Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Mal Thursday welcomes guest DJ Alex Piandes back to the program for an episode where the Words of the Week are Can and Do, featuring excerpts from Alex's weekly rock n' roll radio show The Desperate Hours. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted, in different form, on 17 August 2023.

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The Birdwatchers: Can I Do It
The Zombies: What More Can I Do (BBC)
The Moody Blues: He Can Win
The Zephyrs: I Can Tell
The Artwoods: Can You Hear Me
The Who: I Can See for Miles (mono)
The Red Squares: You Can Be My Baby
Booker T & The MGs: Can You Dig It? (bed)
Rufus Thomas: Can Your Monkey Do The Dog 
The Titans: Can It Be
Roscoe Robinson: How Much Pressure (Do You Think I Can Stand)   
Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers: Can Can '62 (bed)   
T. Valentine: Do The Do   
Suzi Quatro: Can The Can
Funkadelic: Can You Get To That           
Val & The V's: Do It Again A Little Bit Slower   
Sir Michael & The Sounds : Can You
The Esquires: Cry Is All I Do
The Savoy's: Can It Be
Family: I Wanna Do It   
The Ramones: Do You Wanna Dance
The Mile Ends: I Can Never Say   
The Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Liberty Bell: I Can See
The Briks: Can You See Me
The Twilighters: Nothing Can Bring Me Down
Fever Tree: I Can Beat Your Drum
Sir Douglas Quintet (+2): Can You Dig My Vibrations?

Tommy James & The Shondells: Do Something To Me (mono)  
Marvin Gaye: Can I Get A Witness   
Betty Wright: Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do   
The Lovelites: How Can I Tell My Mom And Dad   
The Monks: We Do Wie Du
Rodd Keith: How Can A Man Overcome His Heartbroken Pain
The Uncalled For: Do Like Me   
The Move: I Can Hear The Grass Grow
The Turbans: Wadda Do   
The Beau Brummels: Can It Be
Elkie Brooks: The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Ronettes: Do I Love You?   
The Troggs: I Can Only Give You Everything   
The Tempests: Lemon Lime (bed)
The Rolling Stones: Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Royalty Check

His Highness Mal Thursday presents a series of songs about various royals, mostly kings and queens. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 24 August 2023.

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The Pink Floyd: I'm a King Bee
The Who: The Hall of the Mountain King
The Rolling Stones: Little Queenie (live 1969)
The Kinks:
Victoria (BBC)/Little Miss Queen of Darkness (mono)/King Kong (BBC)
Booker T & The MGs: Sun King
The Hollies: King Midas in Reverse
The Chentelles: Be My Queen
The Music Machine: King Mixer
Bob Dylan: Queen Jane Approximately (Take 6)
The Byrds: King Apathy III

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

Bobby Fuller Four: King of the Beach
Destiny's Children: The Fall of the Queen
The Exotics: Queen of Shadows
The 13th Floor Elevators: Kingdom of Heaven
New York Dolls: Lone Star Queen

The Hollywood Stars: King of the Nighttime World
Utopia: Princess of the Universe
Muck & The Mires: King of the Beat
Green River: Queen Bitch
Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen
Guided By Voices: Weed King
The Band: King Harvest

Monday, August 21, 2023


Mal Thursday explores the eternal conflict of truth vs. fiction -- with a mess o' songs about lyin' -- and good luck vs. bad luck in this timely edition of the program, originally transmitted 17 January 2017. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound.

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Otis Redding: Tell the Truth
Derek & The Dominos: Tell the Truth
Ian Hunter: The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But the Truth
Brenda Lee: Is It True
The Who: It's Not True
The Escapades: I Tell No Lies
Chuck Berry: Don't You Lie to Me
The Rolling Stones: Lies
The Gripweeds: Lies
The  Greenhornes: Lies
The Ventures: Lies
The  Miracle Workers: Lies Lies
A Wild Uncertainty: La La La Lies
Len Price 3: You Tell Lies
Lyres: She Told Me Lies
Painted Ship: Little White Lies
The Lively Ones: Too Many Lies
John Wooley & Just Born: You're Lying
The Outsiders: Lying All the Time
Three Dog Night: Liar
Queen: Liar
The Castaways: Liar, Liar
The Tell-Tale Hearts: (You're a) Dirty Liar
Oasis: I Can See a Liar
The Sex Pistols: Liar
The Bee Gees: He's a Liar (backing track)
Stupidity: Bad Luck
Stiv Bators: Bad Luck Charm
Albert King: Born under a Bad Sign
Ray Charles: If It Wasn't for Bad Luck
Alan Price: O Lucky Man!
Nick Waterhouse: Once Lucky
Johnny Winter: Bad Luck Situation
Josefus: Hard Luck
The Black Crowes: Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
The Vines: Truth

Monday, August 14, 2023


Mal Thursday presents a revised, remastered, and expanded edition of the "Only/But" episode, where the Words of the Week are Only and But. Now with 27 minutes of exclusive bonus tracks. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted, in slightly different form, on 7 April 2022.

