Tuesday, April 16, 2024

1966 A to Z: G-H

Mal Thursday once again manages to fit two letters worth of artists into two hours in this, the seventh installment of the 1966 A to Z series, featuring artists whose names begin with G and H. A mix of the obscure and familiar, as unsung heroes stand shoulder to should with better known artists like Marvin Gaye, The Grateful Dead, Roy Head and The Hollies. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Mopophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 18 April 2024.

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 Playlist:
The Gants: (You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings
Marvin Gaye: One More Heartache/The Teenbeat Song
The Gentle'men (Queens NY): Come on (If You Can)
The Gentrys: I'm Gonna Look Straight Through You
The Gents: If You Don't Come Back
The Gnomes: Something's Going Wrong
The Golden Earrings: Daddy Buy Me a Girl
The Golliwogs: Fight Fire
The Galaxies IV: Piccadilly Circus (bed)
Lesley Gore: California Nights
The Grains of Sand: Going Away Baby/That's When Happiness Began
The Grass Roots: Where Were You When I Needed You
The Grateful Dead: Standing on the Corner
The Gray Things: Charity
The Great Society:
Somebody to Love
The Green Beans: Who Needs You
Grant Green: I Want to Hold Your Hand (bed)
Dale Gregory & the Shouters: Did Ya Need to Know
The Guess Who: The Clock on the Wall
The Guilloteens: Crying All Over My Time

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The G's: There's a Time
The Gentlemen (Dallas): It's Cry'n Shame
The Gnats: The Girl
The Great Grannies: Sugar Man
Roy Head: You're (Almost) Tuff
The Headstones: Wish She Were Mine/24 Hours (Every Day)
Roy Head Trio: Tush Hog (bed)

Half Pint & The Fifths: Orphan Boy
The Hangmen of Fairfield County: Stacey
The Harbinger Complex: I Think I'm Down
Tim Hardin: Don't Make Promises
Slim Harpo: Baby Scratch My Back
The Heard: Stop It Baby
Heinz:
I'm Not a Bad Guy
The Hogs: Blues Theme (bed)
Herman's Hermits: No Milk Today/Got a Feeling (mono)
Suzi Jane Hokom: I Need All the Help I Can Get
The Hollies: Don't Run and Hide/Pay You Back with Interest (mono)
The Human Beings: You're Bad News
The Human Beinz: Evil-Hearted You
The Human Expression: Readin' Your Will/Love at Psychedelic Velocity
The Humans: Warning
The Huns: Destination Lonely
The Hustlers: If You Try

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

1966 A to Z: E-F

Mal Thursday continues his alphabetical journey through 1966 with an episodes that crams two letters' worth of artists into one rockin' playlist. Starring the ususal obscuros with some better-known acts like The Easybeats, The Electric Prunes, Eddie Floyd, and The Four Tops. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. First broadcast 11 April 2024.

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 Playlist:
The E-Types: She Moves Me
The Easybeats: Goin' Out of My Mind/Sorry
The Echoes of Carnaby Street: No Place or Time
The Echos: Every Second of the Day
Jack Eely & The Courtmen: Louie Louie '66
The Electras: Dirty Old Man/Soul Searchin'
The Electric Company: Scarey Business
Duane Eddy: This Guitar Was Made for Twangin' (bed)
The Easybeats: Coca Cola spot
The Electric Prunes: Little Olive/I Had Too Much to Dream (live)
The End Result: Never Ask Again
The Enfields
: She Already Has Somebody
The English Setters: It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Episode Six: Mighty Morris Ten
The Elite UFO: Tarantula (bed)
Vox Wah Wah spot
The Escapades: I Tell No Lies
The Esquires (Ottawa, ON): It's a Dirty Shame
The Everly Brothers: Somebody Help Me/Have You Ever Loved Somebody
The Evil 'I': Love Conquers All
The Express: You Gotta Understand
The Eyes: Man with Money
The Esquires (Tampa): Heat (bed)
Four for Texas trailer

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Elite: My Confusion
The Esquires (Irving): Judgement Day
The Exotics: Come with Me
The Five Americans: Western Union
The Five Canadians: Writing on the Wall/Never Alone
Finnicum: Come on Over
Neal Ford & The Fanatics: Shame on You
The Four More: Problem Child
Bobby Fuller Four: Love's Made a Fool of You/Wolfman (bed)

Fantastic Voyage trailer
The Fabs: That's the Bag I'm In
The Fantastic Dee-Jays: Fight Fire
The Five of Us: Hey You
Les Fleurs de Lys: Mud in Your Eye
The Flies: I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The Flock: Hold on to My Mind
The Fouresters: The Gronk (bed)
Eddie Floyd: Knock on Wood
The Fogcutters: It's My World
The Foggy Notions: Need a Little Lovin'
The Four Tops: Reach Out, I'll Be There (live)
Kim Fowley: Underground Lady
John Fred & His Playboys: Play with Fire
The Free For All: Show Me the Way
The Free Thinkers: You Were Born for Me
The Fugitive Five: I Ain't Gonna Change My Way of Life

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

1966 A to Z: D

Mal Thursday dials up the fifth installment of the 1966 A to Z series, featuring artists whose names begin the letter D. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 4 April 2024

