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 21, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

As usual, it was a veritable smorgasbord of psychedelia, new & old, which we shared with you this week, including long-time faves such as Espers, Black Box Recorder, the Sunchymes, the Loved Ones and the Twilights. An array of new tracks from the Amazing, Semool and Vibravoid rounded out the set, and of course not forgetting the delights contained within our “Compilation of the Week”! Our selection this time round was the Dirty Water series – 2010’s "Dirty Water : The Birth of Punk Attitude" and the following year’s release "Dirty Water 2 : More Birth Of Punk Attitude" a matching pair of 2-disc treats complete with sumptuous booklets. As can be seen from our selections, the tracks on this series, curated by Kris Needs, are all about the “Attitude” of the title that influenced the later Punk movement, particularly in the UK and US, and it can be seen that psychedelia played a significant role in this regard also. So until next week..... is the playlist, with some educational visuals for your perusal.....

Espers - Dead King      ("Espers II" 2006 USA)
H.P. Lovecraft - Spin Spin Spin      ("H.P.Lovecraft II" LP 1968 Chicago, USA)
Elephant Stone - Setting Sun      ("Elephant Stone" LP 2013 Montreal, Canada)
Polska Radio One - To the Delta of Aquarius      ("Cosmos Inside" 2014 Yekaterinburg, Russia)
the Sunchymes - Uncle Albert's Slide Show      ("Let Your Free Flag Fly" 2014 UK)
Semool - Essai 10      ("Essais" LP 2015 France)
the Loved Ones - Magic Box      ("Magic Box"  LP 1967 Melbourne, Australia)
Sons of Hippies -The Soft Parade      ("A Psych Tribute to the Doors" 2014 Germany)
Glass Family - Guess I'll Let You Go      (7" single b-side [to Agorn] 1968 California, USA)

Vibravoid - Raga Baya      (7" single b-side [to Rheinflow] 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Twilights - Blue Roundabout      ("Once Upon a Twilight" 1968 Adelaide, Australia)
Spontaneous Generation - Up in My Mind       (7" single 1968 USA)
Prince Rupert’s Drops - Sesame Seed      ("Climbing Light" 2014 USA)
the Triptides - Moonbeams     ("Colors" EP 2014 Indiana, USA)

the Iguana - California My Way       (7" single 1968 Australia)


Compilation of the Week - "Dirty Water: The Birth of Punk Attitude" 2010 and "Dirty Water 2: More Birth Of Punk Attitude" 2011

the Seeds - Evil Hoodoo      ("The Seeds" LP 1966 Los Angeles) Vol 1 Disc 1

the Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Hot City Symphony - Part 1: Vambo      ("The Impossible Dream" LP 1974 Scotland UK) Vol 1 Disc 2

the Human Expression - Love at Psychedelic Velocity      (7" single 1966 Los Angeles, USA) Vol 2 Disc 1
Patti Smith - Piss Factory      (7" single b-side [to Hey Joe] 1974 USA) Vol 2 Disc 1
Faust - It's A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl      ("So Far" LP 1972 Germany) Vol 2 Disc 2
the Mind Flowers - Japanese Hills      (digital single 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark)

Black Box Recorder - The School Song      ("Passionoia" 2003 UK)

the Amazing - Picture You        ("Picture You" 2015 Sweden)

No comments: