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, June 28, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Lots of new and soon-to be released music tracks found their way onto this latest playlist - a sneak preview of Lorelle Meets the Obselete's new one, "Balance"; Volume 2 in the "Big Beat Cellar Scene" compilation series of 1960's Adelaide bands (sorry, no videos for these tracks); the latest pop-acid-folk musings of Dodson and Fogg's Chris Wade on "Walk On"; and the Netherlands' Eerie Wanda with "Hum", among others. Also featured were a selection of Melbourne bands, care of the "Magic Mixtapes from Melbourne" . Just a normal show, really. Enjoy!!!!

The Assassins - Kill The Prime Minister  (12" split single [with Ian List and the UV's] 1990 Adelaide, Australia)
The Good the Bad and the Queen - Herculean  ("The Good, The Bad and the Queen" 2007 UK)
Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde  ("Bonnie and Clyde" LP 1968 France)
The Force - You Keep Me Hanging On  ("Big Beat Cellar Scene Vol 2" Adelaide, Australia)
Soft Hearted Scientists - Zeds  ("Golden Omens" 2016 Wales)
Inkase - Pictures of Matchstick Men [Status Quo]  ("Big Beat Cellar Scene Vol 2" Adelaide, Australia)
Ty Garrett Segall - Squealer  ("Emotional Mugger" 2015 California USA)
Hugo - Colours ("Big Beat Cellar Scene Vol 2" Adelaide, Australia)
Black Angels - Indigo Meadow  ("Live in San Francisco" EP 2013 Austin, Texas USA)
Medicine Mike [aka Fifth Estate] - I've Never Been so High  (7" single 1969 New York, USA)
The Allusions - Mr Love (7" single 1967 Sydney, Australia)
The Magnetic Mind - Stay Away From the Door  ("...Is Thinking About It" 2015 London, UK)
Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - La Distinción  ("Balance" 2016 (pre-release) Guadalajara, Mexico)
Annique Monet - Nowhere  ("Phantom Letters" cassette 2015 Brooklyn, USA)
The Citradels - This Man  ("Magic Mixtapes from Melbourne Vol 1" 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Coloured Clocks - Killing Time  ("All is Round" 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Dodson and Fogg - Grab Your Soul  ("Walk On" 2016 Leeds, UK)
Drakkar Nowhere - Higher Now  ("Drakkar Nowhere" 2016 New York, USA)
Dukebox Accelerator - V8  ("Astonishing Soundshow Stories Vol 2" 2016 UK)
The Dunes - Mountain  (digital single 2016 Adelaide, Australia)
Eerie Wanda - To Dream Again  ("Hum" 2016 Netherlands)
Espectrostatic - This Modern Curse  ("Silhouette" 2016 Austin, Texas USA)
Kikagaku Moyo - White Moon  ("Forest of Lost Children" 2014 Japan)
Mordecai Smyth - Sinister Cyclist  ("Sticky Tape and Rust" 2013 Reading, UK)
The Mushroom Club - I Love You  ("EP 2" 2015 Glasgow, UK)
The New Pollution - Lucifer the Man  ("Magic Mixtapes from Melbourne Vol 1" 2014 Melbourne, Australia)
Barbarellatones - Sex Nerd  (Demo 2016 Hawaii, USA)
The Spasms - We Better Operate - ("We Better Operate" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Trabants - Dutch Treats ("Freakout" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Some old 60's Aussie favourites, a few new discoveries, and the usual suspects - this week's show had it all. I particularly liked the track by Sir Robin and the Longbowmen, who hail from Dresden in Germany - can't believe that I hadn't come across this band before! Somehow I also managed to miss the latest release from The Selfish Cales, which came out last year - more psych goodness from these natives of Torino, Italy. Speaking of which, I've also included (at the end of the blog) a groovy promo clip that I came across, of the 2014 Psych Out 25 Degrees festival in Italy - the things you find on YouTube. Enjoy!

