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, May 31, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

The last show for May seemed to include quite a few bands from New Zealand, some of whom feature in the great compilation series "A Day in My Mind's Mind: 29 Kiwi Psychedelic Trips 1967-72" which is currently up to Volume 4. Psychedelia seems to have been a bit of a "late bloomer" on the Kiwi music scene, with psych tracks regularly in the charts up until the early 70's. Nowadays one of the cities to watch is Edinburgh, in Scotland - the new compilation "5", released by Dog's Got A Bone Records, is an excellent sample of a diverse range of bands, many unsigned or unreleased elsewhere - check out their sampler back-catalogue for more treats ... and this week's Technicolour Dreaming playlist is listed below:-

Hand - N.S.U. [Cream] ("A Day in My Mind's Mind Vol 1: 29 Kiwi Psychedelic Trips 1967-72" 2005 New Zealand)
The Spikes - Give Me Everything  ("Colour In A Black Forest" LP 1986 Adelaide, Australia)
The White Kites  - Love Doctor  ("Love Songs" 7" 2013 Poland)
Human Instinct  - A Day in My Mind's Mind  (7" single 1967 New Zealand)
The Third Eye - Pass Myself (7" single 1982 UK)
Troubled Mind - Finders Keepers  ("A Day in My Mind's Mind Vol 1: 29 Kiwi Psychedelic Trips 1967-72" 2005 New Zealand)
Maston - Wigwam / Well  ("Opal" EP 2011 Los Angeles, USA)
The Wicked Whispers - Amanda Lavender  ("Maps of the Mystic" 2014 UK)
Squire - No Time Tomorrow  (7" single 1982 UK)
The Playboys - Adventures in Paradise  ("The 'Sound Award' Album" LP 1965 Australia)
Pillow - Choirs  (7" single [b-side to "Oh, Carol"] 1968 Sweden)
Borderline Symphony - Crisantemi  ("Borderline Symphony" 2016 Switzerland)
Malka - For Now We Live  ("The Constant State" EP 2015 New York, USA)
Brilliant Beast - Another Day  ("Blue Thunder: A Tribute to Galaxie 500" 2016 Minneapolis, US )
Citrus Clouds - Christine [House of Love]  ("Soft as Fire in the House of Love" 2016 Phoenix, Arizona USA)
Dick Diver - Waste The Alphabet  ("Melbourne, Florida" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Dignan Porch - Sixteen Hits  ("Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen" 2012 UK)
Follow Me Not - The Beatles and the Stones [House of Love]  ("Soft As Fire In The House of Love" 2016 Bretagne, France )
Ghost Dance Collective - Byrd-Man  ("5 - Dog's Got a Bone" sampler, 2016 Edinburgh)
The Luck Of Eden Hall - Slow  ("The Acceleration of Time" 2016 Chicago USA)
Malcontent - Blue Thunder  ("Blue Thunder: A Tribute to Galaxie 500" 2016 Porto, Portugal)
Octopus Syng - Unknown Actress  ("Hollow Ghost/Rochelle Salt" LP 2016 Helsinki, Finland)
Peach Kelli Pop - Princess Castle 1987  ("Peach Kelli Pop III" LP 2015 Ottawa, Canada)
Pridjevi - Pjesma O Drveco  ("Pridjevi" 2014 Croatia)
Primitive Parts - Troubles  ("Parts Primitive" 2015 London, UK)
Psyclops Eyepatch - As Haunted As A Thousand Theremins  ("Paranoise" 2013 Sydney, Australia)
Rats on Rafts - The Last Day on Earth  ("Tape Hiss" 2015 Netherlands)
Salad Boys - No Taste Bomber  ("Metalmania" 2015 Christchurch, New Zealand)
The Butterscotch Cathedral - Flood Of Mendoza  ("The Butterscotch Cathedral" 2015 Tucson, Arizona, USA)
The Red Plastic Buddha - Little White Pills  ("Songs For Mara" 2014 Chicago)
The Twistettes - Lampost Light  ("5 - Dog's Got a Bone"  2016 Edinburgh)
The Wands - Sound of the Machine  ("The Dawn" 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

I was very happy to hear from the guys in Swiss band Borderline Symphony recently - they finally have a brand new, self-titled album out, their first full length release after a number of EPs, so I just had to help spread the word by playing one track each from the new "Borderline Symphony" LP and the older "EP 1". The band is unique in that they sing in German, Italian and English, and in my humble opinion, they're a cross between modern psych-pop and an almost medieval sound - check them out, and you'll see what I mean. I also flogged Dig The Fuzz Records groovy compilation "Astonishing Sound Show Stories Volume 1", with quite a few tracks getting on the playlist this week; they've just released Volume 2, which is heading my way from Spain, so I should have some more to playing in coming weeks ... hope you enjoy my selections below...

