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 28, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

This week we went from Adam & the Ants to All Night Radio and Ian Skelly,  Les Fleurs de Pavot to Beaulieu Porch, Australian 90’s icons Clouds and a 1967 Brian Wilson demo, a few covers [including a briefly-reformed lineup of local punk legends, the Dagoes, covering their own classic 1980 version of a Roky Erikson gem, plus Espers acid-folk take on the Blue Oyster Cult], some new  and older vinyl & CD releases incorporating a bunch of re-issues from the 60’s, as well as a duo of songs featuring giant squids [one of which includes the immortal rhyme “the squid was vicious, Sid was delicious...”] amongst other things – what else could it be but the Cat & the Brat’s “Technicolour Dreaming” streaming psychedelic psounds to the world on Adelaide’s own 3D Radio.....
..... so here is the playlist, plus some visual accompaniment.....
the Dagoes – We Sell Soul [Roky Erikson cover]     (“Oh Yeah” 2008 Adelaide, South Australia)
Dead Skeletons – Cemalim      (“ORD” EP 2013 Iceland/Germany)
Groep 1850 – Mother No-Head      (7”single 1967 Netherlands – taken from “Group 1850 – Mother No-Head : Their 45’s” anthology 2012)
Adam & the Ants – Plan 9 Failed      (“Dirk Wears White Sox” LP 1979 London, UK)
Brian Wilson – Surf’s Up      (demo 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Heaven’s Gateway Drugs – Missed Connections (Shadows)      (“CPF Cassette” 2012 Indiana, USA)
Gift of Love [aka the Atlantics] – Flowers      (7”single 1967 Australia)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Viholliseni Maala [In the Land of my Enemy]      (“Revolution Number Zero” EP 2013 USA/Germany)
Beaulieu Porch – Greencroft Street      (“Beaulieu Porch” 2012 UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Seaside Sid & the Giant Squid       (“False Lights” 2013 Cardiff, UK)
Baterz – Giant Squids      (“the Red Single” 1999 Adelaide, South Australia)
Espers – Flaming Telepaths [Blue Oyster Cult cover]       (“The Weed Tree” EP 2004 USA)
the Fourmyula – Nature      (7”single 1969 New Zealand – taken from “Inside the Hutt : New Zealand's Pop-Psych Kingpins 1968-1969“ anthology 2013)
All Night Radio – Sky Bicycle [You’ve Been Ringing]      (“Spirit Stereo Frequency” 2004 USA)
Clouds – Alchemy’s Dead      (“Thunderhead” LP 1993 Australia)
Headband – Stay With Me       (7”single b-side [to Country Lady] 1973 Adelaide, South Australia)
Damon – Song for a Gypsy      (“Song for a Gypsy” LP 1969 Hollywood, USA)
Abunai! – Citadel [Rolling Stones cover]      (“Pull Up The Paisley Covers : a Psychedelic Omnibus” compilation 2002 USA)
Les Fleurs de Pavot - Pourquoi L'amour À Deux      ("Les Fleurs de Pavot" LP 1968 France)
Sudden Death of Stars – I’m Not Among Believers      (“Getting Up, Going Down” 2013 Brittany, France)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Black Sheep [SRC cover]      (“Luck of Eden Hall” EP 2013 Chicago, USA)
Ian Skelly – Paper Sky      (“Cut From A Star” 2012 Scotland, UK)
El Futuro Sonidos – Like Stars, Like Dust      (“The Throwaway Age” faux 60’s-movie soundtrack 2012 USA)
the David – I’m Not Alone      (“Another Day, Another Time” LP 1967 USA)
Procession – Mind Magician      (“Procession” LP 1968 Australia)
Mayfly – Blue Sofa      (“Mayfly” LP 1971 Holland)
Sky Picnic – Seven      (“Farther In This Fairytale” LP 2011 Brooklyn, USA)

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