The PopCulteer
August 21, 2020

It’s another short PopCulteer this week as we focus on a new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat on The AIR.

A few weeks ago in this space I told you about a great new documentary on Showtime about The Go Gos. It’s helped folks form a new appreciation of this pioneering all-woman group.

Well, the documentary, titled “The Go Gos” has made it all the way across the pond to our friends at Haversham Recording Institute, and this week Sydney Fileen devotes her entire program to Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine and the music of The Go Gos on a brand-new Sydney’s Big Electric Cat Friday afternoon on The AIR.  You can hear this show and more Friday on The AIR website, or just click on this embedded radio player…

Friday afternoon at 3 PM, with generous replay options throughout the next week, you can hear all sorts of Go Go-riffic treats, including their entire first album, a rare live concert, Go Gos songs sung by other artists and all of their greatest hits. Sydney Fileen is back from her summer staycation holiday, complete with an air-conditioning cold and a stack of New Wave records, and this week she salutes The Go Gos.

Check out this playlist:

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The Go Gos “Vacation”
Fun Boy Three “Our Lips Are Sealed”
The Go Gos “Cool Jerk”
The Textones “Vacation”
The Textones “We Don’t Get Along”
The Go Gos “Beatnick Beach”
The Go Gos “Mercenary”

The Go Gos Beauty and the Beat album:
“Our Lips Are Sealed”
“How Much More”
“Lust to Love”
“This Town”
“We Got the Beat”
“Fading Fast”
“You Can’t Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can’t Sleep)”
“Skidmarks on My Heart”
“Can’t Stop the World”

The Go Gos “Head Over Heels”

The Go Gos Live At The Greek:
1 “Head Over Heels”
2 “Our Lips Are Sealed”
3 “Forget That Day”
4 “We Got The Beat”
5 “Turn To You”
6 “Tonite”
7 “You Thought”
8 “Yes Or No”
9 “I’m With You”
10 “This Town”
11 “Can’t Stop The World”
12 “Vacation / I’m The Only One”

The Go Gos “We Got The Beat (Stiff Records version”
Jane Wiedlin “Our Lips Are Sealed (unplugged)”

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. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

And that is it for this week’s PopCulteer. As always, check back for fresh content every day, including all our regular features.