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, October 28, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Well, we’re back!! After last week’s well-earned break, which would not have been possible without the invaluable assistance of Mellowscream’s Bryan, who concocted a splendid show in true, idiosyncratic Technicolour Dreaming style, the Cat and the Brat are back in the saddle, so to speak. Upon our return there were a few treats waiting for us in the post box, including a single from Moscow, courtesy of Russian band Mystic Brew, promo copies of upcoming releases by the UK’s wonderful Fruits de Mer label, including their lavish boxset of flexi-discs, “Postcards From The Deep”, and a fabulous EP by the Chemistry Set, a bunch of new State Records releases including the latest LP from Groovy Uncle direct from our Mole in Kent in the UK and, last but not least, our eagerly anticipated “splatter vinyl” copy of Balduin’s new “All in a Dream” album, all the way from Switzerland. And there must be something in that Alpine air, because our “Band of the Week” was also Swiss – Borderline Symphony – and we played selections from their back catalogue ranging from 2012’s “Ragazze con Pistole” LP, their current “EP1” release, and a track from current recording sessions which may appear on the next album, due for an early 2015 release... Borderline Symphony make fine, noir-ish, widescreen music, so please, check them out! Finally, as a nod to Halloween, we finished up with “Lake of Dracula”, a track from a single by the Intelligence, featuring Kelley Stoltz – you should check out the cover art... cats in space! So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist, plus some associated visual treats..... 

the Association – Pandora’s Golden Heebie Jeebies      (“Renaissance” LP 1967 California, USA)

White Manna – Hassan      (“Come Down Safari” 2014 USA)
the Allah-Las – Buffalo Nickel      (“Worship the Sun” 2014 California, USA)

Groovy Uncle – Persuaded [vocal version]      (“Persuasion” LP 2014 Wales, UK)
Elephant Stone – Motherless Child [Love’s Not For War]      (“The Three Poisons” LP 2014 Montreal, Canada)
Galileo 7 – Don’t Follow Me      (“False Memory Lane” LP 2014 UK)
Icarus Peel – The Avengers’ Theme [Laurie Johnson cover]       (rec. 2014 UK – flexi-single from “Fruits de Mer presents ‘Postcards From The Deep’” flexi-disc boxset compilation 2014 UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall – Psychotic Reaction [Count Five cover]      (rec. 2014 USA – flexi-single from “Fruits de Mer presents ‘Postcards From The Deep’” flexi-disc boxset compilation 2014 UK)
Balduin – Autumn      (“All In A Dream” LP 2014 Switzerland)
Les Grys-Grys – Hot Gully Wind      (7”single 2014 France)

Eternal Tapestry – The Weird Stone      (“A World Out of Time” 2012 USA)
Les Limiñanas – Longanisse      (“Crystal Anis” 2012 France)
Mystic Brew – Don’t You Want to Stay      (7 single 2014 Russia)
Les Fleurs de PavotA Dégager      (“Les Fleurs de Pavot” LP 1968 France)

      ###   “Band of the Week”Borderline Symphony   ###

Borderline Symphony – il Camaleonte       (“EP 1” 2014 Switzerland)

Borderline Symphony – Rifiutato      (demo 2014 Switzerland)

Borderline Symphony – Fiume d’oro       (“Ragazze con Pistole” 2012 Switzerland)

Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Frumpy [demo version]      (recorded 1999 UK – taken from “Retrospectoscope 1967-1970” faux-anthology 2008 UK)
the Turtles – Sound Asleep      (7”single 1968 California, USA)
the Chemistry Set – Elapsed Memories      (“Elapsed Memories” EP 2014 UK)

the Left Banke – Desiree      (7”single 1967 New York, USA)
My Expansive Awareness – Space      (“Uroboros” 2014 Zaragoza, Spain)

Sudden Death of Stars – Won’t You Try      (“All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown...” LP 2014 Brittany, France)
Apache Sun – Club Noir      (demo 2014 Scotland, UK)

