The PopCulteer
October 21, 2022

Okay, so you can blame the sudden resignation of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, for today’s new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat being a mixtape.

You’ll get a new episode of BEC Friday afternoon on The AIR.  You can hear this two-hour block of primo New Wave Music on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

However, Sydney Fileen only had time to record one quick intro for the show, before heading off to do what our friends at Haversham do full time–report on British goings-on for International markets. Sydney had put a lot of time into choosing this week’s playlist and planned on dropping in all sorts of informative trivia and other cool facts during the show, but she simply didn’t have time.

So she recorded her intro and left it to Nigel Pye to finish producing the show, and Sydney also picked a couple of extra songs for the end of the program to cover up the missing time from her not doing the full announce job.

Plus she made sure that I would run the playlist  here, so that her listeners can see what she played. So here that is…

BEC 097
Tim Scott “Swear”
The The “This Is The Day”
The Waitresses “No Guilt”
The Railway Children “Music Stop”
The Stranglers “No More Heroes”
The Light “Contrasting Strangers”
Slow Children “President Am I”
The Teardrop Explodes “When I Dream”
Vilent Femmes “Blister In The Sun”
Til Tuesday “Love In A Vacuum”
The Suburbs “Love Is The Law”
The Woodentops “Wheels Turning”
Cause and Effect “You Think You Know Her”
Yazoo “State Farm”
Joe Jackson “You Can’t Get What You Want”
Replacements “Bastards of Young”
Shriekback “Nemesis (Dance Mix)”
Sugarcubes “Coldsweat”
The Clash “Charlie Don’t Surf”
The Darling Buds “Let’s Go Round There”
Stan Ridgeway “Drive, She Said”
The Dead Milkmen “You’ll Dance To Anything”
Remain In Silence “Moments of Decadence”
Vicious Pink “Fetish”
The Cure “In Between Days”
Tones On Tail “Christian Says”
Ministry “Anything For You”
The Swinging Erudites “Walk With An Erection”
Toy Dolls “Nellie The Elephant”

Sydney was rather irritated at the timing of this week’s news, and I think she demonstrated her annoyance with the choice of the last couple of songs in the show.  It’s safe to assume that next week the Haversham programs will be repeats.

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon,  Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

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