Memphis Mystery Train Set List: February 8, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 9th 2012 1130 0

During today's show, I got both a phone call asking "Is the theme today weird cover songs?" and a text demanding to know "good God, what are you making me listen to?"

So, really, a typical Thursday morning at WEVL.

WEVL Logo, Memphis, Tenn.

Here's what I played on this week's Memphis Mystery Train, with the local tracks marked with an asterisk: 

Little Johnny and the Silvertones – Rock 'TilThe End of Time
Egyptians – The Party Stomp
Yo La Tengo – Watch Out for Me Ronnie
Loretta Lynn – These Boots are Made for Walkin'
White Stripes – We Are Going to Be Friends
Archie Bell and the Drells – We Are Going to Be Friends
Belle & Sebastian – She's Losing It
*Tav Falco – Funnel of Love
Detroit Cobras – My Baby Loves the Secret Agent
Billy Bragg and Wilco – She Came Along to Me
*Jack Oblivian – Girl on the Beach
Black Kids – I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
The DBs – Love is for Lovers
Arrah and the Ferns – Soldier Ghost
Patty and the Emblems – Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
Mynabirds – Let the Record Go
Rosemary Clooney – Corazon de Melon
Magnetic Fields – Three Way
Real Estate – Wonder Years
Sam Cooke – (What a) Wonderful World
The Smiths – Still Ill

The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
New Pornographers – Jackie Dressed in Cobras
Those Darlins – Who's That Knockin' at My Window
*The Subteens – You May Be Right
*Automusik – Industrial Work Song
The Ettes – We Repel Each Other
Ramones – Glad to See You Go
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Silver Jews – Random Rules
Ikettes – Trouble on My Mind
Thao – Body
*Harlan T. Bobo – Too Much Love
The Vaccines – If You Wanna
They Might Be Giants – Twisting
The Sonics – Strychnine
Sundown Pete & Margie Lane – You Can Have Him When I'm Gone
Why – Sand Dollars
The Strokes – Hard to Explain
David Bowie – Life on Mars

The Memphis Mystery Train airs every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. through 10 a.m. on WEVL, Memphis' only volunteer radio station. If you missed the Mystery Train this morning, you can catch it when it re-airs tomorrow from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 89.9 WEVL Memphis or online at

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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