Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Seven Day Weeekend

Mal Thursday goes day by day through the week to deliver another high concept edition of The Mal Thursday Show, originally transmitted 8 November 2016. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound.

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE 

The Waldos: Seven Day Weekend
The Easybeats: Friday on My Mind
The Hard Times: I Can't Wait 'Til Friday Comes
The Underdogs: Friday at the Hideout
The Second Helping: On Friday
Nancy Sinatra: Friday's Child
Them: Friday's Child
Booker T. & The MGs: Day Tripper (bed)
John Fogerty: Almost Saturday Night
Sam Cooke: Another Saturday Night
Derrell Felts: Rock Saturday Night
The Bobby Fuller Four: Saturday Night
T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole: You Ain't Never Going to Live to Love Saturday Night Again
The Cougars: Saturday Night at the Duck Pond
The Eels: Saturday Morning
Elton John: Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting
Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night
Mott The Hoople: Saturday Gigs
The Monkees: Saturday's Child
Etta James: A Sunday Kind of Love
Blondie: Sunday Girl
Jethro Tull: My Sunday Feeling
The Small Faces: Lazy Sunday
Eric Alexander Quartet: Sunday in New York
The Jam: Monday
Wilco: Monday
The Mamas and the Papas: Monday, Monday (live at Monterey)
The Boomtown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays
Hüsker Dü: Monday Will Never Be the Same
The Minders: Hooray for Tuesday
The Optic Nerve: Penelope Tuesday
The Rolling Stones: Ruby Tuesday
David Bowie: Love You 'Til Tuesday (BBC)
The Malarians: Tuesday's Child
The Raiders: Wednesday's Child
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Wednesday Week
Brother Jack McDuff: Yellow Wednesday
The Laurels: Sunshine Thursday
Donovan: Jersey Thursday
Trolley: Thursday Girl
J.P. Rags: If This Is Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

Thursday, December 21, 2023

A Mal Thursday Christmas

Mal tyme-travels back to 2013, 2010, and 2009 to bring you the best of The Mal Thursday Show's Christmas episodes. Presented in Living Monophonic Sound.

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE -- in the spirit of the season!

Los Straitjackets: It's a Marshmallow World
Flat Duo Jets: Christmastime (Hey, We're Gonna Rock)
The Vipers: Christmas I'll Be Home
The Brood: One Winter Night
The Gorehounds: Yuh, Xmess
The Dogmatics: Xmas Time (Sure Don't Feel Like)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Big Yule Log Boogie
The Ravers: It's Gonna Be a Punk Rock Christmas This Year
Bee Bumble & The Stingers: Nutrocker (bed)
Trolley: It's Christmas
The Connection: Christmas Time Again
Bipolaroid: Merry Xmas
Angry Johnny & The Killbillies: Six Bullets for Christmas
The Mockers: There's No War on Christmas
The Devil Dogs: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
The Electric Six: You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire:
Link Wray's Christmas
The Ventures: Scrooge
The Grip Weeds with Mark Lindsay: Santa Make Me Good/Christmas, Bring Us
The 5-6-7-8's: Rock n' Roll Santa
The Fleshtones: Super Rock Santa
Reigning Sound: If Christmas Can't Bring You Home
Unknown Hinson: Black and Blue Christmas
Jimmy Smith: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
The Reducers: Nothin' for Christmas
The Damned: There Ain't No Sanity Clause
Mott The Hoople: Death May Be Your Santa Claus
A440: Santa Claus Is Comin' Yeah
The Soulphonics: All I Want for Christmas Is a Job
Paul Revere & The Raiders: Rain, Sleet, and Snow
The Kaisers: Merry Christmas, Lupe Lu
Yard Trauma: Christmas Tyme
Edd “Kookie” Byrnes: Yulesville
Saturday's Children: Deck Five
The Yobs: Silent Night
The Ebenezer Scooge Appreciation Society: Hang on Rudolph
Lemmy Kilmister & Billy Gibbons: Run Run Rudolph
Davie Allan & The Arrows: Ho Ho Seven/Hark the Herald Angels Sing
The Fleshtones: Hooray for Santa Claus
The Taildraggers: Let’s Talk About Claus
The Sonics: Santa Claus
Jerry & The Landslides: Get Off My Roof
The Chesterfield Kings: Hey Santa Claus
Nick Swardson
: A Very Terry Christmas
Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire:
Pete Townshend’s Christmas
Lowell George & The Factory: Candy Cane Madness
The White Stripes
: Candy Cane Children
The Von Bondies: Ain’t No Chimney
Plan 9: Merry Christmas
The Sonics
: Don’t Believe in Christmas
Regining Sound: That’s All I Want
The Hentchmen: Shotgun Christmas
The Figgs: Father Christmas
The Cheetahs: A Message to Santa Claus
Fear: Fuck Christmas
The Eels: Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
The Dirtbombs: My Last Christmas

