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, November 25, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We had some new compilations to share with you this week, dear 3D Radio listeners, including a double-CD of Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd covers, which was an end-of-the-year bonus from the lovely people at Fruits de Mer Records in the UK, as well as another fine Active Listener compilation, “Forever Changing – A Tribute to Love’s Forever Changes LP”, both of which we shall certainly be plundering over the months ahead. There were new tracks by artists from various parts of the globe including Tasmania’s Violet Swells, Spain’s My Expansive Awareness and Canada’s Elephant Stone plus some older ones from the likes of Cheval Sombre, Wire, Sons of Adam and Russia’s excellent Polska Radio One. Then there was our “Artiste of the Week”.... Scotland’s own Jim Noir, whose four albums and plethora of singles and EPs gave us lots to choose from, starting with a track from his brilliant new album “Finnish Line”. We realise we say this about our feature artists each week but that doesn’t make it less true.... you should investigate the Jim Noir back-catalogue – you won’t be sorry!! To finish the show, we dug out one of our all-time faves, the 2011 album by Dark Ocean Colors and with that, we’ll leave you until next week.....
..... so here is the playlist, with visual additives.....

the Green Tambourine Band – Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale [Arthur Lee cover]      (recorded 2013 UK for "The Active Listener Presents...Forever Changing - A Tribute to Love's ‘Forever Changes’ LP" compilation 2014 New Zealand)
Ghost - Water Door, Yellow Gate      ("In Stormy Night" 2007 Japan)
the Smoking Trees - Calling      ("Acetates" 2013 Los Angeles, USA)

Rupert Angeleyes - Jealousy      ("Young Sunset" 2013 Los Angeles, USA)
Wire - Start to Move      ("Pink Flag" LP 1977 UK)
My Expansive Awareness - Lysergic Waltz      (digital single 2014 Zaragoza, Spain)
Asteroid #4 - Oubliette      ("The Windmill of the Autumn Sky" EP 2013 Philadelphia, USA)
Cheval Sombre - She Went Walking in the Rain      ("Mad Love" 2013)

Oakapple Day - Oceans of Fire      (7" single b-side [to No Face, No Name, No Number] 1969 Perth, Australia)
Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. - Ventolin      ("8" LP 2014 Denmark/France)
Elephant Stone - Motherless Child (Love is Not For War)      ("Three Poisons" 2014 Canada)

the Nice - Flower King of Flies     ("The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack" LP 1967 UK)

Larry Page Orchestra - All Day and All of the Night  [Kinks cover]      ("Kinky Music - The Larry Page Orchestra plays the Music of the Kinks" LP 1965 UK)
Sons of Adam - Feathered Fish      (7" single 1966 San Francisco, USA)

the Triptides - Colors      ("Colors" EP 2014 Indiana, USA)
Violet Swells - Here Comes Yesterday      (CD single 2104 Tasmania, Australia)
the Citradels - Slow Burn      ("Nepenthe" 2104 Melbourne, Australia)

   ###   “Artiste of the Week” Jim Noir   ###

Jim Noir – The Broadway Jets     ("Finnish Line" 2014 Scotland, UK)

Jim Noir - The Cheese of Jim's Command      ("Jimmy's Show" 2012 Scotland, UK)
Jim Noir - Don't You Worry      ("Jim Noir" 2007 Scotland, UK)

Jim Noir - I Me You I'm Your      ("Tower of Love" 2005 Scotland, UK)

Polska Radio One - To the Delta of Aquarius     ("Cosmos Inside" 2013 Yekaterinburg,Russia)

the Chemistry Set - See Emily Play [Pink Floyd cover]      (recorded 2014 UK for “Fruits de Mer presents: A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl” compilation 2014 UK)
Vespero - Scream Thy Last Scream [Syd Barrett cover]      (recorded 2014 Russia for “Fruits de Mer presents: A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl” compilation 2014 UK)
the Magic Mushroom Band - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun [Pink Floyd cover]      (12” single b-side [to Magick Eye] 1992 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer presents: A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl” compilation 2014 UK)

