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 30, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Rather than a band, we had Dutch solo performer Jacco Gardner as our “Artiste of the Week” in this edition of Technicolour Dreaming. Regular listeners will be aware that we have featured his music quite frequently since we first heard his “Clear the Air” single early last year, the song later appearing on his excellent debut album “Cabinet of Curiosities”. Whilst clearly in thrall to 60’s psychedelic pop, Jacco has managed to create his own inspired take on the genre, letting the strength of his song writing shine through – like his predecessors, he sure knows how to write a catchy pop song with twists and unexpected turns a-plenty. Wonderful music.... and his ever-growing renown is well-deserved – hopefully he’ll bring his band on tour to Australia soon! Also featured again this week was the UK record label Fruits de Mer, including tracks by FdM stalwarts such as Spain’s excellent Stay and Welsh outfit Schnauser amongst others, the two mentioned above taken from the latest promo sampler “Friends of the Fish vol. 1” which reminds us of the diversity of the label’s output and which we’ll certainly be plundering over coming months – great stuff! Also played this week were new tracks from Espectrostatic, Sky Picnic and Dodson & Fogg [featuring the Young OnesNigel Planer] plus a few ‘blasts from the past’  by the likes of the Sorrows, Holland’s After Tea, the United States of America and Peru’s We All Together doing a Badfinger cover, taken from their sole 1972 LP.

There was much more of course, as always, so until next week.....

..... here is the playlist with some associated clips, plus a short film of the famous 1964 LSD debate at MiT featuring Dr Timothy Leary.... Enjoy!  

After Tea – The Time is Nigh         (7” single b-side [to Not Just a flower in Your Hair] 1967 Netherlands)

Lumerians – Xulux         (“Transmalinnia” 2013 USA)

David Crosby – Song With No Words [Tree With No Leaves]         (”If I Could Only Remember My Name...”  LP 1971 USA)
Stay – If I Needed Someone [Beatles cover]         (“Mersey Dream” EP 2013 Spain)
Jason Crest – Black Mass         (7”single b-side [to A Place in the Sun] 1969 Kent, UK)

Espectrostatic – Escape from Witchtropolis         (“Escape from Witchtropolis” 2014 Austin, Texas, USA)
Paul Messis – Nightmares         (7”single 2014 UK)
Soft Walls – Won’t Remember My Name         (“No Time” 2014 USA)
the United States of America – The American Metaphysical Circus         (“The United States of America” LP 1968)

Schnauser – Westward Ho!         (“Where Business Meets Fashion” 2013 Wales, UK – taken from Fruits de Mer Records promo-CD compilation “friends of the fish – a first collection” 2014 UK)
Sendelica – Hard Coming Love [United States of America cover]         (recorded 2014 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” vinyl 7”singles box-set 2014 UK)
Kaleidoscope – Flight From Ashiya         (7”single 1967 UK)

White Sails – The Answer         (“White Sails EP” 2013 USA/Finland)
the Californians – The Cooks of Cake and Kindness       (7”single b-side [to Mandy]1969 UK)

   ###    Artiste of the Week      Jacco Gardner    ###

Jacco Gardener – Puppets Dangling         (“Cabinet of Curiosities” 2013 Netherlands)

Jacco Gardener – End of August         (7”single 2013 Netherlands)

Jacco Gardener – Clear the Air         (“Cabinet of Curiosities” 2013 Netherlands)

Jacco Gardener – Always on My Mind [Billy Nicholls cover]         (“Trouble in Mind Records presents: Record Store Day 2013 4-Way Covers Split 7 inch” compilation EP [with Maston, MMOSS, and the Resonars] 2013 USA/Netherlands)

Skull Cave – Acid Tone      (CD-single 2014 Perth, Australia)
Miss Elm – Facebook Never Lies      (“Hybrid” EP 2014 Queensland, Australia)
New Electric Ride – The Beyond       (“Balloon Age” 2014 UK)

the Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane – Blessings from the Reptiles [Diego]      (“Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane 2010 Chile)

Maston – Strange Rituals       (“Shadows” 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
We All Together – It’s a Sin to Go Away [Badfinger cover]      (“We All Together” LP 1972 Peru)

Dodson & Fogg (feat. Nigel Planer) – Entrepreneur in the Garden      (“In A Strange Slumber” 2014 UK)

the Sorrows – You’ve Got What I Want      (7”single 1966 UK)

Sky Picnic – Upon Further Reflection       (“Her Dawn Wardrobe” 2014 Brooklyn, New York, USA)


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