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, March 25, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

The Scientists are in Adelaide this week so we thought we’d feature one of their classic songs, albeit one originally released as a single b-side, and this kind of set the tone for the rest of the show. Yes there were some recent releases, including songs from Pinkunoizu, the Luck of Eden Hall and Temples and even pre-releases from the Barbarellatones and the Dandelion Seeds, but the bulk of rest were from all over the place, with tracks from artists such as Chad & Jeremy, John Foxx, nick nicely, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, This Mortal Coil and the Frantics, with Mordecai Smyth finishing off on a suitably British psych-pop note.....
..... so here is the playlist, with some visuals to divert.....
Pinkunoizu – Necromancer      (“The Drop” LP 2014 Denmark)
nick nicely – 49 Cigars      (7”single b-side [to Hilly Fields (1892)] 1981 UK – taken from “Psychotropia” anthology 2010 UK)
the Arnold Corns (aka David Bowie) – Hang On To Yourself      (7”single b-side [to Moonage Daydream] 1971 UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Westward Leading      (“Wandermoon” 2011 Wales, UK)
John Foxx – Endlessly      (7”single 1982 UK)
the Scientists – Swampland      (7”single b-side [to Happy Hour] 1982 Perth, Australia)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Alluda Majaka      (“Oddments” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
The Good, the Bad & the Queen – Herculean      (CD-single 2006 UK)
This Mortal Coil – Strength of Strings [Gene Clark cover]      (“Filigree & Shadow” LP 1986 UK)
the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – In the Arena/Suppose They Give a War and No One Comes      (“Vol. 2” LP 1967 USA)
the Frantics – Just For a While      (7”single 1968 USA – taken from “Relax Your Mind” anthology LP 1994 USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – The Collapse of Suzy Star      (“Victoria Moon” LP 2014 Chicago, USA)
the Dandelion Seeds – Crazy Sun      (“Dandelion Seeds” LP 2014 Iceland)
Chad & Jeremy – Rest In Peace/The Gentle Cold of Dawn      (“Of Cabbages & Kings” LP 1967 UK/USA)
the Amazing – Kirwan Song      (“The Amazing” 2010 Sweden)
Temples – Move With The Season      (“Sun Structures” 2013 UK)
the Sun Blindness – Velvet Apple      (“Far Arden” 2011 Australia)
the Barbarellatones – Then the Sausage      (mp3 demo 2014 California, USA)
the Black Hollies – Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat      (7”single b-side [to Benevolent Beacon] 2011 USA)
Mordecai Smyth – I’ve Been So Tired      (“Sticky Tape & Rust” LP 2011 UK)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

This week’s edition was bookended with tracks by Welsh band Soft Hearted Scientists, who have rapidly wormed their way into our “fave band list” since we discovered their 2013  album “False Lights” and then began working our way through their back-catalogue. Then there were our “just-arrived-in-the-mail” features, the first of which, “The Drop” LP by Denmark’s Pinkunoizu, came in a very cool gatefold sleeve and has barely been off the turntable all week. Though it was released late last year and has taken us a while to get our own copy, we found it to be a brilliant slice of modern psychedelia and well worth the wait – thoroughly recommended! The other new arrival was the debut album from Doug Tuttle, formerly of Cat & Brat faves, MMOSS, whose two albums have frequently reverberated around our house over the past year or so. Now recording under his own name this album finds him further refining his idiosyncratic take on psychedelic music, with a textured 60’s pop feel more evident than in the past. Catchy yet woozy with lots of his trademark reverb and effects, it, like the afore-mentioned Pinkunoizu, keeps insinuating itself into your mind more with each hearing –we’ll definitely be playing more tracks from both albums for you in coming weeks! Also featured were tracks from the Citradels, Slingshot Dragster and Bronco Bullfrog, new mp3s from both the Red Plastic Buddha and the Luck of Eden Hall plus cuts from Schnauser, Dark Ocean Colors, the High Learys and many more.....
..... so here is the playlist with attendant visuals.....