Dark Haze - The Temple  ("The Dark Haze" EP 2014 Brazil)
Magic Cat - Spaceman Tree  ("For Friends Only" 2013 Rome, Italy)
The Paperhead - Eye For Eye  ("Africa Avenue" 2014 Nashville, USA)
The Baudelaires - Where You Go  ("Be A Baudelaire" 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Victoire Scott - 4'eme Dimension  ("4'eme Dimension" 7" EP 1968 France)
Les Fleurs De Pavot - La Caresse Du Fleuve  ("Les Fleurs De Pavot" LP 1968 France)
Borderline Symphony - Zundel se ne va  ("EP 1" 2014 Zurich, Switzerland)
Pennywise - Lily Come Near Me  (7" single 1968 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
No Bodies -  Bank Robbers  ("No Bodies" LP 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Shinkiro - The Formula For Eternal Life  ("Ceremonial Ride" 2015 Barcelona, Spain)
The Rhemedies - Leave Me Alone  (digital single 2015, Edinburgh, UK)
Corridor - Le Viol De Sharone  (digital single 2016 Montreal, Canada)

Electric Alice - The Creeping Ritual  ("The Electric Alice Xperiment" 2013 Falkirk, Scotland UK)
Murmurs of Irma - Squadron Leader Baseheart  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol. 1" compilation 1998 UK)
Borderline Symphony - Aeroplani neri al cielo ("Borderline Symphony" 2016 Zurich, Switzerland)
Slow Down Molasses - Flowers  ("Blue Thunder - A Tribute to Galaxie 500" 2016 Canada)
Mouses - Psycho  (digital single 2015 UK)
The Barbarellatones - Candida (demo 2016 Hawaii, USA)
Heaters - Dune Ripper  ("Holy Water Pool" 2015)
Kikagaku Moyo - Green Sugar  ("House In The Tall Grass" 2016 Japan)
Polska Radio One - Shroomin'  ("Polska Radio One 2012 Singles" Poland)
Jason Tryp - She Creature (From The Deep)  (digital single 2014)
Singapore Sling - Try  ("Psych Fuck" 2015 Iceland)
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - 4th of July  ("Blue Thunder - A Tribute to Galaxie 500" 2016)
The Disturbed - Don't Look Down  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 1" 1998 UK)
The Trypt Up - Pictures of You  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 1" 1998 UK)
Saffron - I Remember  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 1" 1998 UK)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Cherry Red's new 3 CD box-set "Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985" was a welcome surprise when I arrived at Three D Radio this week, box-sets being a particular weakness of mine, and The Brat was very fond of them, too - there's quite a collection at home! It features lots of familiar names, like Julian Cope, who I opened the show with, but plenty of forgotten about, or just plain obscure bands, so I'm going to enjoy delving into it's treasures over the coming weeks. Cover versions also abounded on this week's show - can't resist a good cover when it's dangled before me... so to work out who played what, peruse the playlist below..

Julian Cope - Sunspots  ("Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985" compilation 2016 UK)
Wild Rocket - I'm Not like Everybody Else [Kinks]  ("Daisy Dream" 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
Topos Locos - Come On Back ("The Great British Psychedelic Trip Revisited" 2016 UK)
Hugo - Girl In The Garden  (7" single 1969 Adelaide, Australia)

The Flower Machine - Digging Flowers  ("Marmoset Meadow" EP 2008 Los Angeles, USA)
Belles will Ring - It's Only Goodbye  ("Mood Patterns" 2007 Sydney, Australia)
Mort Garson - Taurus-The Voluptuary  ("The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds" LP 1967 USA)
The She Creatures - Radar  ("The She Creatures Invade" 2009 UK)
Almost Numan - Factory  ("Depth Charge 11" compilation 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
El Goodo - Information Overload  ("Coyote" 2010 UK)