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Playlist:
The Daily Flash: Jack of Diamonds
Dale & The Devonaires: Never Be Free
Danny & The Other Guys: (You've Been Givin' Me) Hard Times
The Dantes: Can't Get Enough of Your Love
The Darelycks: Bad Trip
Bobby Darin: Don't Make Promises
The Dark Horsemen: You Lied
The Dave Clark Five: Try Too Hard
The Dantes: 80-96 (bed)
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich: Hold Tight
The Debonaires: Never Mistaken
The Decades (Ventura): I'm Gonna Dance
December's Children: We Got a Groovy Thing Goin'
The Deepest Blue
: Somebody's Girl/Pretty Little Thing
The Del-Vetts: Last Time Around
Denise: Boy, What'll You Do Then
The Decades: On Sunset (bed)
The Descendants: Lela
Destiny's Children (Phoenix): The Collectors/For Me
Thee Deuces: You Gotta Try
Neil Diamond: Coca Cola spot/I've Got the Feeling (Oh No No)
Dino, Desi & Billy: She's So Far Out, She's In
Bo Diddley: Africa Speaks (bed)
The Dirty Shames: I Don't Care
The Dirty Wurds: Why
Micky Dolenz: Don't Do It
Don & The Goodtimes: I'm Real
Donovan: The Fat Angel/Sunshine Superman (mono)
The Donnybrooks: You're Gonna Cry
Lee Dorsey: Get Out of My Life, Woman
Downliners Sect: Why Don't You Smile Now
Micky Dolenz
: Plastic Symphony III (bed)
The Dovers: She's Not Just Anybody/The Third Eye
Hallucination Generation trailer
Dr. T & The Undertakers: Blue Feeling
The Drongos: Under My Thumb
Drusalee & The Dead: Lily
Bob Dylan: Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (live)/Obviously Five Believers (take 4)
Drusalee & The Dead: Exodus (bed)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Floyd Dakil Combo: Stronger Than Dirt
Danny & The Counts: You Need Love
Destiny's Children (Pasadena): Fall of the Queen
Donny & The Mod Men
: Get Out of My Room, Intruder
The Driving Wheels: One Year Ago Today

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

1966 A to Z: C

Mal Thursday continues his alphabetical journey through the year 1966 with two hours of artists whose names begin with the letter C. Expect the usual rockin' teenbeat nuggets, along with less obscure records by Ray Charles, Cher, Gene Clark, and Count Five. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 28 March 2024.

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Playlist:
The Camel Drivers: The Grass Looks Greener
The Candian Rogues: Keep in Touch
The Capitols: Cool Jerk
Lou Capri: Love and Kisses
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Diddy Wah Diddy/Who Do You Think You're Fooling
The Caravelles: Lovin' Just My Style
The Challengers: Our Man Flint (bed)
The Carpetbaggers: Let Yourself Go
The Cavaliers: Seven Days of Cryin'
The Cave Men: It's Trash
The Centurys: Hard Times
The Chain Reaction: When I Needed You
The Charlatans: Codine
Ray Charles: I Don't Need No Doctor
The Chantays: Space Probe (bed)
Honey trailer
Charlie Brown's Generation: Trash
Cher: The Pied Piper
The Choir: It's Cold Outside/I'm Going Home
Chris Clark: Love's Gone Bad
Gene Clark: I Found You
Clefs of Lavender Hill: One More Time
The Chosen Few: Feel Alright (bed)
The Cobras: I Wanna Be Your Love
Wayne Cochran: Goin' Back to Miami
Tony Colton: I've Laid Some Down in My Time
Count Five: Psychotic Reaction/Double Decker Bus
Cream: I Feel Free (mono)
The Creation: Making Time/Biff Bang Pow
Creation's Disciple: Psychedelic Retraction
The Cryan' Shames: Ben Franklin's Almanac
Cuby & The Blizzards: Your Body Not Your Soul
The Cyrkle: Money to Burn
Jim Curran & The Lonely Ones: Drums Send Me (bed)
The Chase trailer

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Jimmy C & The Chelsea Five: Leave Me Alone
The Chancelllors Ltd.: You Be the Judge
Vance Charles & The Sonics:
It's My Soul
The Chayns: Night Time
Christopher & The Souls: Diamonds, Rats and Gum
The Cicadelics: We're Gonna Love This Way
The Clue: Bad Times
The Coachmen V: 99th Floor (demo)
The Coastliners: I'll Be Gone
The Cynics: I'll Go

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

1966 A to Z: B pt. 2

Mal Thursday continues his alphabetical trip through 1966 with part two of the letter B. All the usual obscuros, plus heavy hitters like James Brown, Buffalo Springfield, and The Byrds. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 21 Mach 2024. 

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Playlist:
The Birdwatchers: I'm Gonna Love You Anyway
The Black Sheep: It's My Mind
Lindy Blaskey & the Lavells: You Ain't Tuff/Let It Be
The Blue Stars: Social End Product
The Blue Things: Doll House/Orange Rooftop of Your Mind
The Black Sheep: Arthur (bed)
Blues Inc.: Get Off My Back
The Blues Magoos: We Ain't Got Nothing Yet/Gotta Get Away (mono)
The Blues Project: Back Door Man (mono)
Marc Bolan: The Third Degree
The Bold: Gotta Get Some
The Bootmen: Ain't It the Truth Babe
The Boots: You'll Never Do It Baby
Michael Blessing (Nesmith): A Journey with Michael Blessing (bed)
The Blues Magoos: Great Shakes radio spot
The Boss Tweads: Goin' Away
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! trailer
The Bosstweeds: Faster, Pussycat!
David Bowie: Do Anything You Say/I Can't Help Thinking About Me
Tommy Boyce: Let's Go Where the Action Is
Booker T & The MGs: Booker Loo (bed)
The Big TNT Show trailer
Los Bravos: Going Nowhere
The Brigands: Would I Still Be Her Big Man
James Brown: Ain't That a Groove Pt. 1
The Bruthers: Bad Way to Go
The Brymers: Sacrifice
The Bucaneer's: You're Never Gonna Love Me Anymore
The Buckinghams: Don't Want to Cry (mono)
James Brown: James Brown's Boo-Ga-Loo (bed)
The Buffalo Springfield: Sit Down, I Think I Love You/Burned
The Bugs: Slide/Pretty Girl
The Burgundy Blues: I'll Get You Back Again
The Bush: To Die Alone
The Buzz: You're Holding Me Down
The Byrds: Eight Miles High/I See You
B. Bumble & The Stingers: Green Hornet Theme
The Black Cat trailer

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

Amos Boynton & The ABCs: The Ballad of Bertha Glutz
The Briks: Foolish Baby
The Brimstones: It's All Over Now But the Crying
The Brothers & Sisters: And I Know
The By Fives: I Saw You Walking

Byron & The Mortals: Do You Believe Me

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

1966 A to Z: B pt. 1

In the second installment of the 1966 A to Z series, Mal tackles the first half of artists whose names begin with the letter B, from The Bad Boys to The Birdwatchers. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 14 March 2024.