Soft Hearted Scientists – Panorama       (demo 2012 Wales, UK)
the Red Plastic Buddha – Little White Pills      (mp3 download 2014 USA)
the Wise Dude’s Revolver – Hide & Run      (“The Wise Dudes EP” 2013 France)
Diane Coffee – Tale of a Dead Dog      (“My Friend Fish” 2013 California, USA)
 Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Frumpy & the Strange Machine      (recorded 1999 UK – taken from “Retrospectoscope : 1966-1970” faux-anthology 2007 UK)
Pinkunoizu – Moped      (“The Drop” LP 2013 Denmark)
the Barracudas – I Saw my Death in a Dream Last Night      (“Drop Out with the Barracudas” LP 1981 UK/USA)
the Matadors – Get Down from the Tree      (7”single 1967 Czechoslovakia)
the High Learys – Down Time      (“Here Come the High Learys” 2014 Perth, Australia)
Slingshot Dragster – Tatiana      (“Bite the Bullet” 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
the Citradels – It’s Only a Northern Love Song       (“Droned & Rethroned” 2014 Melbourne, Victoria)
Sky Picnic – Universal Mind Decoder      (“Farther In This Fairytale” 2010 USA)
the Byrds – Space Odyssey      (“The Notorious Byrd Brothers” LP 1968 USA)
Dark Ocean Colors – Temporary Man      (“Patches and Patterns” EP 2012 USA)
the Black Tambourines – Cat Days       (“Chica” EP 2011 France)
the Luck of Eden Hall – You Asked About Water on Mars      (mp3 download 2014 Chicago, USA)
Bronco Bullfrog – Rocking Horse Mender      (7”single b-side [to Time Waits for Norman] 2014 UK)
Schnauser – Buddy      (“The Missing Link” 2009 UK)
Doug Tuttle – Turn This Love      (“Doug Tuttle 2014 USA)
Mark Fry – The Witch      (“Dreaming With Alice” LP 1972 UK/Italy)
DelphineLa fermeture éclair [We The People cover]      (7”single 1967 France)
Soft Hearted Scientists – The Caterpillar Song      (“Take Time To Wonder In A Whirling World” 2007 Wales, UK)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Another mix of the new and the old this week, ranging from tracks from the Citradels and New Electronic Ride albums plus a new Barbarellatones song, to some classics from Roxy Music, the Chocolate Watchband,  Wright of Waye and the insidiously catchy “Boggle Woggle” by  Edwick Rumbold. There were vinyl nuggets from Beaulieu Porch, Anton Barbeau and the Black Hollies and much more – and in the visuals section, check out the documentary about Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop....
..... so here is the playlist, with attendant eye-candy .....

Roxy Music – 2HB         (“Roxy Music” LP 1972 UK)
the Seeds – Mr Farmer        (“Web of Sound” LP 1967 USA)
the Barbarellatones – Hippie Girl         (mp3 2014 USA)
Fifty Foot Hose – The Things that Concern You          (“Cauldron” LP 1967 USA)
Scrugg – Lavender Popcorn         (7”single 1968 UK)
Nobody’s Children – Good Times         (7”single 1968 UK)
New Electronic Ride – Marquis de Sade         (“Balloon Age” 2014 UK)
les Limiñanas – Votre coté yéyé m'emmerde         (“Costa Blanca” 2013 Perpignan, France)
the Chocolate Watchband – Are You Gonna Be There (at the Love-In)?         (“No Way Out” LP 1967 USA)
the Citradels – Dream of Delia         (“Droned and Rethroned” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Chandrama – It’s All Too Much [Beatles cover]         (mp3 2012 Nepal/USA)
the Black Hollies – Benevolent Beacon         (7”single 2011 USA)
the Blue Giant Zeta Puppies – Colossus         (recorded 2013 UK – taken from “Active Listener Sampler 17” 2014 New Zealand)
the William Penn Fyve – Swami         (7”single 1966 USA)
Davie Allan and the Arrows – Cycle-delic         (“Cycle-Delic Sounds” 1967 USA)
Anton Barbeau – The Psychedelic Mynde of Moses         (7”single 2012 Sacramento, USA)
the Dials – The Crawling Man         (“The End of the Pier” 2013 UK)
Temples – Move With the Season         (“Sun Structures” 2014 UK)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Rue the Day         (“False Lights” 2013 UK)
Sir Psych – The Sound of Colour         (“Lo-fi Circa 67” 2014 USA)
Jefferson Airplane – Eskimo Blue Day         (“Volunteers” LP 1969 San Francisco, USA)
Orgone Box – Mirror Ball         (“Centaur” 2014 UK)
Wright of Waye – Sun God         (7”single 1968 Sydney, Australia)
Beaulieu Porch – Of Particles         (7”single b-side [to View from Gainsborough] 2014 UK)
Edwick Rumbold – Boggle Woggle         (7”single b-side [to Shades of Grey] 1967 UK)
MindFlowers – Little Prayers         (“MindFlowers” 2014 Sacramento USA)  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

