Jun 11, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 69: Heat


The solstice marking the change of season hasn't officially arrived here in the USA but things have gone well over the boiling point in recent weeks. Much of it stems back from a minority of idiots walking in line behind the most moronic of carnival barkers, in hopes that clocks would be set back to more ignorant times.

The healing and fixing process is going to be a long and arduous one but it can be done. We just have to push a little harder for progress against those wishing they could be even more reactionary minded than they currently are. I have a feeling it's gonna be a proverbial long hot summer all across the country.

This episode of Smashin' Transistors offers no solutions to the woes. There's people much more articulate, equipped and educated than yours truly for such things. There's some great sounds in it though.

What you'll hear:
The Kinks – Brainwashed
Pizzicato 5 – It's A Beautiful Day
The Cowboys - The Beige Collection
Hang Nail – Waste Time
-words from your host-
Porno Glows – Constant Abject State
Necessary Evils – Man From Mars
Hobocop – Clone Of A Clone
Little Peppy and the Bare Existence – Since You're Gone
-words from your host-
Bobby Would – Get Off My Bus
Dead Meadow – Let's Jump In
Loose Koozies – Slow Down Time
Tyler Keith – In The Parking Lot
-words from your host-
Don Howland – Sleep In Cars
Vacant Gardens – Open Air
King Brothers – Super X
Red Red Meat – Idiot Sun
-words from your host-
Obnox – Scenicide
Laffing Gas – Attitude
PR Shake - Rituals
Poison Idea – The Badge
-words from your host-

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May 20, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 68: Sleep on your back and ash in your shoes

Congrats to the graduated. Hang on tight. This ride keeps getting bumpier.

What you'll hear.



Blind Boy Fuller – Wires All Down
Devil – Walk Alone
Tyler Keith – Take Me Home
Cheap Trick – Stiff Competition
words from your host
Zip It – Candycorn
Guilty Razors – Hurts + Noises
Mark Vodka Group – All That You've Done For Me
Deaf Aids – Do That Again
words from your host
The Dirts – Prisoner Of Love
Simply Saucer – Electro Rock
Country Teasers – Points Of View
Zurich Cloud Motors – Sunrise Over Milepost 327
words from your host
Hallelujah – Pink Socks
Nazis From Mars – Cosmic Break Up
Datenight – Not Myself Today
Pat and the Pissers – Operator
words from your host
The Worms –  Bad Smell
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Nicotine Stain
The Drags – No Matter What Shape (Your Head Is In)
The Pretty Things – Midnight to Six Man
words from your host 

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Apr 26, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 67: G'down South

Still have plenty to do before everything is settled in as these are topsy-turvy times, but this is the first episode done in the new digs in a whole new land.

Everything made it all in one piece for the most part. Lots of things that were to be put in action are now on hold. Been through such before but still, these are most strange days indeed.

What you'll hear:



RL Burnside – Going Down South
DANA – Chaos Promo
Dale Hawkins – Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Toeheads – Anna
-words from your host-
Zurich Cloud Motors -  Motorola Radio
Factrix – Center Of A Doll
Vacant Gardens – Sunlight on Dry Grass
Beauticians – Indecision
-words from your host-
Vanity – A Seat At The Table
The Feelies – The High Road
The Cowboys – The Human Puzzle
Dusty Mush – The Fog
-words from your host-
The Beeps – The Fire
Pink Drone – Sleeper
Hot Legs – Neanderthal Man
Famous Logs In History – Spoiler Alert
-words from your host-
Porno Glows -  On and On
Duende! - Because The Thorn
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads – Tomorrow
Lemon Fog - Summer
-words from your host-


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Apr 2, 2020

Smashin’ Transistors 66: Otiose


Seems I sold my house at the right time but absolutely the wrong time to move. Thing is though, we have to vacate this place and have already have our place in another state waiting.
Seems if there wasn't absurdity, it would not be my life.
We've been following the quarantine rules to a T. But next week we've gotta be "that guy" and drive across four state lines. Ugh.

What you'll hear:
Carl Carlton – Drop By My Place
Vanity – We're Friends
Devil Town – It's Real
Gino and the Goons – Summer Sun
-words from your host-
Hallelujah! - Minipony
Unsane – Black Book
Musclegoose – Who Ate All Of Dilbert's Grapes
The Cowboy – Reach The Beach
-words from your host-
The VertiGos – Kiss Me Good Night
The Great Scots – That's My Girl (Rotten To The Core)
Legumes Sex – Your Shiny Car
Clark Hutchinson – Best Suit
-words from your host-
The Dirts – Can't Stand You (She Said)
Quad Super Six – Floating Absolutely
Rubber Blanket – Log Off
Section 25 – Inspiration
-words from your host-
Neutrals – Half Shut Knife
Mark Vodka Group - Dreaming
Foster Care – Smart Gas
Mudhoney – Here Comes Sickness
-words from your host-

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Mar 21, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 65: I was into social distancing before it was cool


The world is in a emergency. The country is being led by a fraud. We're all in this together people. Try not to be a jerk.

