A Real Girl

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Moulty played in a 60s garage group called The Barbarians. He was notable for the fact that he played drums despite having a hook for a left hand. One of the band's best known songs was named for Moulty himself. In the song, he speaks about wanting to find his one true love, "a girl, A REAL girl." Over 40 years later a reporter tries to find out whether Moulty's dream ever came true.

Produced by Alex Kapelman. An earlier version of this story first aired on the podcast Pitch, where Alex Kapelman is a producer, and the HowSound podcast.

Moulty (left) on the cover of The Barbarians LP

Moulty today
Courtesy Alex Kapelman



Bob Carlson


Bob Carlson