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, February 23, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Obscured By... alumnus Michael Hunter returned to the Tuesday 2-4pm timeslot for this week, to indulge in some Technicolour Dreaming.  Lots of long, psych & related songs from Norway, Sweden, Poland, Australia et al?  Check.  Also, a 19-minute long jam (or "gauzy lo-fi patina" if you believe their blurb) from Golden Daze and some recently unearthed mid-60s demos from Brisbane bands such as The Down And Out on a limited edition vinyl LP that was released late 2015 and has already sold out!

A few local rarities by Headband (soon to be inducted into the SA Music Hall Of Fame) and Some Dream were also included, along with the almost obligatory Beatles cover and the late Jim Keays covering a Cheap Trick song.   Normal service will resume next week...

      Pigeons  - Foxglove  ("The Bower" 2015  New York, US) 

Electric Eye - 1. Bless  2. Heavy Steps On Desert Floor  ("Different Sun"  2016  Norway)  

McPhee - I Am The Walrus  ("McPhee" 1971 Australia)

The Down And Out - I'm Not Talkin'  ("Kaptain Kavemen From Brisbane" rec c.1966, released 2015 Australia)

Bobby Dean & The Worried Minds - Take A Look Around  ("Kaptain Kavemen From Brisbane" rec c.1966, released 2015 Australia)

Headband - Childrens Dreams  ("A Song For Tooley" 1973 Adelaide Australia)

Some Dream - Tunarama   (demo  1977  Adelaide Australia)

Golden Daze   1. Ghost  2. Low   ("Golden Daze"  2016  California, US)

Motorpsycho - Spin Spin Spin   ("Here Be Monsters"  2016  Norway)

Snowy Dunes - Atlantis Pt 1  (single  2016  Sweden)

Jim Keays - Heaven Tonight  ('Age Against The Machine'  2015  Australia)

Thumlock - Ethereal Blue  ("Emerald Liquid Odyssey" 2000  Wollongong, Australia)

Weedpecker - Sativa Landscapes  ("Woodpecker" 2013  Poland)

Pigeons - Awkward Sign  ("The Bower" 2015  New York, US)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

The show started with a French-language version ("Noir C'Est Noir") of a Spanish hit ("Negro Es Negro"), which later became the disco anthem "Black is Black" ... cover versions seemed to be the only unifying factor for the next 2 hours of music, which stylistically wandered all over the place. I don't think that Technicolour Dreaming could ever be accused of being predictable!

Here's the playlist for your edification, with some clips to ponder while wondering what in the world will be on the show next week!

Johnny Hallyday Avec The Blackburds [Los Bravos] - Noir C'Est Noir (7" single 1966 France) 
The Black Angels - Yellow Elevator #2  ("Phosphene Dream" 2010 Austin, Texas USA) 
The Gurus - Blue Snow Night (alt version)  ("The Gurus are Hear!" rec. 1966, rel.2003 USA) 
David Hemmings - Talkin' LA ("David Hemmings Happens" LP 1967 UK) 
Sand Snowman - The Rebel's Rulebook  ("Private Culture 2006-2013" 2013 London, UK) 
Sudden Death of Stars - Why Won't You Try?  ("All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown" 2014 Brittany, France) 
The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Ah Om Oh Yay (She Said) ("12 Theories of Time Travel" 2015 UK) 
Anna Karina - Roller Girl  ("Anna - Original Soundtrack" rec.1966, rel.2009 France/Denmark) 
The Dandelion Seeds - The Waiting Game  ("The Dandelion Seeds" 2014 Iceland) 
The Gods - Hey Bulldog [Beatles]  (7" single 1969 UK) 
The Lemon Tree - William Chalker's Time Machine  (7" single 1968 Birmingham,UK) 
The Dunes - When You Wake Up  ("Trip Fest Psychedelic Stoner Experience Sampler" 2016 Adelaide, Australia) 
The Fast Camels - Der Nazi Tea  ("The Magic Optician" 2007 Scotland, UK) 
 The Leathercoated Minds - Over Under Sideways Down [Yardbirds]  ("A Trip Down Sunset Strip" LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
 The Soft Boys - Dreams  ("Underwater Moonlight" LP 1980 Cambridge, UK) 
 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Menopause Man  ("Before Today" 2010 California, USA) 
 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - The Line  ("Howl" 2005 Los Angeles, USA) 
 Silver Apples - I Have Known Love  ("Contact" LP 1969 New York, USA)   
 Clinic - Miss You  ("Free Reign" 2012 Liverpool, UK) 
 The Magnetic Mind - Maybe the Stars, Maybe the Sun (7" single 2012 London UK) 
 Morning After Girls - Always Mine  ("Shadows Evolve" 2005 Melbourne, Australia) 
Viva K - Dekoder  ("Viva K" 2005 Los Angeles USA)
Radio Moscow - I Just Wanna Make Love to You  ("He Put the Bomp! In the Bomp" compilation 2007 Iowa, USA)
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Lips  ("Dandelion Gum" 2007 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA) 
 Dungen - Gjort Bort Sig  ("Ta Det Lugnt" 2004 Stockholm, Sweden) 

Wooden Shjips - Shrinking Moon For You  ("Wooden Shjips" 2007 San Francisco, USA) 
And as a little added extra, an amusing clip of the band "The Smart Alecs", featuring David Hemmings and Steve Marriott, from the 1963 movie "Live It Up!" 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

It seems that 2007 was a good year for Australian compilations, seeing the release of the excellent "Tomorrow is Today - A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-1970", as well as Off The Hip's "Burn Your Fingers on The Sun", both of which are well worth tracking down if you can find a copy. I featured tracks from both comps, as well as Ty Segall's new release "Emotional Mugger", a few classics from the late 60's, and some more recent Australian efforts, plus quite a few cover versions.... 

