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 28, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

There was a plethora of 1960’s goodness in this edition of Technicolour Dreaming with the centrepiece being our featured Compilation of the Week, "2131 South Michigan Avenue : 60's Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records", a double-CD from America  released in 2009 by Sundazed Records, certainly one of the leading, and most interesting, reissue labels around today. This particular compilation features a few bands you may recognise, such as the Cryan’ Shames and Park Avenue Playground, but many you probably don’t but should – for example the excellent Daughters of Eve and the Lost Agency – and that’s the fun of these type of ‘rarities’ compilations, finding great bands you’ve not heard before. Zooming to current releases, we played a tracks from the long-awaited and finally soon-to-be-released new album from Dutch psych hero, Jacco Gardner and the “Crocodilians” LP by the UK’s Moth Effect, plus recent releases from bands such as Psychic Ills, My Expansive Awareness, Vibravoid and France’s Moodoid, amongst a bunch of other delights. So, until next week.....
..... here is the playlist, complete with sundry visuals.....

Wall of Voodoo - Ring of Fire [Johnny Cash cover]      ("Wall of Voodoo" EP 1980 USA)

Moodoid [featuring Melody's Echo Chamber] - Le lac d'or       (digital single 2105 Paris, France)

Southern Gentlemen - I Want You Back Again      (7" single 1966 Adelaide, Australia)
We All Together - Tomorrow [Paul & Linda McCartney cover]      ("We All Together" LP 1972 Peru)

Psychic Ills – Come Around       (recorded 2014 USA – taken from “Psych For Sore Eyes 2” compilation 2014 Germany)
Vibravoid - Rheinflow      (7"single 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

My Expansive Awareness - Garage and Marijuana      ("Uroboros" 2014 Zaragoza, Spain)

the Magnetic Mind - Stay Away From The Door      (recorded London, UK for "The Active Listener Sampler 8" compilation 2013 New Zealand)

Jacco Gardener - Find Yourself      ("Hypnophobia" [pre-release] 2015 Netherlands)

Boeing Duveen and the Beautiful Soup - Jabberwock      (7" single 1968 UK)

Eternal Tapestry - When I Was In Your Mind      ("A World Out Of Time" 2012 Portland USA)

Palace of Light - Books       (7" single b-side [to Catherine] UK - 2015 reissue of 1991 release)    
the Left Banke - Shadows Breaking Over My Head      ("Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina" LP 1967 USA)

James McKeown and the Negative Drivers - I See The Rain Again [Marmalade cover]       ("Active Listener : Record Store Day 2013" compilation 2103 New Zealand)

Compilation of the Week
"2131 South Michigan Avenue : 60's Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records" – double-CD pack

the Shady Daze - I'll Make You Pay     (7”single b-side [to Love is a Beautiful Thing] 1967 USA – taken from "2131 South Michigan Avenue : 60's Garage and Psychedelia from U.S.A. and Destination Records" compilation 2009 USA - disc 1)
Lord of the Flies - You Made a Fool of Me       (7"single Indiana, USA – taken from disc 2)
the Cryan' Shames  - Ben Franklin's Almanac     (7”single b-side [to Sugar & Spice] 1966 USA taken from disc 1)

the Daughters of Eve - Help Me Boy [Animals cover]      (7”single 1967 USA – taken from disc 2)

the Lost Agency - Time to Dream      (7”single 1967 USA – taken from disc 1)
Park Avenue Playground - The Trip      (7”single b-side [to I Know] 1968 USA – taken from disc 2)

    [the Daughters of Eve Radio Spot 1967]        (taken from disc 2)

White Manna - Acid Head      ("White Manna" 2012 California, USA)

Bleeding Knees Club - It's-A-Happening [Magic Mushrooms cover]      ("Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" double-LP compilation 2012 Australia)
Traffic - Paper Sun       (7" single 1967 UK)

Moth Effect - Ghosts Afraid of the Dark      ("Crocodilians" 2015 UK)
White Noise - Black Mass: [Electric Storm in Hell]      ("An Electric Storm" 1969 UK)

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