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 9, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

There is so much great new music at the moment for us to play on Technicolour Dreaming we are occasionally guilty of failing to feature the equally wonderful sounds of past decades from around the world as much as we perhaps should. Not this week however... almost half the songs are from both days past and diverse locales, including, amongst the 60’s contingent, the USA‘s Lyme & Cybelle [featuring a young Warren Zevon] and Hour Glass [from whence the Allman brothers appeared], Sweden’s Mecki Mark Men, an unjustly obscure, fantastic track from Frenchman Bernard Chabert and the Atlantics’ classic “Come On” featuring vocals by Australian legend, the late Johnny Rebb. Not that the aforementioned “great new music” was ignored though, with a spangly new EP from Adelaide veterans the Mynd Gardeners and a wonderful new single from Chicago’s the Luck of Eden Hall, both of which can be found on bandcamp and other digital outlets, which brings us to this show’s “Band of the Week” – the White Kites hail from Warsaw in Poland [though singer Sean Palmer is English, the rest of the band are Polish] and their debut full-length LP “Missing”, which was released in late 2013, is a brilliant modern take on late 60’s/early 70’s UK pop psych, with elements of folk, music-hall whimsy and space-rock woven into an album of clever, hook-laden pop songs which could easily have come from that era, but, produced with current production values, it makes them simultaneously modern, and that’s no mean feat, plus mention must be made of the fantastic cover art which presents an accurate guide to the splendours within! They certainly deserve their “band of the week” accolade, so check them out – you won’t be disappointed! So, until next week....
..... here is the full playlist, with bonus visual aids.....

the Green Tambourine Band – You are the One that I Love to Love         (“…Let Yourself Be” 2013 UK)

Lyme and Cybelle – Follow Me         (7”single 1966 USA)

the Mynd Gardeners – Don’t Wanna Cry         (“The Arcing Train Set Pantograph” EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
the Groop – Woman You’re Breaking Me       (7”single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)

Mystic Brew – Your Reality         (7”single 2013 Samara, Russia)
the Mecki Mark Men – Free         (“Mecki Mark Men” LP 1967 Sweden)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Arthropodra Lepodoptra         (7”single b-side [to the Happine$$ Vending Machine] 2014 Chicago, USA)
the New Tweedy Brothers – Wheel of Fortune         (“The New Tweedy Brothers” LP 1967 Portland, Oregon, USA)
Syd Arthur – Ode to the Summer         (7”single 2011 UK)

Diane Coffee – Tale of A Dead Dog         (“My Friend Fish” 2013 USA)
Sumner – Let’s Go and Play         (7”single 2013 UK)

the Moving Sidewalks – 99th Floor        (7”single 1967 USA)
Sendelica – Love Song for the Dead Che [United States of America cover]        (recorded 2014 Wales, UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” vinyl 7”singles box-set 2014 UK)
Serge Gainsbourg – Melody/Ballade de Melody Nelson         (“Histoire de Melody Nelson” LP 1971 Paris, France) [see a very cool 1971 film at ]
Balduin – In a Better Land         (“Post From Mars” 2014 Switzerland)
Bernard Chabert – Helga Selzer [often misnamed as “Olga Selzer” on compilations]         (7”single [with L’homme de l’univers] 1970 France)

Race Horses – No Man’s Land [Syd Barrett cover]         (recorded 2009 Wales – taken from “Mojo: The Madcap Laughs Again” magazine cover-mount compilation 2009 UK)

Thomas and Richard Frost – Gotta Find a New Place to Stay         (7”single 1969 USA)
Mad River – Wind Chimes         (“Mad River” LP 1968 Ohio, USA)

Hour Glass – Bells         (“Hour Glass” LP 1967 USA)
Morgan Delt – Barbarian Kings        (“Morgan Delt” 2014 California, USA)

Johnny Rebb and the Atlantics – Come On         (7”single 1967 Sydney, Australia)

    ###   BAND OF THE WEEK      the White Kites   ###

the White Kites – Love Doctor         (“Love Songs” EP 2013 Warsaw, Poland)

the White Kites – Christening         (mp3 single –  also on “Tego SÅ‚ucham 3” compilation 2014

the White Kites – Clown King         (“Missing” 2014 Poland)

Jason Falkner – Holiday         (7”single 1999 – taken from Can You Still Feel?” LP 1999 USA)

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