Zoot - Turn Your Head (7" single (b-side to "Eleanor Rigby") 1970 Adelaide, Australia)
Joel Jerome - Strawberry Fields Para Siempre  (digital single 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
Pesky Gee! - Where is My Mind?  ("Exclamation Mark" LP 1969 UK)
Espectrostatic - Carpe Nacht ("The Daemonum" EP 2014 Texas, USA)
The Glass Menagerie - Frederick Jordan  (7" single 1968 Manchester UK)
Go-Go Sapien - Sick Love  ("This Body Is Wrong for Us" 2011 Melbourne, Australia)
Marty Rhone - Every Minute of You  (7" single (b-side to "Nature Boy") 1966 Melbourne, Australia)
Icarus Peel - Auntie Powders Her Nose  ("Icarus Peel vs Mordecai Smyth Barnburner" 10" EP 2014 UK)
Mike Furber - Watch Me Burn  (7" single (b-side to "I'm on Fire") 1969 Sydney, Australia)
Mt Mountain - Chantry  (7" single 2014 Perth, Australia)
Jon - Upstairs Downstairs  (7" single 1966 Brisbane, Australia)
Dino, Desi and Billy - The Rebel Kind  (7" single 1965 Hollywood, California USA)
Ultraviolet - Ocean Rain  ("Gods Will Be Gods: A Reverence to the Bunnymen" 2016 Austin, Texas USA)
Borderline Symphony - Rubik's Cube  ("Borderline Symphony" 2016 Switzerland)
Psychedelic Trips to Death - Bang Bang [Nancy Sinatra]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Greece)
Sir Robin and the Longbowmen - I Would Like  ("Active Listener Sampler #34" 2015 Dresden, Germany) 
The David - Light of Your Mind  (7" Single 1969 UK)
Demontre - The Vale Of Health Part 2  ("Masculin/Feminin" 2010 UK)
The Citradels - Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You [Bee Gees]   ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
The Who - Armenia City In The Sky  ("The Who Sell Out" LP 1967 UK)
The Selfish Cales - See Tomorrow's Shores  ("Throw Your Watch to the Water" 2015 Torino, Italy)
Sundays and Cybele - Almost Heaven  ("Heaven" 2015 Japan)
Josephines - The Cutter ("Gods Will Be Gods: A Reverence to the Bunnymen" 2016 Rio Grande, Brazil)
Felius Andromeda - Meditations  (7" single 1967 UK)
The Mushroom Club - Into Something Good [Herman's Hermits]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Glasgow, UK)
Shapes Have Fangs - Dinner In The Dark  ("Dinner in the Dark" 2011 USA)
Pin Ups - Some Candy Talking [Jesus and Mary Chain]   ("Psychocandy Revisited" 2015)
The Baudelaires - Colour Mary  (digital single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Trabants - Mecca  ("Freakout" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)
The Octopus Syng - Woman  ("Hollow Dust/Rochelle Salt" LP 2016 Helsinki, Finland)

Plus an old promo clip for the 2014 "Psych Out 25 Degrees" festival in Italy:


Technicolour Dreaming

Some old 60's Aussie favourites, a few new discoveries, and the usual suspects - this week's show had it all. I particularly liked the track by Sir Robin and the Longbowmen, who hail from Dresden in Germany - can't believe that I hadn't come across this band before! Somehow I also managed to miss the latest release from The Selfish Cales, which came out last year - more psych goodness from these natives of Torino, Italy. Speaking of which, I've also included (at the end of the blog) a groovy promo clip that I came across, of the 2014 Psych Out 25 Degrees festival in Italy - the things you find on YouTube. Enjoy!

