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, August 2, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

I seem to have a penchant for playing songs, albums, and even bands with extremely long titles - an occupational hazard when it comes to announcing them without tripping over my tongue. The prize for the longest title of a release this week (but only just) goes to one of Fruits De Mer's latest batch of coloured 7 inch's - "The Fruits de Mer Records Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (phew!), featuring three very different interpretations of the classic sci-fi TV show theme "Journey of the Sorcerer" (written by The Eagles, no less!) by Astralasia, The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies, and Icarus Peel. Another new one from FdM is Vibravoid's take on the Iron Butterfly classic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - all 15 minutes' worth, handily split into two-parts, all the better to fit on a 7" (I only played Part 1, I'm sure much to the relief of some listeners!). A pre-release track from Elephant Stone's long-awaited album "Ship Of Fools" (due out in September) was a welcome teaser; and the brand-spanking new debut from Brisbane's Sacred Shrines, "Come Down From the Mountain" exceeded expectations. I wonder what's in store next week...??

Donovan - Season of the Witch  ("Sunshine Superman" LP 1966 UK)
Magic Bus - Cosmic Rays of Dawn  ("Transmission From Sogmore's Garden" 2014 Devon, UK)
Status Quo - Paradise Flat  ("Picturesque Matchstickable Messages From The Status Quo" LP 1968 London UK)
The Missing Souls - Sweet, Sweet Sadie  (7" single 2016 France)
Fire - Flies Like a Bird  ("The Magic Shoemaker" LP 1970 UK)
Sacred Shrines - Curious Chemistry  ("Come Down From the Mountain" 2016 Brisbane, Australia)

Lou Reed - Lady Day  ("Berlin" LP 1973 USA)
Icarus Peel - Catch Your Breath  ("Forget-Me-Not-Under-Pussy-Willow" LP 2016 [pre-release] Devon, UK)
Blue Giant Zeta Puppies - Journey of the Sorcerer  ("The Fruits de Mer Records Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" 7" EP 2016 UK)
Cate Le Bon - I Was Born On The Wrong Day  ("Crab Day" 2016 Wales, UK)
Vibravoid - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly]  (7" single 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany)
The Leaves - Dr Stone  ("Hey Joe" LP 1966, San Fernando Valley, USA)
Elephant Stone - Manipulator  ("Ship Of Fools" 2016 [pre-release] Montreal, Canada)
Del Shannon - I Think I Love You  ("The Further Adventures of Charles Westover" LP 1968 Michigan USA)
Velvet Illusions - Acid Head  (7" single 1967 Washington USA)
The Citradels - Love Bee (I Once Knew You)  ("The Citradels" 2011 Melbourne, Australia)
Sonny And Cher - It's Gonna Rain  (7" single [b-side to "I Got You Babe"] 1965)
The Fast Camels - Der Nazi Tea  ("The Magic Optician" 2007 UK)
Singapore Sling - Shithole Town  ("Psych Fuck" 2015 Reykjavík, Iceland)

The Turtles - Grim Reaper of Love  (7" single 1966 USA)
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapour - Highly Enchanting Eye  ("Desert Brain" 2016 Detroit, USA)
Coloured Clocks - Green Lights  ("Particle" 2016 Melbourne, Australia)
The Seeds - Tripmaker  ("A Web Of Sound" LP 1966 Los Angeles, USA)
Lord Gammonshire - The Uncivil Servant  ("Lord Gammonshire's Guide to Everyday Sounds" 2009 Bristol, UK)
Children of Leir - Shades  (digital single 2016, Leicester, UK)
Sun Mahshene - A Morphing Hydrogenous Bubble Exploding In Your Head Jam  ("On Blood" EP 2015 Dublin, Ireland)
Love - You Set the Scene  ("Forever Changes" LP 1967 Los Angeles, USA)
Astralasia - Journey of the Sorcerer  ("The Fruits De Mer Records Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" 7" EP 2016 UK)

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