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, September 13, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

I featured a couple of cool compilations on this week's show - the "Close to the Hedge" compilation from 2013 and the new "Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults"neither of which unfortunately proved to have many film-clips associated with it (can't have everything, I 'spose!). The former is a Pink Hedgehog Records (from Weymouth, UK) release available thru Bandcamp; and the latter a selection of the American producer's pop-psych work from the late 60's to early 70's. Both definitely worth checking out. And the latest song to get stuck in my head is Anton Barbeau's ''Heavy Psychedelic Toilet"!!! Such is life.....

The Apple Glass Cydrom - Going Wrong  ("Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults"  2016 New Mexico, USA)

The Zodiac - Aries-The Fire Fighter  ("The Zodiac: Cosmic Sounds" LP 1967 USA)
The Intricate Blend - Door Knob  ("Get Ready to Fly: Pop-Psych From the Norman Petty Vaults" 2016 Dallas, USA)
The Dentists - Just Like Oliver Reed  ("Writhing On The Shagpile" 12"EP 1987 UK)
The Hooterville Trolly - No Silver Bird  (7" single 1968 Albuquerque, USA)
Sudden Death of Stars - Bright Sunday  ("All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown" 2014 Rennes, France)
Borderline Symphony - Zundel se ne va ("EP1" 2014 Zurich, Switzerland)
Magic - Booked on A Drunk Charge  (7" single [b-side to "I Want To Fly"] 1969 Newcastle, Australia)

No Bodies - Forgotten Song  ("No Bodies" LP 2013 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Slingshot Dragster - UTI  ("Bite The Bullet" 2014 Adelaide, Australia)
Drab Doo Riffs - Hot Tanya  ("Postcards from Uranus" 2010 Auckland, New Zealand)

The Primitives - We Found a Way to The Sun  (7" single [b-side to "Really Stupid" 1986] Coventry, UK)
The Dee Jays - Twistin' Drums  (recorded 1962; "Board Boogie - Surf 'N' Twang from Downunder" compilation 2002 Australia)
The Valentines - Peculiar Hole in the Sky  (7" single 1968 Perth, Australia)
Anton Barbeau - Heavy Psychedelic Toilet  ("Magic Act" 2016 UK)

The Age - The Lantern  ("Inner Palace" 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Harsh Reality - Praying For Reprieve  ("Heaven and Hell" LP 1969 Hertfordshire, UK)
Eye - Rain on Your Parade  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
8 x 8 - The Essence  ("Azaleas Room" New York, USA/Kiev, Ukraine)
Des 'n 'Al - Mistress Mine  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
Diamond Incarnation - Leaking of Our Hourglass  ("Scorpio Fifteen" EP 2014 Taipei, Taiwan)
Electrasy - Today's the Day  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 UK)
Elephant Stone - Andromeda (demo version)  (mp3 2016, Montreal, Canada)
Hallelujah Bay - Fairy King  ("Close to the Hedge" compilation LP 2013 Portland, UK)
Midwich Youth Club - Pomegranate  ("Fruit Salad Surgery" 2016 UK)
Mondo Jet Set - Wig Out  ("Provincial Drama Club" 2013 Dorset, UK)
Schnauser - Disposable Outcomes  ("Protein For Everyone" 2014 Bristol, UK)

Teenage Sin Taste - Don't Want to Know If You are Lonely  ("These Important Years, Husker Du Revisited" compilation 2016 France)

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