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, September 16, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

After last week’s 60’s-fest we thought we’d better catch up with the plethora of new music springing up around the world, though we did slip in a few older songs by the likes of Jacques Dutronc and Donovan, but mostly it was new releases, including a track from the forth-coming new album by Australia’s own King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, new singles released by the UK’s prolific State Records folks by French garage-psychsters Les Grys-Grys and Denmark’s the Youth, a new single by Triptides plus further tracks from the latest Ty Segall, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Soft Walls and New Electric Ride offerings. Whew! So much fine new music to choose from... and then we received not one, but TWO new albums from Hawaii-via-Hollywood’s fabulous glam-psych-gothabilly outfit, the Barbarellatones, prompting us to make them the latest Technicolour DreamingBand of the Week”. Led by main songwriter, surfer Robbie Quine, and arising from 90’s outfit Sex With Lurch, the band first came to our attention in 2006 with their fantastic “Invasion of the Surf Zombies” album which blended sci-fi, glam, schlock-horror, surf, punk, psych, goth and more in a swirling mix of genres and clever, often amusing lyrics wedded to memorable hooks and lots of twang – all of our favourite things.... how could we not like it? Since then, the ever-prolific band has released a bunch of great albums, with the two we just received in the mail the most recent – if songs like “Poledancer”, “Gothabilly Gulch” and “Truckstop Angel” don’t raise a smile while you start uncontrollably dancing, well....

..... so here is the full playlist, with some moving pictures.....

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Sealed Scene         (“Chambers” 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico)

Ride Into the Sun – Lost Horse Valley         (”Sky Flowers” EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Ty Segall – The Clock         (“Manipulator” 2014 USA)

the Flower Machine – Live Oak Road         (“Chalk Dust Dream at the Tea Cosy Mitten Company” 2004 Los Angeles USA)

the Youth – I’ll Call Your Bluff         (7”single 2014 Denmark)
Devonian Gardens – Swallow the Sun         (“Solar Shifting” 2013 Calgary, Canada)
les Grys-Grys – Hot Gully Winds         (7”single 2014 France)

Soft Walls – Never Come Back Again         (“No Time” 2014 UK)
Thee Oh Sees – Drop         (“Drop” 2014 USA)
the Throwing Muses – Fish         (“Lonely Is An Eyesore” LP compilation 1987 USA)

Allen Pound’s Get Rich – Searching in the Wilderness         (7”single 1966 UK)
Jacques Dutronc – Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous         (“Jacques Dutronc” LP 1966 France)

Triptides – Clementine         (7”single 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Kikagaku Moyo – Dawn         (“Kikagaku Moyo” LP 2013 Japan)

Brain Pyramid – Cosmic 1000 Years         (“Magic Carpet Ride” 2013 Rennes, France)

Chatham Rise – Oncoming Daze         (“Chatham Rise” 2013 Minneapolis, USA)
Vibravoid – The White Ship [HP Lovecraft cover]         (7”split-single [with Drug Free Youth] 2011 Germany)

                ###   “BAND OF THE WEEK”the Barbarellatones   ###

the Barbarellatones – I had Sex with a C.H.U.D.         (“Invasion of the Surf Zombies”  2006 Hawaii, USA)
the Barbarellatones – Then the Sausage         (“Mummified” 2014 Hawaii, USA)
the Barbarellatones – Fake English Accents         (“Fake English Accents” 2014 Hawaii, USA)
the Barbarellatones – Get Your Freak On         (“The Breakup Ghost” 2009 Hawaii, USA)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Cellophane         (“I’m in your Mind Fuzz” 2014 Geelong, Australia)
Rasputin & the Mad Monks – (I Had) Too Much to Dream Last Night [Electric Prunes cover]      (acetate 1967 Massachusetts, USA – taken from “Beyond the Calico Wall” compilation 1993 USA)
New Electric Ride – Marquis de Sade      (“Balloon Age” 2014 UK)

Dodson & Fogg – Watch the Skies      (“The Call” 2013 UK – taken from “the Active Listener introduces... Dodson & Fogg” anthology 2014 New Zealand)

the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – 1906      (7”single 1967 California, USA)
By Divine Right – Past the Stars      (“Organised Accidents” 2013 Toronto, Canada)

Donovan – Sunshine Superman [long version]      (recorded 1965/66 – bonus track on 2005 re-issue of “Sunshine Superman” LP 1966 UK)

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