Zoot - Turn Your Head (7" single (b-side to "Eleanor Rigby") 1970 Adelaide, Australia)
Joel Jerome - Strawberry Fields Para Siempre  (digital single 2014 Los Angeles, USA)
Pesky Gee! - Where is My Mind?  ("Exclamation Mark" LP 1969 UK)
Espectrostatic - Carpe Nacht ("The Daemonum" EP 2014 Texas, USA)
The Glass Menagerie - Frederick Jordan  (7" single 1968 Manchester UK)
Go-Go Sapien - Sick Love  ("This Body Is Wrong for Us" 2011 Melbourne, Australia)
Marty Rhone - Every Minute of You  (7" single (b-side to "Nature Boy") 1966 Melbourne, Australia)
Icarus Peel - Auntie Powders Her Nose  ("Icarus Peel vs Mordecai Smyth Barnburner" 10" EP 2014 UK)
Mike Furber - Watch Me Burn  (7" single (b-side to "I'm on Fire") 1969 Sydney, Australia)
Mt Mountain - Chantry  (7" single 2014 Perth, Australia)
Jon - Upstairs Downstairs  (7" single 1966 Brisbane, Australia)
Dino, Desi and Billy - The Rebel Kind  (7" single 1965 Hollywood, California USA)
Ultraviolet - Ocean Rain  ("Gods Will Be Gods: A Reverence to the Bunnymen" 2016 Austin, Texas USA)
Borderline Symphony - Rubik's Cube  ("Borderline Symphony" 2016 Switzerland)
Psychedelic Trips to Death - Bang Bang [Nancy Sinatra]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Greece)
Sir Robin and the Longbowmen - I Would Like  ("Active Listener Sampler #34" 2015 Dresden, Germany) 
The David - Light of Your Mind  (7" Single 1969 UK)
Demontre - The Vale Of Health Part 2  ("Masculin/Feminin" 2010 UK)
The Citradels - Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You [Bee Gees]   ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
The Who - Armenia City In The Sky  ("The Who Sell Out" LP 1967 UK)
The Selfish Cales - See Tomorrow's Shores  ("Throw Your Watch to the Water" 2015 Torino, Italy)
Sundays and Cybele - Almost Heaven  ("Heaven" 2015 Japan)
Josephines - The Cutter ("Gods Will Be Gods: A Reverence to the Bunnymen" 2016 Rio Grande, Brazil)
Felius Andromeda - Meditations  (7" single 1967 UK)
The Mushroom Club - Into Something Good [Herman's Hermits]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol 2" 2013 Glasgow, UK)
Shapes Have Fangs - Dinner In The Dark  ("Dinner in the Dark" 2011 USA)
Pin Ups - Some Candy Talking [Jesus and Mary Chain]   ("Psychocandy Revisited" 2015)
The Baudelaires - Colour Mary  (digital single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Trabants - Mecca  ("Freakout" 2015 Los Angeles, USA)
The Octopus Syng - Woman  ("Hollow Dust/Rochelle Salt" LP 2016 Helsinki, Finland)

Plus an old promo clip for the 2014 "Psych Out 25 Degrees" festival in Italy:


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

As you can see from the playlist below, I have finally received my copy of the "Astonishing Sound Show Stories Volume 2" compilation. Most of the bands are so unknown and obscure that I couldn't find any clips for the songs I played, but there's some great music on this comp, so if you want to get a copy, you'd better get your skates on, as there's under 50 copies left. I've included the quite frankly, strange and bizarre, but entertaining promo videos for this release below. And speaking of strange, I had to include the extremely groovy Brigitte Bardot clip for "Contact", which pretty unusual, even by 1967 standards. Enjoy!

The Seeds - 900 Million People Daily (All Making Love)  (7" single [b-side to "Satisfy You" 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
Rolling Stones - Dandelion  (7" single 1967 UK)
The Stonefish - Boobalooba Beach  ("From 20,000 Fathoms" 12" EP 1986 Perth, Australia)
Baker Knight and the Knightmares - Hallucinations  (7" single 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
James Taylor Move - And I Hear the Fire Sing  (7" single [b-side to "Magic Eyes"] 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
The Vegetable Garden - Even Stevens  (7" single 1969 Perth, Australia)
DeWolff - Wicked Moon  ("Strange Fruits and Undiscovered Plants" 2009 Netherlands)
The Paisleytones - Devil Stole my Surfboard  ("Happening" 2006 Adelaide, Australia)
The Revillos - Scuba Boy Bop  ("Rev Up!" LP 1980 Edinburgh, UK)
The Black Angels - Yellow Elevator #2  ("Phosphene Dream" 2009 USA)
Brigitte Bardot - Contact  (7" single [b-side to "Harley Davidson"] 1967 France)
Bonniwell Music Machine - Astrologically Incompatible  ("The Bonniwell Music Machine" LP 1968 Los Angeles, USA)
The Love Explosion - Black Pollen  ("Mood Processors" 2014 Sydney, Australia)
Shinkiro - Formula For Eternal Life  ("Ceremonial Ride" Barcelona, Spain 2015)
The Coathangers - Sex Beat [Gun Club]  (digital single 2015 Atlanta, Georgia USA)
The Underground Youth - The Girl Behind  ("Haunted" 2015 UK)
Lenguas Largas - Si Es Sierto  ("The Rest of the Enchilada" 2016 Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Veronica Falls - Beachy Head (7"single 2010 UK)
Cheval Sombre - You've Got to Hide Your Love Away [Beatles]  (7" split single [with Füxa] 2013 New York, USA)
Algae and Tentacles - Little Bodies  ("TOPAZ Dune Drift 1" compilation 2013 Arizona, USA)
Ohioan - No Favourites  ("TOPAZ Dune Drift 1" Arizona, USA)
Mohair Sweets - Green Light  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 2" 2016 Canada)
Death By Raygun - Danny  ("The Clifford Hoyt Experience" 2012 Japan)
Big Safari - New Felt Hat  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 2" 2016 Liverpool/Sydney)
King Claw - Save Your Mind  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 2" 2016 Nottingham)
Summer Flake - Make Your Way Back To Me  ("Hello Friends" 2016 Adelaide/Melbourne, Australia)
Mt Mountain - Frieda  ("Cosmos Terros" 2016 Perth, Australia)
Pond - Greens Pool  (7" single 2010 Perth, Australia)
Otherly Love - Aroma  (" 5+5=X " 2012 Tucson, Arizona USA)
A MARC Train Home - Taste The Floor [Jesus and Mary Chain]  ("Psychocandy Revisited" 2015, Washington DC, USA)
MIMICO - The Serpent  ("MIMICO" 2013 Toronto, Canada)
The Six Ten - The Night  ("Astonishing Sound Show Stories Vol 2" 2016 Nottingham, UK)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

