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 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)

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