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, December 23, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

On this, our penultimate show for 2014, we played some of our picks for “Song of the Year”, including HaleiwaWall of Blue Sky”, Heaven’s Gateway DrugsApropos”, Beaulieu PorchView from Gainsborough”, Violet SwellsJupiter’s Garden”, Groovy UnclePersuaded” and the Chemistry Set’s wonderful “Elapsed Memories”, plus tracks from our “Album of the Year” selections by artists such as Quilt, Octopus Syng, Lola Colt, the Paperhead and, of course, Temples great “Sun Structures” LP. We also played a track from our “Best Boxset” pick – the fabulous Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’vinyl box-set of seven multi-coloured vinyl 7” singles, collected in a beautifully presented box – for us, it wins hands down, though the “Postcards from the Deep” boxset of flexi-discs with accompanying postcards, also from the Fruits de Mer label, was a close second! Then there was our “Band of the Week” – Ireland’s brilliant Pugwash, whose songs have been played on this show since we discovered them back in 2005 with their fantastic “Jollity” album, and who are, co-incidentally, one of our picks for “Retrospective Anthology of the Year” with their new  A Rose in a Garden of Weeds compilation. And then of course, there were a bunch of past faves we wanted to play, such as Chad & Jeremy, Jacco Gardner, the Rolling Stones, the Seeds, etc. etc. simply because we could. So tune into 3D Radio next week for the second part of our end-of-year retrospective, but in the meantime......
...... here is this week’s playlist, with accompanying eye-candy to peruse, including a “blog-only” clip of Pugwash playing the Beatles’ “This Boy”..... enjoy!

Haleiwa - Wall of Blue Sky      (7"single 2014 UK)
Lola Colt - Away from the Water      ("Away from the Water" 2014 UK)

the Mothers of Invention - Help, I'm A Rock      ("Freak Out" 1966 USA)
Chad and Jeremy - Rest in Peace      ("Of Cabbages and Kings" LP 1967 UK/USA)
Jacco Gardner - You Really Got a Hold on Me (Smokey Robinson/Beatles cover)     (recorded 2013 Netherlands – from "Mojo: We're With the Beatles" cover-mount compilation 2013 UK)

King Penguin - She Don't Care About Time (Byrds cover)      (7”single 2014 UK – taken from “Fruits de Mer label:‘7 and 7 Is’” vinyl 7”singles box-set 2014 UK)

Quilt - Mary Mountain   ("Held In Splendour" 2014 USA) 
Los Tones - Ghost      ("Psychotropic"  2014 Sydney, Australia)
Rolling Stones - My Obsession      ("Between the Buttons" 1967 UK)

the D-Coys - Bad Times      (7"single 1966 Adelaide, Australia)
the Paperhead - Nasty Girl     ("Africa Avenue" 2014 USA)

   ### "Band of the Week"     PUGWASH  ###
Pugwash - It’s Nice to be Nice ("Jollity" 2005 Ireland)

Pugwash - Answers on a Postcard ("Olympus Sound" 2011 Ireland)

Pugwash - Heal Me      (7" single [b-side to Answers on a Postcard] 2012 Ireland – taken from “A Rose in a Garden of Weeds” anthology 2014 USA)

Pugwash - Apples      ("Almanac" 2002 Ireland)

Groovy Uncle - Persuaded      ("Persuaded" 2014 Wales, UK)
Heaven's Gateway Drugs - Apropos      ("Apropos" 2014 Fort Worth, Indiana, USA)
Beaulieu Porch - View from Gainsborough [extended Summer Psych Remix]      (7"single 2014 UK)

Temples - Keep In the Dark      ("Sun Structures" 2014 Kettering, UK)

the Chemistry Set - Elapsed Memories      ("Elapsed Memories" EP 2014 UK)
Octopus Syng - It's No Concidence      ("Reverberating Garden Number 7" 2014 Finland)
Violet Swells - Jupiter's Garden      ("The Soft Focus" EP 2014 Tasmania, Australia)

the Night Beats - H Bomb [Al Lover remix]      ("Trouble in Mind Presents: Liverpool Psychfest 2013" 2014 USA)
the Seeds - Mr Farmer      (7"single 1967 Los Angeles, USA)

No comments: