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 27, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

At Three D Radio we are lucky enough to receive donations of CDs and vinyl to fill gaps in our collection, often from other announcers (I'm sure regular listeners will have heard me, and others, mentioning the latest release donated by Andrew K, whose show follows Technicolour Dreaming), and sometimes from generous members of the public. So I was very pleased to discover the compilation "Monster a Go-Go: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo '66-'69" had appeared as a new acquisition, and that it had not one, but two tracks by The Spiders! Some years ago, I had seen a some excerpts from the 1968 movie "Go Forward!" and a few other comedies that featured The Spiders (apparently there are thirteen in total!), but had no idea of the names of the songs. I've now discovered that one of my favourites was "Nati Bati Yi", which is included on the compilation (obscure fact - backing vocalist and tambourine player Masaaki Sakai might be better known as the lead character in the TV series "Monkey"). So here's the playlist for the show, with clip of "Go Forward!" at the end, for your amusement...

Toy - Strange  ("Toy" 2012 UK)
The Spiders - Nati Bati Yi  ("Monster a Go-Go: Teen Trash from Psychedelic Tokyo '66-'69" compilation Japan)
The Chocolate Watch Band - Are You Gonna Be There (At The Love-in)  (7" single 1967 USA)
The Mops - Blind Bird (7" single 1967 Japan)
First Crew To The Moon - The Sun Lights Up the Shadows of Your Mind  (7" single 1967 USA)
Cate Le Bon - Wonderful  ("Crab Day" 2016 Wales, UK)
Allah-Las - Warmed Kippers  ("Calico Review" 2016 Los Angeles, USA)
White Noise - Here Come the Fleas  ("An Electric Storm" LP 1969 UK)
Episode  Six - I Can See Through You  (7" single 1966 UK)
The Bystanders - Cave of Clear Light  (7" single [b-side to "When Jezamine Goes"] 1968 Wales, UK)
The Missing Souls - Sweet, Sweet Sadie  (7" single 2016 France)
Philwit and Pegasus (Mark Wirtz) - Pseudo Phoney Mixed Up Croney  (extra track on the 2003 reissue of the "Philwit and Pegasus" LP 1970 UK)
Schnauser - Protein For Everyone  ("Protein For Everyone" 2014 UK)
Frantic Chant - Colour  ("Ruthless Superman" 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland)
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)

Trailer for "Go Forward!" 1968 Japan

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