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 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)

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