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Words & Pictures

The Words of the Week are Words and Pictures on this week's stellar installment of The Mal Thursday Show, as Mal spins songs about Pictures in the first hour, and songs about Words in the second Hour. Featuring the usual '60s beat, plus records of more recent vintage from The Len Price 3, The Dirtbombs, The Embrooks, The Mal Thursday Quintet, and more. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 14 December 2023. 

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE 

The Pretty Things: Get the Picture?
The Len Price 3: Pictures
Taggart: Pictures of Lily
The Mal Thursday Quintet: Picture of the Future
The Slickee Boys: Pictures of Matchstick Men (live)
Blondie: Picture This
Chet Baker & Art Pepper: A Picture of Heath (bed)
The Kinks: Picture Book (live)/People Take Pictures of Each Other (mono)
Spencer Davis Group: A Picture of Her
The Orange Seaweed: A Picture of the Sky
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound: There's a Little Picture Playhouse
Peter & The Blizzards: A Picture of You
The Ricketts: Action Painting (bed)
The Creation: Painter Man (mono)
The Non-Pareils: Painter Man
The Not Quite: Paint Me in a Corner
The Pretty Things: Photographer (undubbed)
The Troggs: Strange Movies
The Seeds: Pictures and Designs
The Leaves: Words (mono)
The Hate Bombs: Words to the Wise
The Embrooks: Say Those Magic Words
The Dirtbombs: Words That Hurt
Blindshag: Hear My Words
The Len Price 3: Childish Words
Willis Jackson: Three Little Words (bed)
The Byrds: Thoughts and Words
The Tidal Waves: Action! (Speaks Louder Than Words)
The Piece Kor: Words of the Raven
The New Breed: Her Words Rings Back
The Purple Persians: I Heard the Word
The Lollipops: Words Ain't Enough
The Golden Earrings: The Words I Need
Gene Ammons/Jack McDuff/Sonny Stitt: Too Marvelous for Words (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

Buddy Holly: Worlds of Love
Bobby Fuller Four: Take My Word
The 13th Floor Elevators: The Word
Lost & Found: Forever Lasting Plastic Words
Conqueroo: Words Are Not As Strange
Willie Nelson: The Words Don't Fit the Picture

The Monkees
: Words (mono 45 version)

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Riot on Sunset Strip Revisited

Dedicated to the memory of Sky Saxon, this double-wide 2009 episode of The Mal Thursday Show shines the spotlight on the L.A. scene of the '60s and the garage revival of the '80s. In the second hour, Mal is joined by Jackets drummer Chris Rosales, who at the time was doing a podcast with Reverend Beat Man called 'Sonic Nightmares,' as "Gringo Starr," a pseudonym later co-opted by another, different Gringo. In any case, here are two hours of Southern California sounds that are definitely not Yacht Rock.  Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Dig!

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE  

The Standells: Riot on Sunset Strip
Terry Randall: SOS (Save Our Strip)
The Leaves: Too Many People
The Chocolate Watchband: Are You Gonna Be There at the Love In
The Seeds
: Pushin' Too Hard
The Byrds: Hey Joe
Davie Allan & The Arrows: Mondo Hollywood/The Shape of Things to Come
The People of Sunset Strip: Sunset Symphony
The Electric Prunes: Get Me to the World on Time
The Standells: Get Away from Here
The Sons of Adam: Baby Show the World
The Seeds: Nobody Spoil My Fun
The Other Half: Feathered Fish
Love: You I'll Be Following
The Knickerbockers: High on Love
Kim Fowley: Underground Lady
The Leathercoated Minds: Sunset and Clark
The Music Machine: Talk Talk
The Byrds: Dont Make Waves
The Bosstweeds: Little Bad News
Limey & The Yanks: Out of Sight Out of Mind
The Avengers: Open Your Eyes
Raga & The Talas: My Group and Me
The Premiers: Get on This Plane
The Fire Escape: The Trip
The Merry Go Round: Gonna Fight a War
The Pandoras: Melvin
Thee Fourgiven: I Sympathize
The Unclaimed: No Apology
The Tell Tale Hearts: Crawling Back to Me
The Untold Fables: Its a Crying Shame
The Zebra Stripes: Intro 66
The Crawdaddys: I’m Dissatisfied
The Mystery Machine: She’s Not Mine
The Morlocks: By My Side
The Unclaimed: Deposition Central (The Acid Song)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Bigger and Better

 Mal Thursday takes things up a notch on this episode, where the Words of the Week are Bigger and Better, all songs with Big, Bigger, Biggest, and/or Better in the title. Boss blasts from across the decades, the '60s mostly, with two time-rippin' trips in Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine. Presented in Ultrasonic stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 7 December 2023.

