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, August 5, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

The first few songs played this week showed the way for the following two hours – a mix featuring a fair smattering of 80’s oddities and faves such as the Leopards and the Prisoners, some 60’s goodness from, for example, Australia’s Oak Apple Day and the Looking Glasses, seasoned with a plethora of recent tunes from the likes of Switzerland’s Balduin, Wheat Fields, Sky Picnic and the Red Plastic Buddha to name but a few. Then there was our “Band of the Week” ... the Hollies are too often dismissed as an “oldies radio staple” while the duration, variety and sheer brilliance of their 60’s output is ignored... along with the Beach Boys they were THE supreme harmonisers and, like the Beatles, seemed able to keep effortlessly throwing out pop masterpieces - so yes, we salute the Hollies! So, until next week, let’s all ponder the Vanilla Fudge’s timeless query – “Where Is My Mind?”......
..... here is the playlist, with a few diverting images while you ponder.....

Permanent Clear Light – Higher Than the Sun      (“Beyond These Things” 2013 Finland)
the Leopards – Psychedelic Boy      (“Magic Still Exists” LP 1987 USA)

Oak Apple Day plus the Deadly Pair – Moonshot      (7”single b-side [to Let’s Do It On The Moon] 1969 Australia)
Red Plastic Buddha – She’s an Alien      (“Songs For Mara” 2014 Chicago, USA)
Ultravox! – Hiroshima Mon Amour      (“Ha! Ha ! Ha !” LP 1977 UK)
the Church – Silver Machine [Hawkwind cover]      (“Box of Birds” 1999 Australia)

the Luck of Eden Hall – Sassafras Overcoat      (“Victoria Moon” LP 2014 Chicago, USA)

the Sunchymes – S S Serene      (“Let Your Free Flag Fly” 2012 UK)
the Greek Theatre – Frozen Highway      (“Lost Out At Sea” 2013 Sweden)
the Looking Glasses – Visions      (7”single 1967 USA)
Elephant Stone – Into The Great Wide Open [Tom Petty cover]      (“Acid Killed My Rock’n’Roll” anthology 2013 Canada/USA)
Wheat Fields – Saturnalia      (“Saturnalia” EP 2013 Sydney, Australia)

Soft Hearted Scientists – Brother Sister      (“The Bethesda” EP 2004 Wales, UK)

***    BAND OF THE WEEK      the Hollies    ***

the Hollies – Leave Me      (“Evolution” LP 1967 UK)
the Hollies – King Midas In Reverse      (7”single 1967 UK)
the Hollies – Dear Eloise      (“Butterfly” LP 1967 UK)

Balduin – Everything      (“Post From Mars” 2014 Switzerland)

the Unknowns – Not My Memory      (“Dream Sequence” LP 1981 Los Angeles, USA)
the Prisoners – Far Away       (“thewisermiserdemelza” LP 1983 Medway, UK)
Chapter V1 – Fear      (7”single 1968 USA)
the Dentists – Strawberries are Growing in my Garden [and it’s Winter-time]      (7”single 1985 UK)

Quilt – Cowboys in the Void      (“Quilt” 2012 USA)

Sky Picnic – Where the Memories Stirred [Lady Juniper]      (“Her Dawn Wardrobe” LP 2014 USA)
the Fast Camels – Ken’s Sad Vice      (“Deadrooms and Butterfly Dreams” 2014 Scotland, UK)
the Vanilla Fudge – Where Is My Mind      (7”single 1968 USA – taken from “Vanilla Fudge: the Complete ATCO Singles” anthology 2014 USA)

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