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 12, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We began this week with a 2011 track by Jackie Paper [aka Josh Dowell from Philadelphia in the USA], an artist we’d not heard of before but discovered, like many others, through the always intriguing “Active Listener Sampler” series of free compilations emanating from New Zealand via Bandcamp – as we’ve mentioned previously, it’s a great way to find “new favourite bands”! Also featured this week were tracks from new releases by Mexico’s Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, California’s White Manna and Adelaide favourites, the Byzantines, soon to head off on their debut European tour which they’ve heralded by releasing a free digital demo single – hopefully we’ll have their guitarist Rhys on the show as guest-programmer/interviewee to share more details before they leave. Next, our selection for “Band of the Week” in this edition was Chicago’s the Luck of Eden Hall, who have won our hearts over the past few years with their uber-catchy take on modern psychedelic garage pop via their contributions to the Fruits de Mer Records series of releases, not to mention their brilliant albums, the latest of which, “Victoria Moon”, has just been released on groovy purple vinyl – LoEH... we salute you! We also peered into the past with a listen to 60’s singles by the likes of the Ivy League, the State of Mickey and Tommy and the Starfires, plus an obscurity by the Easybeats [who do have a 6-CD boxset of their albums despite our earlier statements to the contrary – our thanks to several listeners who gave us that info!] as well as another in that weird sub-genre of songs which emanated [primarily in the US] in the wake of those bizarre “Paul McCartney Is Dead” rumours in 1968/1969. Finally, we ended with The End and part one of the title track from their sole LP, the 1969 Bill Wyman-produced “Introspection”.  So until next time.....

..... here is the full playlist, plus a few dollops of eye-candy......

Jackie Paper – All Is All      (recorded 2011 Philadelphia, USA – taken from “The Active Listener Psychedelic Sampler : vol. 9” compilation 2013 New Zealand)
White Manna – Hassan       (“Come Down Safari” 2014 California, USA)
Lamposts – Melodramatics      (“...Adolt Cartoon” 2013 USA)
the State of Mickey and Tommy – With Love From 1 to 5      (7”single 1967 UK/France)
Robyn Hitchcock – The Crystal Ship [Doors cover]      (“The Man Upstairs” 2014 UK)
the Byzantines – I’m going to change the world      (mp3 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Balduin – My Love Soon      (recorded 2012 – taken from “Post From Mars” 2014 Switzerland)
Jacco Gardner – Always On My Mind [Billy Nichols cover]      (“Trouble In Mind Record Store Day 2013 Covers Split-EP” compilation EP 2013 USA)
Hindenburg Lyon – Eden      (recorded 1967 – taken from “Acid & Flowers” compilation 1996 USA)
the Walking Who – Walrus      (mp3 demo 2014 Sydney, Australia)
the Starfires – There’s Still Time       (7”single 1966 USA)
the Mystery Tour – The Ballad of Paul      (7”single 1968 USA – taken from “I Buried Paul – the Paul McCartney Death Rumour Singles” compilation 2012 USA)
the Easybeats – All Gone Boy      (“Easyfever Vol.2” EP 1968 Australia)
Maston – I Go To Sleep [Ray Davies/Kinks cover]      (“Trouble In Mind Record Store Day 2013 Covers Split-EP” compilation EP 2013 USA)
Kelley Stoltz – I Am Your Singer [McCartney cover]      (rec. 2014 USA – taken from “Mojo: Songs in the Key of Paul” magazine-covermount-CD compilation 2014 UK)
Toy – Too Far Gone To Know      (“Join the Dots” 2013 UK)
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – What’s Holding You      (“Chambers” LP 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico)

            ***   “BAND OF THE WEEK”THE LUCK OF EDEN HALL   ***

the Luck of Eden Hall – High Heeled Flippers      (“Alligators Eat Gumdrops” 2012 Chicago, USA)
the Luck of Eden Hall – A Carney’s Delirium       (“The Active Listener presents.... Greatest Hits Vol.1” compilation 2014 USA/NZ)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide (Except for Me and My Monkey) [Beatles cover]      (“Fruits de Mer presents : The White E.P.” double 7”vinyl EP compilation 2012 UK)
Anna Karina – Roller Girl      (7”single France 1967)
the Fast Camels – Camera Assassin      (“Deadrooms & Butterfly Dreams” 2014 Scotland, UK)
the Yardbirds – Glimpses      (“Little Games” LP 1968 UK)
the Carnaby – Jump & Dance      (7”single 1965 UK)
the Ivy League – My World Fell Down [Sagittarius cover]      (7”single 1966 UK)
the Dials – Bluebell Line      (“End of the Pier” 2013 UK)
the End – Introspection (Part 1)      (“Introspection” LP 1969 UK)

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