Le Mat - Waltz of the Fool  ("Another Splash of Colour: New Psychedelia in Britain 1980-1985" compilation 2016 UK)
Gothic Chicken - Pitta Bread Man  ("Lift the Cobweb Veil" 2016 UK)
The Nice - Flower King of Flies  ("The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack" LP 1967 UK)
Raindrop - Home  ("Crowded Brain" EP 2015 Sydney, Australia)
Squadra Omega - Sepolto dalle Sabbie del Tempo  ("Arti Occhi ci Guardano" 2015 Italy)
Bamboo Shoot - Fox Has Gone to Ground  (7" single 1968 UK)
Diamond Incarnation - Ocean's Daughter  ("Arenaceous Flowersouls" EP 2014 Taiwan)
Laure Briand - Laure  ("Sur la Piste de Danse" [to be released June 2016] France)
Octopus Syng - Bright Trees and Symbolic Keys  ("Birds of Morning are Never Late" 2013 Helsinki, Finland)
Otomne - Ce Garcon  ("Semi-Vol 3 La Souterraine Sampler" 2016 Paris, France)
The Red Plastic Buddha - I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night [Electric Prunes] ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself" 2013 Chicago USA)
The Barbarellatones - Priscilla and the Pyronauts ("Glitter Train" 2016 Hawaii USA)
Psychlops Eyepatch - Nuclear Bombora  ("Paranoise" 2013 Sydney, Australia)
The Citradels - Track 39  ("The Citradels" 2011 Melbourne, Australia)
The Dig - 4th of July  (digital single 2015 New York, USA)
normA - Fantasma  ("Siguente" 2015 La Plata, Argentina)
Sonic Jesus - Somebody To Love [Jefferson Airplane]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself" 2013 Italy)
The Sorry Shop - Venus In Furs [Velvet Underground]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself" 2013 Brazil)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

In this internet age, it never fails to surprise me how much music is now available from all over the world, that once wouldn't have been accessible unless you were lucky enough to travel extensively. Bands from Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium and Spain all appeared on the Technicolour Dreaming playlist this week, along with the usual selections from Australia, France and the USA. But even the most obscure releases from those more familiar countries, especially the ones from the 60's, and once available only to dedicated crate diggers, can now be bought at most on-line shops. So enjoy the fruits of the computer age, complete with a few clips to give you the idea...

Sula Bassana - Perry Rhodan  ("Dreamer" LP 2002 Germany)
Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde  (7" single 1968 France)
Deep Feeling  - Blues for Witley  ("Pretty Colours" 1968 UK)
Cato Salsa Experience - So, The Circus Is Back in Town  ("A Good Tip for a Good Time" 2000 Norway)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Invisible Face  ("Nonagon Infinity" 2016, Australia)
The Drab Do Riffs - Gold Coin  ("Postcards from Uranus" EP 2010 New Zealand)
Doug Tuttle - Failing to Believe  ("It Calls on Me" 2015 New Hampshire, USA)
Alex Chilton - Take it Off  ("High Priest" 1987 USA)
Hal Blaine - Wiggy (November)  ("Psychedelic Percussion" LP 1967 USA)
The Daisy Chain - Zzotto  ("Straight or Lame" LP 1967 California USA)
Somebody's Image - Livin' In Style  (7" single [b-side to "Hide and Seek" 1968 Melbourne, Australia)
The In-Betweens - While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Beatles]  (7" single [b-side to "Make A Wish, Amanda"] 1970 Dunedin, New Zealand)
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Cat Sounds  ("At The Gates of Dawn" 2016 Seattle, USA)
Raindrop - Out of Sight  ("Crowded Brain" 10" EP 2015 Sydney, Australia)
Wild Al Hotchkiss - You're Gonna Miss Me [13th Floor Elevators]  ("Wild Al Hotchkiss and the Three-Eyed Men" 2016 Glasgow, UK)
De Underjordiske - Kravler Ind I Sig Selv  ("Ind I Flammerne" 2015 Denmark)
The Hare and the Moon - Cruel Henry  ("Wood Witch" 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
Blondi's Salvation - War or Hands of Time [The Master's Apprentices] ("Nuggets 2 Revisited" 2015)
Alice Artaud - La Mort De La Rose  ("Ouroboros" 2015 Belgium)
Buried Feather - Time it Takes  (7" single 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Lou Reed  ("Frankie and the Witch Fingers" 2015 LA, USA)
Gilligan Smiles - Sorry  ("Nuggets 2 Revisited" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Invisible Ships - Acid Tide  (digital single 2013 UK)
Jim Noir - In Hell  (7" single 2015 Manchester, UK)
Levitation Room - Crystal Ball  ("Levitation Room" LP 2016 LA, USA)
Throw Down Bones - Our Home, The Holy Mountain  ("Throw Down Bones" 2015 London UK)
Ozarks - One Thing  ("Ozarks" EP 2015 Portland, Oregon USA)
Frantic Chant - Echoes [Gene Clark]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of the Blog That Celebrates Itself" 2013 Scotland, UK)
Requin Chagrin - Poisson Lune  ("Requin Chagrin" LP 2015 France)
The Extended Plays - Street In Colours  ("Fruitful Shower" 2002 Bilbao, Spain)
The Triptides - Couch Surfer  ("Predictions" LP 2013 LA, California USA)
Violet Swells - The Strange, Strange Design  (digital single 2016 Hobart, Australia)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

