It’s time for another very brief PopCulteer.We fell behind a bit here at the blog because of the technical issues earlier in the week, so today we just have the one item for you. Rest assured that there will be another extra post later this weekend, as we play catch-up with a new edition of The PopCult Bookshelf.
Today we have a new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to plug on The AIR. This is our two-hour, weekly New Wave Music showcase, presented from London by legendary pirate radio broadcaster, Sydney Fileen.
You can tune in today at 3 PM to hear Sydney’s Big Electric Cate at The AIR website, or just click on this cool little embedded player…
On today’s debut show, in addition to a healthy smattering of New Wave hits and misses, Sydney salutes the movie, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, the Roger Corman musical about a girl who wants The Ramones to perform at her high school. In the second hour of this week’s Big Electric Cat, Sydney plays several tracks from the soundtrack LP, including cuts by Nick Lowe and DEVO, as well as six songs by The Ramones.
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, Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM and Thursday at Noon, exclusively on The AIR.
Here’s this week’s playlist…
XTC “Are You Receiving Me”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Welcome To The Pleasuredome”
Payolas “I Am A City”
Madness “Driving In My Car”
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Dear Prudence”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions “High Fidelity”
The Cars “Good Times Roll”
Gary Numan “Conversation (live)”
The Hitmen “Eyes Open”
Auckland Walk “Instant Pictures”
The Dickies “She Loves Me Not”
The Beat “Mirror In The Bathroom”
Ramones “Rock N Roll High School”
The Plaey Brothers “Come On Let’s Go”
Nick Lowe “So It Goes”
DEVO “Come Back Johnee”
Eddie and the Hot Rods “Teenage Depression”
Ramones “Ramones Medley”
Ultravox “Someone Else’s Clothes”
The Producers “Dear John”
Jane Weildin and Sparks “Cool Places”
The Teardrop Expolodes “When I Dream”
Oingo Boingo “You Really Got Me”
The Clash “I’m Not Down”
That is our sole item this week. Later this weekend we plan to post a book review, and you can come back for all our regular features as we do our best to provide fresh content every day (when the servers are working, that is).