The PopCulteer
November 19, 2021

Friday brings a brand-new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to The AIR. Sort of. It’s a long story.  The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player at the top right column of this blog if you’re reading on a desktop.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a very special mixtape episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat that salutes one of my favorite bands in the world, DEVO. If that seems familiar to you, you might be remembering that there was a special mixtape episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat featuring DEVO that just debuted in January. I was ecstatic to have a two-hour mixtape of one of my all-time favorite bands.

What I didn’t know at the time was that Sydney had produced and recorded and assembled her DEVO mixtape episode when a power surge in London took out her computer, and the show and its playlist were lost. Being the solid pro that she is, Sydney quickly went to a backup computer and assembled a replacment show from memory, and that became episode 66 of BEC.

Just last week, the fine IT people at Haversham Recording Institute managed to resurrect the drive from that once-thought-deceased computer, and they retrieved the “lost” DEVO mixtape episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. Sydney offered it to me, and being a huge fan of DEVO, I jumped at the chance.

And that explains why there are two different DEVO mixtape episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, with quite a bit of overlap, and no references to each other.

Yet…it still sounds great, and besides, we’re all DEVO, Dad.

Just check out the playlist to see how spectacularly DEVO this show is…

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“Jocko Homo (Hardcore Version)”
“Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy”
“Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Gettin’)”
“Come Back Jonee”
“Uncontrollable Urge”
“Timing X”
“Strange Pursuit”
“Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA”
“Secret Agent Man”
“Girl U Want”
“Freedom of Choice”
“Gates Of Steel”
“Be Stiff”
“Whip It”
“Don’t You Know”
“Going Under”
“Beautiful World”
“Pity You”
“Jerkin’ Back and Forth”
“Working In A Coal Mine”
“Peek A Boo”
“That’s Good”
“I Desire”
“Big Mess”
“Here To Go”
“Are You Experienced”
“Puppet Boy”
“Please Please”
“Turn Around”
“Freedom of Choice Theme (Live)”
“General Boy Visits Apocalypse Now”
“Jocko Homo”

At some point, we’ll play these episodes back-to-back, just to mess with you.

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.

That’s what’s on The AIR Friday, and that is this week’s PopCulteer.   The 2021 PopCult Gift Guide will return with toys later on Friday. Check this blog for fresh content every single freakin’ day. I’m cool like that.