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 8, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

It’s been good to see that the vinyl 7”single is thriving again in the modern world and we featured quite a few on this week’s show, both old and new, though with a bias towards b-sides, plus a few ‘digital-only’ singles, such as the Vintage Cucumber song we finished with, which is only available as a bonus track with last year’s “Yoki Style” album. Also featured were EP tracks from the likes of Tasmania’s Violet Swells and Circassian from Athens, as well as some vinyl album tracks by 60’s L.A. band, the Leaves, and Italy’s Magic Cat, plus much more..... here is the playlist, along with some visual treats.....

Violet Swells – Jupiter’s Garden         (“The Soft Focus” EP 2014 Tasmania, Australia)
Jeffertitti’s Nile – Play With Fire [Rolling Stones cover]         (“Hypnotic River of Sound” 2010 California USA)
Circassian – Greeting to the Guns         (“Circassian” EP 2011 Athens Greece)
the Besnard Lakes – Love You [Syd Barrett cover]         (recorded in Canada 2009 for “Mojo: The Madcap Laughs Again” magazine covermount CD-compilation 2009 UK)
the Leaves – Words [Boyce & Hart/ Monkees cover]         (“Hey Joe” LP 1966 California USA)
the Plague – The Face of Time         (7”single 1967 Toronto, Canada)
the Mockers – God Only Knows [Beach Boys cover]         (“The Lonesome Death of Electric Campfire”  2006 Virginia USA)
Jacco Gardner – A House on the Moon         (7”single b-side [to Clear the Air] 2012 Netherlands)
Peter Sarstedt – Mary Jane         (7”single b-side [to I must go on] 1968 UK)
House of Nimrod – Ragged Patch         (7”single b-side [to Psychothartic] 1968 New Zealand)
Soft-Hearted Scientists – Seeing         (“False Lights” Wales UK 2013)
Southern Boutique – Rabbit Trails         (digital-single 2014 Austin, Texas, USA)
Coloured Clocks – Mr Green and the Telescope Console         (“All is Round” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Kingdom of the Holy Sun – Yama         (“Surya’s Smile 11”  2013 Los Angeles, USA)
Buried Feather – In the Sun         (7”single 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
the Pretty Things – Helter Skelter [Beatles cover]      (“The White EP” double-7”single compilation 2012 UK)
Nikola Tesla & Thee Coils – Sweet Rays      (“Cerebus” 2014 Moscow, Russia)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Looking Glass      (7”single b-side [to Hook Line & Sinker] 1991 Chicago, USA)
Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band – Hope      (“The Red Day Album” – recorded 1967-68, unreleased until 2014 USA)
Psychic TV – Good Vibrations [Beach Boys cover]      (7”single b-side [to Roman P] 1987 UK)
the Tegoku Batake Japon – Karomi No Step      (“GuruGuru Brain Wash – GuruGuruBrain Records label sampler Vol.1” compilation 2014 Tokyo, Japan)
Magic Cat – She’s Like Danger      (“For Friends Only” LP 2013 Rome, Italy)
Toy – You Won’t Be The Same      (“Join the Dots” LP 2013 London, UK)
Temples – Mesmerise      (“Sun Structures” 2014 Kettering, UK)
Running Stream – She’s My Queen      (“2nd Album” LP 1988 Italy)
Vintage Cucumber – Alles in Butter 78      (digital-only bonus track on “Yoki Style” LP 2013 Germany)

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