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, October 18, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Aah, this was the day when everything went wrong... a few minutes into the show and the computer had a hissy-fit, leading to several people pulling plugs in and out, and scrambling around under the desk, trying to find the on/off switch. Needless to say, by the time everything was up and running again, my programming was totally out the window, but at least the music went to air! These are the perils of Community Radio, but on the upside, when everything is operating as it should, we're very lucky to be able to play whatever we fancy (and without endless commercials interrupting the flow), which benefits you, the listener. As a result of the above-mentioned malfunctions, I ended up unintentionally relying on 2 very good compilations (as you'll see below, they feature very strongly in the playlist): Fruits de Mer Records' "Strange Fruit and Veg" compilation, and "Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968". Both releases are collections of cover versions, and very good versions they are too! So here's the playlist, but with limited clips this week...
The 49th Parallel - Close the Barn Door  (7" single (b-side to "Twilight Woman") 1969 USA)
The Green Telescope - I'm a Living Sickness [The Calico Wall]  ("Strange Fruit and Veg" compilation 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland UK)
Oxford Circle - Foolish Woman  (7" single 1966 California, USA)
ZX+ - She's a Rainbow [Rolling Stones]  ("Strange Fruit and Veg" compilation 2015 UK)
The Mint - We're Friends  ("Endless Journey: Reverberation III" compilation 1971 Texas)
The Dragons - Heart Transplantation  (7" single 1969 Bonn, Germany)
The Hergs - Style of Love  (7" Single 1967 Adelaide, Australia)
The Dukes - The Dentist  (7" single (b-side to "Vera Petruschka") 1969 Sauerland, Germany)
M.P.D. Limited - No Regrets  (7" single 1966 Melbourne, Australia)
The Telephones - Hummmingbyrd  (7" single 2014 UK)
Mauve La Biche and Cary Grace - Archangel Thunderbird [Amon Duul]  ("Strange Fruit and Veg" compilation 2015 UK)
Mark Fry - The Witch  ("Dreaming WIth Alice" LP 1972 UK)
The Crawlin' Hex - Who Do You Love?  ("Strange Fruit and Veg" compilation 2015 Fylde Coast, UK)
The Lords of Gravity - Black [The Throb]  ("Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968" 2002 Australia)
The Gruntled - Drivin' Me Insane [Missing Links]  ("Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968" 2002 Australia)

Ninetynine - It's A Hard Life [The Atlantics]  ("Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968" 2002 Melbourne Australia)
The Double Agents - I Want, Need, Love You  [The Black Diamonds]  ("Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968" 2002 Australia)
The Cants - Saturday Date [Toni McCann]  ("Wild About You: A Tribute to the Australian Rock Underground 1963 - 1968" 2002 Australia)
Arirang - 10:15 Saturday Night [The Cure]  ("The Cure In Other Voices" 2016 Milan, Italy)
The Skating Party - Metal Baby [Teenage Fanclub]  ("TBTCI Loves TFC" 2016 Pennsylvania, USA)
Champanes - The Concept [Teenage Fanclub]  ("TBTCI Loves TFC" 2016 Washington, USA)
T Rex - Truck On (Tyke) [full-length master version]  ("Shadowhead" 2001 UK)
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Thinking About You  ("Sidewalk" 2013 California, USA)
Jeffertitti's Nile - Midnight Siren  (7" single 2011 California, USA)
Sidewalk Society - If Only  ("Venus, Saturn and the Crescent Moon" 2012 Long Beach, California USA)
Os Noctambulos - Watching You  (7" single [b-side to "Outsider"] 2015 Paris, France)
Dusty Mush - Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White  ("Psychotic Reaction" compilation 2015 Île-de-France, France)
Forever Pavot - Farfichat  ("Le Passeur d'Armes" 2014 Paris, France)
39th and the Nortons - Live and Let Live [Love]  ("Forever Changing" compilation 2103 Paris, France)
Orgasmo Sonore - François de Roubaix  ("Themes International: The Lost Tapes" 2016 Montreal, Canada)
Blondi's Salvation - Your Gold Mine  ("To Our Future" 2013 Nantes, France)
Interstellar Overdrive - K1  ("Epo" 2015 Rennes, France)
Joujou Jaguar - Even If I Could Drink All the Water From Mars  ("Demo #3" 2015 Paris, France)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Wow, how time flies when you have to catch up on blog entries ... I'm so far behind it's not funny! But catch up I will, so enough of my dribbling, here's the show from way back in early October... and onto the next one, post-haste...!