What you'll hear:

The Mekons - I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)
Current Affairs – Worlds In Crisis
Florida Brothers – Chicken Bucket
Silver Apples – Gypsy Love
-words from your host-
Phone Jerks - Rubberhead
Sherwin – Elusive
Railroad Jerk – Riverboat
Knickers – Old Ladies Summer
-words from your host-
Coke Asian – City Block
Oh! Dirty Fingers – Love Trilogy
Movietone – Useless Landscape
Lavender Flu – Mow The Glass
-words from your host-
Nick Normal – Conversation Piece
Kool and the Gangbangers – Hang Up The Phone
The Mammals – Expanding Heart
Nasal Boys – Hot Love
-words from your host-
Vacation – Tricks In The Big Cat Trade
Laffing Gas – On Your Own
Resource Network – Fast Fashion
Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People
-words from your host-

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Mar 8, 2020

Smashin’ Transistors 64: Natural Born Raver


Let's say you're dj'ing a party and you play "Hellraiser" by Sweet. If a person turns up their noise about it in anyway, ask that person to leave the party because they don't like to have fun.


What you'll hear:

Sweet – Hellraiser
Enchanters – High Heeled Roller Skates
Demolition Doll Rods – Maverick Girl
Product Placement – Eyes In My Head
-words from your host-
Vanity – Anticlimax
Blue Cheer – Believer
The Shitdels – To And fro
En Attendant Ana – The Light That Slept Inside
-words from your host-
En Kernaghan Band – Put It Out
Billiam – Party Pooper
Lavender Flu – Barbarian Dust
Stonefield – Morning Hours
-words from your host-
The Cowboy – From The Grave
Sex Church - Bleed Me
The Gonks – I'm The Lonely Night Driver
The Roves - Hey Little Man
-words from your host-
Fake Rays – The Pits
Toeheads – Glue Factory
Red Mass – Devil In Disguise
The Rain Parade – This Can't Be Today
-words from your host-


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Feb 18, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 63: Through clouds like ashes

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is most likely best known for joyful and genial poems. The one he wrote for the shortest month of the year, Afternoon In February, as not one of those though. As a matter of fact, it was about death.

Amid the grayness of the skies and all the things wrapped in it though here in the Great Lakes, slogging through it has to be done. Putting together another episode of this fake radio show a bit like setting a fire at such times for yours truly.

What you'll hear:
Dirty Filthy Mud – The Forest Of Black
Quintron – Birthday In Tunisa
The Beauticians – Mental Hygene 
-words from your host-
Red Mass – Young Lover
the Ponys – Little Friends
Confusion - Ya No Voy A Pensar En Nada Más
Gino & the Goons – Wrote You A Letter
-words from your host-
Martyr Privates – Peeling The Shade
The Scaners – X Ray Glasses On
The Mirrors – She Smiled Wildly
Pimpono Ensemble - Gliding
-words from your host-
The Cavemen – Guess I Know It's True
Poison Joy – Not Known
Dandee Lions – I Have Been Woke
Bad Weed – Bye Bye Baby
-words from your host- 
The Get-Alongs – Nickel City
Brick Distributor -Another Personality
Match Factory – Naive Memories
Gang Of Four – Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time
-words from your host-

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Feb 7, 2020

Film Photo Friday 28: "It's An Ampeg Stud"

"Hey, man. What model SG is that?!"

"It's not an SG. It's an Amped STUD!"

A-Ron of the BaseballFuries at the Gold Dollar in Detroit. June 1998. Opening for the Splash 4 and the Dirtys. Not too sure what camera I shot this on but most likely a cheap point-n-shoot.

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Jan 31, 2020

Film Photo Friday No. 27: Cenotaphs of the Big 3 No. 5

Galaxie. Shot on a Lomography Diana F+ using Lomochrome Purple 120 film.

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Jan 29, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 62: Entrée a Decade


A new decade has dropped and it's rolling at a furious pace for your truly (here's a lot as to why) but I'm gonna do what I can to make sure you loyal listeners can get at least one of the fake radio shows a month until everything settles.



What you'll hear:
20/20 – Under The Freeway
Comet Gain – Werewolf Suit
Bad Weed – Down, Down, Down
The Moodists – The Disciples Know
-words from your host-
The Beauticians – Donna
Tubeway Army – Are You Real
Schizos – Driller
Obnox – Red I
-words from your host-
Martyr Privates – Blak Light
Postman – Fitted Wool Blankets
Human Switchboard – Fly In
Dadar – Get Away
-words from your host-
Fatal Figures – X Minus One
Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones – Lemon Chiffon
The Plastic Shoelaces – Bigger Heads
The Cheater Slicks – Another Stab
-words from your host-
Zurich Cloud Motors - Trail Of No Return
Gone Wrong – Shut Down
Warm Exit – Gloom Sauce Is Going To Take You Out
The Skinnies – Out Of Order

Minor show note: The Comet Gain album is called Fireraisers Forever! and not as I absentmindedly called it Firestarters Forever! I believe I may have called it the latter in a previous episode too. I know that is not the name of the album though my brain for some reason keeps telling me to call it that.


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