns – My Ten Years on Auto-Pilot      (“The Ruby Suns” 2006 New Zealand)
the Black Hollies – Here Comes the Rain      (7”single 2013 USA)
Todd Rundgren – Saving Grace/Little Red Lights      (“Something/Anything” double-LP 1972 USA)
the Rain Parade – This Can’t Be Today      (“Emergency Third Rail Power Trip” LP 1983 Los Angeles, USA)
the Dunes – Red Leaves       (“La Musique Nouveau” EP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Asteroid #4 – Ode to Cosmo      (“The Asteroid #4” LP 2013 Philadelphia, USA)
Jonathan Wilson – Desert Trip      (“Fanfare” 2013 USA)
the Night Beats – Playin’ Dead      (“Sonic Bloom” 2013 Seattle, USA)
the Beep Seals – I Dreamt a Metal Hat      (“Things That Roar” 2008 UK)
Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty – Lost In The City      (“Things” LP 1967 USA)
the Striped Bananas – Oasis of Time      (“Lady Sunshine” 2013 USA)

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