KAK - Trieulogy - I. Golgotha II. Mirage III. Rain ("KAK" LP 1969 Davis, California USA)
The Animated Egg - Sock It My Way  ("Animated Egg" LP 1968 USA)
Sullivan - Hashish Faction  (7" single 1966 France)
Les Papyvores - Le Papyvore (7" single 1967 France)
Stu Phillips - Skip To My Mary Lou  ("Hell's Angels on Wheels" LP 1966 USA)
Crimson Shadows - Even I Tell Lies  (7" single 1985 Vallingby, Sweden)
Dolkows - Silent Woods  ("Story of Robi & The Nudes" LP 1987 Sweden)
Hell's Preachers Inc - Courante  ("Supreme Psychedelic Underground" LP 1968)
The Chemistry Set - Elapsed Memories  (7" single 2014 UK)
The Orange Drop - Julia Dream [Pink Floyd]  ("Stoned In Love" 2016 Philadelphia USA)
Sidewalk Society - Shadows in the Sky  ("Venus, Saturn and the Crescent Moon" 2012 Long Beach, California USA)
Balduin - Everything  ("Choose Balduin" 2011 Switzerland)
Jacco Gardner - Notus  (7" single [b-side to "The End of August"] 2013 Netherlands)
Balduin - Wind In The Willows  ("Rainbow Tapes" 2009 Switzerland)
Graham Day and the Forefathers - 30-60-90  (7" single [b-side to "Love Me Lies"] 2014 UK)
Beaulieu Porch - Keep On Screaming  ("Beaulieu Porch" 2015 UK)
Chevalier Avant Garde - Young  (7" single 2011 Montreal, Canada)
Creatures of the Golden Dawn - It All Ends In Tears Anyway  ("Tripping" 2016 Pennysylvania, USA)
Dark Ocean Colours - When Both Our Worlds Collide  ("Active Listener Sampler #12" 2013 Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Diamond Incarnation - Spacespin  ("Scorpio 15" EP 2014 Taipei, Taiwan)
Los VV's - Fancy Car  ("EP Tape" cassette 2015 Paris, France)
Blondi's Salvation - Ventoline  ("Wisdom Whisper" 2014 Nantes, France)
Flavor Crystals - Ivan in The Park ("Three" 2012 Minnesota, USA)
Forever Pavot - Christophe Colombe  (7" single 2015, France)
Frankie and the Witchfingers - Merry Go Round  ("Active Listener Sampler #41" 2016 California, USA)
Buried Feather - Plates  ("Buried Feather" 2013 Melbourne, Australia)
Groovy Uncle - Wet Weekend  ("Persuaded" 2014 UK)
Happy Dagger - Waves  ("Happy Dagger" EP 2014 Portland, Oregon USA)
Orgasmo Sonore - Turkish Psych  ("Themes International: The Lost Tapes" 2016 Quebec, Canada)
Magic Shoppe - Time to Go  ("Reverberation" 2011 Boston, Massachusetts USA)
Jeffertitti's Nile - No One  ("The Electric Hour" 2014 LA California USA)
Prince Ruperts Drops - This Evening's Arms  ("Run Slow" 2012 Brooklyn, New York USA)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Technicolour Dreaming

Covers and Comps (cover versions and compilations, that is...) pretty much sums up this week's show, with both in abundance! And especially those of the Australian variety, such as "Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" and "Burn Your Fingers On The Sun", two classic double-CD psych comps which are now pretty hard to lay your hands on, unless you get lucky in the second-hand bins. The former release also features a disc of current (at the time) bands covering sixties Australian songs ... details of which can also be found in the accompanying book (of the same title) by Iain McIntyre, which also covers fashion, youth culture and society at large, and is still available from Wakefield Press. Unfortunately not many clips of these bands exist, so in some cases I've included an alternative song to give you an idea, in case you missed the show.