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 Playlist:
The Bad Boys: Love
The Bad Roads: Blue Girl/Too Bad
The Band Without a Name: Turn On Your Lovelight
The Banshees: Project Blue
The Barbarians: Moulty
Fontella Bass: Oh No, Not My Baby
The Bad Boys: Black Olives (bed)
Billy Batson: New York, New York
The Beach Boys: Hang on to Your Ego
The Beagles: Looking for the Beagles
The Beat Buddies: Pins in My Heart
The Beaten Path: Dr. Stone
The Beatles: Paperback Writer/Rain (2022 mix)
Skip Battyn & The Group: The Dating Game Theme (bed)
The Love Merchant trailer
The Beatstalkers: Better Get A Better Hold On
The Beau Brummels: One Too Many Mornings
Beaver & The Trappers: Happiness Is Havin'
Jack Bedient & The Chessmen: Glimmer Sunshine
The Bee Gees: Spicks and Specks/Born a Man
Hallucination Generation trailer
The Bees: Voices Green and Purple
The Belfast Gypsies: Hey Gyp
The Beat-Six: Beat, Beat, Beat Ist Mein Hobby (bed)
William Bell: Marching Off to War
The Belles: Come Back/Melvin
Danny Bellini & The Rich Kids: Money Isn't Everything
The Bells of Rhymney: She'll Be Back
The Benders: You Can't Tame Me
The Bentleys: Now It's Gone
Beep Beep and The Roadrunners: Shifting Gears (bed)
J.C. Penney Batman radio spot

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The B.C.s: Oh, Yeow!
The Bad Seeds: All Night Long/Sick and Tired
The Bards: Alibis
The Barons (Fort Worth): Don't Burn It
Greg Barr & The Barr Association: Dance Girl Dance

Blow Up
trailer
The Berkeley Five: You're Gonna Cry
Chuck Berry: Club Nitty Gritty
The Best Things: Chicks Are for Kids  
The Better Half Dozen: I Could Have Loved Her
Big Brother & The Holding Company
: Down on Me (live)
The Big Town Boys: August 32nd
The Birds: No Good Without You/Next in Line
The Birdwatchers: Girl, I've Got News for You

Thursday, March 7, 2024

1966 A to Z: A

Mal Thursday kicks off a series of episodes exploring the music of the year 1966. Alphabetically. This week's artists range fro the Aardvarks to A Wild Uncertainty. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 7 March 2024.

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 Playlist:
The Aardvarks: I'm Higher Than I'm Down/I Don't Believe
The Abandoned: Come on Mary
The Action: I'll Keep Holding on/Baby You've Got It
Roy Acuff Jr.
: Turn That Frown Upside Down
The Alarm Clocks: Yeah/No Reason to Complain
The Advantes: Done It Again
Cannonball Adderly: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (bed)
The Wild Angels radio spot
The All Night Workers: Why Don't You Smile Now
Knoll Allen and the Noble Savages: Animal
Paul Allen: Cash for Your Trash
The Allies: I'll Sell My Soul
Keith Allison: Action, Action, Action
The Allman Joys: Spoonful/Shapes of Things
Davie Allan & The Arrows: Skaterdater (bed)
The Alright Five: Turn Off Next Exit
Al's Untouchables: Come on Baby
The Ambertones: I Can Only Give You Everything
Angie & The New Raiders: It's a Lie
The Anglo-Americans: The Music Never Stops
Angie & The New Raiders: Sounds of the Raiders (bed)
The Sand Pebbles trailer
The Animals: It's My Life (BBC)/Don't Bring Me Down (mono)
The Apollos: Target Love/It's a Monster
Apollo's Apaches: Why Tolerate
The Artwoods: Keep Lookin'/I Take What I Want
The Ascots: Crash Dive (bed)
The Silencers trailer
The Association: You Hear Me Call Your Name (mono)/Along Comes Mary (live)
The Astronauts: Main Street
The Atlantics: It's a Hard Life

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Argyles: White Lightning/Farmer John
The Avengers: (San Antonio): Some Day

The Avengers (Memphis): Batarang (bed)
Teenage Gang Debs trailer
The Attic Sounds: Shadows
Atilla and The Huns: Mojo Cools
The Avalons: Come Back Little Girl
The Avengers (Bakersfield): I Told You So/Open Your Eyes
A Wild Uncertainty: Broken Truth/A Man with Money

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

City

The Word of the Week is City on this episode from the broadcast edition of The Mal Thursday Show, all songs about cities. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast, in different form, in November 2015.

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Playlist:
The Dead Boys: Big City
The Pretty Things: Big City (BBC)
The Animals: Bright Lights, Big City
The Electric Prunes: Big City
The Enthusiasts: In the City
The Jam: In the City (BBC)
The Who: Armenia City in the Sky
The Ventures: Summer in the City
The Illusions: City of People
The Strypes: Heart of the City
Iggy & The Stooges: Kill City
The Monomen: Murder City Nights
The Clash: City of the Dead
The Outcasts: I'm in Pittsburgh (and It's Raining)
Ian Hunter: Cleveland Rocks
Ray Charles: The Cincinnati Kid
Earl Hooker: Sweet Home Chicago
Bob & Earl: Harlem Shuffle
The Pandas: Girl from New York City
Bobby Darin: Sunday in New York
Fear: New York's All Right (If You Like Saxophones)
Stupidity: New York
Sex Pistols: New York
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers: London Boys
David Bowie: London Boys
The Vibrators: London Girls
The Eyes: Radio London
S.J. & The Crossroads: London Girl
The Jam: London Girl
Oldham & Richard: Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner
Len Price 3: London Institute
The Byrds: Boston

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Lies

Mal Thursday delves into the shadowy netherworld of alternative facts on this highly charged episode of The Mal Thursday Show. All songs with Lie, Lies, Lied, Lying and/or Liar in the title. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 29 February 2024.