Barry Crocker – Imitation World      (7”single b-side [to I’ll Catch The Sun] 1969 Australia – taken from “Upside Down – Coloured Dreams from the Underworld – Volume One : 1966-1970” compilation 2014 Australia/UK)
Morgen – Of Dreams      (7”single 1969 New York, USA)
the Tallifer Group – This Happening Feeling      (7”single 1968 Australia – taken from “Upside Down – Coloured Dreams from the Underworld – Volume One : 1966-1970” compilation 2014 Australia/UK)
the Intelligence with Kelley Stoltz – Lake of Dracula      (7”single b-side [to (They Found Me in the Back of) the Galaxy] 2012 California, USA)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

the Cat& the Brat were unable to do this week’s edition of Technicolour Dreaming, but fellow 3D Radio announcer Bryan, of Tuesday morning’s great “Mellowscream” show, dropped into the control console and saved the day! Following the Cat & Brat show guidelines [psych, garage, surf, punk, pop, glam etc ...] was no stretch as these included his faves as well, so we heard a diverse bunch of tunes encompassing all these and more... including three tracks on which Peter Brat played, from a teenage single with Rashamra up to the most recent with the Molting Vultures. Thanks Bryan, much appreciated! So, without further ado....
..... here is the playlist, with some video accompaniment .....  

Peter Brat and the Molting Vultures – Life on the Dole      (7” single 2010 Adelaide, Australia)....[bandcamp link may be out of date, as I heard the single was almost 'sold out' ages ago, but the digital should work...PB]
Vibravoid – Listen Can You Hear      (“Delirio dei Sensi” 2013 Germany)

the Mynd Gardeners – The Living Toys      (“The Arcing Train Set Pantograph”  EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Black Box Recorder – Child Psychology      (“England Made Me” 1998 UK)
the Black Angels – Bad Vibration      (“Phosphene Dream” 2010 Texas, USA)
the’s – Bomb the Twist      (10”single 1996 Tokyo, Japan)

the Trashwomen – I’m Trash      (“Spend the Night With…” LP 1994 San Francisco, USA)
White Knuckle Fever – White Knuckle Ride     (demo 2010 Sydney, Australia)
Brother Man Dude – I Love the 80’s      (“The Final Judgement” LP 2011 Adelaide, Australia)
Tubeway Army – Down In the Park      (“Replicas” LP 1979 UK)

Peter Brat/Exhibit A – Confusion      (unreleased 7” single 1981 Melbourne, Australia)
Grace Slick and the Great Society! – Somebody to Love      (“Conspicuous Only In Its Absence” LP 1967 San Francisco USA)
the Bellrays – Remember      (“The Red, White and Black” 2003 California USA)
the Barbarellatones – Baby Wants a Corndog     (“Beyond the Valley of the Barbarellatones” 2005 Hawaii)
Rashamra – Antelope      (7”single 1972 Adelaide, Australia)

the Alarm Clocks – No Reason to Complain      (7”single b-side [to Yeah] 1966 USA)
the Seventh Ring of Saturn – Cream Puff War [Grateful Dead cover]      (rec. 2014 Atlanta, Georgia, USA – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” compilation of 7”vinyl singles box-set 2014 UK)
the Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet      (7”single 1978 UK)
the Sex Pistols – Something Else [Eddy Cochrane cover]      (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle” soundtrack LP 1980 UK)
Suzi Chunk – Girl From The Neck Down      (“Girl From The Neck Down” LP 2012 UK)

Subtract S – Confidence Man      (“Love Replaced by Machine” 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Russell Morris – Sweet Sweet Love     (“Fundamentalist” 2007 Melbourne, Australia)

