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, April 19, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Some tasty treats from the wonderful Fruits de Mer Records arrived in my letterbox, so of course I just had to play ALL of them on the show this week - how could I resist! The current crop of soon-to-be-released vinyl included the latest single from the sixties legends July (an exclusive extended version, and a demo mix of "Can I Go Back Again" a song that appeared in it's original form on their new album "Resurrection"); a coloured vinyl 4-track 7" 33rpm EP (phew!) from Crystal Jacqueline, titled "Morning Dew"; and finally Sendelica's latest spacerock epic, "The Cromlech Chronicles" LP, with which I closed the show by playing all 20 minutes worth of Side 2 - because I can!
Other new releases included Doug Tuttle's "It Calls on Me", and another track off The Luck of Eden Hall's wonderful "The Acceleration of Time" plus a swag of songs from 2015 which I've only just got around to playing.....
So here's the playlist, with not nearly as many clips as usual, cos I can't include what doesn't exist - a pitfall of playing relatively "unknown" bands, but at least the music's out there to enjoy.

The Sun Birds - Drag Me Down  ("Your Psych Tunes Vol 3" compilation 2007 (Portland,  Oregon USA)
Inside Looking Out - Long Live Sivananda  (7" single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)
Al Hotchkiss (Los Tentakills) - I'm a Wolfman For You  ("Your Psych Tunes Vol 3" compilation 2007 Glasgow, UK)
Gilligan Smiles - Whatever Happened to Atlas Johnson?  ("Karmasouptruck" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Erasers - By Your Side  ("Stem Together" 2015 Perth, Australia)
July  - Can I Go Back Again  (7" single [to be released 9 May 2016] UK)
Vibromaniacs - Gloria's Nightmare  ("Sweet Smell of Hell" 2007 Dijon, France)
The Diamond Center - Messenger of Wonder  ("Crystals for the Brass Empire" 2015 Austin, Texas USA)
Barry Uhl - Song of Songs  ("The Stargazer's Bible" 2015 Seattle, USA)
The Striped Bananas - Open Eyes ("Cosmic Carnival" 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan USA)
The Luck Of Eden Hall - Arthropoda Lepidoptera  ("The Acceleration of Time" LP [to be released 1 June 2016] Chicago, Illinois USA)
Doug Tuttle - Saturday-Sunday  ("It Calls On Me" 2016 Rochester, New Hampshire, USA)
Apple - The Otherside  ("An Apple a Day" LP 1969 Cardiff, Wales UK)
The Flies - (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone  (7" single 1966, London UK)
Billy Nicholls  - London Social Degree  ("Would You Believe" LP 1968 UK)
The Wrong Society - Without You  (7" single [b-side to "She Destroyed Me"] 2015 Hamburg, Germany)
Paul Messis - The Blind Leading the Blind  (7" single 2015, West Sussex, UK)
The Brats - We Love You [Rolling Stones]  ("Live at the Pt Elliot Hotel" demo 1980 Adelaide, Australia)
Blue Sunshine Minds - How Does it Feel  ("Burn Your Fingers on the Sun" compilation 2007 Melbourne, Australia)
Crystal Jacqueline - Morning Dew [Bonnie Dobson/Tim Rose]  ("Morning Dew" 7" EP [to be released 9 May 2016] UK)
Maston - Gold Leaf  ("Opal Collection" 2014 Los Angeles, California USA)
Felipe Arcazas - Carl Sagan  ("Felipe Arcazas and Vintage Cucumber" split EP 2013 Brazil)
Flowers of Hell - Atmosphere [Joy Division]  ("Odes" 2012 Toronto, Canada / London)
The Green Circles  - Let Me Through  ("Tavistock Street" 2008 Adelaide, Australia)
The Perpetuated Spirits of Turpentine - The Girl with the Sandy Blonde Hair (7" single 1966 USA)
Sendelica - Satori (Part 1)/Vellichor/Zenosyne  ("The Cromlech Chronicles" LP [to be released 29 May 2016] West Wales, UK)

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