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, March 29, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Sometimes this blog comes together so easily, other times it is exceptionally testing. This is one of those testing times! So I might just let the tunes from last week (and the clips that have managed to work) speak for themselves, so I don't delay posting this any weeks Technicolour Dreaming will feature some pre-release goodies from Kind Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Luck of Eden Hall, Kikagaku Moyo and Elephant Stone, so tune in on Tuesday at 2pm (Australian Central Standard Time) on Thee D Radio 93.7fm, or listen to the live stream at You know you want to!

→ ↑ → (Tch Tch Tch) - Pop Art  (7" split single [with "Man and Machine"] 1979 Melbourne, Australia)
La Femme - Telegraphe  ("Le Podium #1" EP 2010 Paris, France)
Brain Washington - L.S.D.  (7" single 2012 London, UK)
Sonic Jesus - Triumph  ("Neither Virtue Nor Anger" 2015 Doganella di Ninfa, Italy)
New Candys - Overall  ("New Candys as Medicine" 2015 Venice, Italy)
The Luck Of Eden Hall - This Weather's Better for Velvet Clothes  ("Butterfly Revolutions Vol 1" 2011 Chicago, USA)
The Smoking Trees - Moving Picture ("The Smoking Trees" EP 2012 Los Angeles, USA)
Jacco Gardner  - Where Will You Go  (7" single 2013 Zwaag, Netherlands)
Blondi's Salvation - Mother Cloud  ("Songs of the New World Order" 2013 Nantes, France) 
The Clangers - Unguarded Moment [The Church]  ("The Clangers" 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
The Dandelion Seeds - Soul Thing  ("The Dandelion Seeds" 2014 Iceland)
Fruit Machine - I'm Alone Today  (7" single 1969 London, UK)
Eartha Kitt - Hurdy Gurdy Man [Donovan]  ("Sentimental Eartha" LP 1970 USA)
The Nice - Flower King of Flies  ("The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack" LP 1967 UK)
The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Steppin' Stone [the Monkees]  ("Active Listener Presents: The Great British Psych Trip Revisited" 2016 UK)
Brainticket - Black Sand  ("Cottonwood Hill" LP 1970 Belgium/Switzerland)
The Shivas - Peele's Perfumed Garden  ("Where Have You Gone To?" 2009 Portland, Oregon USA)
The Chances Are - Fragile Child  (7" single 1967 UK)
Craig and Michael - Drifty (7" single 1966 USA)
The Ethics - It's O.K.  (7" single [b-side to "She's a Deceiver"] 1967 Oregon, USA)
The Locomotive - Mr Armageddon  ("We Are Everything You See" LP 1970 Birmingham, UK)
The Timebox - Gone is the Sad Man (7" single [b-side to "Girl Don't Make Me Wait"] 1968 Lancashire, UK)
The Lundons - It's Gonna Be Alright  (7" single [b-side to "I Love You So"] 1966 USA)
The Yo Yo's - Crack in My Wall  (7" single [b-side to "The Raven"] 1966 New York USA)
The Sweet Acids - That Creature  (7" single 1967 USA)
Moorpark Intersection - I Think I'll Just Go and Find Me a Flower (7" single 1968 USA)
Sidewalk Skipper Band - (Would You Believe) It's Raining Flowers in my House  (7" single [b-side to "Seventeenth Summer"] 1968 USA)
Greg McCarley - Shoo Shoo Shoo Fly  ("Feeling High -The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis" compilation 2012 USA)

Changin' Tymes - Hark the Child  ("Feeling High -The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis" compilation 2012 USA)
The Tamborines - The Great Division  (7" single [b-side to "What Took You So Long"] 2006 London UK)
The Mops - Omae No Subete O  ("Psychedelic Sounds in Japan" LP 1968 Japan)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Well, this is the 350th post on The Cat and The Brat blog, which has been going since January 2011, with early posts only consisting of a playlist, but gradually with video clips, and full release details being added along the way. Except for the short period when the Brat was unable to do the show, and until my return to radio after his passing, the Brat and I posted every week since that first attempt, with co-hosts Michael Hunter and Harry keeping things going when I've had to take a rare week off.

My silent current co-host, Harry, seems to have an uncanny knack of picking tracks for the second half of the show, that I was intending to play the following week, making my job all the trickier, but increasing your listening pleasure! It's always interesting to see what Harry will come up with (Harry doesn't like pronouncing French and Swedish track names, hence the silence)...but I digress... anyway, here is the playlist for this week's show - and enjoy your Easter break, if you get one!