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE  

The Fleshtones: Bigger and Better
The Marauders: Our Big Chance
Mick & Malcolm: Big Black Smoke
The Kinks: Big Sky
Simon & Garfunkel: Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
The Blue Things: It Ain't No Big Thing Baby
Count Five: Pretty Big Mouth
The Beach Boys: Carl's Big Chance (bed)
The Animals: Bright Lights, Big City
Pretty Things: Big City
Venus & The Razor Blades: Big City
Conway Twitty: Big Town

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine Pt. 1:
The Five Americans: Big Cities
Sir Douglas Quintet: Lawd, I'm Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City
The New Breed: Big Time

The Who: Faith in Something Bigger
The Standells: Big Boss Man
Eric Burdon & The Animals: The Biggest Bundle of Them All
The Lovin' Spoonful: You're a Big Boy Now
Bob Dylan: Big Yellow Taxi
Booker T & The MGs: Big Train
The Beatstalkers: You Better Get a Better Hold On
The Byrds: Feel a Whole Lot Better (alt version)
The Canadian Rogues: You Better Stop
The Tropics: You Better Move
The Soul Inc.: You Better Get a Move On
The Lomax Alliance: You Better Get Going Now
The N' Betweens: You Better Run
The Reverberations: You Better Run
The Beatles: Getting Better (bed)
The Electric Prunes: You Never Had It Better
The Profile: Haven't They Got Better Things to Do
The Rogues: You Better Look Now
The Triumphs: You Better Come Get Her
The Knickerbockers: I Can Do It Better
The Small Faces: Things Are Going to Get Better
The Real Kids: Better Be Good

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine Pt. 2:

The Jinx: Mr. You're a Better Man Than I
Kenny & The Kasuals: Nothing Better to Do/Things Gettin' Better
Kenny Wayne & The Kamotions: A Better Day's a Comin'

Mable John: Bigger & Better


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Happiness Is...

The Word of the Week is Happiness on this stellar episode of The Mal Thursday Show, showcasing a mix of the celebrated and the obscure, doing songs with Happy or Happiness in the title. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast, in different form, on 21 November 2019.

Please donate to The Mal Thursday Show HERE  

The Grains of Sand: That's When Happiness Began
Beaver & The Trappers: Happiness is Havin'
The Odds and Ends: Be Happy Baby
The Zounds: Happy Faces
The Scavengers: But If You're Happy
Tapestry: Who Wants Happiness
The Mothers of Invention: Happy Together
Elvis Presley: Girl Happy
The Beatles: I'm Happy Just to Dance with You/ Happiness is a Warm Gun
The Rolling Stones: Happy
The Who: Happy Jack
The Small Faces: Happiness Stan/High and Happy
The Kinks: Evrybody's Gonna Be Happy
Otis Redding: The Happy Song
Al Green: Love and Happiness
Brenda Holloway: You've Made Me So Very Happy
Aretha Franklin: The Happy Blues
The Easybeats: I'm Happy/I'll Make You Happy
Steve Alaimo: Happy Pappy
The Coachmen: Summer Should Bring Happiness
The Bare Facts: Instant Happiness
The Strawberry Alarm Clock: Hummin' Happy
David Bowie: There is a Happy Land
Robert Parker: Happy Feet
Gerry Bright & The Stokers: No Tears for Mr. Happiness
The Embrooks: Happy Fickle Girl
The Prisoners: Happiness for Once
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: I Hope You're Happy Now
The Cherry Drops with Ron Dante: Happinessville
The Ramones: We're a Happy Family
The Fleshtones: Whatever Makes You Happy
The Tallifer Group: This Happiness Feeling
The Tune Weavers: Happy Happy Birthday Baby
The Byzantine Empire: Happiness Is
Kangaroo: Happy Man
The Edwin Hawkins Singers: O Happy Day
Lyres: But If You're Happy
The Montanas: That's When Happiness Began

Summer, Babe!

 I am losing my voice – must be all that Saharan dust in the air – so instead of a new episode, here are three classic reruns all about san...