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 29, 2015

Technicolour Dreaming

This was a very, very sad week for losing legendary front-men - first, the news that the Easybeats' Stevie Wright, later a successful solo musician in his own right, had died on December 26; and 3 days later we lost Lemmy, best known from Motorhead, but prior to this the Rockin' Vickers, Sam Gopal, Opal Butterfly, and of course Hawkwind. At least The Brat will have some more people to jam with! So of course a few tribute songs were in order, but of course the show must go on - with quite a few instrumentals - Wiskey Biscuit, Scantharies and White Candles featured, plus some French tracks (which I'd been missing) from Jacques du Tronc, Bernard Chabert and Dansez avec Moa. There was also a bit of a "Garden" and "Violet" theme going on for a while there, too, and another track from Sir Psych & LA Al's Smoking Trees. Plus the usual mix... here is the playlist, with candy to feast your eyeballs upon!!!
White Candles - Behold! The Abstract Eye  ("Flowers for Delia" EP 2014 Philadelphia, USA)
The Scantharies - The Bear  ("The Scantharies" 2012 UK)
The Smoking Trees  - Victoria's Garden  ("TST" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)
Violet Swells - Jupiter's Garden  (CD Single 2014 Hobart, Aust.)
Violet Woods - Take Your Time  ("Violet Woods" 2014 Cambridge UK)
Frantic Chant  - Spittin' Fire  ("Ruthless Supermen" 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland)
Love - Seven and Seven Is  ("Da Capo" LP 1966 Los Angeles USA) 
Wiskey Biscuit - A Shot in the Dark [Henry Mancini]  ("Shots in the Dark" comp 1996 USA)
Sagittarius - My World Fell Down  ("Present Tense" LP 1968 USA)
The Church - Silver Machine [Hawkwind]  ("Box of Birds" 1999 Aust.)
The Easybeats - Sorry  (7" Single 1966 Sydney, Aust.)
Thursday's Children - E Too D [Small Faces]  ("Kaptain Kavemen From Brisbane" 2015 Aust.)

Running Jumping Standing Still - Diddy Wah Diddy (7" single 1967 Melbourne, Aust.)
Lord and the Flies - Echoes  (7" single 1966 USA)
Purple Hearts - Early in the Morning  (7" single 1966 Brisbane, Aust.) 
The Cryan Shames - Ben Franklin's Almanac (7" single [b-side to "Sugar and Spice"] 1966 USA)
Jacques Du Tronc - Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous  ("Jacques Du Tronc" (1) LP 1966 France)
Dansez avec Moa - Les Francais sont des veaux  (7” single late 1960s, taken from “Wizzz Psychorama Francais Vol 3 "compilation 2015  France)
Bernard Chabert - Helga Selzer  (7" single (b-side to L'homme De L'univers {Neanderthal Man] 1970 France)
Flyying Colours - Like You Said  ("Flyying Colours" EP 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)

Myrchents - Indefinite Inhibition (7" single 1967 Ohio, USA)
The Craig - I Must Be Mad  (7" single 1967 USA)
Les Mistigris - Summer Nights  ("Psychedelic Super Pjotr (Original Motion Score)" 1999 Ukraine)
George & Beathovens - Jdi Dal  ("Psychedelic Super Pjotr (Original Motion Score)" 1999 Ukraine)
Stevie Wright - Black Eyed Bruiser ("Black Eyed Bruiser" LP 1975 Sydney, Aust.)
Hurdy Gurdy - Peaceful Open Space  ("Hurdy Gurdy" LP 1972, Denmark)
Tooth and Tusk - Nothing Makes Sense  (CD single 2015 Melbourne, Aust.)
Dead Radio - Tokeloshe  ("Crystal Moth" 2012 Sydney, Aust.)

Redcoats - Dreamshaker  ("Redcoats" 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)

Grand Rapids - Brian's Got a Rubber Soul  ("Great Shakes" 2013 Melbourne, Aust.)
The Morning Night - Someday  ("Otis" 2012 Perth, Aust.)

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