Oct 28, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 74: Nothing But Candy Corn in the Treat Bag

Like all things this year, Halloween is pretty much canceled. No Butterfingers. No Baby Ruth's. No Snickers. No good candy at all. 

Yeah, 2020 is like going to every door and getting just a nickel or a Brach's Candy Corn Treat Pack.

What you’ll hear:


Yvonne Fair – Say Yeah Yeah
Cherry Cheeks – No Ticket
Oh Sees – Toadstool
Pussy Cat – La la lu
-words from your host- 
Brandy – Text Home
Wire – Fly In The Ointment
Zurich Cloud Motors – For The Beyond
Horribly Wrong – The Living Nightmare
-words from your host-
The Stroppies – Sad Sorry Soul
The Pastels – Crawl Babies
Era Bleak – Era Bleak
-words from your host-
Shark Toys – Black
The Toeheads – Jane Doe #59
Public Eye – The Door Is Always Closed
Henry Fiat’s Open Sore – I Don't Know
-words from your host-
Optic Sink – Dumb Luck
CCR Headcleaner – Sweets
Satanic Togas – Panic Room
The Freeze – Halloween Night
-words from your host-

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Oct 10, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 73: The Bacillus is Pumpkin Spiced?


Smashin' Transistors production of the foklore favorite Will-o'-the-wisp will not be heard tonight. In it's place, we present you this special program.

  

Tompall Glaser – Pass Me On By
No Age – Turned To String
Hobocop – Walking Around Stoned
-words from your host-
Sweeping Promises – Cross Me Out
Fun Time Objects – Autocrat Detonator
The Stroppies – Holes In Everything
-words from your host-
Brick Head – Fed Up
T. Rex – The Slider
MARV – Unruly Garden
Obnox – Avalanche Grave
-words from your host-
The Cowboy – Jellyroll
Violent Change – Dreary Example
The Leather Nun – Jesus Came Driving
DAME – Cicadas
-words from your host-
Fertile Scum – Life in Dirt
Satanic Togas – Customer Service
SPK – Contact
The Calico Wall – I’m The Living Sickness
-words from your host-

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Sep 2, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 72: And the days grow short

Did we even have a summer? No gatherings in backyards or beaches. No beer in garages in with pals. The days turn to gold. They grow few.

What you'll hear:

 
Girls At Our Best – Getting Nowhere Fast 
Flat Worms – Market Forces 
Krystian Quint – Rain 
Photogenic – Destroyer 
-words from your host- 
The Dirts – Going Nowhere 
The Charles – Motorcycle 
Protomartyr – Modern Business Hymns 
Loop – Torched 
-words from your host- 
Lifters – Bird Island Summer Girls 
The Hunches - Your Sick Blooms 
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Day Breaks, Night Heals 
Paik – Strange Familiar 
-words from your host- 
Moving Objects – I Wanna Be Your Man 
X - Lipstick 
Devil Town – Rumble 
Honey Bucket – Furniture Days 
-words from your host- 
Sweeping Promises – Falling Forward 
Home Blitz – Final Decay 
Mudhoney – Good Enough 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Potterville 
-words from your host-

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Aug 1, 2020

Smashin' Transistors 71: Orchestrations of Night Bugs

In the wilds of Michigan’s Thumb, the sounds of the night bugs were mostly crickets. In my new surroundings of North Carolina’s Triangle, there are crickets as well but also many katydids. And for an added attraction right now, we got the cicadas too.  There are a lot of trees surround the digs I dwell. Hearing all of the night bugs going on here all at once is a like three band bill where they are all drone combos doing some sort of concept set about spaceships landing in a lush green forest. 

Though I did not record this episode outside to capture some of those sounds, I seriously did consider it. Perhaps I even will some time down the road.

What you’ll hear:



Jefferson Airplane- Greasy Heart
Obnox – Return Fire
Medium Medium – Further Than Funk Dream
PR Shake – Dust
-words from your host-
Personality Cult - Weigh Down
The Zone V – I Cannot Lie
Hobocop – Home Connect
Celebrity Handshake – Don’t Wanna Talk About It
-words from your host-
Sonic Boom – Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)
Clock DVA – White Cell
Cool Greenhouse 
- Life Advice
KeiyaA – RectifiYa
-words from your host-
Fun Time Objects – Emergency Action
The White Wires – Stayed Up Late
Ghoulies - Genetic Flaw
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Messages
-words from your host-
Gimmick – Hiball
Zip It – Gatormouth
RMFC -  Reader
The Pretenders – Mystery Achievement
-words from your host-

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Jul 4, 2020

Smashin Transistors 70: Virtual Charcoal Briquettes


You know like how around Christmas time, people find those video loops of fireplaces or winter villages and show them on TV screens. Is there one for summer of burgers on the grill? Maybe with the sounds of people laughing and beers being open as the audio track.

Given how enough morons (following the path of their King Moron) in this country refuse to follow some simple procedures to overcome a pandemic, it may be the closest we can get to having a real backyard barbecue with friends and family for a long time.

What you'll hear:





The Parliaments – All Your Goodies Are Gone 
Royal Trux – Platinum Tips
Duende - Boss Radio
Glen Garrison – City Of Sin
-words from your host-
Primo! – The Present
Vacation – Shelled Pagan
Obnox – She (Was About That Life)
Bardo Pond – Don't Know About You
-words from your host-
CB Radio Gorgeous – Babylon
The Worms – Breeding Ground
No Age – War Dance
Writhing Squares – Sonic Control
-words from your host-
Goldie Dawn – What's Inside (Never Dies)
The Boys -  Soda Pressing
Personality Cult - Circles
The Romantics – A Night Like This
-words from your host-
Cherry Cheeks – Motivator
Neutrals – No 82
Cretin Girls – Happiness
Secret Mammals – She Likes To Run
-words from your host- 


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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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