The first show of winter, and it seems that I was a bit fixated on all things spacey, with bands "Death By Raygun", "Spaceman", "Spacegazer" and "Basement Spaceman" all featuring this week. And I just had to start the show with a track off Eno's classic "Here Come the Warm Jets" LP, as I've had it on high rotation at home for days, and when a song gets stuck in your head, sometimes the best way to exorcise it from your mind is to play it for the masses - works for me! And here are some other songs that caught my ear or took my fancy this week..check out the playlist below -

Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me  ("Here Come the Warm Jets" LP 1973 UK)
The Onlookers - You Know Everything  ("Blue and Green and Tangerine" 2012 UK)

The Magnificent Brotherhood - Lifetime  ("The Magnificent Brotherhood" LP 2008 Berlin, Germany)
Circulus  - Within You Is The Sun  ("Thought Becomes Reality" 2009 UK)
The Outsiders - Daddy Died on Saturday  ("CQ" LP 1968 Netherlands)
The Higher State - Know That You Know  ("Darker By The Day" 2009 Kent, UK)

The Moles - Ginger Tom  ("Future Sounds of Ashton" 2010 UK)

Mark Fry  - Mandolin Man  ("Dreaming With Alice" LP 1972 UK)
Magazine - Shot By Both Sides  ("Real Life" LP 1978 Manchester, UK)
Cato Salsa Experience - I Can Give You Everything  ("A Good Tip For A Good Time" 2000 Oslo, Norway)
Magic Cat - Magic Lantern  ("For Friends Only" LP 2013 Italy)
Frantic Chant - Colour  ("Ruthless Superman" 2014 Edinburgh, UK)
My Expansive Awareness - Liar Liar [The Castaways]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol III" 2015 Spain)
Algae and Tentacles - Cuddle Up  ("Algae and Tentacles" cassette 2015 Tucson, USA)
The Prefab Messiahs - Flight Reaction [The Calico Wall]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of The Blog That Celebrates Itself Vol III" 2015 USA )
The Shivas - We Go On  ("Freezing to Death" 2010 Portland, Oregon USA)
The Butterscotch Cathedral - Waterfall Parasol  ("The Butterscotch Cathedral" 2015 Tucson, USA)
The Coathangers - Stomp Stomp Stompin'  ("Scramble" 2009 Atlanta, Georgia USA)
Wight Lhite - Counting Diamonds  ("Beyond the Satellites" 2014 Tucson, USA)
Black Vacation  - Hold  ("Germantown,TN" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
Death By Raygun - Sheila Comes Back  ("The Clifford Hoyt Experience" 2012 Japan)
Dick Diver - Tearing the Posters Down  ("Melbourne, Florida" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Epsilon One - Sweet Airwaves and TV Spells  ("Spirals" EP 2012 Edinburgh, UK)
Spacegazer - Not Your Steppin' Stone [Monkees]  ("The Psychedelic Sounds of TBTCI Vol 2", 2013 Paris, France)
Basement Spaceman - Pussyfooter  ("BS2" 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
Spaceman - Dead Baum  ("Palm Haus" 2016 Fremantle WA)

The Maybes - Don't Ask  (digital single 2012, Glasgow, UK)
Tooth and Tusk - Nothing Makes Sense  (digital single 2015 Melbourne, Australia)
The Smoking Trees - Goodbye  ("The Archer and the Bull" 2016 LA, USA)