Mystery Train #100

A hundred edition

A celebratory show, dedicated to all the listeners that followed Mystery Train in 100 rides!
Featured artists include Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Irene Cara, Primal Scream, Ocean Colour Scene, N.W.A, Alain Bashung, Pixies, Andrew VanWyngarden, Faithless, Sma Rag Da et al.

Mystery Train #99

Change of weather edition

This show faces the coming rain, the falling of the leaves and the chilling winds. We’re in an autumn mood here, slowly getting ready for what lies ahead.
Featured artists include Richmond Fontaine, Curtis Harding, Odetta, F. J. McMahon, Jim Sullivan, Ethan Hawke, Robert Wyatt, Nikos Xilouris, Cristina Donà, Steven Wilson, The Shins et al.

Mystery Train #97

Night in the city edition

The one where we go for a night ride deep in the city’s backstreets.
Fellow riders include Rickie Lee Jones, Merry Clayton, Lush, Steppenwolf, The Cars, Ratso & Yasmine Hamdan, Thom York, Jennifer Warnes, Supertramp, Zeid and The Wings, Porno For Pyros et al.

Mystery Train #96

Different view edition

This show is a kind of a lens, it’s made to look at things from a different view.
Guest opticians include Dido, Guy Clark, Cowboy Junkies, Irma Thomas, Marianne Faithfull, Magazine, Sixto Rodriguez, The Everly Brothers, John Cale, The Smithereens et al.

Mystery Train #95

Free fall edition

Songs about taking a leap of faith and free falling to a new stage in life.
Including artists like Pixies, The Pretty Things, Anita Lane, Cocteau Twins, Kacy & Clayton, Jenny Lewis, Lakis Papadopoulos, Stereognosis, No Blues, Blind Faith, The Velvelettes, Vaya Con Dios et al.

Mystery Train #92

Far away edition

A show that might take you far away from your everyday life.
Featured artists include Jim Ford, D/troit, St Francis Hotel, Karen Dalton, Linda Perhacs, Lavrentis Machairitsas, Spiritualized, Whyte Horses, The Pastels, Beastie Boys, Angus & Julia Stone et al.

Steve Winwood can’t find his way home

Sound discoveries #2

Steve Winwood‘s Can’t Find My Way Home first appeared in Blind Faith‘s eponymous 1969 album. I’ll keep it short: in my opinion it’s one of the best songs ever recorded. It’s one of many peaks in Winwood’s long and awe-inspiring career, but this one holds a special place in my heart.

I was glad to discover this solo, acoustic rendition of his song. Just his voice, his guitar playing and the occasional crackling of a log in the fire. A great artist revisiting an old masterpiece.

Mystery Train #91

Before and after edition

A show that travels back and forth in time, before and after the end of summer -and any life change, really..
Featuring songs by The Vibrators, Blondie, Thompson Twins, Elvis Costello and The Roots, Tim Maia, Holly Golightly, The Feelies, Durul Gence, Dengue Fever, The Black Heart Procession, Spain et al.

Mystery Train #90

Close encounters edition

This show is all about UFOs, flying saucers and aliens. Watch the skies and listen to the music!
Guest ufologists include Billy Lee Riley, Pixies, Ramones, Hüsker Dü, Klaatu, Margot & The Nuclear So And So’s, Parliament, The Stranglers, Ella Fitzgerald, Blink-182, Sufjan Stevens, UFO et al.