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 9, 2014

Technicolour Dreaming

We began this week’s edition with a tribute to the late Ian McLagan, keyboard-player extraordinaire with the Small Faces, and, later, the Faces.... plus appearing on a plethora of other bands’ records as an ‘in-demand’ sessioneer and playing ‘live’ until now, being about to tour with Nick Lowe. I was fortunate enough to see him play with the Small Faces during their notorious Australian tour with the Who... it was one of the first concerts I went to and, as a piano-player myself, his commanding style certainly made a big impression!  A brilliant career – he will be missed! We continued our 60’s venture for a while with the Twilights and Ultimate Spinach, plus a great version of the “Avengers’ Theme” by Icarus Peel, before returning to present day Adelaide with the Archers and then veering off into our usual forage through the world of psychedelia and associated obscurities. Towards the end of the show we featured King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as our “Band of the Week”... they are a great band whose career we have followed since the early days in Geelong until their recent successes in Europe and the UK, where they have been signed by the prestigious “Heavenly” label for the release of their much-anticipated new album. Good on ‘em!! We finished with Brittany psychedelecists Sudden Death of Stars whose latest album rewards with each listening – a gem, and certainly a contender for our “releases of 2014” list. Until next week then.....
..... here is the playlist, with some attendant visuals.....

the Small Faces - Afterglow [of your love]      ("Odgen's Nut Gone Flake" LP 1967 UK)

Icarus Peel - The Avengers’ Theme [John Barry cover]      ("Postcards from the Deep" flexi-disc box-set 2014 UK)
the Twilights  - Devendra      ("Once Upon a Twilight" LP 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
Ultimate Spinach - (Ballad of) the Hip Death Goddess      ("Ultimate Spinach" LP 1968 Boston, USA)
the Archers - Nobodies       (digital single 2013 Adelaide – taken from "Going Steady Mixtape # 4 – Hillside Fest" compilation  2014 Adelaide, Australia)

the Dandelion - On a June Morning      (rec. 2014 Sydney – taken from "Going Steady Mixtape # 5 – Sydney Psych Fest" compilation 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Slight - Spirit School      (7"single 2104 Quebec, Canada)
Beaulieu Porch -  Carmelite Divine    (7"single [b-side to Golden Face] 2014 UK)
Allah-Las - Buffalo Nickel      ("Worship the Sun" 2014 LA, USA)

the Black Angels - Indigo Meadow      ("Live in San Francisco 2013" EP 2014 Austin, Texas USA)

Jouis - All That Is and Is One      ("Dojo" LP 2014 UK)
Rick Nelson - Marshmallow Skies      ("Another Side of Rick" LP 1967 USA)
Del Shannon - I Think I Love You      ("The Further Adventures of Charles Westover" LP 1968 USA)
the Byrds - Change Is Now      ("The Notorious Byrd Brothers"  1968 Los Angeles, USA)
the Paperhead - Eye for Eye      ("Africa Avenue"  2014 USA)
Soft Hearted Scientists - The Up and Downs      ("The Slow Cyclone"  2014 Wales, UK)
Quilt - I Sleep In Nature      ("Held in Splendour"  2014 USA)
Halasan Bazar - Am I Blind     ("Space Junk"  2013 Denmark)

Christine Pilzer - Champs Elysees     (“Cafe Creme" EP 1967 France)

Delphine - Le Fermeture Eclair [cover of "In the Past" by We the People]     (7”single 1967 Belgium)
Thee Oh Sees - Penetrating Eye      (“Drop” 2014 USA)
Singapore Sling - Godman      (“The Curse of Singapore Sling” 2010 Iceland)
Vibravoid - Do It Alright      (“Mind Drugs”  2011 Dusseldorf, Germany – taken from “Fruits de MerRecords : Friends of the Fish” compilation 2014 UK)

   ###   “Band of the Week”   King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard  ###

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Dust in the Wind/Guns and Horses   ("Eyes Like the Sky" 2013 Geelong, Australia)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 30 past 7    ("Float Along – Fill Your Lungs" 2013 Australia)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Crying      ("Oddments"  2014 Australia)

Sudden Death of Stars - The Void       ("All Unrevealed parts of the Unknown..." 2014 Brittany, France)

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