Memphis Mystery Train Set List: August 30, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 30th 2012 1474 0

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

Death Ray Music, WEVL, Memphis, Tenn.

*Viva L'American Death Ray Music – Miss America (What Goes On)
The Egyptians – The Party Stomp
Allo Darlin – Polaroid Song
Buffalo Springfield – Mr. Soul
New Pornographers – Silver Jenny Dollar
*Al Green – I Want to Hold Your Hand
*Alex Chilton – Boogie Shoes (ed. – This "Boogie Shoes" > original "Boogie Shoes".)
Silver Jews – Let's Not and Say We Did
Belle and Sebastian – You're Just a Baby
Pavement – Two States (ed. – Two skates! Two plates! Make up your own words.)
*Jack Oblivian – Ain't Got No Money
Bobby Bare, Jr. – Dropkick Me, Jesus (ed. – because the football starts today.)
Magnetic Fields – Meaningless
The Clash – Spanish Bombs
Jookabox – You Cried Me
Jens Lekman – A Sweet Summers Night on Hammer Hill
Four Seasons – Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Arrah and the Ferns – Problems
Billy Bragg – Greetings to the New Brunette

David Bowie – Suffragette City (ed. – The start of the holy and rare city trifecta.)
Black Joe Lewis – Booty City
Loretta Lynn – Fist City
Rosemary Clooney – Botch-a-Me
*Cory Branan- Karen's Song
*Snowglobe – Regine
Old 97s – Roller Skate Skinny
REM – The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
Ramones – Jackie is a Punk
Patty and the Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
They Might Be Giants – Lucky Ball and Chain (ed. – Look out for five-foot-tall women.)
New York Dolls – I'm So Fabulous
Buddy Holly – Rave On
Those Darlins – Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
Yo La Tengo – Little Honda
The Raveonettes – My Boyfriend's Back
Thao – Swimming Pools
Elvis Costello – Wave a White Flag
Why – Fatalist Palmistry
*Big Star – Thank You Friends
Decemberists – Sons and Daughters

You can catch the Memphis Mystery Train live every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. and when it re-airs on Monday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 89.9 FM in Memphis or online at

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