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, May 26, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

This week’s show featured a journey around the current world of psychedelia, plus assorted oddities and a side-trip back in time to the first pop psych explosion. So much music to play, and only two hours each week to squeeze it all into! We recently acquired a copy of the brand new addition to Born Bad Records’ wonderful “Wizzz! Psychorama francais 1966 – 71” compilations, Volume 3, making this series a serendipitous choice for our Compilation of the Week, mais oui! Back in the present, we played new tracks from the Wands, Pretty Lightning, Jacco Gardner, the Noble Krell and the Barbarellatones latest demo (love the lyrics!), fitted in some surf from Chile and Denmark, and some 60’s faves such as Gary Walker and the Rain’s much covered classic, “Francis”. And we finished up with Vibravoid’s ode to the Fuzztones organ player Deb O’Nair, which can be found on the just-reissued and re-mastered edition of their classic “2001” LP, complete with extra tracks and quite stunning packaging – it certainly gets our seal of approval! So.....

..... until next week, here is the playlist plus associated visuals.....

Sula Bassana - My Blue Guitar      ("Dreamer – 10th Year Anniversary Edition” 2012 Germany)

the Lovetones - Journeyman (Anton Newcombe mix)      ("Dimensions" 2008 Melbourne Australia)

Gary Walker and the Rain - Francis      (7" single b-side (to Come In, You'll Get Pneumonia) 1969 UK)
the Electric Prunes - Dr Do-Good      ("Underground" LP 1967 USA)
the Aardvarks - Arthur C. Clarke      (7" single 1989 London UK )

the Black Angels - Never/Ever      ("Directions to See a Ghost"  2008 Austin, Texas USA)

Three Minute Tease - When I Was 46 in the Year 13      ("Bite the Hand" 2014 UK)

the Barbarellatones - Electric Pussycat      (demo 2015 Hawaii USA)
the Velvet Underground - Ocean      (recorded 1969, released on "VU" LP 1984 New York, USA)
the Noble Krell - Never Ever      (7" single 2015 Baltimore USA)
the Smoking Trees - Trips      ("Home in the Morning" EP 2015 California USA)
the Surfing Arcanis - Tenbrosa Silhouetta      (digital single 2015 Region Metropolitana, Chile)
Los Explosivos - Larga-te de Aqui!!!      (7" single 2009 Mexico)


Surf School Dropouts - Should Have Known Better      ("Second Nature" 2015 Denmark)
Pretty Lightning - The Rainbow Machine      ("A Magic Lane of Light and Rain" 2015 Saarbrucken, Germany)
the Rolling Stones - Connection      ("Between the Buttons" LP 1967 UK)

Compilation of the week:  Wizzz! Psychorama francais 1966 - 71

Bernard Chabert - Helga Selzer      (7" single 1970 France – taken from “Wizzz! Vol 3” compilation 2015 France)
Les fleurs de Pavot - A 'degager      ( "Les fleurs de Pavot" LP 1969 France  – taken from “Wizzz! Vol 1”)
Bruno Leys - Hallucinations      (7" EP [unreleased] 1969 France – taken from “Wizzz! Vol 2”)
Papy - Toi Le Shazam     (7" single 1967 France  – taken from “Wizzz! Vol 3”)
Zorgones - Herr Doktor Reich      (7" single 1969 France – taken from “Wizzz! Vol 2”)

the Deep - Colour Dreams      ("Psychedelic Moods"  LP 1966 USA)
Morgan Delt - Mr Carbon Copy      ("Morgan Delt" 2014 USA)
Jacco Gardner - Another You      ("Hypnophobia" 2015 Netherlands)

the Wands - Totem Part II      ("The Dawn" 2015 Denmark)

Trolley - Love the Way you Look      ("Things that Shine and Glow" 2011 UK)
Vibravoid - She's Just 13 / Lovely Lady Deb-O-Nair      (" 2001 – 15th Anniversary re-mastered edition" 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

We began with a long track from a current band, Eternal Tapestry, and finished with another extended piece, this time by 60’s icon Ravi Shankar, illustrating yet another small indication of the ongoing influence of psychedelia, beginning thousands of years ago, as outlined in many books and studies, including “Psychedelia : An Ancient Culture, A Modern Way of Life” by the late Patrick Lundborg, eminent Swedish writer and philosopher. But hey, we’re here for the music and there were plenty of new releases for us to play for you. These included the title track from the debut Wicked Whispers album, Syd Arthur covering Led Zeppelin and new 7” singles by Quitty and the Don’ts and Adelaide’s own the Dunes. Then there were some older tracks including one from the 1967 debut of the Glass Family through to Japan’s Ghost and onto Germany’s Vibravoid and Hawaii’s Barbarellatones. Then there was our choice of “Compilation of the Week” where we went back to last year’s seven 7” vinyl singles boxset from the brilliant Fruits de Mer Records, called “7 and 7 Is”, which compiled a group of current bands covering a diverse bunch of 60’s bands such as the Byrds, Love, the United States of America and Moby Grape, amongst others, all packaged with period-faithful artwork and using a mixture of red, white and blue vinyl for the actual singles – great concept!
We’ll be back next week but before we go, just a reminder to our UK listeners/readers that “Games for May”, presented by MegaDodo and Fruit de Mer Records is being held this Sunday 24th May at 'the Half Moon' pub in Putney [details here] with a bunch of cool bands that we feature regularly on this show, so try and get along. It’s a tad too far away from Australia for us to go but you?? Until next time.....
..... here is the playlist with appropriate [or not] visuals.....

