72: Lost Highway

Here’s a new episode of Lost Highway, our show dedicated to the beginnings of roots rock, alt-country, and Americana in underground rock. This time around we’ll hear from The Beat Farmers, The Long Ryders (pictured), Uncle Tupelo, Ass Ponys, Freakwater, The Jayhawks, The Silos, Lambchop, Mojo Nixon, and several others. Plus, Yo La Tengo covering the Flamin’ Groovies, Spectrum covering Bo Diddley, and Nick Cave covering Lefty Frizzell!


  1. The Long Ryders — (Sweet) Mental Revenge
  2. Lambchop — Let’s Go Bowling
  3. The Silos — Mary’s Getting Married
  4. Beck — Modesto
  5. Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper — Wide Open
  6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — Long Black Veil
  7. Velvet Elvis — When It Comes
  8. Spectrum — It’s Alright
  9. Yo La Tengo — You Tore Me Down
  10. Arthur Russell — Close My Eyes
  11. The Jayhawks — Settled Down Like Rain
  12. Uncle Tupelo — No Sense In Lovin’
  13. Palace Brothers — Ohio River Boat Song
  14. Freakwater — Dream Girl
  15. Velvet Crush — Why Not Your Baby
  16. The Beat Farmers — Bigger Stones
  17. Ass Ponys — Place Out There