Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Songs The Chesterfield Kings Taught Us

Mal Thursday presents two hours of songs covered at one time or another by The Chesterfield Kings (1976-2009), rockin' rarities interpreted by the various incarnations of the Rochester, NY-based band. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 19 February 2015.

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THE GREAT SCOTS: I Ain't No Miracle Worker
THE SONICS: The Hustler
THE ROGUES: You Better Look Now
THE TURTLES: Outside Chance
THE PAINTED SHIP: Little White Lies
ZAKARY THAKS: Won't Come Back
THE CHOIR: I'm Going Home
Expo 2000/No Way Out
THE EXOTICS: Come with Me
THE COACHMEN: 99th Floor (demo)
THE MOURNING REIGN: Satisfaction Guaranteed
LITTLE PHIL & THE NIGHT SHADOWS: 60 Second Swinger (live)
THE YOUNG TYRANTS: She Just Don't Got the Right
THE TROGGS: I Can Only Give You Everything
THE ROLLING STONES: I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys
THE ELITE: My Confusion
THE LAVENDER HOUR: I've Got a Way with Girls
THE BAD SEEDS: A Taste of the Same
THE BARONS: Don't Burn It
LARRY & THE BLUE NOTES: Night of the Sadist
THE SPIDERS: Don't Blow Your Mind
ALICE COOPER: You Drive Me Nervous
LYRES: Help You Ann
THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND: Misty Lane/I'm Not Like Everybody Else
THE KINKS: Time Will Tell
THE THIRD BARDO: I'm Five Years Ahead of My Time
KEITH ALLISON: Action, Action, Action
THE SEEDS: Out of the Question
ROAD: You Rub Me the Wrong Way
THE BLUE STARS: Social End Product
THE ROLLING STONES: Street Fighting Man
THE BLUES MAGOOS: We Ain't Got Nothing Yet

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Wars and Peaces

 Memorial Day Special with Guest DJ Michael John Carley. 

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The Temptations: War
The Merry-Go-Round: Gonna Fight the War
The Talismen: Masters of War
Elvis Presley: G.I. Blues
The Clash: English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home)/Hate and War
Man or Astroman?: War of the Satellites
The Gripweeds: How I Won the War
John Lennon: I Don't Want to Be a Soldier Mama, I Don't Want to Die
Bob Seger & The Last Heard: 2+2=?
The Rehabilitation Cruise: I Don't Care What They Say
The Madd: War or Hands of Time
The Monkees: Last Train to Clarksville
The Ramrods: War Party
The Hedgehogs: Peace in My Mind
The Love Flowers: Peace and Love
Curtis Mayfield: We Gotta Have Peace
William Bell: Marching Off to War
Phil Ochs: I Ain't Marching Anymore (Electric Version)
Fear: Let's Have a War
Sgt. Barry Sadler: Little Bird of Viet Nam
New York Dolls: Vietnamese Baby
Brass Against: War Pigs
Dead Kennedys: Holiday in Cambodia
The Sex Pistols: Holidays in the Sun
Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun
Amy Winehouse: Some Unholy War
Leonard Cohen: The Partisan
The Who: Won't Get Fooled Again
World Saxophone Quartet: Machine Gun
The Malarians: A Taste of Five
The Kinks: Some Mother's Son
Scott Walker: Next!

Thursday, May 25, 2023


The Words of the Week are Before and After on this episode of The Mal Thursday Show. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 25 May 2023.

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The Remains: Once Before
The Beatles: The Night Before (mono)
The Hollies: Like Every Time Before
The Kinks: Never Met a Girl Like You Before (mono)
The Zombies: How we Were Before (mono)
Unit Four Plus Two: You've Never Been in Love Like This Before
The Treez: You Lied to Me Before
The Everly Brothers: I Was Wrong Before
The Byrds: The Day Walk (Never Before)
Joe South: Before It's Too Late (bed)
Alice Cooper: 10 Minutes Before the Worm
The Wheel of Fortune: Before You Leave
The E-Types: Long Before
The Plagues: I've Been Through It Before
The Obvious: Here I Stood Before You
The Golliwogs: Better Get It Before It Gets You
The Odds & Ends: (Hey Little Girl) Before You Go
Floyd Cramer: To All the Girls I've Loved Before (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The 13th Floor Elevators: Before You Accuse Me
Roky Erickson: I Have Always Been Here Before/Before in the Beginning
Willie Nelson: Willie's After Hours (bed)

Don & The Goodtimes: You Did It Before
The Beatles: One After 909
The Hollies with Peter Sellers: After the Fox
The Zombies: Maybe After He's Gone
The Mindbenders: The Morning After
Manfred Mann: Morning After the Party
Count Five: The Morning After
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy: Time is After You
The Ho Dads: After Dark (bed)
The Early Americans: Night After Night
The Lords: Day After Day
The Standells: Sunny Afternoon
The Small Faces: Afterglow (Of Your Love) (mono)
The Establishment: After the Lights Go Out
Flamin' Groovies: Comin' After Me (Matrix rehearsal)
The Velvet Underground: After Hours (live 1970)
The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Shine on (There's Another Day After Tomorrow)
The Smithereens: Blues Before & After
The Window Frame: Before and After

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


This episode is 100% Nowheresville, babies. The Word of the Week is Nowhere, and Mal Thursday invites you to take a trip into the void with him on this brief but intense episode. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. This show was 7th in the global rock 'n' roll chart and 54th in the global rock chart. Originally transmitted 10 June, 2021.

