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, July 15, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

It was Bastille Day this week, so we played a set featuring a selection of French artists, from the 60’s to now, ranging from Philippe Nicaud to Blondi’s Salvation, to honour “La Révolution française” and, well, because we like French psychedelia and any excuse to play some more will be taken! Also today we premiered our new “Band of the Week” feature, where we will be playing a few songs from whoever has taken our fancy in the lead-up to the show... it could be an older band or, probably more often, a current band or artist who has grabbed our attention, such as our debut selection, Los Angeles’ Mystic Braves, whose new “Desert Island” album has hardly been off our stereo since it arrived! If you like catchy, reverb-rich garage-psych [with great 60’s organ washes!] we think you’ll agree that it’s a winner! Also on the show were new singles from TD fave Beaulieu Porch and the UK’s Invisible Ships, plus, from local heroes Brillig, a new 3-track single which at last includes their version of the classic “Bang Bang”, a show-stopper in their live set for many years but never before available on record – brilliant! And if you are in Adelaide, Brillig are launching it this Sunday, the 20th of July, at the Grace Emily Hotel – the place to be this weekend! Of course there was much more, including cuts from the Triptides, Brazil’s Felipe Arcazas and the latest Brian Jonestown Massacre release, before finishing with a long track, a collaboration between MMOSS and Quilt, to bid you “adieu” until next week.....
..... so here is the playlist, with pictures.....
Beaulieu Porch – Carmelite Divine      (mp3 single 2014 UK)
Dark Ocean Colors – When Both Our Worlds Collide      (“Close Enough to See” 2013 USA)
Felipe Arcazas – Carl Sagan      (“Felipe Arcazas/Vintage Cucumber” split-EP 2014 Brazil/Germany)
the Penny Arkade – Not The Freeze      (recorded 1967 Los Angeles [produced by Mike Nesmith] but unreleased until Sundazed Records collated - “Not the Freeze” anthology 2004 USA)
OPMC – Love Song For Diane      (“Product of Pisces & Capricorn” LP 1971 Netherlands)
the Steppes – 1812 Overture [Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky cover]     (“Alive Alive Oh!” LP 1991 USA)

Band of the WeekMystic Braves [Los Angeles, USA]

Mystic Braves – Born Without a Heart      (“Desert Island” 2014 USA)
Mystic Braves – Bright Blue Day Haze      (“Desert Island” 2014 USA)
Maston – Tell Donna      (“Trouble In Mind : Live in Liverpool” label-sampler compilation 2013 USA/UK)
Crystal Jacqueline – Light Is Love      (“Sun Arise” 2014 Wales, UK)
Peter Howell & John Ferdinando – Jabberwocky      (“Alice Through The Looking Glass” LP 1969 UK)

Brillig – Bang Bang [Sonny Bono/Cher cover]      (“Crew of the Damned” EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Christie Laume – Rouge-Rouge      (“Pas de Nouvelles” EP 1967 France)
Blondi’s Salvation – Everything Comes to an End      (”Songs of the New World Order” EP 2012 Nantes, France)
les Gypsys – Proletaire      (7”single 1967 France)
les Limiñanas – Crystal Anis      (“Crystal Anis” 2012 Perpignan, France)
Philippe Nicaud – Bonne Nuit Chuck      (“Erotico.…Nicaud“ EP 1970 France)
the Triptides – Colors       (“Colors“ EP 2014 Indiana, USA)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Nightbird      (“Revelations” 2014 Germany/USA)
the Sunchymes – While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Beatles cover]      (mp3 2014 UK)
Seventh Ring of Saturn – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box [Twink/Aquarian Age cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Keep Off The Grass” compilation 2011 UK)
Invisible Ships – Lucy Dream      (7”single 2014 UK)
MMOSS & Quilt – Sandy      (“New Hampshire Freaks” split-EP 2013 California, USA)

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