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, January 27, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

We began and ended the show with songs from the late 1960s of diverse style and from various locales, beginning with some fuzzed-out Scott Walker, an equally fuzzed track by Israeli band, Churchill’s and a sitar-drenched album cut by the Hollies, while finishing with a classic slice of “Nederbiet”  by Q65, which followed an updated version of a classic Michel Polnareff song by Germany’s Vibravoid from their 2013 EP on the Fruits de Mer Records label... and so it went for the rest of the show, with a mixture of new releases from the likes of Sydney’s Grease Arrestor  and San Francisco’s Cool Ghouls with older faves such as the Monkees through to Permanent Clear Light and the Sand Pebbles. Then of course there was our “Compilation of the Week”. Following on the heels of the Doors and the Rolling Stones in their “A Psych Tribute To...” series, Cleopatra Records is releasing "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" next month and since we managed to grab a pre-release copy, we thought we’d get in early and make it this edition’s featured compilation and give you a sneak preview of some of the delights on offer, with great interpretations and remakes by Quilt, the KVB and Sugar Candy Mountain amongst others, so stay tuned to 3D Radio for further tracks in coming weeks. That was the show that was, so until next week.....

..... here is the full playlist, with bonus moving pictures.....

Scott Walker - The Plague      ("Scott 2" LP 1968 UK/USA)

Churchill's - Open Up Your Eyes      ("Churchill's" LP 1968 Israel)
the Hollies - The Maker      ("Butterfly" LP 1967 UK)
Clinic - It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) [Rolling Stones cover]     ("Stoned: A Psych Tribute to the Rolling Stones" 2014 USA)
Pond - Man it Feels Like Space Again ("Man It Feels Like Space Again" LP 2015 Perth, Australia)

the Monkees - Porpoise Song [mono version]      (7"single 1968 USA)

the David - Another Day, Another Life Time / I would Like to Know       ("Another Day, Another Life Time" LP recorded 1968, released 2001 New York)
Violet Woods- Electric Fascination      ("Violet Woods" 2014 UK)

the Amazing - Defect      ("Wait for a Light to Come" 2010  Sweden)
the Sand Pebbles - Future Proofed      ("Ceduna" 2008 Melbourne, Australia)

Permanent Clear Light - Harvest Time      ("Beyond These Things" 2013 Finland)
the Beep Seals - I Used to Work at the Zoo      ("Things that Roar" 2008 UK)

Jim Noir - Tea      ("Jimmy's Show" 2010 Scotland, UK)

                        “Compilation of the Week”  
Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles

Electric Moon – Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles cover]      (rec. 2014 Germany – taken from "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" 2015 USA)
Sugar Candy Mountain – Rain [Beatles cover]     (rec. 2014 California, USA – taken from "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" 2015 USA)
the KVB – Taxman [Beatles cover]      (rec. 2014 Germany – taken from "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" 2015 USA)

FantasmesLove You To [Beatles cover]     (rec. 2014 Puerto Rico – taken from "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" 2015 USA)

QuiltCry Baby Cry [Beatles cover]     (rec. 2014 USA – taken from "Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" 2015 USA)

Cool Ghouls - And it Grows      ("A Swirling Fire Through the Rye" 2014 San Francisco, USA)
the Grease Arrestor - Let it Go      ("Volume Two" 2015 Sydney, Australia)

Ty Segall - Drug Mugger      ("Mr. Face" double 7”EP 2015 California USA)

Vibravoid - La PoupĂ©e Qui Fait Non [Michel Polnareff cover]     ("Colour Your Mind" EP 2013 Germany)

Q65 - So High I've Been, So Down I Must Fall      (7"single 1967 Netherlands)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Apologies for the late posting and abbreviated introduction ..... does “technical difficulties” strike a chord?  Perhaps more of a dis-chord!?  Anyway, this week we ventured into New Zealand’s golden era of psychedelia, which ran far longer than elsewhere, going  from about 1966 through to the early 1970’s, with a supportive industry  of small studios recording this output on vinyl, with most being distributed a large company, EMI and preserved for posterity.  Hence the large number of bands and songs from all over New Zealand to be found in the on-going “A Day In My Mind’s Mind” compilation series which we featured as our “Compilation of the Week”. Of course we also played our usual selection of old and new from around the world for your edification... so, barring any further technical problems, we’ll join you again next week, whilst in the meantime.....

