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 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)

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