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 Playlist:
The Grip Weeds: Lies
Johnny Sandon & The Remo Four: Lies
The Untamed: It's Not True
The Who: La La La Lies (BBC)
The Rolling Stones: Don't Lie to Me
The Searchers: You Can't Lie to a Liar
The Troggs: You're Lying
The Smoke: She's a Liar
Argent: Liar
The Ventures: My Bonnie Lies (bed)
The Outsiders: Lying All the Time
The Golden Earrings: Tears and Lies
The Treez: You Lied to Me Before
The Rockin' Ramrods: She Lied
The Jesters IV: She Lied (I Know Why)
Question Mark & The Mysterians: You're Telling Me Lies
The Escapades: I Tell No Lies
The Lively Ones: Too Many Lies
Apollo's Apaches: Cry Me a Lie
The Bryds: Your Lies

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Lynx: You Lie
The Mullens: You Lied
The Six Pents: She Lied
Sir Douglas Quintet: Stoned Faces Don't Lie

The Greenhornes: Lies
The Stems: Liar
The Dark Shadows: Liar Liar
The Tell-Tale Hearts: Dirty Liar
The Dwarves: I'm a Liar
The Bombers: I'm a Liar, Babe
Oasis: I Can See a Liar
The Ventures: Lies (bed)
The Vipers: Tellin' Those Lies/Cheated and Lied
The Chesterfield Kings: Little White Lies/She Told Me Lies
Lyres: Don't Tell Me Lies
The Brood: Everybody's a Liar
Muck & the Mires
: Caught in a Lie
The Tryfles: Had Enough of Your Lies
The Stayrcase: I Know You Lied
The Miracle Workers: Lies Lies
The Rolling Stones: Lies
Sex Pistols: Liar
Lulu: Lies

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Not/Again

The Words of the Week are Not and Again on this wild episode of The Mal Thursday Show, as Mal spins songs with Not or Again in the title. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 22 February 2024.

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Playlist:
The Unknowns: Not My Memory
Paul Revere & The Raiders: I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The Ravin' Blue: It's Not Real
The Maundy Quintet: I'm Not Alone
David: I'm Not Alone
The Outsiders: I'm Not Trying to Hurt You
The Li'l Boys Blue: I'm Not There
The Mothers of Invention: I'm Not Satisfied
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Whisper Not (bed)
Elvis Presley: Do No Disturb
The Dovers: She's Not Just Anybody
Dino, Desi & Billy: Not the Lovin' Kind
Love: A House Is Not a Motel

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine pt. 1:

Kenny & The Kasuals: I'm Not Talking
The Fanatics: I Will Not Be Lonely
The Krayolas: You're Not My Girl

The Ventures: She's Not There (bed)
The Flies: I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
The Hollies: When I'm Not There
The Who: It's Not True (mono)
The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away (live)
The Beatles: Not a Second Time (mono)
Cuby & The Blizzards: Your Body, Not Your Soul
The Golden Earrings: Not to Find
The Phantom Five: She's Not
Lyres: Not Looking Back
The Chesterfield Kings: I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Vipers: Not to Be in Love
David Johansen: Not That Much
The Embrooks: Going But Not Gone/Not a Priority
The Ventures: Let's Twist Again (bed)
The Hollies: Here I Go Again
The Zombies: I Want Her Back Again (mono)
The Animals: I'm in Love Again
The Birds: Granny Rides Again
The Yardbirds: Like Jimmy Reed Again (bed)
The Spiders: Once Again
The Skope: Be Mine Again
The Deadlys: On the Road Again
The Dagenites: I Don't Want to Try It Again
The Rogue Show: Make Me Over Again
The Velvet Underground: There She Goes Again (mono)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine pt. 2:

The Exotics: Alone Again
The Ugly Beats: I'll Come Again

The Iguanas: Again and Again

Austin Stomp! 3

Mal will be hosting this unofficial South by Southwest rock n' roll showcase next month:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Head

Mal Thursday presents a most rocking episode where the Work of the Week is Head, all songs with the word "Head" in the title. It's a heady brew of garage, punk, and other wild sounds for your listening and dancing pleasure. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast, in different form, on 7 March 2019.

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Playlist:
The Sonics: You Got Your Head on Backwards
Cat Stevens: Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
The Double Feature: Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
The Bellrays: They Glued Your Head on Upside Down
The Wailers: You Weren't Using Your Head
Ann-Margret: You Turned My Head Around
Les Fleur de Lys: Hammer-Head
The Monkees: Tear the Top Right Off My Head
The Zombies: Goin' Out of My Head (BBC)
John Fred: Outta My Head
The Romantics: Out of My Mind (Into My Head)
The Miracles Workers: Out of My Head
Deadbolt: Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine
Larry Roquemore: What Made Me Lose My Head
The Children: Pills (She Went to My Head)
The Sons of Hercules: Heads Up
Kashmere Stage Band: Head Wiggle

Ritchie Valens: Ooh, My Head
The Coasters: Idol with a Golden Head
Elvis Presley: Hard Headed Woman
Fleetwood Mac: Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight
The Velvet Underground: Head Held High (alt mix)
Mike Rabin & The Demons: Head Over Heels
The Stylos: Head Over Heels
The Go-Gos: Head Over Heels
Tuff Darts: Head Over Heels
The Sundays Funnies: Headlines
The Ventures: Diamond Head
Flamin' Groovies: Teenage Head
Primal Scream: Gimme Gimme Teenage Head
David Bowie: Sweet Head
Nervous Eaters: Just Head
The Hoodoo Gurus: Head in the Sand
The Alan Milman Sect: Stitches in My Head/I Wanna Kill Somebody
The Breakers: Beach Head
The Fleshtones: Headlock on My Heart
The Fuzztones: Johnson in a Headlock
Stupidity: I Need You...Like a Hole in the Head
The Satelliters: Gotta Get You (Out of My Head)
Roky Erickson & The Explosives: Red Temple Prayer (Two Headed Dog)
Ginny Arnell: Dumb Head

Les Fleur de Lys

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Like/Always

The Words of the Week are Like and Always on this week's installment of The Mal Thursday Show, as Mal spins all songs with Like and/or Always in the title. Starring the usual assortment of '60s heroes, plus records of more recent vintage by Muck & The Mires, The Trip, The Electric Mess, and more. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 15 February 2024.  