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The Pseudos: Long Way to Nowhere
Los Bravos: Going Nowhere
The Hollies: I Can't Get Nowhere with You
The Beatles: Nowhere Man (live)
Dry Ice: Nowhere to Go
Unit 4+2: You Ain't Going Nowhere
Savoy Brown: Train to Nowhere
The Champs: Train to Nowhere
Danny Burke & The Invaders: Ain't Going Nowhere
The Tree: Man from Nowhere
The Springfield Rifle: Left of Nowhere
The Sunday Group: Edge of Nowhere
The More-Tishans: (I've Got) Nowhere to Run
MG & The Escorts: Next to Nowhere
The Hustlers: Destination Nowhere
Moby Grape: Going Nowhere
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Out of Nowhere
Lyres: Ain't Going Nowhere
DMZ: Boy from Nowhere (live)
The Chesterfield Kings: Nowhere Somewhere
The Mainliners: Nowhere at All
Snakehips: Road to Nowhere
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
The Isley Brothers: Nowhere to Run

Monday, May 22, 2023


The Word of the Week is There on this episode of The Mal Thursday Show. There it is. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 27 May 2021.

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The Beatles: There's a Place/I Saw Her Standing There (Live)
The Hollies: When I'm Not There
The Troggs: Our Love Will Still Be There
The Yardbirds: He's Always There (mono)
The Zombies: She's Not There (BBC)
The Montanas: Anyone There
Herman's Hermits: There's a Kind of Hush (BBC)
The Kinks: All of My Friends Were There
Donovan: There Is a Mountain
The Ventures: She's Not There

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

Willie Nelson: There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas
The Chessmen: I Need You There
The Showmen: Almost There
The Sound Exchange: There's No Girl Like My Girl
Neal Ford & The Fanatics: She Is All There Is
Sir Douglas Quintet: It's a Man Down There

Sandy Nelson: Let There Be Drums
The Changin' Times: How Is the Air Up There
The Lil' Boys Blue: I'm Not There
The Chocolate Watchband: Are You Gonna Be There (At the Love-In)
The Blues Magoos: There's a Chance We Can Make It
The Hysterics: Everything's There
Paul Revere & The Raiders: There's Always Tomorrow
The Beach Boys: I Know There's an Answer
The Flippers: She's Not There
Cheap Trick: Hello There
Joey Ramone: There's Got to Be More to Life
The Las: There She Goes
The Crawdaddys: There She Goes Again
The Chesterfield Kings: I Won't Be There
New York Dolls: (There's Gonna Be a) Showdown
The Staple Singers: I'll Take You There

Bonus Tracks:
Paul Revere & The Raiders: There's Always Tomorrow /There She Goes
Moss & The Rocks: There She Goes
R. Dean Taylor: There's a Ghost in My House
The Standells: There's a Storm Coming
The Sons of Fred: I'll Be There
The Gs: There's a Time
The Paradox: There's a Flower Shop
The Mor-Loks: There Goes Life
The New Breed: I'll Still Be Waiting There
The Pretty Things: There Will Never Be Another Day
Episode Six: Here, There, and Everywhere
The Four Tops: (Reach Out) I'll Be There

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Mal Thursday returns with a new episode featuring two Words of the Week, Take and Leave, either of which could probably fill out a two-hour show. To wit, there is an hour of exclusive bonus material not heard on the broadcast version. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 18 May 2023.

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The Rolling Stones: Take It or Leave It (mono)
The Manish Boys (feat. David Jones): Take My Tip
The Beatles: Leave My Kitten Alone
The Sorrows: Take a Heart
The Hollies: Leave Me (mono)
The Pickwicks: I Took My Baby Home
The Plebs: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
The Blue Stars: I Can Take It
The Who: Leaving Here (alt take)
Paul Desmond: Take Ten
Lulu: Take Me in Your Arms/Leave a Little Love
The Searchers: Take Me for What I'm Worth
The Moody Blues: Leave This Man Alone (BBC)
The Gentlemen Wild: You Gotta Leave
The Seventh Cinders: You Take Me for Rides
The English Muffins: Leave or Stay
The Zombies: Leave Me Be (backing track)
The New Generation: Leave Me Alone
The Knaves: Leave Me Alone
The Malibu's: Leave Me Alone
The Trojans: Leave Me Be
The Knaves: Leave Me Alone (backing track)
The Left Banke: Coca-Cola spot
The Wylde Heard: Take It on Home
The Royal Guardsmen: Leaving Me (mono)
Tony & Terri: Take Me with You
The Black Watch: Left Behind
Red Beard & The Pirates: Go on Leave

