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 23, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Alongside some new releases by local Adelaide favourites Slingshot Dragster and the Dunes we also played tracks from the brand new albums from Dodson & Fogg, Ty Segall and White Fence, plus single A-sides from House of Fire and the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s ‘tambourine guy’ Joel Gion, King Penguin’s brilliant Byrds cover from Fruits de Mer’s lavish “7 & 7 Is” singles boxset, which was released this week. We also featured songs by Les Big Byrd, the Chemistry Set, Swiss psychedelecist Balduin and 60’s classics by Gary Walker & the Rain and the Millennium, as well as a previously unreleased track by the Velvet Underground, recorded in 1969 but only released in 1984 on the “VU” album. Last, but certainly not least, we celebrated Beaulieu Porch as our “Band of the Week”. Consisting of the compositions and recordings of Englishman Simon Berry, Beaulieu Porch has released two albums, an anthology and several singles, both vinyl and digital, on his own Tillsammans Records label, all of which he recently made available as free downloads on his bandcamp page. His modern, idiosyncratic take on vintage psychedelia has been hailed in magazines such as “Shindig!” and “Mojo” plus blogs like “The Active Listener” and various “Top 10 Albums of the Year” lists – not bad for a bloke recording alone in his home studio, and we are eagerly awaiting the completion of his new album which he reports is “about halfway there”. In the meantime we strongly advise downloading the back-catalogue – you won’t regret it! – and also checking out his clips on youtube, also made by him at home, a few of which we’ve posted below. So, until next week, it’s “cheerio” from the Cat and the Brat.....
..... and here’s the playlist, with aforementioned vids.....

Prince Rupert’s Drops – Plague Ride         (“Run Slow” LP 2012 New York, USA)


the Heart Snatchers – Silk         (“Fall in Toulouse” 2013 Toulouse, France)
Les Big Byrd – Back to Bargarmossen         (“They Worshipped Cats” 2014 Sweden)

the Chemistry Set – Come Kiss Me Vibrate and Smile        (7”single b-side [to Time to Breathe] 2012 UK)

Balduin – A Hope For Loving You         (“Post From Mars” 2014 Switzerland)
Joel Gion – Overthrow        (7”single 2014 USA)

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Help, I’m a Rock [Frank Zappa cover]         (“Part One” LP 1967 USA)
Slingshot Dragster – St Duane [Tremolo Beergut cover]         (demo 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
the Dunes – End of the Beginning         (“Bad Lands” EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)

the Velvet Underground – Ocean         (recorded in 1969, released on “VU” LP 1984 New York, USA)
the Brian Jonestown MassacreLa Façon Dont La Machine Va Vers l'Arrière       (previously unreleased – taken from “Dead Bees Records Label Sampler No 9”  2010 Toulouse, France)


House of Fire – The Keeper of the Doors         (7”single 2014 Pennsylvania, USA)
the Millenium – 5 a.m.         (“Begin” LP 1968 USA)
Dodson and Fogg – A Sweet and Strange Surprise         (“In a Strange Slumber” 2014 UK)

  ###    BAND OF THE WEEK   Beaulieu Porch    ###

Beaulieu Porch – Laminations are Loaded      (“Beaulieu Porch” 2012 UK)

Beaulieu Porch – The View from Gainsborough      (7”single 2014 UK)

Beaulieu Porch – Greencroft Street      (“Beaulieu Porch” 2012 UK)

Beaulieu Porch – Is      (“We Are Beautiful” 2013 UK)


Tony, Caro & John – There Are No Greater Heroes      (“All On The First Day” LP 1972 UK)
White Fence – Wolf Gets Red Faced      (“For The Recently Found Innocent” 2014 California, USA)

Ty Segall – Who’s Producing You?      (“Manipulator” 2014 California, USA)
Gary Walker & the Rain – Magazine Woman      (“Album No. 1” LP 1968 Japan/UK)
King Penguin – She Don’t Care About Time [Byrds cover]      (7”single 2014 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” vinyl 7”singles box-set 2014 UK)

the Myrrors – Mind’s Eye      (“Burning Circles In The Sky” 2008 Tucson, Arizona, USA)

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