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, June 2, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

It is appropriate that this edition’s Compilation of the Week is the 2014 Electric Sound Show 5-CD box-set, a series that describes itself as ‘An Assortment of Antiquities for the Psychedelic Connoisseur’, which, in part, is what we aim to play for our listeners each week, along with  more recent releases we pick from the current psychedelic outpouring and its 20th century predeccessors! It has a slightly murky history (you try getting any CONSISTENT, accurate information about this series on the internet!) with the first instalment of the original vinyl series, the “We All Live On Candy Green” LP, put out by Soundshow Records in 2004, followed by “In King Solomon’s Minds” in 2010. The next LP was “Apricot Hash in the Hourglass” in 2011, “Paper Thoughts of Polly Pan” (2013) and finishing with “Green Eyed Gods of Smoke” (also 2013). The set covers rare 60’s psychedelia from Britain and the USA, plus what is variously described as ‘Pop-Psych’, ‘Mindblowing Nuggets’ and ‘Heavy Psychedelic Stoners’ from the rest of the world. The limited edition 5CD box set released by Particles Records that is our particular focus this week is based on the original vinyl albums, but with some different tracks to confuse the issue.... whatever, it is a great boxset, and deserved its place as our feature. Another highlight was a rare interview with Nick of Adelaide’s Molting Vultures... much merriment ensued as he regaled us with tales of the music scene in Melbourne where he now resides. This move several years ago means however that the Molting Vultures now only play occasionally in either city, but have a great turnout of loyal garage-psych aficionados whenever they appear and hopefully a new album release will also ensue in the not too distant future with Nick promising he has some new songs ready for the band to develop. For the rest of our playlist simply see below, and so until next Tuesday, between 2 and 4pm (Central Australian Time) on 3D Radio, we bid you “adieu”.....
...... and here’s the complete song-list, including some associated clips, including scenes from the Cat & Brat's wedding performance of 'Life On The Dole' with the Molting Vultures, the complete Andy Warhol tribute, “Songs for Drella”, played live in 1990 by John Cale and Lou Reed, plus an episode of Julian Cope's "Modern Antiquarian" TV show..... Enjoy!!

Three Minute Tease - Bravely Fade Away      ("Bite the Hand"  2014 UK)

Pinkunoizu - The Abyss      ("Free Time" 2013 Denmark)

White Noise - Phase In – Firebird     ("An Electric Storm" 1969 UK)

Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. - Ventolin     ("8" LP 2014 Denmark/France)

the Molting Vultures - Here Come the Mushroom People    ("Drop in and Go" 2009 Adelaide, Australia)

Interview with Nick Molty of  the Molting Vultures 

Peter Brat and the Molting Vultures - Life on the Dole      (7"single 2010 Adelaide, Australia)

Lothar and the Hand People - Sex and Violence     ("Presenting ... Lothar and the Hand People" LP 1968 New York, USA)
Dodson and Fogg [feat. Nigel Planer] - Entrepreneur in the Garden      ("In a Strange Slumber" 2014 UK)
Octopus Syng - Listen to the Moths      ("Reverberating Garden Number 7 2014 Helsinki)

Julian Cope - Psychedelic Odin      ("Trip Advizer" 2015 UK)

the Icy Poles - Sugar and Spice      ("Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" 2013 Aust)
Baby Grandmothers - Being is More than Life     (7"single 1968 Sweden)
the Black Hollies - No Illusion      ("Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere" USA 2013)

Dave Clark Five - Lost In His Dreams     ("Everybody Knows" LP 1968 UK)
Jacco Gardner - All Over      ("Hypnophobia" 2015 Netherlands )
the Wands - The Name of the Mountain      ("The Dawn" 2015 Denmark)


ELECTRIC SOUND SHOW: An Assortment of Antiquities for the Psychedelic Connoisseur”   [5-CD boxset 2013 UK]

Tapestry - Who Wants Happiness      (7" single b-side (to Heart and Soul) 1969 UK : taken from CD1 - We All Live on Candy Green)

the Avengers - Listen, Listen      (7" single 1969 Wellington, New Zealand : taken from CD 2 - In King Solomon's Minds)
American Revolution - Opus #1      (7”single 1969 USA : taken from CD 3 - Apricot Hash on the Hourglass)

Tages - You're Too Incomprehensible    (7”single 1968 Sweden - taken from CD 4 : Paper Thoughts of Polly Pan)

William Sheller - Living East, Dreaming West (7"single b-side (to She Opened the Door) 1970 France - taken from CD 5 : Green Eyed Gods of Smoke)

Jacques Dutronc  - Hippie Hourrah      (7"EP  b-side [to “La Publicit√©"] 1968 France – taken from "Jacques Dutronc" LP 1968 France)

Lou Reed and John Cale - Work      ("Songs For Drella" CD/DVD 1990 USA)

Quilt - Cry Baby Cry      ("The Magical Mystery Psych Out: A Tribute to the Beatles" compilation 2015 USA)