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 24, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

We began with a track by the Green Telescope from the latest “Friends of the Fish” compilation put out by the wonderful Fruits de Mer label.  From thereon in, it was a mixture of new & old with familiars & obscurities of various genres loosely associated with psychedelia from all over the world... in short, the usual style of Technicolour Dreaming, with this week’s featured compilation being the Psychedelic Underground Generation series of samplers, commonly called P.U.G. and put out by a bunch of friends and musicians in Belgium sharing their latest discoveries from the huge number of new releases currently on offer. The samplers are free but you are asked to investigate the bands featured further and perhaps buy direct from those that particularly catch your fancy... most are on bandcamp so they are easily accessible. So, until next week, this is the Cat & the Brat signing off .....

..... and here is the playlist, with eye candy to occupy your mynd.....

the Green Telescope - I'm a Living Sickness [Calico Wall cover]      (recorded  1985 – taken from "Fruits de Mer Records presents ‘ Strange Fruit and Veg’ - Friends of the Fish, Promo 2" CD-compilation 2015 UK)

the Grease Arrestor - That's What's Happening, Baby      ("Volume 2" 2015 Sydney, Australia)

Crystal Jacqueline - Daisy Chains      ("Rainflower" 2015 Wales, UK)
July - Dandelion Seeds      ("July" LP 1968 UK)
Ponyface - Holly Said      ("Hypnotised" 2012 Melbourne, Australia)

Permanent Clear Light - Constant Gardener      ("Beyond these Things" 2013 Finland)
Eric Burden & the Animals - A Girl Named Sandoz       (7" single b-side [to When I Was Young] 1967 UK)
Lumerians - Murder Dubbs      ("Transmissions from Telos Vol. 111"  2015 UK)

Doctor Cosmo's Tape Lab - The Painted Bird      ("Beyond the Silver Sea" March 2015 USA)

Tom Northcott - (Who Planted Thorns In) Miss Alice's Garden?      (7" single 1967 USA)
Indian Puddin & Pipe - Hashish      ("Fifth Pipe Dream" compilation LP 1967 San Francisco, USA)
Ty Segall - Drug Mugger      ("Mr Face" double 7" EP 2015 USA)

Sky Children - Sunny Creature      ("Sky Children" 2014 Hungary)
Cool Ghouls - Orange Light      ("A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye" 2014 California, USA)
Les Big Byrd - Back to Bagarmossen      ("They Worshipped Cats" 2014 Sweden)

“Compilation of the Week”   
Psychedelic Underground Generation compilation series

the Orange Drop - She Will Get You (High)       (PUG #17)

the Money Go Round - Endless Sun      (PUG # 23)
Magic Shoppe - Midnight in the Garden of Evil      (PUG # 22)
Mr Elevator and The Brain Hotel - Are You Hypnotised?      (PUG #13)

the Watchmakers - To Be Part of You      (PUG #25)

Baywaves - Dreaming      (PUG #16)
Country Joe and the Fish - Superbird      ("Electric Music for the Mind and Body" LP 1967 USA)

the Whatt Four - Dandelion Wine      (7" single 1967 USA)
the Myrrors -   Dome House Music    ("Arena Negra" 2015 Tucson, Arizona USA)

Octopus Syng - Diamonds and Emeralds     ("Reverberating Garden no.7" LP 2014 Helisinki, Finland)

the Green Tambourine Band – Maybe The People Would Be The Times or Between Clark And Hilldale [Love cover]      (recorded 2013 USA – taken from “Forever Changing – a tribute to Love’s Forever Changes” compilation 2014 New Zealand)

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