Memphis Mystery Train Set List: August 23, 2012

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 23rd 2012 1867 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:

Headphones, WEVL, Memphis

The Clash – I Fought the Law
The Egyptians – Party Stomp
Guided By Voices – Glad Girls
The Specials – A Message to You, Rudy
Mynabirds – Let the Record Go
Detroit Cobras – I Wanna Holler (But the Town's Too Small)
Why – Simeon's Dilemma (ed. – I've listened to this least 50 times this week.)
The Jennifers – Oh Caroline
The Supremes – Ain't That Good News
*River City Tanlines – I'm a Damn Dog
They Might Be Giants – Til My Head Falls Off
Elvis Costello – 45 (ed. – A happy little song about record shopping.)
Sweet Serenades – Mona Lee
Rilo Kiley – Teenage Love Song
Vampire Weekend – Horchata
Wanda Jackson – Don'a Wanna
*Willie Mitchell – Wade in the Water
Beach Boys – Sloop John B

James – Laid
Hold Steady – Your Little Hood Rat Friend
Those Darlins – Wild One
*Jack Oblivian – Girl on the Beach (ed. – I was trying to work my way out of a bad mood.)
Bill Malonee – Sweetness and Light
Black Keys – Howlin' for You
Magnetic Fields – I Don't Want to Get Over You
Belle and Sebastian – I'm a Cuckoo
Anna Karina – Roller Girl
Talking Heads – And She Was (ed. – I found this on 45 over the weekend.)
Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
*Coach and Four – Tiger High '85
Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun
Spoon – Me and the Bean
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland 1945
Thao – Good Bye Good Luck
Okkervil River – No Key, No Plan (ed. – to everyone who's doing what they really like and getting paid for it.)

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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