Marc Almond - Late Night [Syd Barrett]  ("The Madcap Laughs Again!" 2010 UK)
The Orange Drop - Juniper Pearl  ("Stoned In Love" 2016 Pennsylvania, USA)
Steve and the Board - The Giggle-Eyed Goo  ("The Complete Steve and the Board" 2016 Sydney, Australia)
6 Feet Under - Inspiration in My Head  ("6 Feet Under - In Retrospect [1969-70]" USA)
Jacques Du Tronc - Le Responsible  (7" single 1969 France)
The Legends - High Towers  ("The Legends - High Towers [1965-1973]" USA)
Christine Pilzer - Ah Hem Ho Hu Err  ("Cafe Creme" 7" EP 1967 France)
Peter Pan and the Good Fairies - Kaleidoscope  ("Garageaholic! Psychedelic! Outsider Music! (Arf Arf Audio Relic sampler)" 2008 (recorded 1968) USA)
biG GRunt - The Strain  (12" EP 2016 (recorded March 1970 on the John Peel Show) UK)
biG GRunt - Cyborg Signal (12" EP 2016 (recorded March 1970 on the John Peel Show) UK)
C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider  ("Trip Thru Hell" LP 1969 Minneapolis, Minnesota USA)
Die Dancing Bears - New York Valentine  (7" single 1982 Adelaide, Australia)
The Brats - We Love You [Rolling Stones]  ("Demo 1980 [Live at the Port Elliot Hotel]" 1980 (unreleased) Adelaide, Australia)
The Laurels - Turn on Your Mind  ("Mesozoic" 2011 Sydney,  Australia)
Intercontinental Playboys - Just Turn On  ("Just Turn On" 7" EP 2002 Sydney, Australia)
The Frantics - Farfisa  ("Antipodean Screams" 2003 Australia)
Blue Sunshine Minds - How Does it Feel?  ("Burn Your Fingers On The Sun" 2007 Australia)
The Great Apes - Sebastopol Street [Procession]  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Mid State Orange - Moving in A  Circle [The Executives]  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
The Black Ryder - Rise  ("Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride" 2009 Sydney, Australia)
Thee Pink Stainless Tail - Gottzar  ("The Sky's A Soft Target" 2003 Melbourne, Australia)
Sand Pebbles - A Thousand Flowers  ("Atlantis Regrets Nothing" 2006 Melbourne, Australia)
Green Circles - Given Time  ("Brass Knobs and Bevelled Edges [And in 23 Different Positions]" 2003 Adelaide, Australia)
Richard In Your Mind - The New Sun  ("The Future Prehistoric" 2007 Sydney, Australia)
Thee Psycho Delmatics - Whoopee-Do  ("Lush, Plush and Flush" 2000 Australia)
Belles Will Ring - Lantern Of Black Light  ("Burn Your Fingers On The Sun" 2007 Sydney, Australia)
3DTV - The Neon Distortion  ("Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute to the Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-70" 2006, Australia)
The Alohas - Kooksville  ("Get Leid With" 2000 Sydney, Australia)
The Sun Blindness - A Trip In The Painted World  ("Like Pearly Clouds" 2008 Melbourne, Australia)
Ian Wettenhall - Pirate Lies  ("Antipodean Screams" 2003 Australia)