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 17, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Combine a very hot day and car trouble... and it was a somewhat bedraggled Cat & Brat who trailed into the air-conditioned respite of the 3D studio. Not organised at the best of times, our penchant for spontaneity was truly tested, but despite a shaky start that was saved by some judicious selections from the extensive Fruits de Mer Records catalogue before we moved into tracks from a couple of our “best of...” selections from last year and on to some new releases. With some 60’s pop psych, both released and unreleased during that period, we finally led into our “Compilation of the Week”, the Chocolate Soup for Diabetics 5-CD boxset, the first three of which were initially released on vinyl between 1980 and 1983 and the final two in 2002, before the CD boxset was eventually issued in 2010, complete with an extensive and informative booklet to both let you know about the bands and details of the actual releases, not to mention the groovy pictures! Finally we finished off by playing a 60’s classic by pop-psych song-writers extraordinaire, Boyce & Hart and the latest release of sitar-drenched goodness from Kingdom of the Holy Sun... ahhh, a last blast of cool relief before heading off into the heat once more! So, until next time....
.... here is the playlist, plus some cool eye candy.....

the Luck of Eden Hall – SF Sorrow is born [Pretty Things cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Sorrow’s Children: the songs of S.F. Sorrow” compilation LP 2012 UK)
the Seventh Ring of Saturn – 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box [Aquarian Age cover]      (recorded 2011 USA – taken from “Keep Off The Grass” double-LP compilation 2011 UK)

Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. – Below Your Deepest Expectations      ("8" LP 2014 Denmark/France)
Trappist Afterland – The Penitent's Rail      (“Like a Beehive, the Hill Was Alive” 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
LOVEBYRD – Shot from the Sun      (“Lovebyrd” EP 2014 Germany)

Violet Swells – Here Comes Yesterday      (digi-single 2014 Tasmania)
the Dead Rocks – Surf Man      (“Surf Explosão” LP 2014 São Carlos, Brazil)
the Allah-Las – Every Girl      (7”single 2013 California, USA)

Wild Rocket – I’m Not Like Everybody Else [Ray Davies/Kinks cover]      (“Daisy Dream” LP 2015 Adelaide, Australia)

Daughters of Albion – 1968 : John Flip Lockup      (“Daughters of Albion” LP 1968 USA)

Soft Hearted Scientists – Drifting Away      (“The Slow Cyclone” 2014 Wales, UK)
Walter Ghoul’s Lavender Brigade – Mary Jane      ((recorded 1999 UK – taken from “Retrospectoscope 1967-1970” faux-60’s-anthology 2008 UK)
the Black Hollies – Paisley Pattern Ground      (“Casting Shadows” 2011 USA)
Ramses & Selket – Balloon      (“Space Hymns” LP 1971 UK)
the Monkees – I Wanna Be Free [fast version]      (recorded 1966 – taken from “Music Box” compilation 4-CD boxset 2001 USA)

Morgan Delt – Black Tuna Gang      (7”single b-side [to Barbarian Kings] 2013 California, USA)
Sir Lord von Raven – The Glass Castle      (“Please Throw Me Back in the Ocean” 2009 USA)
the Seeds – Can’t Seem to Make You Mine      (7”single 1965 Los Angeles, USA)

Front Office – Wow      (7”single 1967 San Francisco, USA)
Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band – Red Day      (Recorded 1967-1968 but unreleased – finally issued on “The Red Day Album” 2008 USA)
Paul Parrish – Walking in the Forest (of my Mind)      (7”single 1968 USA)

             “Compilation of the Week” 
            “ Chocolate Soup For Diabetics”  5-CD boxset

the Misunderstood – Children of the Sun      (rec. 1966 London UK – released as 7”single 1969 UK – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics” compilation 5-CD boxset 2010 UK)
Boo & the Boo Boos – Oriental Boo      (7”single b-side [to Stengun] 1967 Netherlands – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics”...)

Apple – The Otherside      (7”single b-side [to Doctor Rock] 1968 UK – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics”...)
the Rebel Rousers – As I Look      (7”single b-side [to Should I?] 1968 UK – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics”...)
Caleb – A Woman of Distinction      (7”single b-side [to Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad] 1967 UK – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics”...)
Australian Playboys – Sad      (7”single b-side [to Black Sheep R.I.P.] 1967 Australia/UK – taken from “Chocolate Soup for Diabetics”...)

Boyce & Hart – I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight       (7”single 1967 USA)

Kingdom of the Holy Sun – Getting Higher      (“Return of the Sun Kings” 2014 Seattle, USA)

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