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, June 24, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

The new Brian Jonestown Massacre album came into our P.O. box this week so, needless to say, we felt it was a fine way to begin this week’s show before we moved into our trawl through the wonderful world of psychedelia. Also featured this week were tracks from a couple of cool Russian bands, Mystic Brew and the Spoon Box, with more to follow in coming weeks from what appears to be a very vibrant psych scene... special thanks to Dimitry of Mystic Brew for putting us onto some of the great bands there! Northern Europe also provided us with tracks by such Scandinavian bands as Octopus Syng and the Jessica Fletchers plus, from Poland, the White Kites, while from the Philippines we played D’Swooners, as well as a bunch from the USA and Britain including Flavor Crystals and Jeffertitti’s Nile from the former and Scars, the Open Mind and Schnauser from the latter, not forgetting Australia’s entries, Shining Bird and Subtract-S and New Zealand’s the Avengers, who did a great cover of “Listen, Listen”, which has to be one of our favourite 60’s classics! That’s your lot - another “Technicolour Dreaming” streamed into your ears, so until next week.....
...... here is the playlist, plus visuals......

Brian Jonestown Massacre – Vad Hände Med Dem       (“Revelation”  2014 USA/Germany)
Octopus Syng – It’s Not a Coincidence         (”Reverberating Garden no.7” 2014 Finland)
Mind Garage – Asphalt Mother         (7”single 1968 Pittsburgh, USA)
Mystic Brew – Without You         (7”single b-side [to Don’t You Want To Stay] 2014 Moscow, Russia)
D’Swooners – Please Please Trina         (7”single 1968 Philippines/Hong Kong)
BB Jr – Walking with Jesus [Spaceman 3 cover]         (“Captcha Records... introducing” sampler compilation 2014 California, USA)
the Barbarellatones – Sharknado         (mp3 2014 Hawaii, USA)
the Modern Lovers – She Crack’d         (“The Modern Lovers” LP 1976 New York, USA)
Frantic Chance – My Name is Warfare         (mp3 demo 2014 Scotland, UK)
the Jessica Fletchers – Bloody Seventies Love         (“What Happened to the?” 2003 Norway)
the Green Tambourine Band – From the Seed into the Flower [Sir Psych Mix]         (mp3 – song orig. on “Let Yourself Be/Aum” LP 2014 Scotland, UK)
Cheval Sombre – You’ve got to Hide Your Love Away [Beatles cover]         (mp3 2013 USA)
Three Minute Tease – Cry Baby Cry [Beatles cover]          (“The White EP” double-7” EP 2013 UK)
Southern Boutique – Don’t Be Yourself (Cowboy Song Part 2)         (7” single 2013 USA)
Flavor Crystals – Blue Haiti         (“Three” LP 2013 USA)
Shining Bird – Can’t Stop Sleeping In         (demo 2014 Australia)
Jeffertitti’s Nile – The Day the Sky Fell         (“The Electric Hour” 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
the White Kites – Percival Buck        (“Missing” LP 2014 Poland)
the Mirage – Ebenezer Beaver         (recorded 1968 UK, but unissued – taken from ”Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through the British Psychedelic and Underground Scenes 1966-72” CD-boxset 2013 UK)
the Open Mind – Magic Potion         (7” single 1969 UK)
the Avengers – Listen, Listen [Merry-Go-Round cover]         (7” single 1969 New Zealand)
Scars – All About You         (“Author! Author!” LP 1981 UK)
Tall Tales and True – Wasted Life         (“Tale Tales and True” mini-LP 1986 Sydney, Australia)
Toys Went Berserk – Guns at My Head        (7” single [b-side to Don’t Run Away] 1986 Sydney, Australia)
Subtract-S – mb ph         (“Love From Outer Space” EP 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Schnauser – Astral Traveller [Yes cover]         (7”single 2014 Wales, UK)
the Spoon BoxДва расиста [Two Racists]         (“The Spoon Box” EP 2012 Samara, Russia)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Lots of music was played this week from all around the world, some new, some older, but all interesting. Amongst them, from Moscow we heard the excellent new single by Mystic Brew, from Tokyo a track off of Kikagaku Moyo’s 2013 debut album, from Chicago we heard the Luck of Eden Hall and Secret Colours, as well as a single by the Hedgehogs from Denmark, Blondi’s Salvation from Nantes in France with a song from their new “Crusades” album, plus the UK’s Elephant Stone and Chile’s Föllakzoid,  both with a track from their respective debuts, and not forgetting a few 60’s gems such as Scott Walker’s “The Amorous Humphrey Plugg” for good measure. We were saddened this week by the passing of the Masters Apprentices’ singer Jim Keays, the only constant member of the band from their early days here in Adelaide through to their final recordings many years later in London. I was fortunate enough to know Jim in the early ‘70’s and even play in a band with him for a while – being a teenager I was slightly in awe of him as a rock hero, but he always just treated me as a fellow musician which was a good lesson to learn – famous people are still just ‘people’ after all. Jim continued playing until this year and recently released a great new album of 60’s garage covers – a fine last release! However, we chose to play his 1971 ode to another psychedelicist, “Our Friend Owsley Stanley III” not just as a tribute to him but also to Swedish psychedelic philosopher Patrick Lundborg, who also died suddenly this week. He was a well-known music-writer and author, most well-known for his “Acid Archives” compendium, his recent opus “Psychedelia : an ancient culture, a modern way of life”, his articles in Shindig!, Ugly Things, Mojo and other magazines, plus his website of everything psychedelic at . Both will be sorely missed!
