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 6, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Amongst the songs we played for our first show of 2015 were still more of our picks for “Best of 2014” which we couldn’t fit in or had missed  on the final few shows last year, such as Sacred Shrines, Kikagaku Moyo, Sudden Death of Stars, and Southern Boutique, plus anthologies by Balduin and the Luck of Eden Hall. We also wish to acknowledge a bunch of very cool, small independent record companies who help make it possible for these bands to get their music pressed on vinyl or CD or cassette, as often the bands can’t afford to pay all the costs, as I personally well know [thank you Smashed Records!]. Amongst our favourites are the prolific Fruits de Mer , Beyond Beyond is Beyond, MegaDodo, State Records, Trouble In Mind, Captcha, Sunny Day Records, the Active Listener label, Sonic Cathedral, Off The Hip, Anti-Fade and many more. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to play most of the new music that we do, so thank you all [and to the others that we’ve forgotten, as no doubt we have, our apologies!] Lastly, played our final “Band of the Week [we’re making way for a new weekly feature, due to start next week... ] but it was a good one – Polska Radio One from Yekaterinburg in Russia, who’ve been making great psychedelic music for some years now, but with the release of their excellent debut album “Cosmos Inside” on an American label, they have moved to a new level and hopefully will gain worldwide recognition... as I think we’ve mentioned before, this new wave of psychedelia is a global movement and there are new bands everywhere. So until next week.....
...... here is the playlist, with some visuals….. plus a very cool German TV show from 1968 dedicated to the Bee GeesIdea” album. Enjoy!.....

Les Fleurs De Pavot - À Dégager      ("Les Fleurs de Pavot" LP 1968 France)

Les Liminanas - (I've Got) Trouble in Mind      ("I've Got Trouble in Mind: 7" and Rare Stuff" anthology 2014 France)

Les Papyvores - Le Papyvore      ("Les Papyvore" EP 1967 France)
Sacred Shrines - Hung Up On Your Wall      (7"single 2014 Queensland, Australia)

the Golden Dawn - Starvation      ("Power Plant" LP 1968 Texas, USA)
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks - I Scare Myself      ("Strikin' It Rich" LP 1972 USA)
Dead Skeletons - Dead Mantra       ("Dead Magick" LP 2011 Iceland)

Kikagaku Moyo - Smoke and Mirrors      ("Forest of Lost Children" LP 2014 Japan)
Sudden Death of Stars - Magical Mirror      ("All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown..." 2014 Brittany, France)

Balduin - Everything      ("Post From Mars" anthology 2014 Switzerland)
Quilt - Cowboys in the Void      ("Quilt" 2014 USA)

Southern Boutique - Rabbit Trail      (7"single 2014 USA)
the Warlocks - Dead Generation      ("Skull Worship" 2014 USA)

Bee Gees - Idea (alternate mix)      ("Idea" LP 1968 Australia/UK - taken from the bonus disc of rarities/alternate mixes/unreleased songs included with 2006 re-issue)

    ###   “Band of the Week”    Polska Radio One   ###

Polska Radio One - Volga       ("North Berry" EP 2014 Yekaterinburg, Russia)

Polska Radio One - To The Delta of Aquarius      ("Cosmos Inside" LP 2014 Russia)

Polska Radio One - New Space      (CD-single 2013 Russia)

Polska Radio One - Launch #93      ("Cosmos Inside" LP 2014 Russia)

Dark Ocean Colors - She's a Cornucopia      ("Dark Ocean Colors" 2011 USA)
Crystal Jacqueline and the Honeypot - Hole in My Shoe [Traffic cover]     ("Electronic Memory" CD-box-set 2015 Wales)    
the Sunnyboys - Show Me Some Discipline     (7"single, 1983 Sydney, Australia)

the Luck Of Eden Hall - Dandy Horse      ("Greatest Hits, Volume 1"   2014 USA)
Jim Noir - Honour and Moogswings      ("Finnish Line" 2014 Scotland)
Toni and Royce - Buy Some Love      (7"single 1966 Queensland, Australia)
the Masters Apprentices - Buried and Dead      ((7"single 1966 Adelaide, Australia)

Billy Nicholls - Would You Believe (mono single version)      (bonus track on 200 re-issue of "Would You Believe" LP 1967 London, UK)

plus ....  1968 German TV show “Idea” – feat. Bee Gees, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity .... and more! Enjoy.......

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