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 4, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

The so-called “race that stops a nation” passed with barely a ripple here at 3D Radio, though we did begin with Welsh popsters Race Horses as an ironic wink, thus leaving the rest of the show to our regular perusal of new sounds, topped up with older favourites and obscurities. In the latter grouping, we saluted the late Paul Revere, who continued performing with a version of the Raiders until last year – definitely a lifetime dedicated to music – by playing, from 1965, one of their many great songs, “Just Like Me”. Amongst the newer contingent were tracks by Moth Effect, Melbourne’s Basement Spaceman, the latest release by Beaulieu Porch and the upcoming single by Sweden’s Haleiwa. Finally, for two weeks in a row, our “Artiste of the Week” was provided by Switzerland... last week it was Borderline Symphony, this time it is the prolific musician known as Balduin. He has just released “All In A Dream”, a new limited edition ‘vinyl-only’ LP on the UK’s Sunstone Records, following his sold-out “The Glamour Forest” EP from earlier in the year. Both have been garnished with well-deserved rave reviews in magazines such as “Shindig!” and various on-line psych blogs and this new LP has flown into Technicolour Dreaming’s “Top 5 releases of 2014” list! So, until next week....
..... here is the playlist, plus some visuals.....

Race Horses – Cake      (“Goodbye Falkenburg” 2010 Cardiff, Wales)

Les Big Byrd – White Week      (“They Worshipped Cats” LP 2014 Sweden)
Halasan Bazar – Tin Foiled      (“How to Be Ever Happy” 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark)
the Buzzcocks – Moving Away from the Pulsebeat      (“Another Music in a Different Kitchen”  LP 1978 UK)
the Tages – To Be Free      (7”single b-side [to Fantasy Island] 1968 Sweden)
Cheval Sombre – She Went Walking in the Rain       (“Mad Love” 2013 UK)
Basement Spaceman – Outback Star     (“Basement Spaceman” LP 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Paul Revere and the Raiders – Just Like Me      (7”single 1965 USA)

Stay – I See the Rain (Marmalade cover)      (“Mersey Dream” EP 2013 Spain)
the Kinks – All Day and All of the Night      (7”single 1964 UK)

Bobby and Laurie – Hitchhiker      (7”single 1966 Australia)

the Grease Arrestor –Spirit Bodies      (“What Was, Is” 2014 Sydney, Australia)
the New Dream – Groupie      (7”single 1969 Australia)

Trolley – My Obsession      (“Things that Shine and Glow” 2013 UK)
Gravenhurst – Only a Northern Song [Beatles cover]      (recorded 2012 UK for “Mojo: Yellow Submarine Resurfaces” – ‘Mojo’ magazine covermount-CD 2012 UK)
Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup – Jabberwocky [C.S.Lewis adaption]      (7”single 1968 UK)
Balduin – Which Dreamed it [Boeing Duveen cover]      (“All in a Dream” LP 2014 Switzerland)

Balduin – In a Better Land     (“Balduin 4” 2010 Switzerland)
Balduin – Mirror, Mirror      (“All in a Dream” LP 2014 Switzerland)

Balduin – Everything      (“Choose Balduin” 2011 Switzerland)
Haleiwa – Wall of Blue Sky      (7”single 2014 Sweden)
Moth Effect – Look Nicely       (“Crocodilians” 2014 UK)
Rolling Stones – Child of the Moon      (7”single b-side [to Jumpin’ Jack Flash] 1968 UK)
the Cowsills – Newspaper Blanket      (7”single b-side [to Indian Lake] 1968 USA)

New Electric Ride – The Beyond      (“Balloon Age” 2014 UK)
Kingdom of the Holy Sun – Sihanouk Trail      (“Thirteen Eyes” EP 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
Crystal Jacqueline – And Yet it Was/White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane cover]      (“Honey” EP 2014 Wales, UK)

Beaulieu Porch – Golden Face      (7”single 2014 UK)

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