Fifty Foot Hose – Rose      (“Cauldron” LP 1967 San Francisco, USA)
The Sunday Reeds – 2000 & Something      (“Drowning in History” 2009 Melbourne, Australia)
the Seeds – Flower Lady & Her Assistant      (“Future” LP 1967 USA)
the Jefferson Handkerchief – I’m Allergic to Flowers      (7”single 1967 USA)
Fairport Convention – Percy’s Song [Dylan cover]      (recorded 1969 UK, unreleased – taken from “Creative Outlaws : UK Underground 1965-1971” compilation 2009 Germany)
David Bowie – Rosalyn [Pretty Things cover]      (“Pin Ups” LP 1973 UK)
the Wytches – Gravedweller      (“Annabel Dream Reader” 2014 UK)

the MC5 – Skunk [Sonically Speaking]      (“High Time” LP 1971 Detroit, USA)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

It was a bit of an unusual show this week, with the Cat only present for the first hour and the Brat flying solo on the remainder - it's tricky living in the country and coming in each week, but when one of us needs to stay in town for 'medical experiments' [heh heh!] it gets downright complicated due to the single bus home which leaves from the city... and so on and so forth. Suffice to say, we managed to negotiate all the trials and tribulations. The Cat returned to the Cape and the Brat was successfully delivered into his world of pain in the hospital - said illness also being the reason for the lateness & briefness of this spiel. So here is the intro......   Our Band of the Week was the inimitable Roxy Music, a band who should need no introduction though sadly, probably do – unfortunately most people remember the “Avalon” period – so take a look at their film-clips (and it was film in those days!) for a reminder of this innovative group at their peak. Fittingly, early Roxy stalwart, Brian Eno, rounded off the show this week with a track from his debut solo album “Here Come The Warm Jets” replete with a suitably strange clip from 1976, posted a few years back....
.....and here is the playlist plus moving pictures.....

Heaven’s Gateway Drugs – Apropos      (“Apropos” 2014 Indiana, USA)

Cambrian Explosion – Umbra od Mind      (“The Sun EP” 2013 Portland, Oregon, USA)
Money Go Round – Endless Sun       (digital single 2013 Sydney, Australia)

Frantic Chant – Broken Biscuit Head (Mode rocker remix)      (Ruthless Superman” rarities anthology 2014  Scotland, UK)
Napolleon – Rendez-Vous      (recorded 2014 Indonesia – taken from “Psychedelic Underground Generation : PUG #23” compilation 2014 Belgium)
Mordecai Smyth – Out in the Stars with DSP      (“Trip Inside this House Vol.6” compilation 2013 UK)
Balduin – Mirror, Mirror      (“All in a Dream” LP 2014 Bern, Switzerland)

The Karovas Milkshake – Do you Wanna Eat Me/Godiva      (mp3 2013 Moscow, Russia)

Bronco Bullfrog – Marmalade      (7”single 2014 UK)
Stuart Gray [aka Stu Spasm] – Rays of the Sun     (mp3 2013 Australia/USA – taken from “Trip Inside this House Vol.6” compilation 2013 UK)
Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup – Which Dreamed It      (7”single b-side [to Jabberwocky] 1968 UK)
Cheval Sombre – She Went Walking in the Rain      (“Mad Love” 2013 UK)
Prince Rupert’s Drops – Death March      (“Climbing Light” 2014 New York, USA)
Dave Davies – Susannah’s Still Alive      (7”single 1967 UK)
Sullivan – Hashish Faction      (7”single 1966 France)
the Grease Arrestor – Strange Love      (“What Was, Is” 2014 Sydney)

    ###   “BAND OF THE WEEK”      Roxy Music   ###

Roxy Music – Pyjamarama      (7” single 1973 UK)

Roxy Music –The Bob (Medley)      (“Roxy Music” LP 1972 UK)
Roxy Music – Editions of You      (“For Your Pleasure” LP 1973 UK)

Roxy Music – Re-Make/Re-Model     (“Roxy Music” LP 1972 UK)