Tara King th - Il en aura du temps  ("Hirondelle Et Beretta" 2013 France)
Tara King th - Pretty Mess  ("Extravagant, Grotesque and Nonchalant" 2008 France)
Sky Picnic - 14 Hour Technicolour Dream [The Syn]  ("Active Listener: Nuggets II Revisited" 2015 Brooklyn, New York USA)
Sudden Death of Stars - Why Won't You Try  ("All Unrevealed Parts Of The Unknown" 2014 Brittany, France)
Sultan Bathery - Fog  ("Manimal-Lingam" 7" EP 2012 Vicenza, Italy)

Paul Roland - Born in the 60's  ("Bitter and Twisted" 2015 UK)
The Buzzcocks - Autonomy  ("Another Music in a Different Kitchen" 1978 Manchester, UK)
Jerome and the Psychics - No Stone Unturned  ("Money Is Violence" 2014 Brazil/Nashville, USA) 
The Citradels - Getting Bloody with the Virgin Mary  ("Are They Still Here?" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Sir Psych - Out There  ("The Sir" 2013 Los Angeles, California USA)
Frequent Seahorse - The Rabbitman Show  ("For Mu(sic) Lovers" 2006 Adelaide, Australia)
The Honey Pot  - White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane]  ("The Honey Pot Live in London" 2016 UK)
The Moving Sidewalks - I Wanna Hold Your Hand (7" single 1968 Houston, Texas USA)
The Loose Enz - The Black Door  (7" single 1968 York, Pennsylvania USA)
Ron Wray Light Show - Speed (7" single 1970 USA)
The Besnard Lakes - Towers Sent Her To Sheets of Sound ("A Coliseum Complex Museum" 2016 Montreal, Canada)
Mt Mountain - FX-My Love  ("Mt Mountain" EP 2014 Perth, Australia)
The Red Crayola - Hurricane Fighter Plane  ("The Parable of Arable Land" LP 1967 Houston, Texas USA)
School of Seven Bells - Wired for Light  ("Alpinisms" 2008 New York USA)
Thee Wylde Oscars - All For Naught  ("Right, Yeah" 2010 Melbourne, Australia)
The Black Hollies - Bruised Tangerines  ("Casting Shadows" 2008 New Jersey, USA)
Syd Barrett - Octopus  (7" single 1969 Cambridge, UK)
Richard In Your Mind - Tear Filled Ocean  ("Sun" 2011 Sydney, Australia)
The Wylde Mammoths - Help That Girl  ("Help That Girl" 7" EP 1988 Stockholm, Sweden)
Esko Affair - Morning Dull Fires  (7" single [b-side to "Salt and Pepper"] 1968 Philadelphia, USA)
The Shag - Stop and Listen (7" single 1967 Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA)
The Golden Dawn - Starvation  ("Power Plant" LP 1968 Austin, Texas USA)
Azitis - The Prophet  ("Help" LP 1971 Sacramento, California USA)
Eric Burdon and the Animals - Coloured Rain  ("Love Is" LP 1968 UK)

And an extra clip that I thought I'd throw in - Tara King th's "It's Hard To Be A Cat" Indeed.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

A few notable new releases played on Technicolour Dreaming this week included The Honey Pot's latest, "Inside The Whale", which has a real West-Coast 60's psych feel to it, out now on MegaDodo Records; and The Murlocs new one "Young Blindness" - and if you were planning to buy the coloured vinyl, it's too late!! Melbourne bands were well represented on the show, making up 6 of the selections, plus the usual French oddities, some Canadian coolness, as well as tracks from Germany, Norway, Russia and The Ukraine - there's so much fantastic music out there, both old and new, the world over. Just 2 hours a week is never enough!
Here's the playlist, plus visuals.....
Deep Feeling - Pretty Colours  ("Deep Feeling" rec. 1966, rel. 2008 USA) 

Sula Bassana - Perry Rhodan  ("Dreamer" LP 2002 Germany) 
Serge Franklin - KKK (Le Ku Klux Klan)  ("45 Tours A La Une" 7" EP 1966 France) 
Isabelle - Amstramgram  ("Dis Moi Poupée" 7" EP 1968 France) 
The Daughters of Eve - Help Me Boy  (7" single [b-side to "Symphony of Soul"] 1967 USA) 

Elephant Stone - A Silent Moment  ("Acid Killed My Rock'n'Roll - an Intro to Elephant Stone" 2015 Montreal, Canada) 