So much music, so little time” has been our mantra since day one and this week was no exception, so we squeezed in as many as possible of the diverse tunes on offer, including new releases from Morgan Delt, Diane Coffee, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Thee Oh Sees. Naturally there was also a selection of 60’s goodies from Colours, Fleurs de Lys, the Executives and a few French ‘exotiques’ from the likes of Michel Polnareff and les Gypsys. Throw in some Luck of Eden Hall, White Fence, Sand Pebbles amongst others and it’s another sonic adventure with the Cat & the Brat on 3D Radio......
...... so here is the playlist and some associated visuals, our particular favourites this week being those by Clinic and the Lavender Brigade – hope you find them as entertaining as we did.......
Walter Ghoul’s  Lavender Brigade – Mr Spaceman      (recorded 1999 – taken from the “Retrospectoscope: 1966-70” faux-anthology 2007 UK)
Diane Coffee – New Years      (“My Friend Fish” 2013 USA)
Blackmilk – Mercy Ray      (“In Lak’ech” 2012 Perth, Australia)
Lovechain – Step Out of Your Window You Can Fly      (7”single 1969 USA – taken from “A Lethal Dose of Hard Psych” compilation 1999 USA)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Panorama       (“False Lights” 2013 Wales, UK)
Michel Polnareff – Le Roi des Fourmis      (“Âme câline EP 1967 France)
Henri Salvador – Carnaby Street      (Pikabou“ EP 1967 France)
Graham Day & the Forefathers – 30-60-90      (7”single b-side [to Love Me Lies] 2014 UK)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Homeless Man in Adidas      (“Oddments” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Us & Them – Do I Know You?      (”By the Time It Gets Dark” EP 2014 Sweden)
Colours – Love Heals      (7”single 1968 USA – taken from “Love Heals” anthology 2008 USA)
the Misunderstood – My Mind      (recorded 1966 UK  – taken from “Before the Dream Faded” anthology 1992 USA/UK)
Dead Skeletons – Yama      (“Dead Magick” LP 2011 Iceland)
Sula Bassana – Dreamer      (“Dreamer” LP 2002 Germany)
Clinic – I’m Aware      (“Bubblegum” 2010 Sheffield, UK)
Gravenhurst – She Dances      (“The Western Lands” 2007 UK)
White Fence – Beat      (“Cyclops Reap” 2013 California, USA)
Foxygen – On Blue Mountain      (“We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic” 2012 USA)
Morgan Delt – Sad Sad Trip      (“Morgan Delt” LP 2014 California, USA)
Thee Oh Sees – Wait, Let’s Go      (7”split-single [with the Mallard] 2012 California, USA – taken from “Singles Collection volume 3” anthology 2014 USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – The Horrible Pill Book      (“Victoria Moon” LP 2014 Chicago, USA)
Loop – Cinnamon Girl [Neil Young cover]      (“The Bridge: Tribute to Neil Young” compilation LP 1989 USA – taken from “Loop: The World in Your Eyes” anthology 2009 UK)
Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs – Evil Mothers      (7”single 2013 UK)
the Fleurs de Lys – Circles [Pete Townsend cover]      (7”single 1966 London, UK)
the Sand Pebbles – Sunshine to Burn [Long Grass cover]      (“Tomorrow is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70” compilation 2007 Australia)
the Executives – Moving in a Circle      (7”single b-side [to It’s a Happening World] 1968 Sydney, Australia)
the GypsysProlétaire      (7”single 1967 France – taken from “Psychegaelic : French Freakbeat” compilation 1999 Canada)