Memphis Mystery Train Set List: April 5, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 5th 2012 1414 0

Here's a fun fact that I learned while planning my show this week: when our hero Dolly Parton was about 5 years old, she wrote a song called "Life Doesn't Matter Much to Me." Yep.

Eight Days, WEVL, Memphis, Tenn.

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

R.E.M. – Exhuming McCarthy
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
*Wendy Rene – Bar-B-Q
Sweet Serenades – Mona Lee
Young Fresh Fellows – Taco Wagon
Black Keys – Have Love, Will Travel
Rosemary Clooney – It Had Better Be Tonight
Best Coast – Our Deal
*Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely
Amanda Palmer – Leeds United
Bishop Allen – The News From Your Bed
Jens Lekman – I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration
Gino Washington – Come Monkey With Me
The Decemberists – Song for Myla Goldberg
Camera Obscura – I Need All the Friends I Can Get
Ray Charles – Unchain My Heart
Magnetic Fields – I Don't Want to Get Over You
Neko Case – Rated X
Replacements – Can't Hardly Wait

Devo – Whip It
Sondre Lerche – She's Fantastic
The Fabulettes – Try the Worryin' Way
St. Vincent – Marry Me
Spoon – The Way We Get By
Violent Femmes – Kiss Off
*Reigning Sound – Tennessee
She and Him – Riding in My Car
Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat
Those Darlins – Night Jogger
Anna Karina – Roller Girl
Homer and Jethro – Hernando's Hideaway
Frightened Rabbit – Living in Color
Why – Sanddollars
Dolly Parton – Dumb Blonde
Harvey Danger – Happiness Writes White
*Compulsive Gamblers – Stop and Think It Over
Ween – Stay Forever
The Vaccines – Wetsuit

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:


    Was told by Nikki Darlin’, ‘Best Coast’ would be opening for Those Darlins’ / US / entire month of July… TD is undertaking a massive endeavor, now, through the EU ~~ until end of May.

    Best Coast has a classic garage sound with taste of surf-punk flavor in the mix. The video for your selection, ‘Our Deal’, was directed by none other than Drew Barrymore!

    Excellent choice, today; here is a link with their summer dates: lp

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