The PopCulteer
June 17, 2022

With your PopCulteer on the road to Wheeling for The Marx Toy Convention, today we have a belated birthday edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat to tell you about.  If you are a fan of one Susan Jane Ballion, then perk up your ears because you’ll get two full hours of Siouxsie & The Banshees Friday afternoon on The AIR.  The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

At 2 PM, we have an encore episode of Mel Larch’s DISCO showcase, MIRRORBALL! Mel will return with a very special new episode next week. You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 PM (kicking off a mini-marathon), Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, on Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, Sydney Fileen delivers a special mixtape edition of her show that presents two full hours of the New Wave era music of Siouxsie & The Banshees, including tracks from their first ten studio releases.

This episode of the show was originally slated to debut on May 27th,  which was birthday number 65 for Siouxsie Sue, but the death of Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher the day before caused Sydney to put this show on the backburner while she assembled her tribute to Fletch.

Still, Siouxsie is such an important figure that The Big Electric Cat had to become a belated birthday present for one of the most influential women in rock music.

Take a peek at this impressive playlist…

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Siouxsie’s Birthday Party

“Helter Skelter”
“Jigsaw Feeling”
“Nicotine Stain”
“Premature Burial”
“The Lord’s Prayer”
“Night Shift”
“She’s A Carnival”
“Painted Bird”
“Dear Prudence”
“Red Over White”
“Cities In Dust (Eruption Mix)”
“The Unrest”
“This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both of Us”
“Hall of Mirrors”
“Strange Fruit”
“The Passenger”
“The Killing Jar”
“Turn to Stone”
“Peek A Boo”

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. Check back every day for fresh content and loads of or regular features.