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, February 3, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

This edition’s “Compilation of the Week” is actually a series which began in 1998, was compiled in 2011 into two boxsets covering volumes 1-5 and 6-10, and continues with volume 11 being released in 2012. We are of course speaking of the eclectic “Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers” series which, as regular listeners will have noticed, we have been happily plundering for the show since we discovered their existence several years ago, and which are well-deserving of being acknowledged in our weekly feature; indeed the hardest part was choosing only five tracks to play with so many goodies on offer! The rest of the show also had a plethora of fine new music and older faves, including a track from the long-awaited second album from Australia’s Black Ryder, as well as more from the new one by Sydney’s the Grease Arrestor and Cleopatra Records soon-to-be-released Beatles psych tribute album, plus a bunch of re-issues and re-discoveries, such as tracks by the Lost and Found, the Byrds, the Aardvarks and XTC (in their Dukes of Stratosphear guise). So until next Tuesday afternoon.....
...... here is the playlist with some visuals, plus a movie at the end to enjoy.....

the Lost and Found - I'm So Hip to Pain      ("Forever Lasting Plastic Words" LP 1968 Texas, USA)

Powder Blue - Sunfire Drug Haus      ("II" 2014 Manitoba, Canada)
the Aardvaarks - Arthur C. Clarke   ("Arthur C. Clarke" EP, 1989 London UK)

the Black Ryder - Santaria      ("Door Behind the Door" 2015  Australia/USA)

the Doors - Summer's Almost Gone      ("Waiting for the Sun" LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
the Dukes of Stratosphear - Collideascope      ("Psonic Psunspot" LP 1987 UK)

Baron Samedi - Vulture Purple      ("Dollars Eye" 2014 Zaragoza, Spain)
Groep 1850 - We Love Life (Like We Love You)     (7"single 1968 Netherlands)
the Grease Arrestor - Come Together      ("Volume 2" 2015 Sydney, Australia)

Ty Segall - The Clock      ("Manipulator" 2014 USA)

the Byrds - Why? [alternate/ RCA studios version]      ("Fifth Dimension” – bonus track on 1996 CD re-issue USA)
Johnny Young - Craise Finton Kirk [Bee Gees cover]     ("Suprises" LP 1968 Australia)

the Vegetable Garden - Even Stevens      (7"single b-side [to Hypnotic Suggestion] 1969 Perth, Australia)
Jan and Dean - Laurel and Hardy      ("Carnival of Sound" LP 1968 USA)
the Prisoners - Far Away      ("The Wisermiserdemelza" LP 1983 UK)

the Sun Blindness - The Carousel      ("Far Arden" 2011 Melbourne, Australia)

            ### “Compilation Series of the Week” ###
"Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers" Volumes One to Eleven

Sagittarius - Glass      ("Present Tense" LP 1968 California USA – taken from Vol 11)
Lord Sitar - I Am the Walrus [Beatles cover]      ("Lord Sitar" LP 1968 USA – taken from Vol 1)

Ray Brown and Moonstone - Start of a New Day      ("Mad House" LP 1970 Australia – taken from Vol 3)

Tomorrow - Real Life Permanent Dream      ("Tomorrow" LP 1968 UK – taken from Vol 6)

Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup - Jabberwocky      (7" single 1968 UK – taken from Vol 8)

My Invisible Friend - O.N.S.      ("My Invisible Friend" EP 2015 Fidenza, Italy)
Man or Astro-man?  - Taxidermist Surf      ("Is It... Man or Astroman? 1993 USA)

the Neptunes - Hydrophobia      ("Hydrophobia" LP 1988 Perth, Australia)
Intercontinental Playboys - Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! Kill! [Bostweeds cover]     (bonus track on "Hymns of the Flesh" 2009 Australia)
Mike Furber & the Bowery Boys – You      (7”single 1966 Australia)

the Blank Tapes - The Word   (“The Magical Mystery Psych Out – A Tribute to the Beatles” compilation 2015 USA)

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