Dark Ocean Colors - The Other Line      ("Dark Ocean Colors" 2011 USA)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We decided to remain in continental Europe again for this edition’s “Band of the Week”, and the band we chose was Germany’s Vibravoid. This prolific psychedelic group have been together for a decade and are renowned for their extravagant light shows and multitudes of releases – have a look at their website for more details about this very cool band. Other features in the show included the new single by Perth’s High Learys, tracks from Quilt’s brilliant second and MGMT’s self-titled third albums plus Elephant Stone’s newest release, the excellent “Three Poisons” LP. Then there were a diverse bunch of songs from the past, ranging from the1966 ‘faux-psychedelia’ of session band the Deep, to the Nazz, featuring Todd Rundgren, and onto the Pretty Things’ 1969 French recordings with Philippe DeBarge, plus a modern take on 60’s icons Love by Doug Tuttle from a very cool Active Listener tribute compilation and lots more.....
..... so here is the playlist, with attendant visuals.....

the Jabberwocky Band – To the Old Temple      ("Ritual " EP 2014 Paris, France)
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – Float Along - Fill Your Lungs      ("Float Along - Fill Your Lungs" 2013 Geelong, Australia)
Baby Woodrose – Nothing is Real     ("Third Eye Surgery" 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sons of Hippies – the Soft Parade [Doors cover]      ("A Psych Tribute to the Doors" compilation 2104 Germany)
Wild Rocket – La Rucolala      ("Daisy Dream" 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
the High Learys – Clear My Mind      (CD-single 2014 Perth, Australia)

Doug Tuttle – You Set the Scene [Love cover]      (recorded 2013 USA – taken from "The Active Listener presents : Forever Changing – A Tribute to Love’s Forever Changes" compilation 2014  New Zealand)
Jack Ellister – Within You, Without You [Beatles cover]      ("Dawn Dream Club" 7" EP 2013 UK)
Quilt – Arctic Shark      ("Held in Splendor" 2104 Boston, USA)

Grant-Lee Phillips – Soft Asylum (No Way Out)      ("Strangelet" 2007 USA)
the Nazz – Hello, It's Me      (7"single 1968 USA)
Deep Feeling – Pretty Colours      (recorded 1968 UK, unreleased – "Pretty Colours" anthology 2008 UK)
Octopus Syng – Cuckoo Clock Mystery      ("Reverberating Garden Number 7" LP 2014 Helsinki, Finland)

Donovan – Sunny South Kensington    ("Mellow Yellow" LP 1967 UK)

   ###  “BAND OF THE WEEK”      Vibravoid   ###

Vibravoid La Poupée qui fait non [Michel Polnareff cover]       ("Colour Your Mind" EP 2103 Germany)

Vibravoid – The Empty Sky      ("Delirio Dei Sensi" 2013 Germany)
Vibravoid – the White Ship [HP Lovecraft cover]      ("Gravity Zero" LP 2012 Germany)
Vibravoid – Incense and Peppermints [Strawberry Alarm Clock cover] / Playing with Beuys       ("Politics of Ecstacy" 2008 Germany)

the Pretty Things & Philippe DeBarge – Alexander     (recorded 1969 but unreleased – "The Pretty Things & Philippe DeBarge" anthology 2009 France/UK)
the Deep – Color Dreams      (“Psychedelic Moods” LP 1967 USA)

Elephant Stone – Between the Lines      (“Three Poisons” 2014 Montreal, Canada)
les Limiñanas I’m Dead        (recorded ‘live at Hozac Records’ showcase USA 2011 – taken from “I’ve got Trouble in Mind : 7” & Rare Stuff 2009 –2014” anthology 2014 France)
MGMT – Alien Days      (“MGMT” 2014 USA)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