Park Avenue Playground - The Trip  (7" single [b-side to "I Know"] 1969 Lansing, Illinois, USA) 
Tyrnaround - As I Walk With You  ("Succeeds When Daylight Fails" LP 1989 Melbourne, Australia) 
The Honey Pot - Inside the Whale  ("Inside the Whale" LP 2016 UK) 
Sagittarius - My World Fell Down  ("Present Tense" LP 1968 USA) 
Twink - 10,000 Words in a Cardboard Box  ("Think Pink" LP 1970 UK) 
The Apricot - We Believe in Zoo  ("A Forestful of Threes" 2011 Norway)

The Hoa Hoas - Postcards  ("Pop/Drone/Pedals" 2009 Canada) 
The Smoking Trees - Good Morning  ("TST" 2015 Los Angeles, California USA) 
Ummagma - Rotation  ("Singles" 2012 Ukraine)  
Tara King th with Halasan Bazar - Ventolin  ("Mostly Tara Tape" 2014 France) 
The Murlocs - Rolling On  ("Young Blindness" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
The Living Eyes - Oh Yeah [The Shadows of Knight]  ("Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era" LP 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
The Creeping Bam - Don't Get High  (7" single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Deerhunter - Snakeskin  ("Fading Frontier" 2015 Atlanta, USA)
Pipe Eye - People Move Along  ("Cosmic Blip" 10" EP 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Magic America - Comes and Goes  ("Magic America" EP 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
The Black Angels - Yellow Elevator #2  ("Phosphene Dream" 2010 Austin, Texas USA)
Edwick Rumbold - Shades of Grey  (7" single 1967 UK)
Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Martians Don't Surf  ("12 Theories of Time Travel" 2015 UK) 
Majic Ship - Green Plant  (7" single [b-side to "Night Time Music"] 1968 New York, USA)
Vespero - One of These Days (7" single [b-side to "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"] 2013 Russia)
The Seeds - 900 Million People Daily All Make Love  ("Raw and Alive In Concert at Merlin's Music Box" LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Community Radio can be fraught with challenges, not the least technical ones... I seemed to be beset with these from the start of the show, unfortunately having to cancel my scheduled interview with The Citradels, and things got worse from there, with CD players and computer refusing to work!. But no matter, it's all a challenge, and things seemed to come good in the end (but only after the hastily grabbed Scientist's 7" "stuck" due to overuse!). The show featured a Residents/Beatles double-play of "Flying", a hell of a lot of songs that started and ended in phasing, feedback and backwards effects, and much, much more. Who knows what will happen next week? While I ponder that question, here's the playlist.....

The Scientists - We Had Love (7" single 1983 Australia)
The Besnard Lakes - Golden Lion ("A Coliseum Complex Museum" 2016 Montreal, Canada)
Climax - You ... I (7" single 1969 Belgium)
 Procession - Mind Magician ("Procession" LP 1968 Melbourne, Australia)

Paul's Collection - What Have I Done? (7" single [b-side to "Time for a Change"] 1971 Belgium)

The Wheelers of Oz - Revivalised ("Revivalised" 2015 Perth, Australia)  

Scantharies - Berlin ("The Scantharies" 2012 Italy)

Thee Pink Stainless Tail - Gottzar ("Tomorrow is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2007 Melbourne, Australia)

Charlie and the Moonhearts - Deathstar Pt 1 / Pt 2 ("Moonhearts" 2010 USA)  
The Paisleytones - Devil Stole my Surfboard  ("Happening" 2006 Adelaide, Australia)

The Tomorrowmen - Hemispherical Synchronization  ("Futourism" 2010 San Francisco, USA)
The Citradels - Honey  ("Are They Still Here?" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Afterglow - Susie's Gone  ("Afterglow" LP UK 1968)
Preston - This World is Closing In On Me  (7" single 1967 USA)
Sheetah et les Weismuller - My Little Red Book [Love] ("Hola Ye-Yeah!" 2008 France)
The Aardvarks - Arthur C. Clarke  ("Arthur C. Clarke" 7" EP 1989 London, UK)
The Night Beats - The 7 Poison Wonders  ("Sonic Bloom" 2013 Seattle USA) 

The Residents - Flying [Beatles] ("The Beatles Play the Residents and The Residents Play The Beatles" 7" single 1977 USA) 

Beatles - Flying  ("Magical Mystery Tour" LP 1967 UK)

Even - Living in a Child's Dream [Masters Apprentices]  ("Tomorrow is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" Melbourne, Australia) 