...... so here is the playlist, plus visuals.......

Kikagaku Moyo – Zo No Senaka      (“Kikagaku Moyo” LP 2013 Japan)
Elephant Stone – Setting Sun      (“Elephant Stone” LP 2013 UK)
New Electric Ride – All Who You Know      (digital-only single 2013 UK)
Mystic Brew – Don’t You Want To Stay      (7”single b-side [to Your Reality] 2014 Moscow, Russia)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Chrysalide      (“Greatest Hits, Vol.1” anthology 2014 Chicago, USA)
Secret Colours – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles cover]      (digital-only single 2010 Chicago, USA)
Human Expression – Optical Sound      (7”single 1966 California, USA)
Children of the Night – World of Tears      (7”single 1967 Connecticut, USA)
the Hedgehogs – Make Me Wanna Cry      (7”single 2014 Denmark)
Pinkunoizu – Death Is Not A Lover      (“Free Time!” LP 2013 USA)
Andrew Douglas Rothbard – Golden Calf      (“Abandoned Meander” 2006 Canada)
Jack Ellister – Dear Prudence [Beatles cover]      (“The White EP” 2012 UK)
Cranium Pie – the Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill [Beatles cover]      (“The White EP” 2012 UK)
Blondi’s Salvation – Just a Puppet      (“Crusades” 2014 Nantes, France)
Forever Pavot  Le pénitent le passe      (Christophe Colomb” EP 2014 Paris, France)
the Masters Apprentices – Our Friend Owsley Stanley 111      (”Choice Cuts” LP 1971 Australia)
Dungen – Panda      (“Ta Det Lungt” 2004 Sweden)
Ursula – Through the Ether      (“A Silhouette in the Hourglass“ 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
Jim Noir – The Tired Hairy Man With Parts      (“Jimmy’s Show” 2012 UK)
the Flower Machine – Summer Ever Comes      (demo 2012 Los Angeles, USA)
Scott Walker – The Amorous Humphrey Plugg      (“Scott 2” LP 1968 UK)
Joy Zipper – Transformation Fantasy      (7”single 1999 Brooklyn, USA)
Octopus Syng – If You Were a Flower      (prev. unreleased 2014 Finland – taken from “Evolver : Mega Dodo Records compilation” EP 2014 UK)
Föllakzoid – Loop      (“Föllakzoid” 2012 Chile)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Amongst the new releases featured this week on the show was the Junipers Euphonius Trolley EP”, their pop-psych side-project, and if the track we played, “My Budgerigar (is addicted to rasmalai)”, is any indication, we can only hope they pursue this direction further and put out a full album – we loved it!  Do check it out! Also featured were new tracks from the Horrors, the Roaring 420’s, Kikagaku Moyo and Octopus Syng, plus two French favourites, Sudden Death of Stars and Forever Pavot. Older music was not forgotten, of course, ranging from 60’s singles by Ola & the Janglers, the Dave Miller Set and Rhubarb Rhubarb, with a 70’s recording by the Left Banke, through to more recent tracks by the likes of Psychic Ills, Gold Paint and from 1990, the debut single by Cat & Brat faves, the Luck of Eden Hall. We also featured another track by Adelaide’s own Twilights and you’ll find Part 2 of the pilot of their ill-fated TV series attached for your viewing pleasure. So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist plus associated visuals, including of course the aforementioned Twilights special and a HD remix of the Monkees.....

