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, January 14, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We began the show with a track from one of our favourite albums of last year by California’s Lumerians, and while there was music from around the globe as usual, there was certainly a ‘West Coast’ bias this week, with some songs even name-checking the state of California while others featured the 12-string jangle, sunny harmonies and even the weirdness often associated with the music of the area. However, bands such as the Velvet Underground, the Yardbirds, the Playboys, les Limiñanas and the Red Crayola showed another side of psychedelia that owes little to such ‘sunshine pop’-iness – have a peek at Dead Skeletons’ video for confirmation of that .....
..... so here is the playlist plus various visuals.....
Lumerians – Life Without Skin      (“The High Frontier” 2013 Oakland, California, USA)
les Limiñanas – La Fille de la Ligne 15      (7”single 2013 Perpignan, France)
Dead Skeletons – Dead Is God      (“ORDmuseum installation EP 2013 Iceland)
Brainticket – Black Sand      (“Cottonwoodhill” LP 1970 Belgium/Germany)
the Velvet Underground – The Gift [stereo mix]      (taken from 2013 “45th Anniversary Re-issue” boxset 2013 USA – originally on “White Light, White Heat” LP 1968 New York, USA)
Maston – Tell Donna       (“Trouble In Mind : Liverpool 2013 Psych Fest” label compilation 2013 Chicago, USA)
the Yardbirds – Still I’m Sad      (7”single 1965 UK)
Wax Museums – Nothin’ to do (with the 60’s)      (“Eye Time” 2012 USA)
the Surrenders – Loaded Dice      (7”single 1988 France)
the Missing Links – You’re Driving Me Insane       (7”single 1965 Australia – taken from “Down Under Nuggets- Original Australian Artyfacts 1965-1967” compilation 2013 Australia/USA)
the Easybeats – The Last Day of May      (“Volume 3” LP 1966 Australia)
the Playboys – Sad      (7”single 1967 Australia/UK)
the Thanes – Love Is Fading Away [Poets cover]     (7”single b-side [to She’s Coming Back to Me] 2014 UK)
the Higher State – Sky Clears to Blue      (“The Higher State” LP 2013 Kent, UK)
the Entrance Band – Fine Flow      (“Face the Sun” 2013 Los Angeles, USA)
Grapefruit – Dolce Delilah [Italian version of ‘Dear Delilah’]     (7”single 1968 Italy – bonus track on “Around Grapefruit” re-issue  2005 UK)
Wild Rocket – Year of the Snake      (demo 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
White Hills – Visions of the Past, Present & Future      (“Heads On Fire” LP 2009 USA)
Ganglians – California Cousins     (“Still Living” 2011 USA)
Surf School Dropouts – California      (demo 2013 Denmark)
the Holy Mackerel – Wildflowers      (“The Holy Mackerel” LP 1968 California, USA)
Mad River – Wind Chimes      (“Mad River” LP 1968 San Francisco, USA)
the Story UK – Standing in the Rain      (“Joy Ride on Memory Lane” 2011 UK)
the Dandelion – Paranoid Floyd in a Bliss You Can Hear      (“Curse of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)
the Red Crayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane      (“The Parable of Arable Land” LP 1967 Texas, USA)

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