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Thursday, April 28, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: The Girl-Getters

The Girl-Getters: The Girl-Getters
The Searchers: The System
The Birds: Next in Line
The Sons of Fred: I'll Be There
The Beatin' Path: Original Nothing People
Mickey Finn: This Sporting Life
The Beat Merchants: Pretty Face
The Five More: I'm No Good
The Knickerbockers: One Track Mind
The Stylos: Head Over Heels
The Cheynes: She's So Respectable
The Downliners Sect: Baby What's Wrong
Destiny's Children:The Collectors
The Loot: Baby Come Closer
Les Fleur de Lys:Mud in Your Eye
The Pretty Things:You Don't Believe Me
The Rationals: Leaving Here
The Mockingbirds:You Stole My Love

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

This Week In '66 - Hedy Lamarr's Sticky Fingers


With Lynn Peril

The news for the week of April 25 was a microcosm of 1966’s repeating themes, some frivolous, one definitely not: UFOs, long hair, the topless, and Vietnam. Of course, even those seemingly lightweight stories reflect the era’s fears about gender roles and modernity. Another story in the news this week involved a star of old Hollywood who appeared adrift now that she was “too old” for the industry that made her. P.S. I'm taking a break from podcasting during the month of May, the better to deal with some other writing deadlines. We’ll pick up with the week of June 6, 1966! 


“Balloonist Hurt as Oxygen Fails in Record Try,” The Philadelphia inquirer, May 2, 1966, 1. 

“Burns, Newsmen See Them; Mystery Lights Trail Burns Campaign Plane,” Pensacola News Journal, April 27, 1966, 1. 

“End of War in 1967 Forecast,” San Francisco Examiner, April 26, 1966, 62. 

“Fading Beauty Troubled Mother, Hedy’s Teen-age Son Testifies,” The Desert Son, April 23, 1966, 1. 

Gashel, Leonard, “Musical Long-Hairs Sacrifice Schooling and Barbershops,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4, 1966, 1. 

“Gov. Burns Plane Party Races UFO,” Fort Lauderdale News, April 26, 1966, 13. 

“Hedy’s Fate Goes to the Jury in Shoplifting Case,” San Francisco Examiner, April 26, 1966, 12. 

“Hedy Lamarr Arrested for Shoplifting,” The Shreveport Journal, January 28, 1966, 1. 

“Hedy Lamarr Escapes Shoplifting Charges,” The Atlanta Constitution, October 25, 1991, 73. 

“Honor Student Ousted Because of Long Hair,” The Daily American (Somerset, Pennsylvania), April 17, 1966, 1. 

“Jury Out 5 Hours; Hedy Lamarr Acquitted of Shoplifting,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 1966, 1. 

“Never Intended to Steal, Smiling Hedy Tells Jury,” The Pasadena Independent, April 26, 1966, 3. 

“Oust Hedy Lamarr; Exhausted Star in Hospital,” Los Angeles Evening Citizen News, February 3, 1966, 1. 

“Psychiatrist Calls Hedy Tense and Confused,” The Sacramento Bee, April 22, 1966, 14. 

“Shoplifting Arrest Mistake Says Star,” The San Francisco Examiner, January 28, 1966, 1. 

“Topless Girls Drop Suits, Snakes Left Dangling,”  The San Francisco Examiner, June 2, 1966, 20. 

“Topless Pair Snakedance in Row at City Hall,” The San Francisco Examiner, April 29, 1966, 1. 

“U.S. Lands 4000 More GIs in Vietnam, Total at 250,000,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 29, 1966, 1. 

Villasenor, Rudy, “She Was Broke and Sick When Arrested, Hedy Lamarr Says,” The Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1966, 3. 

Villasenor, Rudy, “She’ll Get a Good Night’s Sleep; Hedy Lamarr Freed of Shoplifting Charge,” The Los Angeles Times, April 27, 1. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Boss 30


With Robert W. Morgan

Burnin' Rubber!


With Mark Ehmcke

1. G.T.O. - Ronny & the Daytonas
2. Little Deuce Coupe - The Beach Boys
3. Mad 'Vette - Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos
4. Go Go Ferrari - Untamed Youth
5. R.P.M.'s - The Four Speeds
6. Phantom Dragster - Bobby Fuller Four
7. Move Out Little Mustang - Jan & Dean
8. Trans Am - The Skeletons
9. Hot Rod High - The Knights
10. Draggin' Wagon - The Surfer Girls
11. Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen
12. Custom Machine - The Beach Boys
13. Mace Has Got a Hot Rod Dart - Untamed Youth
14. The Fastest Shift Alive - Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos
15. Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean
16. Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
17. Hot Rod USA - The Rip Chords
18. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
19. My Stingray - The Four Speeds
20. Mercury Blues - David Lindley
21. Custom Caravan - The Pyramids
22. This Car Of Mine - The Beach Boys
23. King of the Wheels - Bobby Fuller Four
24. 1947 Avanti - Mr. Gasser & the Weirdos
25. Voodoo Cadillac - Southern Culture on the Skids
26. Full Blown 426 Hemi - Untamed Youth
27. Competition Coupe - The Astronauts
28. 409 - The Rip Chords
29. Burnin' Rubber - Gene Moles & the Softwinds

