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 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)

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