Elephant Stone – Three Poisons      (“Three Poisons” LP 2014 Montreal, Canada)

the Human Expression – Optical Sound     (7”single 1967 USA)
the State of Mickey and Tommy – I Know What I Would Be      (7” single 1967 UK/France)
Soft Hearted Scientists – Flying Horses      (“The Slow Cyclone”  2014 Wales, UK)
Brian Eno – Driving Me Backwards      (“Here Come the Warm Jets” LP 1974 UK)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We began the show this week with a track from “Balloon Age”, the debut album by UK band New Electric Ride which is a strong contender for topping our ‘release of the year’ list. But there were other rivals for this exalted position played on the show as well, including Dodson & Fogg, Southern Boutique and our “Band of the Week”, Japan’s brilliant psychedelecists Kikagaku Moyo with their latest LP “Forest of Lost Children”, released by Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records. We also featured some older tracks from bands as diverse as Belgium’s Moaning Cities, Los Angeles’ Maston and Australian legend Ray Brown before finishing with Iberian beat band Jysus, taken from a sampler provided by groovy Spanish label SunnyDay Records. So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist, plus some visuals.....

New Electric Ride – In Chains         ("Balloon Age" 2014 UK)

Moaning Cities – Heaven-Abyss         ("Moaning Cities" EP 2012 Brussels, Belgium)

Merrell Fankhauser & HMS Bounty – A Visit With Ayshia         ("Things" LP 1968 USA)

Ray Brown and Moonstone – Story of Ali         ("Mad House" LP 1970 USA)
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard [feat. Broderick Smith] – Evil Man         ("Eyes Like the Sky" EP 2013 Australia)
Sidewalk Society – Shadows in the Sky         ("Fruits de Mer sampler 1 : Friends of the Fish" compilation 2014 UK)
Quitty and the Dont's – Running Out Of Time         (7"single 2104 New York/Australia)

Velvet Moth – Interstellar Stevens         ("Velvet Moth" 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Wooden Wand – Baby, You're a Rich Man [Beatles cover]         ("Mojo: Yellow Submarine Resurfaces" covermount compilation 2012 UK)

the Foreign Films – Broken Dreamers      (“The Record Collector” LP pre-release 2014 Ontario, Canada)
the Young Sinclairs – You’re Tied      (7”single 2013 Roanoke, Virginia)

the Moles – The Mysterious End of Friend # 2?      (“The Future Sounds of Ashton” 2010 Wales, UK)

     ###  Band of the WeekKikagaku Moyo  ###

Kikagaku Moyo – Kodama      (“Forest of Lost Children” LP 2014 Japan)
Kikagaku Moyo – Dawn      (“Kikagaku Moyo” LP 2013 Japan)
Kikagaku Moyo – Streets of Calcutta [Ananda Shankar cover]      (“Forest of Lost Children” LP 2014 Japan)

Kikagaku Moyo – Pond      (“Mammatus Clouds” cassette-EP 2014 Japan)

the Junipers – And In My Dreams      (”The Junipers’ Euphonius Trolley Vol. 1” EP 2014 UK)
Maston – Gold Leaf      (“Opal” EP 2011 Los Angeles, USA)
the Hoa-Hoas – Modern Men      (“the Hoa-Hoas” EP 2011 Canada)
the Dentists – Peppermint Dreams      (recorded 1986 UK – taken from “NME C86” compilation 3-CD boxset 2014 UK)
the Brilliant Corners - Meet Me On Tuesdays         (recorded 1986 UK – taken from “NME C86” compilation 3-CD boxset 2014 UK)

the Gathering Grey – Sitting By The Window [Moby Grape cover]      (recorded 2014 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” compilation of 7” singles box-set 2014 UK)

Southern Boutique – Tell Star      (“Southern Boutique” 2014 Texas, USA)
Dodson & Fogg (feat. Nigel Planer) – Clunes the Gravedigger       (“In a Strange Slumber” 2014 UK)
Jysus – Darkest Wine      (“Love, Nature & Disasters” LP 2014 Spain)