Monday, April 25, 2022

Boss Sounds Every Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Boy

The Shirelles: Boys
The Who: I'm a Boy
The Herd: This Boy's Always Been True
The Hollies: What Kind of Boy
Lulu: He's Sure the Boy I Love
Paul Jones: I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy
The Rolling Stones: I'd Much Rather Be With the Boys
The Beatles: Bad Boy/This Boy
George Martin: Ringo's Theme (This Boy)
The Spiders: Hey Boy
The Barbarians: Are You a Boy or  Are You a Girl?
The Lovin' Spoonful: You're a Big Boy Now
The Mystery Trend: Johnny Was a Good Boy
The Odyssey
: Little Girl, Little Boy
Denise & Co.: Boy, What'll You Do Then
The Gants: Little Boy Sad
Tonto & The Renegades: Little Boy Blue
The Ventures: Danny Boy
A Boy and His Dog trailer

Mal Thursday's Texas Tyme Machine:
Floyd Dakil Four: Bad Boy
Sir Douglas Quintet: Oh Boy
Friday and the Girls: Older Boy
The Ugly Beats: Boy, You're in Love
Waylon Jennings: River Boy

Where the Boys Are trailer
The Minitmen: Smokin' in the Boys Room
Brownsville Station: Smokin' in the Boys Room
We The People: No No Boys
The Slender Plenty: The Silver Treetop School for Boys
Half-Pint and the Fifths: Orphan Boy
The Monks: Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice
Love: Singing Cowboy
Cheap Trick: Oh Boy
The Jam: Boy About Town
New York Dolls: Jet Boy/Lonely Planet Boy
Johnny Thunders: London Boys
David Bowie: London Boys
T. Rex: 20th Century Boy
Mott the Hoople: One of the Boys
Ian Hunter: Boy

Bonus Tracks:
Ian Hunter: All-American Alien Boy
Lulu: Boy
The Daughters of Eve: Help Me, Boy
Faces: Borstal Boys
The Leather Boy: I'm a Leather Boy
David Bowie: The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud
Iggy Pop: Dum Dum Boys (Live 1981)
Frank Zappa: Disco Boy
Eddie Giles: Losing Boy
Tim Hardin: Black Sheep Boy
Thin Lizzy: Black Boys on the Corner/The Boys Are Back in Town
The Clash: Wrong 'Em Boyo
Kim Fowley: Barefoot Country Boy
The Flying Burrito Brothers: Hippie Boy

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

This Week In '66 - Human Sexual Response


With Lynn Peril

The big news This Week in '66 was the publication of William Masters and Virginia Johnson's Human Sexual Response, a landmark study in the physiology of sex. Intended as a medical text, the book raced up the bestseller list, surprising its authors and publisher, but probably nobody else. 


Curry, Jerry, “Researchers on Sex Get Mail Flood,” The Gettysburg Times, May 10, 1966, 10. 

Gardella, Kay, “Oscar Glitters on ABC with Lynda Bird & Color,” New York Daily News, April 19, 1966, 22. 

“Homemade Bomb Maims Inventor, 15,” Los Angeles Evening Citizen, April 18, 1966, 2. 

Irvine, Janice, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Sex Researcher,” Women’s Review of Books, Vol. 27, No. 3, May/June 2010, 11. 

Letofsky, Irv, “Scholarly Sex Treatise Popular,” Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), December 25, 1966, 43. 

Lyons, Richard, “A Bedroom Built for 694 is Filmed in Loving Color,” New York Daily News, April 18, 1966, 4. 

