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 27, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Before we begin, the Cat and the Brat would like to thank fellow 3D Radio announcers “harry” and Michael for stepping into the breach and doing the past couple of shows for us with such panache – great music from both of you! And while we were away, of course, a big pile of new releases awaited us at the P.O., only some of which we were able to fit into this week’s show, so look out for lots of new music in the weeks to come. But back to this show!  We started with a track for the long-anticipated new album from Finland’s veteran psychedelecists Octopus Syng, newly released on the UK’s “Mega Dodo” record company, who also put out the “Barnburner” split-EP by Mordecai Smyth and Icarus Peel. We also celebrated the “Fruits de Mer” vinyl-only label’s “Crabstock 2014” series of shows in the USA, Finland and Wales by playing tracks by some of the featured artists such as the Luck of Eden Hall, Sendelica and Sky Picnic as well as a few selections from the FdM back-catalogue. Add to these the usual mix of 60’s goodness by the likes of Procession, the Sorrows, Iceland’s legendary Thor’s Hammer and the Pretty Things, some proto-punk from Zolar X and the Dictators and new music from Holy Wave, Pinkunoizu and Night Beats plus much more, and it’s Technicolour Dreaming for another week......
...... so here is the playlist, with visuals attached.....
Octopus Syng – Cuckoo Clock Mystery      (“Reverberating Garden, No.7” 2014 Finland)
Mike Furber – I’m on Fire      (7”single 1969 Australia)
Mordecai Smyth – Plastic People      (“Barnburner” split-EP [with Icarus Peel] 2014 UK)
Pinkunoizu – I said hell you said no      (“The Drop” 2013 USA)
Impala Syndrome – Let Them Try      (“Impala Syndrome” LP 1969 Spain)
Rochelle Rosenthal & the Kickball Queen – Lottery       (7”single 1969 Detroit, USA)
Kelley Stoltz – Inside My Head      (“Double Exposure” LP 2013 California, USA)
the Liverpool Scene – We’ll All Be Spacemen Before We Die      (unreleased, recorded 1969 for UK  4-part TV series “the Liverpool Scene Look At...”   – taken from “Love Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And Underground Scenes 1966 To 1972” compilation boxset 2013 UK)
Holy Wave – Night Tripper      (“Relax” 2014 USA)
the Sorrows – The Makers      (“Old Songs, New Songs” LP 1969 UK)
the Dictators – California Sun [Rivieras cover]      (“Go Girl Crazy” LP 1975 New York, USA)
Zolar X – Space Age Love      (unreleased, recorded 1974 Los Angeles, USA – released on “Timeless” LP 1982 USA)
Night Beats – H-Bomb (Al Lover remix)      (“Trouble In Mind label : Liverpool Psych Fest 2013” promo-cd 2013 USA)
the Bonniwell Music Machine – Astrologically Incompatible      (7”single b-side [to Bottom of the Soul] 1967 USA)
the Pretty Things – Baron Saturday      (“S.F. Sorrow” LP 1968 UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – S.F.Sorrow Is Born [Pretty Things cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Sorrow’s Children: the songs of S.F. Sorrow” compilation LP 2012 UK)
the Hounds – Office Girl      (7”single 1967 Sweden)
Seventh Ring of Saturn – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box [Aquarian Age cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Keep Off The Grass” double-LP compilation 2011 UK)
Procession – Mind Magician      (“Procession” LP 1968 Australia)
Sky Picnic – Try It [Hollies cover]      (rec. 2011 USA – taken from “Re-Evolution: FdM Sings the Hollies” compilation LP 2013 UK)
Crystal Jacqueline – Remember a Day [Pink Floyd cover]      (“Honey” EP 2014 Wales, UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Lucifer Sam [Pink Floyd cover]      (“Fruits de Mer Live in London” compilation EP 2013 UK)
Sendelica – Venus In Furs [ Velvet Underground cover]      (7”single 2009 Wales, UK)
Thor’s Hammer – My Life      (“Umbarumbamba” EP 1968 Iceland)
the Sandals – House of Painted Glass       (7”single b-side [to Cloudy] 1967 USA)
the Barracudas – We’re Living in Violent Times      (“Drop Out with the Barracudas” LP 1980 UK)

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