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, December 22, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

Quite a diverse show this week - close to home, there were new singles from Perth's Wheelers of Oz and Melbourne's The Creeping Bam, proving that psychedelia in Australia is still well and truly alive and relevant, plus a re-release from The Monocles, later known as The Higher Elevation, famous in their latter form for the much comped "Spider and the Fly" - that squeaky "help me" fro the fly makes my heart melt for the little insect every time! Added to that, a couple of reasonably recent Fruits de Mer releases from the Soft Hearted Scientists and Ex Norwegian, and tracks from Poland, Finland, Rhode Island, Miami Beach, Houston, San Francisco and of course, my hometown, Adelaide...we try to be as inclusive as we can - but the music dictates!!
And here is the playlist, with associated visuals....

John Foxx - Europe after the Rain  (7" single 1981 UK)

Bliss Bombs - Trees at Night  ("Adelaide Demos 1979-1981" 1981 Adelaide, Australia)
Combustible Edison - Carnival of Souls  ("I, Swinger" 1994 Rhode Island, USA)

The Love Machine - Mindblower ("Electronic Music to Blow Your Mind With" LP 1968 USA)
Ex Norwegian - It's a Game  (7" single 2015 from future album "Pure Gold" Miami Beach, Florida USA)
Soft Hearted Scientists - Surferella  ("Exorcising the Demos Part 3" 2015 Wales, UK)

All in the Golden Afternoon - Tidal Wave  ("Magic Lighthouse on the Infinite Sea" 2011Austin, Texas USA)

1984 - This Little Boy (demo )  (demo version of the later 7" single 1969 UK) 

The Moving Sidewalks - I Want to Hold your Hand  (7" single 1968 Houston, Texas USA)

The Iguana - California My Way (7" single 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)

No to Co ("So What") - Saturday to Sunday  (7" single 1969 Poland)

The Easybeats - Come and See Her  (7" single 1966 Sydney, Aust.)

House of Fire - Drifting Sunward (Ship of the Dead)  ("Keeper of the Doors" 2014 Pennsylvania, USA)

Quilt - Secondary Swan  ("Held in Splendor" 2014 Boston, USA)

The Smoking Trees - Awake in Your Dreams    ("TST" 2015, Los Angeles USA)
Octopus Syng - If You were a flower    ("Evolver - Mega Dodo sampler" 2014 Finland)
The Monocles and the Higher Elevation - Psychedelic  ("The Spider, the Fly and the Boogie Man" 2015 Boulder, Colorado USA)

The Monocles and the Higher Elevation - The Spider and the Fly  ("The Spider, the Fly and the Boogie Man" 2015 Boulder, Colorado USA)

The Dunes - Transition  ("Between Midnight and Dawn" 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)

The Chocolate Watchband - Baby Blue  ("The Inner Mystique" LP 1968 San Jose, California USA)

The December Sound - Painkiller  ("The December Sound [Silver Album]" 2007, Boston Massachusetts USA)

The Dials - Watch Her Walk Away  ("Companions of the Rosy Hours" 2009 UK)
The High Dials - Chinese Boxes    ("Anthems for a Doomed Youth" 2010 Montreal, Canada)

Kim Fowley - Strangers From the Sky  (7" single 1967 USA)

The Morning After Girls - The Trip [Kim Fowley]  ("He Put The Bomp! In the Bomp" compilation 2007 New York, USA/Australia)
The Creeping Bam - Don't Get High  (CD single 2015 Melbourne, Aust.)
Wheelers of Oz - La Petit Mort  ("Revivalised" 2015 Perth, Aust.)

The Amazing Friendly Apple - Magician  (7" single [b-side to "Water Woman"] 1969 UK)

Wooden Shjips - Down By The Sea  ("Dos" 2009 San Francisco, California USA)

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