..... here is the playlist, complete with visual aids.....

Sun Dial - Plains of Nazca      ("Other Way Out" LP 1990 UK)

Sonny and the Sunsets - Green Blood      ("Antenna to the Afterworld" 2013 San Francisco, USA)

the Fast Camels - Der Nazi Tea     ("The Magic Optician" 2007 Scotland, UK)

Schnauser - Walking Stick & Cat      ("Where Business Meets Fashion" 2013 Wales, UK)
Johnny Young - Every Christian Lionhearted Man Will Show You [Bee Gees cover]      ("Surprises" LP 1968 Australia)
the Striped Bananas - Lady Sunshine      ("Lady Sunshine" 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan USA)
Dickens - Genocide      ( "Royal Incarnation" LP 1969 France)
Jim Noir - The Ancoats Dream      ("Finnish Line" 2014 Scotland UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall - The Crystal Ship (Doors cover)      ("The Luck of Eden Hall" EP 2012 Chicago, USA)

Diane Coffee - WWWoman      ("My Friend Fish" 2013 USA)
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Don't Do It      ("Revolution Zero" EP 2013 USA)
Salvadarlings - Beta Swan     (digital single 2014 Brisbane, Australia – taken from "Going Steady Records Mixtape #5" compilation 2014 Adelaide, Australia)

Mordecai Smyth - Georgina Jones      (7"single 2012 UK)

The Third Party - Russian Spy and I       (7"single b-side [to Now It's Time] 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
The Sunsets - Hot Generation     (7"single 1967 Australia)
Judy Carne - Sock It To Me (7"single 1968 USA)

    #  “Compilation of the Week” 
         "A Day In My Mind's Mind Volumes 1-4   #

Human Instinct - A Day in My Mind's Mind      (7"single 1967 New Zealand – taken from "A Day In My Mind's Mind Vol. 1" compilation 2005 NZ)

Timberjack Donaghue - Dahli Mohammed      (7"single 1972 NZtaken from "A Day In My Mind's Mind, Vol. 2 - Fantasies, Polka Dots & Flowers" compilation 2008 NZ)

Ray Columbus and the Art Collection - Snap, Crackle, Pop      (recorded 1968 USA, released on a 7" EP 1993 NZ – taken from "A Day In My Mind's Mind, Vol. 3 - Spinning Spinning Spinning" compilation 2008 NZ)
Lew Pryme - Gracious Lady (Alice Dee)      (7"single 1972 NZtaken from "A Day In My Mind's Mind, Vol. 4 - Hurt, Love and Fire" compilation 2014 NZ)

Aether Beach - The Same Things      ("Aether Beach" EP 2014 Sydney, Australia)
El Goodo - Stuck in the 60's      ("El Goodo" 2006 UK)
Singapore Sling - You Drive Me Insane      ("Tower of Foronicity" 2014 Iceland")

the Koobas - Barricades      ("Koobas" LP 1969 UK)
Brian Eno - Driving Me Backwards      ("Here Come the Warm Jets" LP 1974 UK)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

We began this week with some modern psychedelia from Italy. Sonic Jesus released this debut EP on Fuzz Club Records last year and more recently have done a split 10” single with the Black Angels on the same label. They were just one of some great new bands we played on the show today, including Sydney’s Aether Beach and Los Tones, and the UK’s Violet Woods. Needless to say there were also a bunch of our regular faves such as Balduin, the See See, Singapore Sling and the Dandelion, as well as some brilliant music by the Rolling Stones, the Throb, the Bee Gees and others from the mid-1960’s, since acknowledged as ‘the first psychedelic era. This then led us into our new feature, “Compilation of the Week”, which we debuted by playing a bunch of classic singles taken from that original garage psych compilation, the one which has since spawned a plethora of successors, namely the 1972 double-LP, “Nuggets : Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic  Era, 1965-1968”, which was compiled of course by Lenny Kaye, who later found renown in the Patti Smith Group, though Nuggets will probably be his real legacy, and thus a fitting start to our new feature. So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist, complete with visual extras.....