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Playlist:
The Association: Like Always
006: Like What Me Worry
The Chocolate Watchband: I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Surrealistic Pillar: I Like Girls
Paul Revere & The Raiders: Just Like Me (mono)
The Trip: Stick Like Glue
Barry McGuire: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone (Take 11)
Paul Revere & The Raiders: Like Long Hair
The Uncalled For: Do Like Me
The Rooks: A Girl Like You
The Sonics: Like No Other Man
The Better Sweet: Like the Flowers
Muck & The Mires: Got to Get You Thinking Like I Do
Lyres: Not Like the Other One
The Ventures: I Like It Like That
The Yardbirds
: Love Me Like I Love You (BBC)
Them: I Like It Like That
The Attack: Feel Like Flying
The Kinks: Never Met A Girl Like You Before

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Things: Another Girl Like You
The Elastic Prism: I Would Have Liked You Anyway
The American Blues: Melted Like Snow
Euphoria: Oh Dear You Look Like a Dog
Bubble Puppy: Love Me Like She Can
The Mullens: Looks Like Fun
The WordD: You're Always Around

Voodoo Court: (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
The Herd: This Boy's Always Been True
The Yardbirds: He's Always There
Captain Beefheart: Here I Am I Always Am
The Evil: Always Runnin' Around
Pepper & The Shakers: I'll Always Love You
The Abstracts: Always Always
Dream Syndicate: That's What You Always Say
The Sick Rose: Always Taking
The Electric Mess: The Grass Ain't Always Greener
The Stems: For Always
Les Klepstones: She'll Always Be Mine
Lyres: I Love Her Still, I Always Will
The Rolling Stones: You Can't Always Get What You Want (live 1968)



Out of Our Minds

The Word of the Week is Mind as Mal Thursday blows your mind with a series of songs with "Mind" in the title, the vast majority coming from the 1960s, natch. So turn on, tune in, and dig this wild episode. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 23 April 2020.

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Playlist:
Ambrose Slade: Journey to the Center of Your Mindd
The Bit a Sweet: Out of Sight Out of Mind
The Trashmen: Mind Your Own Business
The Knickerbockers: One Track Mind
The Yardbirds: Rack My Mind
Jeff Simmons: Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
Fenwick: Mindrocker
The Dukes: Friday on My Mind
The Galaxies IV: Don't Lose Your Mind
The Night Times: I Got My Mind on You
The Mal Thursday Quintet: Once Upon a Time (In Your Mind)
The Embrooks
: Back in My Mind
The Greenhornes: Satisfy My Mind
The Soundtrack of Our Lives: Mind the Gap
The Woggles: Please Leave My Mind
The Ventures: Too Young to Know My Mind
The Human Instict: A Day in My Mind's Mind
The Spontaneous Generation: Up in My Mind
Living Children: Crystalize Your Mind
The Small Faces: My Mind's Eye
The Nervous Breakdown: I Dig Your Mind
The GTVs: Mind the Gap
The Spiders: Don't Blow Your Mind
The William Penn Fyve: Blow My Mind
Hugh McCracken: You Blow My Mind
The Exciters: Blowing Up My Mind
The Cramps: Blow Up Your Mind
Powers of  Blue: You Blow My Mind

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Reddlemen: I'm Gonna Get in That Girl's Mind
The Blind Owls: Make Up Your Mind
Roky Erickson: Mine Mine Mind

The Cynics: Girl, You're on My Mind
Count Five: Peace of Mind
Painted Faces: I Lost You in My Mind
We The People: Mirror of Your Mind
Dr. Spec's Optical Illusion: Tryin' to Mess My Mind
The Oxford Circle: Mind Destruction
First Crow to the Moon: Sun Lights Up the Shadow of Your Mind
Mickey Finn: Garden of My Mind
Love: Your Mind and We Belong Together
The Cykle: Walk Out (In My Mind)
The Nazz: Back of Your Mind 

Monday, February 12, 2024

Night of the Following Day

 Mal Thursday goes back to the source with this high concept classic rerun. It's the Night of the Following Day on The Mal Thursday show, where the Words of the Week are Night and Day. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic  and Living Monophonic Sound. From 2019.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Sweets

The Word of the Week is Sweets on this episode of The Mal Thursday Show, all songs with Sweet, Sugar, Honey, or Candy in the title. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 8 February 2024.

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Playlist:
The Mods: Sweets for My Sweet
The Artwoods: Sweet Mary
The Zephyrs: Sweet Little Baby
The Pretty Things: Honey I Need
The Hollies: A Taste of Honey
The Beatles: Sweet Little Sixteen (BBC)
The Rolling Stones: She Smiled Sweetly
Manfred Mann: Sweet Pea
Les Fleurs de Lys: Sugar Love
Guess Who: No Sugar Tonight (single version)
The Rolling Beats: Sweeter Than You
The Palace Guard: Falling Sugar
Fred Neil: Sweet Mama
Bob Dylan: Absolutely Sweet Marie (mono)
Spirit: Sweet Stella Baby
Raul & The Revelations: A Sweet Sickness
The Creation: Sweet Helen
The Kinks: Sweet Lady Genevieve
Mott the Hoople: Sweet Jane/Sweet Angeline
The Yarbirds: Good Night Sweet Josephine

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:

The Outcasts: Sweet Mary
The Countdown 5: Sweet Talk
Fun and Games: Elephant Candy
Fever Tree: Grand Candy Young Sweet
The Five Americans: Sweet Bird of Youth
Mouse & The Traps: Maid of Sugar, Maid of Spice
The Clique: Sugar on Sunday
Sir Douglas Quintet: Sugar Bee

The Artwoods: A Taste of Honey
Sam & Dave: Sweet Pains
The Candymen: Candy Man
The Pink Floyd: Candy and a Current Bun
The Teardrops: Sweet Sweet Sadie
Things to Come: Sweetgina
The Mal Thursday Quintet: A Smell of Honey, A Swallow of Brine!
Dusty Springfield: The Sweet Ride
The Chocolate Watchband: Sweet Young Thing
Primal Scream: Sweet Pretty Thing
The Velvet Underground: Oh Sweet Nuthin'

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Yesterday, Tonight and Tomorrow

The Words of the Week are Yesterday, Tonight, and Tomorrow on this epic episode of The Mal Thursday Show. All songs with Yesterday. Tonight, and/or Tomorrow in the title. In case you're wondering, the word Today was covered on the "Day" episode in 2021. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 1 February 2024.

