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 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)

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