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, March 10, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Another of the Nuggets series of boxsets was our choice for this edition’s “Compilation of the Week”... This time it was Where the Action Is!  Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968which was released in 2009, in a hard-cover book format with the 4-CDs slotted into the back cover – lots of very cool photos and articles with detailed liner notes about each song and artist... and what great songs they are! This is probably our favourite of the Nuggets boxset collection [the 1972 original double-LP stands separately of course!] because LA was producing a plethora of wonderful bands in this period, many well-known, but most not, which in no way diminishes the quality of the sounds coming out of the area however – brilliant stuff! Basically, if you can only have one boxset, this is the one! Another producer of fine music is the UK’s Fruits de Mer label whose latest compilation “Strange Fruit & Veg” is packed with goodies. From it this week we chose a great version of the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows”, complete with filmclip. We also featured an Australian 60’s section with tracks by Ray Brown and Hugo amongst others, plus recent music from acts such as Lumerians, the Myrrors and Elephant Stone. So now, we bid you “adieu” until next week, when we’ll have more psychedelia and associated obscurities for your listening and viewing pleasure....
.....until then, here is the playlist and some visuals to amuse you, including the Kikagaku Moyo “official clip” for ‘Kodama’..... enjoy!

Lumerians - Hook for an Eye      ("Transmissions from Telos - Volume III" 2014 UK)

Elephant Stone - Between The Lines      ("The Three Poisons" 2014 Montreal, Canada)
Rob Gould - Tomorrow Never Knows [Beatles cover]      ("Fruits De Mer Records presents ‘Strange Fruit and Veg’ – promo 2” compilation 2015 UK)

Les Annees - Freaktown Stars      ("Les Annees" 2009 Melbourne, Australia)
Jake Holmes - Leaves Never Break      ("A Letter to Catherine December" LP 1968 San Francisco, USA)
Ray Brown and the Whispers - Ain't It Strange     (7”single 1966 Australia)

the Moods – ‘Cos of You       (7”single b-side [to Say Hello to Me] 1966 Australia)
the Wild Cherries - Krome Plated Yabby      (7"single 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
Hugo - Girl in the Garden      (7"single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)

Quilt - Cry Baby Cry [Beatles cover]      ("The Magical Mystery Psych Out - A Tribute to the Beatles" compilation 2015 USA)
Deep Sea Arcade featuring Megan Washington - Bonnie and Clyde [Serge Gainsbourg cover]      ("Melodie Francaise" compilation 2013 Sydney, Australia)

Peoples Temple -   Twice Burned       (7"single b-side [to Brand New Thing] 2013 USA)
Clinic - The Lion Tamer      ("Bubblegum" 2010 UK)

the Myrrors - Juana Laguna      ("Arena Negra" LP 2015 Tucson, Arizona USA)
Amon Duul II - Archangel Thunderbird     ("Yeti" LP 1970 Germany)
Dr Cosmo's Tape Lab - The Secret of Tibetan Grapefruit is...      ("Ever Evolving Lounge" 2014 USA)
the Warlocks - House of Glass      ("Rise and Fall" 2001 USA)

      “Compilation of the Week”
  “Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968”

WC Fields Memorial Electric String Band - Hippy Elevator Operator       (7" single 1966 USA – taken from disc 1 of Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 compilation boxset 2009 USA)

Keith Allison - Action, Action, Action          (7" Single b-side [to Glitter and Gold] 1966 – taken from disc 3 of “LA Nuggets...” boxset)
the Monkees - Daily Nightly    ("Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd" LP 1967 USA – taken from Disc 3 of LA Nuggets...” boxset)

the Leaves - Doctor Stone      ("Hey Joe" LP 1966 USA – taken from disc 1 of “LA Nuggets...” boxset)
the Merry-Go-Round - Listen, Listen      (7" single 1968 USA – taken from disc 2 of “LA Nuggets...” boxset)

Gene Clark - Los Angeles      (recorded 1968, unissued – taken from disc 4 of “LA Nuggets...” boxset)
the Black Hollies - Benevolent Beacon      (7" single 2011 USA)
Toy - Motoring      ("Toy" LP 2012 UK)

Dead Skeletons - Dead is God      ("Ord" EP 2012 Iceland)

Kikagaku Moyo - Kodama      ("Forest of Lost Children" LP 2014 Japan)

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