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 10, 2013

Technicolour Dreaming

Again this week, we had a pleasant surprise awaiting us at our local general store/post office in the form of a package from State Records in the UK, containing the Thanes latest single plus the new self-titled Higher State album. On the local front, we also featured a track by the lovely LeighStarDust from “the Wedding EP” [which also features new husband Denni’s band Brillig] as well as a cut from the 12” vinyl LP by Tea, plus one from 60’s Adelaide legends, the Twilights, taken from the lavish CD reissue of a few years back which we found at Mr V Records here in Adelaide, which, with a few other remaining independent record shops including Clarity, Funhouse and Rev Records, are still reliable sources of cool, interesting music – there’s nothing quite like flicking through stacks of vinyl and CDs, holding & examining their covers while music whirls around you and engaging in discussions with other music lovers... and with the ongoing vinyl revival, there are still places like these to be sought out and found. But we digress... and with the end of the year rapidly approaching we thought we should begin adding selections from our numerous “favourite finds of 2013” into our playlists over the coming weeks.....
..... so here is this week’s lot with some associated eye-candy.....

Octopus Syng – Listen with the Moths      (“Fruits de Mer 2014 Annual” EP 2013 UK)
the Charlatans – The Shadow Knows [Coasters cover]      (7”single 1966 San Francisco, USA)
the Rain Parade – No Easy Way Down       (“Explosions in the Glass Palace” EP 1984 USA)
Gene Clark – No Other      (7”single 1975 USA)
Colorama – Delaware       (“Good Music” 2012 Wales, UK)
the Dandelion – Paranoid Floyd in a Bliss You Can Hear      (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)
the Higher State – Need to Shine      (“the Higher State” LP 2013 Kent, UK)
the Thanes – She’s Coming Back To Me      (7”single 2013 UK)
Keith Allison – Action. Action, Action      (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Tea – Burnside Mums      (“Tea” LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
October Country – My Girlfriend is a Witch      (7”single 1968 California, USA)
the See See – The Day That Was The Day      (“Fountayne Mountain” 2012 UK)
Luke Haines – A Badger Called Nick Lowe      (“Rock’n’Roll Animals” 2013 UK)
We The People – My Brother The Man      (7”single 1966 USA)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – I Follow You      (“Melody’s Echo Chamber” 2012 France/Australia)
Eric Charden – Amour Limité Zéro [Dylan cover]      (7” single 1967 France – taken from “Fools On The Hill, Vol.1 – My Tailor Is Rich” compilation 2008)
the Topsy Turbys – Hey Tiger      (7”single b-side [to Snake Woman] 1965 Arizona, USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Dandy Horse      (“Victoria Moon” 2013 Chicago, USA)
Sands – Listen to the Sky      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Twilights – Paternosta Row      (“Once Upon a Twilight” LP 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
Glass House – And Now For The Wild      (“A Sun Full & Drowning” 2013 UK)
Laika & the Cosmonauts – The Ipcress File      (“Amazing Colossal Band” 1995 Finland)
Baker Knight & the Knightmares – Hallucination      (7”single 1967 USA)
the Velvet Underground – Satellite of Love [demo]      (recorded 1970 – bonus track on reissue of “Loaded” 2013 USA)
the Glass Family – House of Glass      (7”single 1968 USA)
LeighStarDust – Anything You Want [Roy Orbison cover]      (“The Wedding EP” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
the Asteroid #4 – Yuba      (“The Asteroid #4” LP 2013 Philadelphia, USA)
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Where The Action Is      (7”single 1966 USA)
Tom Dyer – The Question Asked      (recorded 2007 – taken from “Songs from Academia, Vol. 1: Songs with Singing, 1981 to 2009” anthology 2009 Seattle, USA)

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