112: Lost Highway

Here’s a new episode of Lost Highway, our show that explores the origins of roots rock, alt-country, and Americana in the 1980s underground rock scene. This time around its the Mekons, The Gun Club, Beat Rodeo, Railroad Jerk, The Reivers, Gallon Drunk, The Handsome Family, Palace Brothers, Cowboy Junkies, The Blasters, and Mojo Nixon, who reminds us that he ain’t gonna piss in no jar. Plus covers of Tammy Wynette and Gene Clark!


  1. Railroad Jerk — Yes Baby
  2. The Reivers — Almost Home
  3. Yo La Tengo — Tried So Hard
  4. Cowboy Junkies — To Love Is To Bury
  5. Palace Brothers — Idle Hands Are The Devil’s Playthings
  6. The Handsome Family — Arlene
  7. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper — I Ain’t Gonna Piss In No Jar
  8. The Pistons — Misery
  9. Green On Red — Sorry Naomi
  10. The Gun Club — Mother Of Earth
  11. The Silver Jews — Rebel Jew
  12. Let’s Active — Route 67
  13. The Blasters — Barn Burning
  14. Gallon Drunk — May The Earth Open Here
  15. Mekons — The Curse
  16. Tex & The Horseheads — Bartender Sam
  17. Meat Puppets — Mountain Line
  18. Beat Rodeo — Who’s Gonna Be Around
  19. Screamin’ Sirens — Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad