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, October 13, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Another episode of Technicolour Dreaming, with the usual mix of old and new, Australian, American and European psychedelia of various styles. Rather than prattle on here, I think I’ll just let the music and pictures do the talking this week … though I was intrigued by what the translation would be of the second track I played, by French band Dansez Avec Moa (Dance of the Moa). So thanks to my handy translator, I’ve found that it is: “The French are Calves [Well Well! I Commend You - Pfut , Pfut , Pfut]”. So now you know…. …and here is the playlist, with associated visuals - and apologies for the formatting - the blog is just not in a co-operative mood this week! Laika & the Cosmonauts - Psyko     (“Cosmopolis 1988-2008” compilation 2008 Finland)   Dansez Avec Moa - Les Francais Sont Des Veaux [Eh Bien! Je Vous Félicite- Pfut, Pfut, Pfut]     (7” single late 1960s, taken from “Wizzz 3!” compilation 2015  France )   The Misunderstood - I Can Take You to the Sun     (7" Single 1966 US/UK)   Billy Nicholls - The Girl from New York City     (“Would You Believe” LP 1968 UK)   Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me     (“Here Come the Warm Jets” LP 1973 UK)   Tor-Peders - Småfåglars Värn     (“Brev Från Ederstorp” LP 2014 Sweden)   The Dials - The Crawling Man     (“The End of the Pier” 2013 UK)   The Apple - The Otherside     (7" single [b-side to “Doctor Rock”] 1968 Cardiff UK)   Beaulieu Porch - Golden Face     (“The Carmelite Divine [Original Soundtrack]” 2014 Salisbury UK)   The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hande Med Dem?     (“Revelation” 2014 USA) The Wild Cherries - Krome Plated Yabby     (7" single 1967 Australia) ZX+ - Up and Down the Stairs     (“Don't Drink the Water” 2015 UK) Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane     (“The Parable of Arable Land” LP 1967 Dallas ,Texas, USA) Holy Wave - Psychological Thriller     (“Relax” 2013 Austin, Texas, USA) Mystic Tide - Psychedelic Journey Volume 1     (7" single 1967 USA) Moon Duo - I Been Gone     (“Circles” 2012 USA) Pez Headz - Black Denim     (“Active Listener Sampler # 21” LA, USA) My Expansive Awareness - Space     (“Uroboros” EP 2014 Zaragoza, Spain) Dantalian's Chariot - Madman Running through the Fields     (7" single 1967 UK) Sir Richard Bishop - Barbary     (“The Freak of Araby” 2009 USA ) Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia     (“Hypnophobia” 2015 Netherlands) The Galileo 7 - You're Not Dreaming     (“False Memory Lane” 2014 UK)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

There was a definite German flavour to the show this week, with Vibravoid, Klaus Nomi, and Can featuring (lots and lots of Can, certainly more of an airing than ever before, and very likely, ever again!) The latter two bands were choices of fill-in co-host Mike G, who certainly put a different spin on the second half of Technicolour Dreaming! A smattering of local Adelaide bands also featured, with The Dunes, Wild Rocket, Blood Plastic and an old but good one from Nuvo Bloc thrown in for good measure. The rest of the show was the usual mix of old and new from round the world … and following the Australian Playboys’ “Sad” with The Social Outcasts’ “Mad” was totally unintentional!

So here’s the playlist, with clips galore…..

Trappist Afterland - Penitents Rail     (“Like a Beehive, The Hill Was Alive” 2014 Melbourne, Australia)     

The Magnetic Mind - Stay Away from the Door     (“Active Listener Sampler No.8” compilation 2013 London, UK) 

Dark Ocean Colors - When Both Our Worlds Collide     (“Patches and Patterns EP” 2014 USA) 

All Night Radio - Fall Down 7     (“Spirit Stereo Frequency” 2004 USA) 

Rolling Stones - In Another Land     (“Their Satanic Majesties Request” LP 1967 UK) 

Electric Prunes - Vox Wah Wah Pedal commercial     (“Acid Dreams: Epitaph” compilation 1967 Los Angeles, USA)

The Regiment - My Soap Won’t Float     (7” single 1967 USA) 

The Mystery Trend - Johnny Was a Good Boy     (7” single 1967 San Francisco, USA)  

The Australian Playboys - Sad     (7” single [b-side to “Black Sheep RIP”] 1967 Australia)

The Social Outcasts - Mad     (7’’ Split single [with Ronnie and the Renegades] 1959 USA)

Vibravoid - Hole in My Shoe [Traffic]     (“The Stepping Stone EP” 7” 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)

Nuvo Bloc - Equal Education     (Demo 1980 Adelaide, Australia) 

The Dunes - End of the Beginning     (“Live at the Sound Lounge 2015” 2015 Adelaide, Australia) 

Can - One More Night / Vitamin C     (“Ege Banyasi” LP  1972 Germany) 

Clutch - White's Ferry     (“From Beale Street to Oblivion” 2007 Washington DC, USA) 

LoneLady - (I Can See) Landscapes     (“Hinterland” 2015 Manchester UK) 

The Dunes - Door to the Mind     (“Live at the Sound Lounge 2015” 2015 Adelaide, Australia)  

Can - I'm So Green     (“Ege Banyasi” LP  1972 Germany)  

Blood Plastic - King Blood     (“Blood Makes Fantastic Plastic” 2014 Adelaide, Australia) 

Klaus Nomi - I'm Wasting My Time     (“Klaus Nomi” LP 1981 Germany) 

Blood Plastic - Round Around      (“Blood Makes Fantastic Plastic” 2014 Adelaide, Australia)  

Can - Moonshake     (“Future Days” LP 1973 Germany) 

LoneLady - Army     (“Nerve Up”  2010 Manchester UK ) 

Wild Rocket - Year of the Snake     (“Daisy Dream” 2015 Adelaide, Australia) 

Klaus Nomi - The Nomi Song     (“Klaus Nomi” LP 1981 Germany) 

David Bowie - Sweet Thing     (“Diamond Dogs” LP 1974 UK) 

David Bowie - Big Brother     (“Diamond Dogs” LP 1974 UK) 

King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man     (“In the Court of the Crimson King (An Observation by King Crimson)” LP 1969 UK)

…and an extra treat - The Rolling Stones, with the instrumental track (take 9) from “In Another Land”, together with some great photos from the “Their Satanic Majesties….” sessions -