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 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)

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