Sonic Jesus - Monkey On My Back      ("Sonic Jesus" 10" EP 2014 Lazio, Italy)

Toy - To a Death Unknown      ("Join the Dots" 2014 UK)
the Dandelion - Paranoid Floyd in a Bliss You Can Hear      ("Strange Case of The Dandelion" 2013 Sydney, Australia)

Aether Beach - Friends      ("The Aether Beach EP" 2014 Sydney, Australia)

Okko - Painted Sails on Ganges      ("Sitar and Electronics" LP 1971 Germany)
Davie Allen and the Arrows - Experiment in Terror [Henry Mancini cover]    ("Shots in the Dark" compilation 1996 USA)
the Throb - Black      (7"single 1966 Australia)

the Rolling Stones - Citadel      ("Their Satanic Majesties Request" LP 1967 UK)

Balduin - Love is You       ("All in A Dream" LP 2014 Switzerland)
Bronco Bullfrog - Listen to the Sky [Sands cover]       ("Time Waits for Norman" EP 2014 UK)
Jim Jenkin - Bike [Syd Barrett cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents: A Momentary Lapse of Vinyl" double-CD compilation 2014 UK)
the See See - The Rain and the Snow      (7”single 2013 UK – taken from "Days, Nights and Late Morning Lights" anthology 2014 UK)

the Left Banke - Shadows Breaking Over my Head       ("Walk Away Renee / Pretty Ballerina" LP 1967 New York, USA)
Psychic Ills - Come Around      (recorded 2014 UK – taken from "Psych For Sore Eyes 2" compilation 2014 Germany)
the Spyrals - Sunflower Microphone      ( 7"single 2011 San Francisco USA)
Sun Eater - Twin Peaks      (digital single b-side [to Wild Arum] 2014 Tacoma, Washington)
Cheval Sombre - She Went Walking in the Rain       (“Mad Love” 2013 UK)

              ###   “Compilation of the Week”   ###  
      Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968

the Strangeloves - Night Time      (7"single 1965 USA – taken from Nuggets : Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic  Era” double-LP compilation 1972 USA)

the Seeds - Pushin' Too Hard      (7"single 1966 San Francisco, USA– taken from Nuggets...” double-LP compilation 1972 USA)

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction      (7"single 1966 San Jose, California USA– taken from Nuggets...” double-LP compilation 1972 USA)

the Third Rail - Run, Run, Run      (7"single 1967 New York, USA– taken from Nuggets...” double-LP compilation 1972 USA)

Sagittarius - My World Fell Down      (7"single 1967 Los Angeles, USA– taken from Nuggets...” double-LP compilation 1972 USA)

Davey Lane - Molty [Barbarians cover]     (recorded 2012 Sydney – taken from "Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1967" compilation 2012 Australia)
Los Tones - Speedboat      ("Psychotropic" LP 2014 Sydney, Australia)

Singapore Sling  - Who Put the Ebb in the Ebbebbeb      ("The Tower of Foronicity"  2014 Reykjavik, Iceland)
Violet Woods - Cyanide Suns       (7"single [b-side to "Raw Love"] 2014 Cambridge, UK)
the Carnaby - Jump and Dance      (7"single 1965 UK)
the Bee Gees - Like Nobody Else      (recorded 1966 Australia, unreleased – taken from "Downunder Nuggets" compilation 2012 Australia)
Orange Seaweed - Pictures in the Sky      (7"single b-side [to "Stay Awhile"] 1968 UK)
Mona Lisa Overdrive - It's Just Too Much      (demo 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
the Wands - Sound of the Machine     ("The Dawn" 2014 Denmark)