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Playlist:
Faine Jade: I Lived Tomorrow Yesterday
Satyrs: Yesterday's Hero
Wolfgang: Tomorrows Yesterday
The Absolutes: Yesterday I
The Rolling Stones: Yesterday's Papers (mono)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
The Zakary Thaks: Mirror of Yesterday
The Word D: Today Is Just Tomorrow's Yesterday
Buddy Holly: Good Rockin' Tonight
Sir Douglas Quintet: You're Out Walkin' the Streets Tonight
The Krayolas: Aw Tonight

The Ventures: The Way You Look Tonight (bed)
The Move: Tonight
MC5: Tonight
Iggy Pop: Tonight
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Hey Tonight (live)
The Left Banke: She May Call You Up Tonight
Wet Paint: If I Don't See Her Tonight
Boyce & Hart: I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight
The Kinks: I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
Dino, Desi & Billy: I Hope She's There Tonight
Flash & the Memphis Casuals: Uptight Tonight
Earl Vince & The Valiants: Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite
A Passing Fancy: I'm Losing Tonight
The Wizards: See You Tonight
The Court Jesters: Come Tonight
The Kwyet Kings: Need My Lovin' Tonight
The Fallouts: This Man He Weeps Tonight
The Daughters: Love Me Tonight
The Voodoo Dolls: She Won't Sleep Well Tonight
The Jam: Tonight at Noon
The Ventures: Tomorrow's Love (bed)
The Electric Prunes: Long Day's Flight (to Tomorrow)/Train for Tomorrow (mono)
The Monkees: Look Out (Here Comes Tomorow)
The Sons of Adam: Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
The Ugly Beats: Wake up Tomorrow
Paul Revere & The Raiders: There's Always Tomorrow
Wimple Winch: Everybody's Worried About Tomorrow
The Embrooks: Til Tomorrow
The Ramones: Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
Kiss: Tomorrow and Tonight
The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows (2022 mix)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Blue

In a sort of sequel to the "Anxious Colors" episode, the Word of the Week is Blue, with Mal making the most of the limited color palette to deliver two hours of solid senders. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 9 September 2021.

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Playlist:
The Animals: Blue Feeling
The Moments (feat. Steve Marriott): Blue Morning
The Emeralds: King Lonely the Blue
The Beazers: Blue Beat
The Yardbirds: The Nazz Are Blue
Keith Relf: Blue Sands
Cliff Richard & The Shadows: Blue Turns to Grey
The Bee Gees: Tint of Blue
Pretty Things: Blue Serge Blues
The Hollies: Blue in the Morning
The Who: Behind Blues Eyes (Record Plant session)
Jeff Beck: Love Is Blue

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Tim McIntire: Kid Blue
Sir Douglas Quintet: The Blue Norther
Buddy Holly & The Crickets: Blue Days, Black Nights
Willie Nelson: Am I Blue
The Penthouse Five: Vertigo Blue Sometime
13th Floor Elevators: Baby Blue (8 Track version)

The Banshees: Project Blue
The Bad Roads: Blue Girl
The Emperors: Blue Day
The Blue Souls: Grey Over Blue
The Birdwatchers: Blue Suede Shoes
Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads: Blue Groove
The Soothsayers: Black Nor Blue
Tonto & The Renegades: Little Boy Blue
North Atlantic Invasion Force: Blue and Green Gown
The Dukes: Blue Revelations
The Namelosers: But I'm So Blue
The Dave Clark Five: Blue Monday
Fats Domino: Blue Monday
Gene Vincent: Baby Blue
The Ikettes: I'm Blue (The Gong Gong Song)
Shorty Long: Devil with a Blue Dress
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: Devil with a Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly
The Hogs: Blues' Theme
The Move: Don't Make My Baby Blue
Badfinger: Baby Blue
Tom Waits: Blue Valentines

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Anxious Colors

It's a rock n' roll feast for the ears, eyes, and mind on this multi-hued episode of The Mal Thursday Show. The first hour is all songs with black or white in the title, while the songs in second hour are in full color. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 11 June 2020.

Thanks for listening.

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 Playlist:
Painted Faces: Anxious Color
Los Bravos: Black is Black (Negro es Negro)
The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black
The Beatles: Baby's in Black
The Fifth Order: Little Black Egg
MC5: Black to Comm
The Meteors: Ballad of a Blackhearted Man
Tim Hardin: Black Sheep Boy
The Kinks: Big Black Smoke
The Cramps: Color Me Black
The Ventures: Black Sand Beach
Ken Nordine: White
The Painted Ship: I Told Those Little White Lies
The Standells: Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
The RPMs: White Lightning (It's Frightening)
Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit (Live Fillmore '68)
The Cinders: Barbara White
The Velvet Underground: White Light White Heat (45 Version)
X: White Girl (Single Mix)
Billy Idol: White Wedding (Single Edit)
The Caravelles: Lovin' Just My Style
The Blues Company: Experiment in Color
Love: She Comes in Colors
The AmboyDukes: Colors
The Deep: Color Dreams
The Colors of Night: The Colors of Night
Johnny Thompson Quintet: Color Me Columbus
Mongo Santamaria: Green Onions
Fred Neil: Green Rocky Road
The Kingsmen: Long Green
The Lemon Pipers: Green Tambourine
The Bees: Voices Green and Purple
Donovan: Mellow Yellow (BBC)
The Music Machine: Double Yellow Line
Johnny & The Hurricanes: Red River Rock
The Jolly Green Giants: Caught You Red-Handed
Mott The Hoople: Long Red
The Savages: Roses are Red
Sam & Dave: Soul Sister Brown Sugar
Chuck Berry: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Chicago: Fancy Colors
Donovan: Colours
The Knights of the Road: The Color of Dream
Ken Nordine: Black
Fleetwood Mac: Black Magic Woman
Painted Faces: Black Hearted Susan
Cream: White Room (Single Edit)
The Monkees: Shades of Grey

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

See & Say 2

Mal goes back to the well for another episode where the Words of the Week are See and Say, only this time with more hits. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 18 January 2024.