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Nancy Sinatra: You Only Live Twice
Dave Clark Five: It'll Only Hurt for a Little While
The Beatles: It's Only Love
The MI5: Only Time Will Tell
The Troggs: I Can Only Give You Everything
The Sons of Fred: She Only Wants a Friend
The Hollies: It's Only Make Believe (mono)
Small Faces: I'm Only Dreaming
The Pretty Things: Not Only But Also (bed)
Episode Six: Only Lonely People
The Tuesday Club: Only Human
The Beach Boys: God Only Knows (Live '67)
The Satisfactions: Only Once
Zorba & The Greeks: One and Only Girl
Christopher & The Chaps: It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
The Ventures: Only the Young
The Gentle Touch: Visitors Parking Only
Rodriguez: Only Good for Conversation
The Bitter Ind: Hands Are Only to See
The Changin' Tymes: The Only Girl I Love
The Brood: Only Think of You
The Vipers: Tears (Only Dry)
International Noise Conspiracy: Only Lovers Left Alive

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Exotics: Bill McKay Chevrolet spot
The Bobby Fuller Four: Only When I Dream
Roy Orbison: Only the Lonely (Live '65)
Waylon Jennings: The Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line (Live '74)
The Liberty Bell: Reality is the Only Answer
Sir Douglas Quintet: If She'd Only Come to Me
Shapes Have Fangs: Shapes Theme/Only Blood

The Boots: But You'll Never Do It Baby
Lyres: But If You're Happy
The Human Beinz: Nobody But Me
The Chosen Few: Nobody But Me
The Sounds Unlimited: Nobody But You
The Critters: No One But You
Modern Jazz Quartet: But Not for Me
John's Children: But She's Mine
The Spires of Oxford: But You're Gone
The Electric Prunes: Are You Loving Me More (But Enjoying It Less)
The Remains: But I Ain't Got You
Muck & the Mires: I May Be Wrong (But That Don't Matter)
David Johansen: Funky But Chic
The Scientists: You Only Live Twice

Bonus Tracks:
The Monkees: Love Is Only Sleeping (alt mix)
The Changing Tymes: The Only Girl I Love
Slade: It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft
The Gordian Knot: If Only I Could Fly
Lyres: The Only Thing
Me & The Other Guys: Everybody Knew But Me
The Embrooks: But I Didn't Know Him
The Cramps: I Ain't Nothin' But A Gorehound
The Scavengers: But If You're Happy

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Coulda / Woulda / Shoulda

The Words of the Week are Could, Would, and Should on this high concept edition of The Mal Thursday Show, with Mal presenting the usual '60s groups along with some records of more recent vintage, in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 11 August 2023.

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Them: Could You Would You/If You and I Could Be as Two (mono)
The Yardbirds: I Wish You Would (BBC)
The Kinks: You Shouldn't Be Sad (BBC)
The Rolling Stones: It Should Be You (demo)
The Bee Gees: You Wouldn't Know
The Hollies: Would You Believe
The Sharp Five: I Should Have Known Better (bed)
The Beach Boys: I Should Have Known Better
The Grass Roots: Things I Should Have Said
The Brigands: (Would I Still Be) Her Big Man
The Nightcrawlers: He Shouldn't Hurt You
Blues Image: Yesterday Could Be Today
Love: Maybe People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice (bed)
The Mach V: If I Could
The Hard Times: You Couldn't Love Me
The Run A Rounds: I Couldn't Care Less
The Coachmen: Summer Should Bring Happiness

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Laughing Kind: I Could Have Showed You the Way
The Electric Prism: I Would Have Like You Anyway
The Graven Image: I Would But I Could
Sir Douglas Quintet: She Would If She Could, She Can't So She Won't
The Barracudas: (I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again
The Mourning After: Do Ya Think Ya Should
The Reverberations: Why Should I Care
Groovy Uncle (feat. Suzi Chunk): I Really Wouldn't Know
Muck & The Mires: You Shouldn't Have Let Her Go
Shannon & The Clams: If You Could Know
Lyres: How Could Have I Done All These Things
Anthony Newley: Where Would You Be Without Me
Manfred Mann: Why Should We Not 

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Sad / Mad / Glad

Mal Thursday runs the gamut of emotions on this week's episode, where the Words of the Week are Sad, Mad, and Glad. With 49 minutes of exclusive bonus tracks. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 2 August 2023.

