Memphis Mystery Train Set List: April 26, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 26th 2012 1373 0

Pledge week is over and things are back to normal on the Mystery Train (which means that I'm back to hanging out alone with my records). Thanks to everyone who donated to keeping volunteer radio alive in Memphis.

That said, I do have a special show coming up on May 10. It's the Thursday before Mothers Day, which means that I'll be doing my annual "Your Mom" theme show. And this year, I've got a special guest – my mom. Think of questions for her, then call in and ask them. She's promised to be agreeable.

The View, Memphis, Tenn.

Here's what I played on this week's Memphis Mystery Train. The local tracks are marked with an asterisk and my notes are in italics:

*Reigning Sound – We Repel Each Other
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Old 97s – Rollerskate Skinny (ed. – Roller skating made me skinny.)
*Coach and Four – Tiger High 85
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down – Good Bye Good Luck (ed. – This has been on repeat this week.)
*Roy Orbison – I Give Up
Ray Charles – I Got a Woman
Bert Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (ed. – Bacharach is awesome. I don't care what anyone says.)
Hot Hot Heat – This Town
Clem Snide – Action
Pulp – Disco 2000
The Exciters – He's Got the Power
Kaiser Cheifs – Everyday, I Love You Less and Less
Langley Schools Music Project – I'm Into Something Good (ed. – So creepy! So amazing! It's elementary schoolers singing songs that are way too mature for them.)
Love Language – Heart to Tell
They Might Be Giants – Yeh Yeh
Sleater-Kinney – You're No Rock'n'Roll Fun
The Living End – Roll On

Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi
Kimya Dawson – So Nice, So Smart (ed. – I'll tell you that I love you, then I'll tear your world apart.)
Magnetic Fields – Crazy for You (But Not That Crazy)
Destroyer – Painter in Your Pocket
Dum Dum Girls – Bhang, Bhang, I'm a Burnout
Amy Winehouse – It's My Party (and I'll Cry If I Want To)
*Harlan T. Bobo – I'm Your Man
Ghost World Soundtrack – Jaan Pechehan Ho
Tough and Lovely – Right Under Your Nose
Andrew WK – Party Party Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Pin
Best Coast – Happy
Pixies – Letter to Memphis
Sondre Lerche – Modern Nature
France Gall – Poupee de Cire, Poupee de Son
New Pornographers – Broken Breads
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Sixteen Tons
Tennis – Baltimore
Those Darlins – DUI or Die
The Hold Steady – Party Pit

You can catch the Memphis Mystery Train live every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on 89.9 FM in 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. ian says:

    Re:Langley Schools Music Project.  you might enjoy this, New York  PS22 chorus singing a little Cure song.

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