Memphis Mystery Train Set List: March 8, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 8th 2012 1359 0

Here’s what I played on this week’s Memphis Mystery Train. As always, the local tracks are noted with an asterisk:

Window at WEVL, Memphis, Tenn.

Ramones – Rockaway Beach
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
Sondre Lerche – Modern Nature
Wilco – Candy Floss
What Four – I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy
Magnetic Fields – Meaningless
Violent Femmes – Please Do Not Go
Thao – Swimming Pools
Saul Williams – List of Demands (Reparations)
Those Darlins – Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
They Might Be Giants – She's Actual Size
New Pornographers – Electric Version
Old 97s – Bloomington
Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys – Miss Molly
The Jewels – Opportunity
The Vaccines – Wetsuit
Vampire Weekend – Bryn
Silver Jews – Honk If You're Lonely
The Gories – Nitroglycerine
Jonathan Richman – That Summer Feeling

Run DMC – It's Tricky
Surfer Blood – Fast Jabroni
Yo La Tengo – Here Comes My Baby
Wanda Jackson – My Big Iron Skillet
*Detroit Cobras – Bad Girl (ed. – Marked local because it's a cover of an Oblivians song.)
The Clash – Janie Jones
Belle and Sebastian – She's Losing It
The Goodies – Sophisticated Boom Boom
Arrah and the Ferns – Waterproof Gold Watch
Grampall Jookabox – The Girl Ain't Preggers
Billy Bragg – Help Save the Youth of America
Wild Flag – Romance
Franz Ferdinand – Words So Leisured
Bobby Fuller – Let Her Dance
*Big Star – Thirteen
Carmen McRae – Whatever Lola Wants
XTC – Earn Enough for Us
Jens Lekman – Postcard to Nina
Tough and Lovely – More, More, More
Loretta Lynn – If You're Not Gone Too Long

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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  1. Len Pipkin says:

    Bless you, my child, for spinning the Old 97s, singing, ‘Bloomington’… Each legendary in it’s own right …”Wanting to harden your heart, but not being allowed to do so”… Is that art imitating life, or, life imitating art? Irrespective of which it’s timeless.


    Kudos for putting Big Star, the Detroit Cobras and the Silver Jews on weekly set list!!

    PS: Next time I see or speak to you, say two simple words: Those Darlins… I have MAJOR scoop!


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