The PopCulteer
December 11, 2020

Friday On The AIR

It’s time to head to sunny Australia, where they celebrate Christmas in the summer and keep ‘Roos and Wallabees as pets for a special mixtape tribute on Sydney’s Big Electric Cat Friday afternoon on The AIR. You can hear this show on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player at the top right column.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen takes us down under for a two-hour blast of the finest of Australian (with just a little New Zealand added in for the heck of it) New Wave Music.

Ms. Fileen takes a moment to clear up some confusion first. While her name is indeed, “Sydney,” she tells us that she is London born and bred. Sydney proceeds to treat us to music from Divinyls, Split Enz, Flash & The Pan, Icehouse, Midnight Oil, The Church, The Saints, Jimmy Barnes, and more. In the second hour Sydney brings us the soundtrack of the 1987 music documentary “Australian Made,” which presents some of the top Aussie bands of the day recorded performing live.

Check out this outstanding playlist…

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Men At Work “Down Under”
INXS “What You Need”
Models “Barbados”
Divinyls “I Touch Myself”
Split Enz “I Got You”
Flash & The Pan “Midnight Man”
Icehouse “Hey Little Girl”
Midnight Oil “Beds Are Burning”
Pseudo Echo “Funkytown”
Sports “Black Stockings (for Chelsea)”
Helicopter “Green Gang”
Beargarden “Bright Penny”
The Church “Under The Milky Way”
Real Life “Catch Me I’m Falling”
INXS “Intro” / “Melting the Sun”
Jimmy Barnes “Ride the Night Away”
The Triffids “Wide Open Road”
I’m Talking “Lead the Way”
The Saints “Ghost Ships”
Divinyls “Only Lonely”
Divinyls “Temperamental”
Models “Let’s Kiss”
Models “Out of Mind, Out of Sight”
INXS “Burn for You”
Jimmy Barnes “Lessons in Love”
INXS “What You Need”
INXS “The Loved One”
Jimmy Barnes “Working Class Man”
INXS, Jimmy Barnes & a few friends “Good Times”

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. 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.

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