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 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)

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