Eternal Tapestry - Trout Fishing on the Street of Eternity      ("Guru Overload" LP 2014 USA)

Ghost - Marrakech      ("Lama Rabi Rabi" LP 1996 Japan)
Jacco Gardner - Summer's Game      (7"single b-side [to Will You Go] 2013 Netherlands)

the Wicked Whispers - Maps of the Mystic      ("Maps of the Mystic" 2015 UK)

ST Mikael - My Dream      ("Mind of Fire" 2007 Sweden)
the Twilights - Bessemae      ("Once Upon a Twilight" LP 1968 Adelaide, Australia)

the Barbarellatones - L.T.K      ("The Sound of Love"  2012  USA/Hawaii)
the Glass Family - Agorn (Elements of the Complex Variable)          ("Electric Band" LP 1967 USA)

Joy Zipper - Out of the Sun      ("American Whip" 2002 USA)

Vibravoid - Listen, Can't You Hear?      ("Delirio Dei Sensi" LP 2013 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Syd Arthur - In the Light [Led Zeppelin cover]     ("Physical Graffiti Redrawn" MOJO-magazine cover-mount-CD 2015 UK) 

the Dunes - When You Wake Up      (7"split-single (with Glass Skies) 2015 Adelaide Australia)

Compilation of the Week :
"Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" vinyl boxset compilation

King Penguin - She Don't Care About Time [Byrds cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" – 7 x 7" singles box-set 2014 UK)

the Chemistry Set - A House Is Not A Hotel [Love cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" – 7 x 7" singles box-set 2014 UK)

Sendelica - Hard Coming Love [United States of America cover]     ("Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" – 7 x 7" singles box-set 2014 UK)

the Higher State - Wait for My Love [13th Floor Elevators cover]      ("Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" – 7 x 7" singles box-set 2014 UK)

the Seventh Ring of Saturn - Cream Puff War [Grateful Dead cover]       ("Fruits de Mer Records presents 7 & 7 Is" – 7 x 7" singles box-set 2014 UK)


TV Eyes - She Gets Around      ("TV Eyes"  2006 USA)

Indian Jewelry - Eva Cherie     ("Peel It" 2012 Houston, Texas, USA)

Balduin - Everything       (“Choose Balduin” 2011 Switzerland)

Quittty and the Don'ts - Running Out Of Time     (7"single 2015 USA/Adelaide)

Ravi Shankar - Raga Jinhoti      ("The Dawn of Psychedelia' compilation 2013 USA)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

It was one of those weeks when our P.O. box was inundated with new releases and a few older goodies so we had lots to choose from to play for you. From amongst this pile of CDs and vinyl we selected new tracks from the UK’s Wicked Whispers, Three Minute Tease [featuring Anton Barbeau], Eternal Tapestry and the brilliant triple-CD from New Orleans’ Chef Menteur, plus songs from the Wands, Surf School Dropouts and Japan’s Sundays & Cybele amongst others. Our featured compilation series this edition was Northern Star Records’ excellent double-CD “Psychedelica” series, beginning with Volume One in 2006 and ending with volume 5 in 2013, and featuring a plethora of both known and obscure modern bands throughout, with many of the tracks unavailable elsewhere. Most of the issues are ‘sold-out’ but can be found on sites such as Discogs and eBay et al. if you search them out. We’ll be playing more of our new ‘incomings’ next week, so until then.....
..... here is the playlist with some visuals to divert.....

Surf School Dropouts - Ebb and Flow      ("Second Nature" 2015 Denmark)
Sundays and Cybele - Waiting for You      ("Gypsy House" 2014 Hokkaido, Japan)

the Murlocs - Adolescence      (digital single 2015 Geelong, Australia)

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Knight      ("My People Were Fair and Had Stars in their Hair ...But Now they're Content to Wear Stars on their brows" LP 1968 UK)
Dungen - Jamna Plagor      (b-side from "Panda" CD single 2005 Stockholm, Sweden)

the Wicked Whispers - I'd Follow You Anywhere      ("Maps of the Mystic"  2014 UK)
Three Minute Tease - Coffee That Makes the Man Go Mad      ("Bite the Hand" 2015 UK)

the Wands - Get it Out of Your System / Don't You Wanna Feel alright      ("The Dawn" 2015 Denmark)

les Liminanas - Salvation      ("Crystal Anis" 2012 France)

House of Fire - The Morning Light      ("The Morning Light" EP 2012 Pennsylvania, USA)
Chef Menteur - Il obstrue ma vue de Venus / Terpsichore       ("Chef Menteur III : [disc 1] East of the Sun & West of the Moon”  2015 New Orleans USA)

Holy Wave - Star Stamp       ("Relax" 2013 Texas, USA)

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Shifting Sands      ("Volume 3: A Child's Guide to Good and Evil" LP 1968 USA)

Compilation of the Week :
Northern Star Records’  "Psychedelica" series no. 1 - 5

Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anenome       (originally from "Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request" 1996 USA – taken from "Psychedelica Volume 1" 2006 UK)

Singapore Sling – Godman       (originally from "Perversity, Desperation and Death" LP 2009 Reykjav√≠k Iceland – taken from "Psychedelica 4" 2011)

the Deaths -May Queen       (originally from “Choir Invisible” 2006 Canada – taken from "Psychedelica 2" 2007)
the Urges - In the End      ("Psychedelica 5" 2013)

Youngteam - Sunny Sunday Afternoon      ("Psychedelica 3" 2008)
the Silhouettes - All A Lie      (originally on “the Silhouettes” LP 2013 Netherlands – taken from "Psychedelica 5" 2013)

Eternal Tapestry - Wild Strawberries     ("Wild Strawberries" 2015 Portland, USA)