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The (Australian) Playboys: Sad
The Easybeats: Sad and Lonely and Blue
The Rolling Stones: Sad Day
The Who: So Sad About Us (mono)
The Curiosity Shoppe: So Sad
The Sorrows: Don't Sing No Sad Song for Me
Lulu: Sad Memories
Manfred Mann: Still I'm Sad (bed)
The Yardbirds: Still I'm Sad (BBC)
Jethro Tull: To Be Sad Is a Mad Way to Be (live 1969)
The Dayaks: So Long Sad Sack
The Gants: Little Boy Sad
The Addrisi Brothers: Little Miss Sad
The Bush: Feeling Sad and Lonely
The Ohio Express: It's a Sad Day (It's a Sad Time)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Little Richard Morton And His Musical Four: Sad, Sad Song
The Madison Revue: Sad and Blue
The Bobby Fuller Four: Another Sad and Lonely Night
The Chessmen: Sad
The Mullens: Sad Girl
Fever Tree
: Jokes Are for Sad People (bed)

The Smithereens: Beauty and Sadness
The Richmond Sluts: Sad City
The Muffs: Sad Tomorrow
Johnny Thunders
: Sad Vacation
Lyres: You Won't Be Sad Anymore
The Dwarves (The Suburban Nightmare): Mad (And Kind of Sad)
The Escapades: Mad Mad Mad
Painted Faces: I Think I'm Going Mad
The Craig: I Must Be Mad
The Animals: I'm Mad Again
Dantalion's Chariot: The Madman Running Through the Fields
The Rhythm Rockers: Madness
: I'm So Glad
The Beatles: Glad All Over
The Dave Clark Five: Glad All Over
The Jets: I Was So Glad
The Coolies: Glad I Met You
Guided By Voices
: Glad Girls
The Ramones: Glad to See You Go

Bonus Tracks:
The Hollies: Oriental Sadness
Black & The Blues: I'm Sad
The Diplomats
: I'm Sad
Herman's Hermits: Little Boy Sad
The Savages: Little Girl Sad
Kathy Clarke: Little Girl Called Sad
The Flowerz: My Sad Story
The Easybeats: I'm a Madman
The Nomads: Thoughts of a Madman
The Factory (feat. Lowell George): Candy Cane Madness
Thee Fourgiven: Ain't That Mad
The Satelliters: Blue Madness
Lee Dowell: Don't Make Me Mad
The In Crowd: Am I Glad to See You
Deep Purple: I'm So Glad (BBC)
The Lost Generation: I'd Gladly Pay
Sir Douglas Quintet: I'm Glad for Your Sake (and Sorry for Mine)

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


 Mal Thursday gets real, real gone on this episode, where the word of the week is "Gone." Which means all songs with Gone in the title. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound.

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Paul Revere & the Raiders: Gone
The Everly Brothers: Gone, Gone, Gone
The Voodoo Dolls: Gone, Gone, Gone
The Customs: Long Gone
Syd Barrett: Long Gone
The Who: The Good's Gone
The Rolling Stones: When You're Gone
The Ventures: Gone, Gone, Gone (bed)
The Just Six: I'm Gonna Be Gone
Plan 9 with Jeff Conolly: I'm Gone (Live at the Rat)
The Magic Mushrooms: I'm Gone
The Pigeon Detectives: She's Gone
Len Price 3: After You've Gone
Miriam: My Love Has Gone
Chris Clark: Love's Gone Bad
Booker T. & The MGs: Since You've Been Gone (bed)
The Tropics: As Time's Gone
The Family Goat: Now She's Gone
The Untold Fables: Gone My Way
The Spires of Oxford: But You've Gone
The Chocolate Watchband: Gone and Passes By
Buddy Holly: Gone
The Coastliners: I'll Be Gone
Roy Head & The Traits: The Feeling's Gone
Jimmy Reed: Found My Baby Gone
Joe Tex: A Woman Sees a Hard Time (When Her Man Is Gone)
The Parliaments: All Your Goodies Are Gone (bed)
The Breeders: Fortunately Gone
David Bowie: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Free: Soon I Will be Gone
The Eels: Gone Man
The Doors: Summer's Almost Gone
Violent Femmes: Gone Daddy Gone
The Kinks: Where Have All the Good Times Gone (BBC)


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