Sydney’s Big Electric Cat returns to The AIR Friday after an extended hiatus. Listen to Sydney Fileen spin the hits of the post-modern age at The AIR website, or on this glossy, shiny embedded player…

Our friends at Haversham Recording Institute have been swamped all year long (which is why your PopCulteer is temporarily hosting Prognosis), but even with the Royal Wedding eating up their time, they have returned with Sydney Fileen’s labor of love, The Big Electric Cat.

This week Sydney brings you a mix of hits, album cuts and unjustly-overlooked bands from the ten-year period of 1976 to 1986, when the best music in the world was made. Take look at this playlist:

The Cars “You’re All I Got Tonight”
The Producers “Back To Basics”
Jerry Dammers “Riot City”
The Style Council “Have You Ever Had It Blue”
NENA “Ecstacy”
DEVO “Through Being Cool”
Souixsie and the Banshees “This Wheel’s On Fire”
The Beat Farmers “Beat Generation”
The Human League “Love Action”
The Men “I Don’t Depend On You”
Kate Bush “Cloudbusting”
Tears For Fears “Mad World”
XTC “All Along The Watchtower”
Cheap Trick “Dream Police”
Heaven 17 “At The Height Of The Fighting”
The Smiths “The Queen Is Dead”
Madness “Shut Up”
The Go Gos “Beneath The Blue Sky”
Mobiles “Climbing Frame”
Ian Dury and the Blockheads “Wake Up and Make Love To Me (demo)”
The Contradictions “Life and Death”
Echo and the Bunnymen “Nocturnal Me”
Jona Lewie “You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties”
Bow Wow Wow “Chihauhau”
The Clash “Magnificent Seven”

You can hear Sydney’s Big Electric Cat Friday at 3 PM, Saturday at 3 PM, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.