The Sun Blindness - Crack in the Concrete  ("Like Pearly Clouds" 2008 Melbourne, Australia)
Velvet Moth - TV Troll ("Velvet Moth" 2014, Adelaide, Australia)

Vibravoid - Optical Sound [Human Expression]  ("Colour Your Mind" 7" EP 2013 Düsseldorf, Germany) 

93 Million Miles From the Sun - Waiting There ("Northern Sky" 2011 Doncaster UK)
In Zaire - Mercury ("Sound of Cobra Sampler Vol.1" 2014 Germany) 

Frowning Clouds - Mayan Calender Girl  ("Whereabouts" 2013 Melbourne, Australia) 


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Work This Time  ("Oddments" 2014 Australia)

The Laurels - Tidal Wave  ("Plains" 2012 Sydney, Australia)

Dungen - Familj  ("Tio Bitar" 2007 Stockholm, Sweden)


Sky Saxon - Pushin' Too Hard  (7" single 2007 USA)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

This week, on the stinking-hot first day of autumn, I featured a couple of new releases from the wonderful UK vinyl-only label, Fruits de Mer - Sendelica's sublime, surreal, and lengthy take on Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust", and a track from the new 7" EP from Italian singer-songwriter Claudio Cataldi, "Here She Comes Now". And closer to home, the long-awaited new album from Melbourne's The Citradels, "Are They Still Here?" also got a spin - the band are in the middle of their national tour, and will be playing in Adelaide at The Grace Emily this Friday March 11, so check them out if you get the chance! I'll be chatting with Sunny from The Citradels on the show next week, so tune in - don't forget, you can listen to the live stream of the show by going to ...and here's the playlist from the show!

Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II  ("Putrifiers II" EP 2012 Los Angeles, USA)
The Barbarellatones - Electric Pussycat  (demo 2014 Hawaii, USA)
The Citradels - Incense and Pepperspray  ("Are They Still Here?" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Sendelica - Ziggy Stardust [Bowie]  (7" single 2016 Wales UK)
Sammy Soul Set - Moontalk  (7" single 1967 Netherlands)
Giorgio (Giorgio Moroder) - Stop  (7" single 1966 Italy/Germany)
The Sufis - No Expression  ("Inventions" 2013 Nashville USA)
The Elastic Sleep - Anywhere  (digital single 2013 Cork, Ireland)
Barbara Feldon  - 99  (7" single 1966 USA)
The Janitors - Do It Again  ("Worker, Drone, Queen" EP 2012 Stockholm, Sweden)
The Hypnotic Eye - Thought Machine  ("The Optical Sound of The Hypnotic Eye" 2012 London, UK)
The Daughters of Albion - Well Wired  ("The Daughters of Albion" LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Claudio Cataldi  - All My Friends Are Here  ("Here She Comes Now" 7" EP 2016 Palermo, Italy)
White Glow - Prozac  ("Haunting the Devil" EP 2014 Rouen, France)
Children of the Mushroom - You Can't Erase a Mirror (7" single [b-side to "August Madamoiselle"] 1968 Thousand Oaks, California, USA)
Things to Come - Come Alive  (7" single [b-side to "Dancer"] 1968 California, USA)
The Sparkling Fountains of Magic Reality - Nothing Left of Me  ("Slow Death Blues" 2010 Sheffield, UK)
Adam and the Ants - Tabletalk ("Dirk Wears White Sox" LP 1979 UK)
The Bee Gees - Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You  ("Bee Gees 1st" LP 1967 Australia)
Derek's Accent - Aint Got No Feeling  (7" single 1966 Sydney, Australia)
The Thanes - She's Coming Home  ("Lost in Tyme Volume 4" compilation 2008 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
Holly Golightly - Wherever You Were  ("The Good Things" 1995 London UK)
Kuni Kawachi and Flower Travelling Band - Kirikyogen  (7" single 1970 Japan)
Jim White - If Jesus Drove a Motorhome ("Drill a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me What You See" 2004 Florida USA)
Goat - Goathead  (7" single 2012 Sweden)
Status Quo - When I Awake  ("Spare Parts" LP 1969 London UK)
The Rutles - Eine Kleine Middle Klasse Musik  ("Archaeology" 1996 UK)
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities  ("Cabinet of Curiosities" 2013 Netherlands)
Donovan - Sunny South Kensington  ("Mellow Yellow" LP 1967 UK)
Sand Pebbles - Tina Louise  ("Ceduna" 2008 Australia)
Plus an advert featuring Barabra Feldon from 1964, for Top Brass dandruff shampoo! -