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)

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