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 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)

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