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, February 18, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

There were plenty of recent, new and soon-to-be-released songs featured on this edition of the show from the likes of Temples, Fogbound, the Luck of Eden Hall and Vintage Cucumber, as well as local releases by Black Coral and  Bubonic Babe, plus the usual plethora of tracks from the past, this week ranging from the 60’s psychedelic beat of the Netherlands’ Mother’s Love, the Standells and C.A.Quintet, the ‘exploito’ sitar sounds of Rajput & the Sepoy Mutiny, on to local punk legends, the U-Bombs, and up to Italy’s Strange Flowers, Russia’s Mystic Brew and Canada’s Sheepman, amongst others. But the primary feature this week was the up-coming series of releases from UK vinyl record label Fruits de Mer which are due out in March. Especially grabbing our immediate attention [apart from inspirational mottoes such as “a smile, a song and a nice piece of cod”!] were the brilliant version of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” by Welsh band the Honey Pot, Schizo Fun Addict’s intriguing take on the theme from 70’s Italian horror movie “Suspiria”, originally done by Goblin, and a new interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” by Swedish duo, Us & Them... But fear not, dear listeners, for we shall be bringing you more cool sounds from these fine artyfacts over the coming weeks, so until next time....
..... here is the playlist plus some visual treats.....

Fogbound – Whispering  Corridors       (demo 2013 Spain)
Vintage Cucumber – Das Mönchsgebrabbel        (“Yoki Style” 2013 Berlin, Germany)
the Strange Flowers – Please When You Come         (“The Imaginary Space Travel of the Naked Monkeys” 2007 Italy)
Mother’s Love – Saint Without Glory         (“Take One” LP 1968 Netherlands)
Black Coral – Swollen         (demo  2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Los Zooms – Algo Mas        (7” single 1968 Spain)
the U-Bombs – (What’s) Your Problem?         (7” single b-side [to Give Me a Medal] 1978 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Stained Glass – If I Needed Someone         (7” single 1966 USA – taken from “A Scene In-Between 1965-1967” anthology 2013 UK)
Sky Picnic – Abbie’s Bike Ride         (“Farther in this Fairytale” LP 2010 USA)
the Standells – All Fall Down         (“Try It” LP 1967 California, USA)
the Strawberry Alarm Clock – Sit With The Guru [2011 version]        (“Wake Up Where You Are” LP 2012 USA)
Permanent Clear Light – And the Skies Will Fall         (demo 2012 Finland)
Rajput and the Sepoy Mutiny – Do It With Flowers         (“Flower Power Sitar” LP 1967 USA)
Bubonic Babe – Jibber Jabber Jill          (“Jubilant Kiss” LP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Mystic Brew – Your Reality         (7” single 2014 Russia)
Dark Ocean Colours – My Barbara Closed the Doors         (“Dark Ocean Colours” 2011 USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Super Phantasmal Heroine         (“Victoria Moon” 2014 Chicago, USA)
Ringo Deathstarr – Rip         (“Mauve” 2012 Texas, USA)
Temples – Sun Structures         (“Sun Structures” 2014 UK)
Fairfield Parlour – Free         (recorded live on ‘Top Gear’ BBC Radio 1970 London, UK – taken from “Please Listen to the Pictures” compilation 2003 UK)
Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Mary Jane         (“Retrospectoscope 1966-1970” faux-anthology 2009 UK)
Gary Walker and the Rain – Francis         (“Album No. 1” LP 1968 UK/Japan)
CA Quintet – Doctor of Philosophy         (7” single b-side [to Smooth As Silk] 1968 USA)
Lothar and the Hand People – Machines         (“Presenting ... Lothar and the Hand People” LP 1968 USA)
Sheepman – Chetwynd         (7” split EP 2014 Halifax, Canada)
Us and Them – Jabberwocky [Lewis Carroll/Donovan cover]         (7” single b-side [to By the Time it Gets Dark] 2014 Sweden)
Schizo Fun Addict – Theme from “Suspiria” [Goblin cover]         (7” single 2014 USA)
Bronco Bullfrog – Listen to the Sky [Sands cover]         (7” single b-side [to Time waits for Norman] 2014 UK)
Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot – White Rabbit [Grace Slick cover]        (double-7” EP 2014 Wales, UK)
Schnauser – As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still [Soft Machine cover]         (7” single b-side [to Astral Traveller] 2014 Bristol, UK)

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