In an effort to get this long-overdue playlist posted, I'll skip the long, drawn-out intro, and let the music, and the moving pictures, do the talking. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that I played a couple of the same selections from last week - accidentally, I assure you! So until next week...

The Beachnuts- Cycle Annie  ("The Velvet Underground - Etc" LP 1979 USA)
The Sunnyboys - Show Me Some Discipline  (7" single 1983 Sydney, Australia)
The Wands - War  ("The Dawn" 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark)
Loose Tooth  - Bites Will Bleed  ("Saturn Returns" EP 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Plasticland  - Alexander [The Pretty Things]  ("Plasticland" LP 1984 Wisconsin, USA)
The Flower Machine - I am the Coelacanth  ("Chalk Dust Dream of the Tea Cozy Mitten Company" 2004 Los Angeles, USA)
Pony Face - Silver Tongue  ("Hypnotised" 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
Mugwump Establishment - Mondo Hollywood Freakout  ("Monday Hollywood OST" LP 1967 USA)
The Brats - Hoodlums  (demo 1980 Adelaide, Australia)
The Carnaby - Jump and Dance  (7" single 1965 UK)
Jacques Dutronc - L'Augmentation, 7" single [b-side to "Il Est Cinq Heure, Paris S'Eveille"] 1968 France)
Jacques Dutronc - Hippie Hippie Hourrah  (7" EP 1967 France)
Aquaserge - La Femme De Tahiti  ("MOSTLA-mix-SERGE-tape" 2013 France)
Balduin - I See Rainbows  ("Rainbow Tapes" 2009 Switzerland)
Blondi's Salvation - Ventoline  ("Wisdom Whisper" 2015 Nantes, France)
Los VV's - Fancy Car  ("Los VV's" EP 2015 Paris, France)
Steeple Remove - Mirrors  ("Position Normal" 2015 France)
Diamond Incarnation - Spacespin ("Scorpio 15" EP 2014 Taipei, Taiwan)
Kikagaku Moyo - Melted Crystal  ("House in the Tall Grass" LP Japan 2016)
Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Trip Out  ("Thirteen Eyes" EP 2014 Seattle, USA)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gamma Knife  ("Nonagon Infinity" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
The Luck Of Eden Hall - A Man of Conservative Style  ("Acceleration of Time" 2016 Chicago, USA)
MIMICO - Astroblade  ("MIMICO" 2013 Toronto, Canada)
Night Beats - Puppet on a String  ("Night Beats" LP 2011 Seattle, USA)
Polska Radio One - North Berry  ("North Berry (Северная Ягода)" EP 2014 Yekaterinburg, Russia)
Halasan Bazar and Tara King th. - Dreamt Mutation Part 1 and 2  ("Mostla Tara Tape" 2014 France)
THANES - Kingdom of the Nobots  (digital single 2015 Adelaide, Australia)
The Dentists - Burning the Thoughts From My Skin  (7" single [b-side to "Strawberries Are Growing In My Garden (And It's Wintertime)] 1985 UK)
Vespero - K.A.M.S.A.S.  ("[Night Collectors] Psych Fest" compilation 2014 Moscow, Russia)
Vibravoid - Stepping Stone  (7" single 2015 Dusseldorf, Germany)