So if you missed the show, this is the playlist.....

The Great Apes - Sebastopol Street [Procession]  ("Tomorrow is Today" compilation 2007 Australia)
Pretty City - Mary Go Round  (CD Single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Graham Day and the Forefathers - 30-60-90 / Love Me Lies [The Prisoners]  (7" single 2014 Rochester, Kent UK)
Mid State Orange - Moving in a Circle [The Executives]  ("Tomorrow is Today" compilation 2007 Australia)
James McKeown and the Negative Drivers - I See The Rain [Marmalade] "Active Listener's Happy Record Store Day!" compilation 2013 New Zealand)
Three Minute Tease - When I Was 46 in the Year 13  ("Bite the Hand" 2014 UK)
The Higher Elevation - The Diamond Mine  (7" single 1967 Colorado, USA)
Scott Walker - The Plague  ("Scott 2" LP 1968 USA)
Jacques Brel - Amsterdam (live 1964)  ("Bowie Heard them Here First" compilation 2015)
Sir Richard Bishop - Barbary  ("The Freak of Araby" 2009 USA)
Ultimate Spinach -  (Ballad Of) The Hip Death Goddess  ("Ultimate Spinach" LP 1968 Boston, Massachusetts USA)
Brainticket - Black Sand  ("Cottonwood Hill" LP 1970 Switzerland)
Vic Conrad and the First Third - Mr V  ("Trip Fest Psychedelic Stoner Experience" sampler 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Dark Ocean Colours - When Both Our Worlds Collide  (CD Single 2013 USA)
Ty Segall - The Magazine  ("Emotional Mugger" 2016 Los Angeles USA)
El Goodo - Stuck in the 60's  ("El Goodo" 2005 Wales, UK)
The Energy Package - This is the Twelfth Night  (7" single 1967 USA)
The Bamboo Shoot - The Fox Has Gone to Ground  (7" single 1968 UK)
Procol Harum - Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)  ("Procol Harum" LP 1967 UK)
The December Sound - Painkiller  ("The December Sound (Silver Album)" 2007 Boston Massachusetts USA)
The Byrds - Psychodrama City  ("Fifth Dimension" LP 1996 reissue bonus track USA)
Richard in Your Mind - Flower of the Heart  ("My Volcano" 2010 Sydney, Australia)
Blue Sunshine Minds - How Does it Feel  ("Burn Your Fingers on the Sun" compilation 2007 Australia)
Jay Walker and the Pedestrians - Rise and Decline of the Sun  ("Rise and Decline of the Sun" EP 2010 Adelaide, Australia)
The Janitors - Do It Again  ("Drone Head" 2013 Stockholm, Sweden)
The Wheelers of Oz - La Petit Mort  ("Revivalised" 2015 Perth, Australia)
July - The Way  ("July" LP 1968 Ealing, London UK)


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Very sad to hear that another two legendary musicians have joined the Supergroup in the Sky - and coincidentally on the same day - Jefferson Airplane members Signe Anderson, the original vocalist, and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Paul Kantner. This intro is rapidly becoming a list of who has died, rather than what I've played on the show - hopefully at least a week will go by without any more major losses....

So here's the playlist for the week, and amazingly with a clip for every song! Enjoy...

Vibravoid - Playing with Beuys  ("The Politics of Ecstasy" 2009 Dusseldorf Germany) 
Procul Harum - Shine on Brightly  ("Shine on Brightly" LP 1968 UK)
Billy Nicholls - Girl From New York  ("Would You Believe" LP 1968 UK)
Jefferson Airplane  - Wooden Ships  ("Volunteers" LP 1969 San Francisco USA)
Pinkunoizu - I Said Hell, You Said No ("The Drop" 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sundays and Cybele - Waiting for You  ("Gypsy House" LP 2015 Hokkaido, Japan)
The Who - Armenia City in the Sky  ("The Who Sell Out" LP 1967 UK)
Moodoid feat. Melody's Echo Chamber - Le Lac d'or  (CD single 2015 France)
Octopus Syng - Listen to the Moths  ("Reverberating Garden No 7" 2014 Finland)
Dean Allen Foyd - Lovely Sort of Death  ("The Sounds can be So Cruel" 2012 France
Ghost - Water Door Yellow Gate ("In Stormy Nights" 2007 Tokyo, Japan)
Holy Wave - Son of Sound  ("Relax" 2013 Austin, Texas USA)
Elephant Stone - Child of Nature (Om Namah Shivayah)  ("The Three Poisons" 2014 Montreal Canada)
The Tremolo Beer Gut - While Squaresville is Watching From Afar... ("From the Vinyl Archives of..." mini-album 2001 Denmark)
Turbonegro - Suffragette City [Bowie]  (7' single 1997 Norway)
The Royal Beat Conspiracy - Had To Be a Woman  ("Music to Rock the Nation" 10" LP Gothenburg, Sweden
The Cush - The Vigilant Ones  ("Between the Leaves" 2009 Fort Worth, Texas USA)
Pineapples From the Dawn of Time - Freaky Acid Planet / Too Much Acid ("Shocker" LP 1987) Brisbane, Australia
Fast Camels - 50 Things on Your Mind  ("The Magic Optician" 2007 Glasgow, Scotland)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Smell of Incense  (7" single 1968 USA)
Tom Northcott - Who Planted Thorns in Miss Alice's Garden  (7" single b-side [to "Sunny Goodge Street"] 1967 Canada)
The Misunderstood - Never Had a Girl (Like You Before) (7" single 1969 USA/UK)
Jefferson Airplane - And I Like It (alt version prev unreleased)  ("Takes Off" LP 1966 USA)