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 Playlist:
The Animals: See See Rider
The Kinks: When I See That Girl of Mine (mono)
The Small Faces: Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me
The Beatles: Tell Me What You See (mono)
The Rolling Stones: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby (Standing in the Shadows)
The Who: I Can See for Miles(TV)/See My Way (BBC)
The Embrooks: Seeing Her
The Action: I See You (BBC)
The Pretty Things: I See You
Hank Mobley: The More I See You (bed)
The Bee Gees: I Can't See Nobody
The Mojo Men: Can't You See That's She's Mine
The Starlites: I Can't See You
The Bitter Ind: Hands Are Only to See
Ken & The Fourth Dimension: See If I Care
The Byrds: Wait and See (mono)

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine pt 1:
The Briks: Can You See Me
The Golden Dawn: Seeing Is Believing
The Ugly Beats: See

King Khan & The Shrines: I See Lights
The Fleshtones: Let's See the Sun
The Ramones: Glad to See You Go (Bubblegum mix)
Bo Diddley: Say Man
The Rolling Stones: She Said Yeah
The Beatles: She Said She Said
The Gestures: Things We Said Today
Tommy James & The Shondells: I Say I Am (What I Am)
The Birds: Say Those Magic Words
The Turtles: Your Maw Said You Cried
Buffalo Springfield: Go and Say Goodbye
Nico: I'm Not Sayin'
The Knickerbockers: She Said Goodbye
The Remains: Say You're Sorry
The Primitives: You Said
Three from Three: That's What I Say
The Conductors: She Said So
The Aztex: I Said Move
The Velvet Underground: Stephanie Says
Lou Reed: Lisa Says

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine pt 2:

Buddy Holly: That's What They Say
The Sparkles: Something That You Said

Hasil Adkins: She Said

The Marriage of Malvolio

In this very special episode from 2017, Mal looks back on his misadventures in matrimony. The Word of the Week is Marriage. The Love, the Pain, the Whole Damn Thing. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereo and Living Monophonic Sound.

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Playlist:
Duane Allman: Happily Married Man
Neal Ford & The Fanatics: (Ive Got a) Brand New Girl
New Mystery Girl: Brand New Love
Velvet Underground: Some Kind of Love
The Small Faces: If I Were a Carpenter (BBC)
Laura Nyro: Wedding Bell Blues
Manfred Mann: I Got You Babe
David Bowie: Be My Wife
Al Green: Lets Get Married
Drive By Truckers: Marry Me
Sammy Davis Jr.: Aint That a Kick in the Head
Frank Sinatra: Get Me to the Church on Time
The Searchers: Take Me for What Im Worth
Etta James: Stop the Wedding
Phineas Newborn: Love and Marriage
Jack Jones: Wives and Lovers
Joe Cocker: Darling Be Home Soon
Otis Redding: Respect
Dave Edmunds: I Knew the Bride
The Malarians: Dont Want You Either
John Entwistle: My Wife
Lonnie Russ: My Wife Cant Cook
Laura Lee: Wedlock is a Padlock
The Specials: Stupid Marriage
Oasis: Married with Children
The Jam: I've Changed My Address (BBC)/Carnation (bed)
The Who: A Legal Matter
Anthony Newley: No More
The Drifters: Mexican Divorce
Tammy Wynette: D I V O R CE
The Five Stairsteps: Ooh Child
The Thunderchiefs: MalagueƱa (Live at Counter Culture)
Viv and The Sect: Now Youre Gone
The Maggie's Marshmallows: No Friend of Mine
The Galileo 7: Cruel Bird
Daisy House: Yellow Moon Road
The Amboy Dukes: Marriage Pt 1  

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Off

Something is Off this week as Mal spins a series of songs with Off in the title. Presented in Living Monophonic and Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally transmitted 4 November 2020.

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 Playlist:
The Mindbenders: Off and Running
Spencer Davis Group: Take This Hurt Off Me
The Easybeats: Keep Your Hands Off My Babe/You Got It Off Me
The Hollies: Keep Off That Friend of Mine
The Beatles: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Pete Best Combo: Off the Hook
The Rolling Stones: Get Off My Cloud/Rocks Off
The Zombies: Conversation Off Floral Street (bed)
Ringo Starr: Back Off Boogaloo
T. Rex: Rip-Off
The Henchmen: Get Off My Back
Shane: Don't Turn Me Off
The Knickerbockers: Got My Feet Off the Ground
Blues Inc.: Get Off My Back
The Bit a Sweet: Is It On - Is It Off
Syd Dale: Blast Off Pt 1 (bed)
James Brown: Get Up Offa That Thing
William Bell: Marching Off to War
Solomon Burke: Got to Get You Off My Mind
Macy Skipper: Goofin' Off
The Atlantic Sounds: Blast Off (bed)
Veda Brown: Take It Off Her (And Put It on Me)
Aretha Franklin: Hands Off
Little Eva: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Leslie Gore: Off and Running
Swinging Soul Machine: Spooky's Day Off (bed)
Frankie Valli: Can't Take My Eyes Off You


The Knickerbockers

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

See & Say

The Words of the Week are See and Say on this top shelf episode of The Mal Thursday Show. All the usual '60s racket plus records of more recent vintage from The Embrooks, The Greenhornes, The Hate Bombs, and more. With 44 minutes of exclusive bonus tracks. Presented in Ultrasonic Stereophonic and Living Monophonic Sound. Originally broadcast, in different form on 4 January 2024.

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Playlist:
The David: People Saying, People Seeing
The Rascals: See
The Byrds: Have You Seen Her Face (mono)
The Falcons: I Gotta See Her
The Olivers: I Saw What You Did
Flamin' Groovies: Have You Seen My Baby
Lonnie Smith: See-Saw (bed)
The Easybeats: I Can See
The Kinks: See My Friends (BBC)/Did You See His Name?
The Pretty Things: Come See Me
David John & The Mood: Love to See You Strut (alt. version)
Pink Floyd: See Emily Play
The Shadows: See You in My Drums (bed)
The Velvet Underground: Beginning to See the Light (live 1969)
The Music Explosion: I See the Light
The One Way Street: I See the Light

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine Pt. 1:
The Five Americans: I See the Light
The Liberty Bell: I Can See
The By-Fives: I Saw You Walking
Kenny & The Kasuals: See Saw Ride
Hickoids: Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow?