Holy Wave – Psychological Thriller         (“Relax” LP 2013 USA)
the Horrors – Jealous Sun         (“Luminous”  2014 UK)
September Girls – Man Chats         (“Wanting More” EP 2012 Ireland, UK)
the Black Lips – Funny        (“Underneath the Rainbow”  2014 USA)
Gold Paint – Backyard         (“Gold Paint/Faraway Places” 2013 Los Angeles, USA)
Kelley Stoltz – Kim Chee Taco Man         (“Double Exposure” LP 2014 USA)
the Pancakes – Man on the Moon         (“Space Cow”  2005 Germany)
the Junipers – Our budgerigar [is addicted to rasmalai]       (“Euphonious Trolley” EP 2014 UK)
Rhubarb Rhubarb – Rainmaker         (7”single 1968 UK)
the Monkees – Porpoise Song         (7”single 1968 USA)
Ola & the Janglers – That’s Why I Cry         (“Let’s Dance” LP 1968 Sweden)
the Luck Of Eden Hall – Hook, Line and Sinker         (7”single 1990 Chicago, USA)
Sudden Death of Stars – Magical Mirror         (“All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown” LP2014 Brittany, France)
the Dave Miller Set – Mr Guy Fawkes         (7”single 1969 Australia)
Sendelica – Set the Controls for the Heart of the Buddha         (“Live in London” double 7” EP compilation 2013 UK)
Forever Pavot – Christophe Colomb         (“Christophe Colomb” EP 2014 Paris, France)
Crystal Jacqueline – I Had Too Much to Dream [Electric Prunes cover]        (“Honey Pot” double 7” EP 2014 UK)
Kikagaku Moyo – Kodama         (“Forest of Lost Children” 2014 Japan)
the Murlocs – Jukebox         (“Loopholes”  2014 Australia)
the Allah-Las – Every Girl         (7”single b-side [to Had It All] 2014 USA)
the Roaring 420’s – These Waves of Stone         (“What is Psych?” LP 2014 Germany)
Octopus Syng – Thought Collector         (“Reverberating Garden No. 7”  2014 Finland)
Icarus Peel – Almost Murder Ballad         (“Barnburner” split-EP [with Mordecai Smyth] 2014 UK)
the Twilights – Comin’ On Down         (7”single b-side [to Tell Me Goodbye] 1968 Adelaide, Australia)
the Green Tambourine Band  – Here She Comes         (“Let Yourself Be...” 2013 USA)
the Left Banke – And One Day       (7”single b-side [ to Queen of Paradise] 1978 New York, USA)
Psychic Ills – Mind Daze      (“Hazed Dream” 2011 USA)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We always play bands from around the world but this week a large percentage of the music came from Australia, our home turf, yet it wasn’t planned – it just happened that way, and even included a brilliant new track from local Adelaide band Glass Skies, a taster from their forthcoming EP. There were tracks from new bands such as Tasmania’s Violet Swells and the Babe Rainbow who hail from Brisbane, plus some old favourites such as the Laurels, the Lovetones, Black Cab and the Citradels. Moving out into the wider world, we heard from Sweden’s Tor-Peders, Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, Wales’ Crystal Jacqueline and Finland’s Octopus Syng, as well as other current favourites such as the Luck of Eden Hall, les Limiñanas and Holy Wave plus lots more. All in all, another burst of Technicolour Dreaming with the Cat & the Brat on Adelaide’s 3D Radio, streaming live to the world.....
..... and here is the playlist, with some visuals to contemplate – especially check out the TwilightsOnce Upon a Twilight”, which is the ‘part one’ of the pilot for their aborted 1967 TV show [other half next week] – look for various 60’s Australian pop stars and actors doing cameos – so bad, it’s good!.....  
Tor-PedersL'esprit De L'escaliere      (recorded 2011 : b-side [to Signed tp] of bonus 7”single accompanying “Brev Fran Ederstorp” LP 2014 Sweden)
the Entrance Band – Fire Eyes      (“Face The Sun” 2013 USA)
the Laurels – Tidal Wave      (“Plains” 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
the Lovetones – Stars      (“Meditations” 2005 Melbourne, Australia)
the Babe Rainbow – Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest      (CD-single 2014 Queensland, Australia)
Violet Swells – The Soft Focus      (“Soft Focus” EP 2014 Tasmania, Australia)
Black Cab – Rescue      (“Call Signs” 2011 Melbourne, Australia)
Kikagaku Moyo – Smoke & Mirrors      (“Forest of Lost Children” LP 2014 Japan)
Henry Padovani – Long, Long, Long [Beatles cover]      (“The White EP” double-7”EP 2012 UK)
Quilt – Open Eyes      (“New Hampshire Freaks” split-EP [with MMOSS] 2013 USA)
 Midlake – Young Bride      (“The Trials of Van Occupanther” LP 2006 USA)
Pugwash – Dear Belinda      (“The Olympus Sound” 2012 Ireland)
Jacques DutroncLa Métaphore      (“Jacques Dutronc” LP 1968 France)
Antoine – Les élucubrations d'Antoine      (“Les élucubrations d'Antoine“ EP 1966 France – taken from “Elucubrations: Antoine on 45 – 1965/1966“ compilation 2000 France)
les Limiñanas Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue      (Les Limiñanas“ LP 2010 France)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – Girl of the 15th Hour      (7“single b-side [to Your Side of Town] 2013 Australia)
the Citradels – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You [Bee Gees cover]      (bandcamp download – recorded 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
Glass Skies – Lemonade      (CD-single 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Sister Strange & the Stuffed Furry Things      (“Greatest Hits, Volume 1” 2014 Chicago, USA)
Holy Wave – Wet & Wild      (“Relax” LP 2013 Texas, USA)
Crystal Jacqueline – Somebody To Love [Grace Slick cover]      (“Sun Arise” 2014 Wales, UK)
the Twilights – Once Upon A Twilight      (“Once Upon A Twilight” LP 1967 Australia)
Toby Jug & Washboard Band – Elastic Landlady      (“Greasy Quiff” LP 1969 UK – taken from “Psychedelic Salvage Company Vol. 1” compilation 2009 UK)
the Chateaux – Mr Reference Man [Pt 1]       (7”single 1967 South Dakota, USA – taken from “30 Seconds Before the Calico Wall!” compilation 1995 USA)
Octopus Syng – Avant Garden      (“Reverberating Garden No. 7” LP 2014 Finland)