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, May 6, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Douglas P. of Death In June fame joined us again as guest programmer this week, on the eve of his North American tour which begins shortly in Mexico [details here], playing some tracks from his recent “Live In Wein” double album. As always he entertained us with anecdotes and stories including the merits of the Dave Clark 5’s contribution to “the British Invasion” and their 1965 movie “Catch Us If You Can”, which we all agreed was an unjustly under-rated 60’s classic! He also brought in music for us to play by artists who have joined him on his various overseas tours, including Ostara, Spitting At Pigeons and Spiritual  Front. Also this week we played a couple of previews from some of the forthcoming album releases by the UK’s wonderful Fruits de Mer Records vinyl-only label – one from Sweden’s Tor-Peders and another by UK stalwarts Astralasia - you can get more details at their website. Add some Byrds, Clinic, Antoine, a mix of new and old psychedelia and more..... and that was the show for another week! We hope Douglas’s shows in the Americas go well and we look forward to catching up again after his return.....
..... so here is the playlist, with a multitude of visuals to enjoy.....
the Dave Clark 5 – Anyway You Want It      (7”single 1964 UK)
Ostara – Paradise Down South      (“Paradise Down South” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Tor-Peders – Aye Makami      (“Brev Från Ederstorp” LP 2014 Sweden)
the Byrds – Eight Miles High      (“Fifth Dimension” LP 1966 USA)
Pinkunoizu – Myriad Pyramid      (“Free Time” LP 2012 USA)
Clinic – Touch Me [Doors cover]      (“A Psych Tribute to the Doors” compilation 2014 USA)
Death In June – Heaven Street      (“Live in Wien” double-CD 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spiritual Front – Eternally Yours      (“Black Hearts in Black Suits” 2013 Italy)
Crisis – UK ’78 [demo]      (“Kollectiv” anthology LP 2014 UK)
Astralasia – The Desert      (bonus 7”single [rec.2006] with “Wind On Water” LP 2014 UK)
the Masters Apprentices – Our Friend Stanley Owsley lll      (“Choice Cuts” LP 1971 Australia/UK)
the Electric Prunes – Flowing Smoothly       (7”single b-side [to Hey Mr President] 1969 USA)
Death In June – C’est un Rêve      (“Live in Wien” double-CD 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Lou Reed – Sword of Damocles      (“Magic and Loss” 1992 New York, USA)
Paul McCartney – Road      (“NEW” 2013 UK)
the See See – Open Up Your Door      (“Fountayne Mountain” 2012 UK)
AntoineUn éléphant me regarde      (7“single 1966 France)
Mordecai Smyth – Georgina Jones      (7“single 2013 UK)
the Association – Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies      (“Renaissance” LP 1967 USA)
Ostara – Darkness Over Eden      (“Paradise Down South” 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Spitting At Pigeons – Cry of a Dying Star      (“Spitting at Pigeons” 2013 Slovakia)
Ikon – I Burn For You      (pre-release single 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Gene Clark – Please Mr Freud      (rec.1972 – taken from “Here Tonight : The White Light Demos” 2013 USA)
the Dave Clark 5 – Come Home      (7”single 1965 UK)

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