Mystery Train #35

Force of gravity edition

A quiet ride in the depths of the human soul. Mellow on the outside, sharp and dangerous on the inside.
Music by The Specials, A-ha, Angus & Julia Stone, Bill Evans, Françoise Hardy, Nick Drake, Frédéric Chopin, Spiritualized, Free, Delaney & Bonnie And Friends et al.

Mystery Train #30

Behind the glass edition

As a child you stood behind your window at night, wondering about the marvels outside the glass -marvels you would someday know. As a grownup you may find yourself at the other side of the glass, looking at -and longing for- that wide-eyed amazement of a child safely dreaming about life.
Featured artists include Reverend Horton Heat, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Waits, Howlin’ Wolf, The Shaolin Afronauts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, God Is An Astronaut, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Lucio Battisti et al.

Mystery Train #26

Spring’s dark womb edition

This show, broadcast on the 1st of May, deals with several aspects of spring: the death and resurrection myths of Easter, flowers that bloom and die, the workers’ struggle, love sprouting, joy and depression amidst beauty.
It features music by Joan Baez, John Lennon, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, Illegal Operation, Traffic, Chromatics, John Lurie, Moloko, Joao Gilberto et al.

Mystery Train #19

So, what’s that sex thing? edition

The One where Mystery Train tells you everything you always wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask -with the help of some damn hot songs, of course!
Sexiness is spread by Queens Of The Stone Age, Donna Summer, Beyoncé, Sade, The Who, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Liz Phair, Tricky, Mary & The Boy, Kylie Minogue, Chrysta Bell & David Lynch et al.

Mystery Train #18

Que sera sera edition

A musical trip through life’s surprises and our own attempts to roll with the punches.
Featured artists include The Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Gal Costa, The Knife, Daft Punk, Tame Impala, Hawkwind, Gene Clark, Shigeru Umebayashi et al.

Mystery Train #13

There will be gunshots edition

This show is all about guns and shootings -both literally and metaphorically. It goes from spaghetti western bad asses to violent cityscapes. Featuring artists like Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Maurizio Graf, The Clash, Ice T & Bodycount, Kate Bush, Ennio Morricone, Bill Withers, Throwing Muses, U2, M.I.A. et al.

Mystery Train #10

We’ll pull through edition

This broadcast is about hope and perseverance, about keeping on and waiting for better things to come, about doing your best in the face of adversity. Each and every song reflects some aspect of hoping and not giving up -and many Vaperadio dj’s were asked to contribute to this selection. It features Survivor, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Sam Cooke, Leonard Cohen, Elton John, R.E.M., Florence + The Machine, The Rolling Stones, The Beta Band, Monty Python et al.