Nelson, Harry, “Detailed Research into Sex Act Seen as Benefit for Many,” Los Angeles Times, April 18, 1966, 1. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022



With Mark Ehmcke

1. See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
2. Come On Down To My Boat - Every Mother's Son
3. Let's Live For Today - The Grass Roots
4. Autumn Almanac - The Kinks
5. Snoopy vs. The Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen
6. 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker & the Aces
7. 7 Rooms of Gloom - Four Tops
8. Oh That's Good, No That's Bad - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
9. I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman - Whistling Jack Smith
10. Excerpt from "A Teenage Opera" - Keith West
11. Bowling Green - The Everly Brothers
12. Different Drum - Stone Poneys feat. Linda Ronstadt
13. Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
14. The People In Me - The Music Machine
15. Pay You Back With Interest - The Hollies
16. It's Wonderful - The Rascals
17. Piece of Mind - Paul Revere and the Raiders
18. Cold Sweat - James Brown
19. Dr. Jon - Jon and Robin
20. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush - Traffic
21. You're A Very Lovely Woman - The Merry-Go-Round
22. Omaha - Moby Grape
23. Baby Now That I've Found You - The Foundations
24. Everybody Knows - Dave Clark Five

Friday, April 15, 2022

4-Letter Words: Band In Boston

New archival release from Feeding Tube Records, featuring Dana Hatch of Cheater Slicks. Early '80s J.D. garage-punk!

Wild Thing
Steppin' Stone
Nothing For Granted
Spoil Sport
Behind The Screen (v.1)
Gloria '81
Roadrunner (v.1)
Babe You're Gonna Leave Me/Peter Gunn
Behind The Screen (v.2)
Peter Gunn
Roadrunner (v.2)
Revolution No. 10

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Mal Thursday Show: Out of Our Minds

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
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 WOGGLES: Please Leave My Mind
THE VENTURES: Too Young to Know My Mind
THE HUMAN INSTINCT: A Day in My Mind's Mind
LIVING CHILDREN: Crystalize Your Mind
THE GTVs: Mind the Gap
THE SPIDERS: Don't Blow Your 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

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
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

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

This Week In '66 - Lynda and George


With Lynn Peril

In addition to the usual round up of war protests and UFOs, this week’s deep dive is into the big celebrity relationship of 1966. No, not Mia and Frank, though that’s coming up soon enough. The relationship that grabbed newspaper headlines and gossip magazine speculation was that between actor George Hamilton and presidential daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson. From the end of 1965 through early 1967, the odd couple was everywhere, from Acapulco to the Oscars. 


Jan and Dean


Byers, Bill, “Not as an Escort; Hamilton Wants Fame as Actor,” Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas), August 17, 1966, 22. 

“Deputies Lose Race with UFO,” Oakland Tribune, April 18, 1966, 6. 

Getze, George, “Re-Creation of Dead People Predicted in Future; Exact Duplication of Men, Women After Thousands of Years in Tomb Seen,” The Los Angeles Times, April 12, 1966, 29, 

De Wolf, Rose, “There’s Money in It; Beat Bands Growing With Hair,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 1966, 25. 

“Lynda Byrd Ired at Reports of Pre-Yule Nuptials,” Arizona Daily Star, April 30, 1966, 5. 

“Lynda Byrd,” New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania), November 10, 1965, 19. 

“Lynda Byrd Now Jet Set Swinger?” The Amarillo Globe-Times (Amarillo, Texas), February 23, 1966, 11.

“Near Riot by Berkeley VDC,” Oakland Tribune, April 13, 1966, 1. 

“Sacrifice Effort Fails,” Globe-Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), April 11, 1966, 18. 

Scott, Vernon, “Lynda Swings With Hollywood Set for Birthday Fling,” Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), March 19, 1966, 2. 

Scott, Vernon, “Lynda Bird Johnson’s Hollywood Beauty Treatment,” Ladies Home Journal, July 1966, 62.

Smith, Liz, “Lynda Bird Leaves the Nest,” Cosmopolitan, October 1967, 95. 

“Sneeze Victim to Travel to Arizona in Quest of Relief,” The Oakland Tribune, April 14, 1966, 8.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Food Songs


With Mark Ehmcke

1. Chicken Rhythm - Slim Gaillard
2. Food -The Takeaways
3. Red's - The Morells
4. Bar-B-Q - Wendy Rene
5. I Love Your Pizza - Homer & Jethro
6. RC Cola and a Moon Pie - NRBQ
7. Crab Louie - The Sandabs
8. Popsicle - Jan & Dean
9. Chop Suey Rock - The Instrumentals
10. Matzoh Balls - Slim & Slam
11. (My Baby Loves) Chili Dogs - Dusty Brooks
12. Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
13. Hot Cross Buns - Paul Gayton
14. Breakfast In Bed - Dusty Springfield
15. Potato Chip - Shadows of Knight
16. Dog Food - Wes Dakus
17. A Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird - Louis Jordan
18. Chili Beans - Felix and his Guitar
19. I Love Onions - Susan Christie
20. Ice Cream Man - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
21. Chicken Twist - Hasil Adkins
22. Potato Chips - Slim Gaillard
23. I Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop - Jim Jackson
24. Garlic Bread - Gary & Larry
25. Tacos - Royaltones