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 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)

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