THE Mal THURSDAY QUINTET: If 6 was 5

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THE MAL THURSDAY QUINTET

Discography

If 6 Was 5  CD/LP/Digital Album (2021)

 "Takin' Over" / "Gilligans Wake"   Digital Double A-Side (2020)

Joke's on Me   Digital EP (2020)

"The Other Side of This Life" / "Don't Want You Either"  CD/Digital Double A-Side (2019)

"Standing on the Corner (feat. F. Alex Johnson)"   Digital Single (2018)

MAL THURSDAY

Vocals, Harmonica

Mal Thursday is the leader of The Mal Thursday Quintet, a band with multiple "Chapters" -- New England, Northwest, Midwest, and two in Texas. He previously fronted Mal Thursday & The Cheetahs in the '90s and The Malarians (US) in the '80s, and is probably best known for the oft-comped "Get Outta Dallas!" and its profane holiday counterpart, "A Message to Santa Claus." Mal was sole proprietor of beloved indie rock label Chunk Records from 1986 to 2001, with releases by Guided by Voices, Silver Jews, Sebadoh, Lyres, DMZ, The Figgs, New Radiant Storm King, and many more, while also programming and hosting the influential live performance series The Bay State Cabaret during the mid-'90s. He is the host of the long-running rock n' roll radio broadcast "The Mal Thursday Show," now archived on Mixcloud. Since 2010, he has run Chunk Archives Recordings, of late the house label for The Mal Thursday Quintet, also specializing in reissues and archival releases. He currently resides in Austin, Texas. He has two children, LBJ and Tuesday Ann-Margret, and two ex-wives.

Bob Medley

Bass, guitar, organ, piano, harpsichord, maracas, tambourine, vocals

Bob Medley is back to re-team with his longtime bandmate and songwrtiting partner Mal Thursday. The Artist Also Known as Robert Sherwood is the Brian Jones-like "Swiss Army Knife" who appears on 9 of 11 tracks, on multiple instruments, with all three Chapters. Bob and Mal's collaboration dates back to the garage revival outfit The Malarians (US), 1984-1990. Robert Sherwood's 2020 release, Good Expectations, is a heartbreaking double album of staggering genius.

Augie Meyers

Vox Organ

Grammy winner Augie Meyers, the Tex-Mex organ maestro who's played with Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Gene Vincent, Townes Van Zandt, among others, adds his unmistakable presence and trademark sound  to the Texas Chapter. Augie compared the freewheeling If 6 Was 5 sessions to working with Waits, "Except I'm playing a Vox Continental and not an engine block."

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