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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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


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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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.

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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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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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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


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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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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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

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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.

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