The Hate Bombs: What Do You Say to a Girl Like That?
The McCoys: Say Those Magic Words
The Grass Roots: Things I Should've Said
The Barbarians: What the New Breed Say
Phil & The Frantics: Say What You Will
Chuck Conlon: Won't You Say Yes to Me, Girl
The Interns: I've Got Something to Say
The Puddin' Heads: Now You Say We're Through
The Chesterfield Kings: Say You're Mine
The Blue Things: You Can't Say We Never Tried (bed)
David Bowie: Do Anything You Say
The In Crowd: The Things She Says
Manfred Mann: Don't Ask Me What I Say
The Pretty Things: I Can Never Say/She Says Good Morning (BBC)
The Action: Something to Say
The Embrooks: No Matter What You Say
Chet Atkins
: Things We Said Today (bed)
The Rattles: Say Alright
The Jet Set: What Did the Man Say?
The Painted Ship: And She Said Yes

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine Pt. 2:

The Five Americans: What'd I Say
The What's Left: Girl Said No
The Tracers: She Said Yeah

The Greenhornes: Saying Goodbye

Bonus Tracks:
R. Dean Taylor: Gotta See Jane
The Rats: I've Gotta See My Baby
The Who: I Can See for Miles(TV)/See My Way (BBC)
The Action: I See You
The Starlites: I Can't See You
The Fleshtones: Let's See the Sun
Stupidity: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
The Shandells Inc.
: Say What I Mean
The Remains: Say You're Sorry
The Sparkles: Something That You Said
The Conductors: She Said So
The Saucy Jacks: Can't Say Anything
Nico: I'm Not Sayin'
The Aztex: I Said Move
Hasil Adkins: She Said

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Obscure But Rewarding

Mal Thursday presents a brief overview of his misadventures as an indie label anti-mogul. The true (if heavily redacted) story of the obscure but rewarding independent record labels Chunk (1986-2001) and Chunk Archives (2010-Present). An epic playlist from two great labels. Presented on Ultrasonic Stereophonic Sound. Originally broadcast 2 April 2020. For more, go to chunkarchives.bandcamp.com

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Playlist:
The Coopers: Pulaski Park
The Malarians: Takin' Over/Hexon Blood Beat
Mal Thursday and the Cheetahs: Get Outta Dallas
The Malarians: Mighty Idy
DMZ: First Time Is the Best Time
Lyres: Baby It's Me/Now I Got a Witness
Tag Sale: Rocker of the Pack
Sebadoh: Invocation/Skull
Zeke Fiddler: Half-Baked
New Radiant Storm King: Subway Token (Save My Soul)
Guided by Voices: The Opposing Engineer Sleeps Alone
Zeke Fiddler: Brave Doorman
Ray Mason Band: Falling Down
Silver Jews: Old New York
Push Kings: Spain
The Unband: You're No Boy Wonder/Nothing You Can Do
The Figgs: Merry Christmas Girl
Scud Mountain Boys: Silo/Theme from Midnight Cowboy
Drunk Stuntmen: Statue of Joe Raposo
Lotus STP: Broke Down
Jack Nitzsche: The Lonely Surfer
The Mal Thursday Quintet: Rotting

Monday, January 1, 2024

The Mal Thursday Quintet: If 6 Was 5 LP


On this day in 2021, Chunk Archives Recordings released If 6 Was 5 by The Mal Thursday Quintet, the first album from Mal's multi-regional garage rock supergroup. It is now available as a limited edition, 180 gram vinyl LP. The album features all three chapters of The Quintet: the O.G. New England chapter with Frank Padellaro (King Radio, Scud Mountain Boys), Greg Saulmon (The Glad Machine), and Brian T. Marchese (Aloha Steamtrain, Mind Left Body); The Northwest Chapter, better known as The Reverberations, whose prime mover Dave Berkham has since added guitar to such singles as "High Flying Bird" and co-written and produced "A Smell of Honey, A Swallow of Brine!"; and the Texas Chapter, featuring all-time greats Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Bob Dylan, et al.), Hunt Sales (Tin Machine, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, et al.), and Tjarko Jeen (Ronnie Dawson, Modern Don Juans). Mal's longtime collaborator Bob Medley (a.k.a. Robert Sherwood) appears with all three chapters, playing bass, organ, harpsichord, piano, tambourine, and backing vocals. 

Produced by The Glimmer Quints. Recorded by Matt Parmenter at Ice Cream Factory Studio and Joe Carroll at Treehouse Productions, Austin, Texas; Dave Berkham at The Reverb Chamber, Portland, Oregon; Robert V. Ives at 13th Floor Music Lounge, Florence, Massachusetts; and Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab, Easthampton, Massachusetts. Mixed by Matt Parmenter at Ice Cream Factory. Mastered by Pete Weiss at Jade Cow Audio Post-Production Sevices, Somerville, Massachusetts. 

Side One:
1. I Gotta Be Me [R. Hirth]
2. Don't Want You Either [M. Thursday]
3. Joke's on Me (Medley-Thursday)
4. Rotting [S. Yusim]
5. O Lucky Man! [A. Price]
6. Takin' Over [M. Thursday]
7. Once Upon a Time (in Your Mind) [Medley-Thursday]

Side Two:
1. Gilligans Wake [M. Thursday]
2. The Other Side of This Life [F. Neil]
3. Hey Caffeina (feat. Tamara Mack) [Medley-Thursday]
4. Lady in a Cage [Medley-Thursday]


"If 6 Was 5 is a musical odyssey through biker-rock, psychedelia, freakbeat, and swagger-pop." -- Pete Weiss

"An instant classic!" -- Chris Horne, Tiger Bomb, The Brood

"It rocks!" -- Joe Nick Patoski, Texas Music Hour of Power

"HUGE fan. Always pure, raw, delicious." -- Flangeleena, Thee Girl Fridays

"Beyond fantastico...Dependably ginchy." -- Heather Drain

"Audaciously rocking and enormously funny." -- LP Jones

"More of the same garage rock revivalism I’ve come to expect from this crew. They stick to the script and do what they do." -- Carolyn Keddy, Maximum RockNRoll

"The greatest rock n' roll record of the 21st century!" -- Mal Thursday

 Get the LP at Bandcamp (also on Ebay). And dig the Quintet's most recent release, the Kitten with a Whip EP, also on Bandcamp.

1966 A to Z: G-H

Mal Thursday once again manages to fit two letters worth of artists into two hours in this, the seventh installment of the 1966 A to Z ser...