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, April 14, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Our Compilation of the Week for this edition was “A Forest of Goldtops in the Land of Oz” plus its companion volume, “Datura Dreamtime”, a 2-CD series of Australian psychedelia put out in very limited numbers in 1997 and 1999 respectively. They are classed as “unofficial” releases, but most of the songs are long deleted, unknown or very rare, and though a few, by such artists as the Twilights and Bobby & Laurie were on major labels, most, for instance by Glass Web [whose bass-player, incidentally, later found some reknown as Stan Brat of Adelaide’s the Brats, the band of which this writer was also a member], were put out by small independent record companies or self-released and thus extremely hard, not to mention expensive, to find. Hence, these early compilations gave modern fans of psychedelia a chance to hear these songs, often for the first time, and to rescue them from oblivion, a job they seem to have done successfully when one looks at the growing number of such Aussie psych compilations today. Staying in that same Australian vein, we also played from the limited edition vinyl double-LP of 2013’s great “Nuggets : Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era” of current Australian artists playing versions of the original “Nuggets” compilation of 1972 and which features 7 more tracks than the CD version. Needless to say there was also music from diverse sources and eras such as songs by Pinkunoizu, Permanent Clear Light, the Luck of Eden Hall, Vibravoid and others as is our wont. So, until next week.....
.....  here is the playlist plus the occasional visuals..... enjoy!

New Electric Ride - Marquis De Sade      ("Balloon Age" 2014 UK)

People - I Love You [Zombies cover]      ("I Love You" LP 1968 San Jose, California USA)
Shocking Blue - Acka Raga      ("Shocking Blue" LP 1969 Sweden)

the Rolling Stones - My Obsession      ("Between the Buttons"  LP 1967 UK)
Thee Jezebels - Black Book      (7"single 2015 UK)

Rocket From the Tombs - Sonic Reducer       (recorded live 1975 Cleveland, Ohio USA –  originally unreleased; taken from "Babylon's Burning:The Rough and Ready Rise of Punk Rawk 1973-1978" boxset compilation 2007)   
Ty Segall - Love Fuzz      ("Twins" 2012 California, USA)
Melodie Nelson - Tobacco Road [Trad./Blues Magoos cover]      ("Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" double-LP 2013 Australia)
Bad//Dreems – Pushin’ Too Hard  [Seeds cover]      ("Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" double-LP 2013 Adelaide, Australia)
Pinkunoizu - Death is not a Lover     ("Free Time!" 2012 Denmark)

Permanent Clear Light - The Skies Will Fall      ("Beyond These Thngs" 2012 Finland)
Cary Grace - Cirrus Minor [Pink Floyd cover]     ("Fruits de Mer: A Temporary Lapse of Vinyl" compilation 2015 UK)
the Luck of Eden Hall - This is Strange      ("Alligators Eat Gumdrops" 2012 Chicago, USA)
Spacegarden - Blood Red Dawn of Opium   ("Psychedelica 1" compilation 2006 York, UK)
ScotDrakula - Run Run Run [Third Rail cover]      ("Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" double-LP 2013 Australia)

Compilation of the Week
"A Forest of Gold Tops in the Land of Oz" and "A Forest of Gold Tops – Vol. 2 : Datura Dreamtime"

the Proclamation - King of the Mountain     (7" single 1968, Perth, Australia – taken from “A Forest of Goldtops...” compilation 1997 Australia)
Glass Web - In a Year or So         (7" single 1971 Adelaide, Australia – taken from “A Forest of Gold Tops... vol.2 – Datura Dreamtime” compilation 1999 Australia)

Peter Tilbrook - All Mine to Play With      (7" single b-side [to Stop the Time] 1971 Adelaide, Australia – taken from “A Forest of Goldtops.....”)
Doug Ashdown - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On [version]     (7" single 1969, Australia – taken from “...vol.2 – Datura Dreamtime”)
the Vegetable Garden - Even Stevens      (7" single 1969, Perth, Australia– taken from “A Forest of Goldtops.....”)
Travis Wellington Hedge - Hey Bulldog [Beatles cover]      (7" single 1969 Adelaide, Australia – taken from “...vol.2 – Datura Dreamtime”)

Mick Harvey - Comic Strip [Gainsbourg/Bardot cover]      ("Pink Elephants" 1995 Melbourne, Australia)
Quilt - Cowboys in the Void     (“Quilt” 2013 New Hampshire, USA)
Vibravoid - Astronomy Domine [Pink Floyd cover]    ("Vibravoid 2001 – the 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition“ 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Roxy Music - Sea Breezes / Bitters End      ("Roxy Music"LP 1972 UK)

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