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Buddy Holly: Take Your Time
Jimmy C & The Chelsea Five: Leave Me Alone
The 13th Floor Elevators: Take That Girl/Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
The Ugly Beats: Take a Stand
The Mullens: Thought You Left
The Mal Thursday Quintet: Takin' Over

Johnny Thunders: Leave Me Alone
The Moberlys: Wherever You Take Me
The Vertebrats: Left in the Dark
The Vipers: You Left Your Hold on Me
The Crawdaddys: I'm Gonna Leave You
The Woggles: Please Leave My Mind
Persian Claws: You're Gonna Leave
Muck & The Mires: It Takes Time
The Brood: Leave Me Alone
The Nox Boys: Take My Heart and Break It
Brass Buttons: Hell Will Take Care of Her

Bonus Tracks:
The Cinnamon Quill: Take It or Leave It
Spencer Davis Group: Taking Out Time
The Zombies: Leave Me Be (mono)
The Hollies: Take Your Time (mono)
David Clayton-Thomas & The Shays: Take Me Back
London & The Bridges: Leave Her Alone
The Sons of Adam: Take My Hand
Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich: Time to Take Off
The Kinks: People Take Pictures of Each Other (alt mix)
The Turtles: She Always Leaves Me Laughing
The Mothers of Invention: Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
Flowers, Fruits & Pretty Things: Take Me Away
The Unforgettable Amnesiacs: Leave Me Alone
The Jam: Takin' My Love
The Youth: You're Leaving
The (International) Noise Conspiracy: The Only Lovers Left Alive
De Maskers: You're Taking Hold of Me
The Motions: Every Step I Take
The Riot Squad: I Take It We're Through

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Listen Hear!

Mal Thursday presents a series of songs with "Listen" or "Hear" in the title in this high concept episode. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 24 October 2019.

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The Merry-Go-Round: Listen, Listen!
The Hollies: Listen Here to Me/Listen to Me
The Gremlins: Listen to Me
The Smithereens: Listen to Me Girl
The Blues Magoos: I Can Hear the Grass Grow
Eddie Harris: Listen Here

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Buddy Holly & The Crickets: Listen to Me
The Crickets: Now Hear This
The Zakary Thaks: Can You Hear Daddy's Footsteps
Joe Tex: Stop, Look, and Listen

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Listen to Her Heart
The Ramones: Listen to My Heart
Dee Rangers: Listen to Me
The Outsiders: Won't You Listen
The Artwoods: Can You Hear Me
The Levis: Hear What I Say
The Clique: Stop, Look, and Listen
Sly & The Family Stone: Let Me Hear It From You
Goldie & The Gingerbreads: Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
Hu & The Hilltops: Can You Hear Me
The Rolling Stones: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Dave Edmunds: I Hear You Knocking
The Mystreated: Listen
Oasis: Listen Up
Creedence Clearwater Revival: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
The Velvet Underground: I Heard Her Call My Name
The Coolies: Yeah I Don't Know
The Ugly Beats: All In/Boy You're in Love
Mal Thursday with Neal Ford & The Fanatics: Every Night a New Surprise
The Reverberations: Footsteps
The Accelerators: Out of Control

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Punk Rock Nostalgia

Mal Thursday dredges up a Classic Rerun from April of 2016, which focuses on his favorite punk rock-related numbers, mostly from the '76-'80 golden age. There is no hardcore, no post-punk, no pop-punk, and no posers. Well, that last one is debatable. Dig in! Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound.

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The Sex Pistols: I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The Clash: 1977
The Damned: Neat Neat Neat
Generation X: Your Generation
The Jam: In the City
Stiff Little Fingers: Alternative Ulster
The Undertones: Teenage Kicks
Eddie & The Hot Rods: Teenage Depression
The Stranglers: Something Better Change
The Sex Pistols: No Feelings (backing track)
The Velvet Underground: Real Good Time Together
The Ramones: Blitzkrieg Bop/Glad to See You Go (live '77)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids: Blank Generation
The Dead Boys: Sonic Reducer
Blondie: Rip Her to Shreds
Patti Smith Group: Gloria (In Excelsius Deo)
Johnny Thunders: You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
The Saints: I'm Stranded
Radio Birdman: Murder City Nights

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Big Boys: Fun Fun Fun
The Skunks: Earthquake Shake
Sons of Hercules: Gimme Some
The Nervebreakers: My Girlfriend is a Rock

Dead Kennedys: Viva Las Vegas (live)
X: Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
Circle Jerks: Wild in the Streets
Fear: More Beer/Drink Some Beer/Have a Beer with Fear
The Trashtones: She Lied
Stupidity: Get Up
Tag Sale: Suit of Grass
The Two Tens: Scene
The Jackets: You Better
The Nox Boys: Take My Heart and Break It
Beach Day: All of My Friends Were Punks
The Sex Pistols: Pretty Vacant

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