Another eclectic show which wandered from our opening song by July from their 1968 LP through to the1978 debut EP by Brisbane  legends the Riptides, onto a song put out by the Mysterion Art Factory by Idaho Nash featuring a faux-Dylan video clip, a brilliant pairing of Danish outfit Halasan Bazar with French popsters Tara King th. through to a 1985 version of “Lucifer Sam” by Adelaide band, the Spikes, with some Gene Clark, Beach House and Scott Walker added to the mix, amongst others. And we remained in Europe for our latest “Band of the Week” – specifically les Limiñanas who hail from Perpignan, France. We’ve been hailing their virtues for quite some time now, playing tracks from all three of their albums plus the occasional 7”single and so we were pleased to see a new ‘rarities’ anthology released by the excellent US label “Trouble In Mind”, and even happier when our own copy arrived in the mailbox! If you haven’t discovered the delights of les Limiñanas thus far [and it’s a mystery of the modern world as to why this band is not yet huge! ] this new compilation is as good as anywhere to start... you won’t regret it! So, until the next edition, this is the Cat and the Brat signing off.....

..... and here is the full playlist, with a number of visual diversions....

July – Jolly Mary      (“July” LP 1968 UK)
Les Grys-Grys – Hot Gully Wind [Masters Apprentices cover]      (7”single 2014 France)

Idaho Nash – Hullabaloo      (“Mysterion Art Factory: Singles EP, Volume 1” compilation 2014 Melbourne, Australia)

the Chosen Lot – Time Was      (7”single 1967 Ohio USA)
Scott Walker – The Plague      (“Scott 2” LP 1968 UK)

Groovy Uncle – Wet Weekend      (“Persuaded” LP 2014 UK)
Davie Allan and the Arrows – War Path      (7”single 1964 USA)
the Riptides – Sunset Strip      (“Sunset Strip”  EP 1978 Brisbane, Australia)

the Plastic Fangs – Four on the Floor      (“The Plastic Fangs”  EP  2014 Brisbane, Australia)
Gene Clark – No Other      (“No Other”  LP 1974 Los Angeles, USA)
Beach House – Lazuli      (“Bloom” 2012 Baltimore, USA)

Halasan Bazar & Tara King th. – Rot Inside      (“8”  LP 2014 Denmark/France)

Lorelle Meets the Obselete – What’s Holding You?      (“Chambers”  2014 Mexico)

Firefriend – Loveage Moondream      (“Strange Feelings” LP 2015 [pre-release] Sao Paolo, Brazil)

Scars – All About You      (“Author! Author!”  LP 1981 UK)
Woods – Shining      (“With Light and With Love” 2014 New York, USA)

   ###  “BAND OF THE WEEK”      les Limiñanas   ###

les Limiñanas I know there’s an answer [Beach Boys cover]      (“I’ve got Trouble in Mind : 7” & Rare Stuff 2009 –2014” anthology 2014 France)
les Limiñanas – BB      (“Costa Blanca” 2013 France)

les Limiñanas – Je Suis Une Go-Go Girl      (Les Limiñanas  LP 2010 France)

les Limiñanas – Salvation      (“Crystal Anis” 2012 France)

Nick Nicely – Hilly Fields (1892)      (7”single 1982 UK)
The Story – Standing in the Rain      (“Joy Ride on Memory Lane” 2011 UK)
Quilt – Mary Mountain      (“Held In Splendour” 2014 USA)

the Dandelion – Paranoid Floyd in a Bliss You Can Hear     (“Strange Case of the Dandelion” 2013 Australia)

Brillig – Ghost Riders in the Sky [Stan Jones cover]      (‘Ghost Riders in the Sky” EP 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Southern Boutique – Rabbit Trail      (“Southern Boutique” LP 2014 Austin, Texas)

the Spikes – Lucifer Sam [Pink Floyd cover]      (“A Greasy Selection from the Studios and Garages of Adelaide” compilation 1985 Adelaide, Australia)
Richard Pash and the Backdoor Society – I’m the Kind      (7”single 1967 Avon Lake, Ohio USA)