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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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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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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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Dec 23, 2019

Smashin’ Transistors 61: Illuminating Monochrome with Light Emitting Diodes


What a taxing year it's been. We somehow did out best and made it through even if likely we're worse for the wear. This whole Keep On Keepin' On thing ain't easy all the time. 


The next year has plenty of roller coaster rides ahead. Hold on tight. We need ya around!


What you'll hear:
Sandy Sarjeant - Can't Stop The Want
Kool and the Gangbangers – I Don't Wanna Go Outside
VISION 3D - Fan
Ill Globo - Mirabella
-words from your host-
TV Crime - Wild One
The Only Ones – Out In The Night
Toy Trucks - Schoolbus
Goodnight Loving – Land Of 1000 Bars
-words from your host-
Zurich Cloud Motors – A Hair Raising Memory
Spray Paint - Alcohol Surface
Cochonne – Body Bag
Match Factory – All The Same
-words from your host-
Mononegatives - Transient Reality
Dow Jones & the Industrials – Set Yourself On Fire
Foster Care – Rack Brain
Iggy and the Stooges – Shake Appeal
-words from your host-
Solarized -Is This Where I Beg for the Prosthetic Leg
Midnight Mines - Double Attack 
PP Rebel - Where The Quiet Go
Teenage Fanclub - December
-words from your host-
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Nov 26, 2019

Smashin' Transistors 60: Good Gravy


Anyone else taking bets until one of the coots in the family quotes memes as fact during this holiday season? With it being Thanksgiving this week, the odds making is about to happen.


What you'll hear:

The Flesheaters – River Of Fever
Cochonne – Horror-Scope
Dan Melchior Group– Hey Ya
The Birthday Party – Figure Of Fun
-words from your host-
Program - Show Me
Michael Yonkers – Boy In The Sandbox
Bobby Would – Bad Man (Not I)
Automatic – Strange Conversations
-words from your host-
Mononegatives – Friend Accessories
Dana – Pork Pie
Saint Rangers – Returning
En Attendant Ana – Somewhere And Somehow
-words from your host-
Warm Leather – Vocabulary
Foster Care – No Respect
Connie Voltaire – Animal Farm
Perfect Buzz - My Apologizes
-words from your host-
Toy Trucks – Questions
The Cult Of Lip – Walking
Gino and the Goons – She Can Take It
The Metros – Hot Wired
-words from your host-


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Nov 5, 2019

Smashin' Transistors 59: Boxes


Boxes and cartons.

Figuratively and literally as both have a song about them in this episode. Appropriate as chipping away at sorting and packing, pitching and keeping for the relocation plan set for 2020.

That, and as a cat owner, they always dig boxes.

What you'll hear:


Ian Hunter – Just Another Night
Jack Oblivian – Girl On The Beach
Parsnip – Lift Off
the Go – Can't Rely On It
-words from your host- 
Lousy Sue – Firma Jean
Neutrals – Motorcycle Cop
Marmalade Psyche – Compassionate Leave
Gong Gong Gong – Some Kind Of Demon
-words from your host- 
Trampoline Team - Release
Glaxo Babies – Police State
Slumb Party – All The Boxes
Bobby Would – Luna
-words from your host- 
Comet Gain – Bad Night At The Mustache
Zurich Cloud Motors – Plenty Of Moons To Spare
The Hussy – Better Stuff
CR DICKS- Skate 2 Die
-words from your host- 
Opossums - Worried
Vivian Girls – Mistake
Dot.Com – Bugg Boy
Fire Engines – New Things in Cartons
-words from your host-

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Oct 21, 2019

Smashin’ Transistors 58: A Winsome Disquiet


This episode of the Smashin' Transistors fake radio show may try to entice you to take a psychedelic trip. If you chose to purchase a ticket, pack some condiments cuz your listening lobes will get deep fried!

What You'll Hear:


The Painted Ship – She Said Yes
Vision 3D – Suel Ce Soir
Spray Paint – Fleshy Boy
Cereal Killer – Your Punk Scene Suck It
DANA – Cupid
-words from your host-
Gino & the Goons – Hit & Run
The Hentchmen – It Don't Take But A Few Minutes
Dan Melchior Group – Police Dog
Buck Owens – Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass
As Jaguatiricas – Boy Lixo
-words from your host-
The Control Freaks – She's The Bomb
Robot Assassins - Your Special Message
Lousy Sue – Sneaky Snake
Speed Babes – We Sell Your Soul
The Freakees – Poser
-words from your host-
Resource Network – Halifax Mortuary
Celebrity Handshake – This Is Real Life
Slump – Trip Sitter
Atomic Eater – Alien Eyes
Cabaret Voltaire – Here She Comes Now
-words from your host-

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Oct 14, 2019

Smashin' Transistors 57: The Dangers Of Really Hard Drugs


After getting home from work one day last week, I decided to put some records on and play them loud. I stepped out to my yard for a sec and my old biker neighbor decided to strike up a conversation with me about the dangers of "really hard drugs."
What you'll hear:


The Muffs – I Need You
Psychedelic Speed Freaks - End Your Worries
CR Dicks – The Ends
Julie's Haircut – Emerald Kiss
Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Unity
-words from your host- 
Odgens – Plastic Ave
Dan Melchior Group- Plz LuvYrself
Parsnip – Too Late
Trumans Water – Your Boss
Pere Ubu - Heart Of Darkness
-words from your host- 
The Hussy – Cornflakes
The Runaways - 18th Floor Girl
Slump - Desire Death Drifter
Kool and the Gang Bangers – He's A Rat
Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes – Little Witch
-words from your host- 
Comet Gain - The Institute Debased
Vision 3D – Fannick
Nip Drivers – Hick In The Movie
Rocket 808 – Rocket 808
T. Rex – Rapids
-words from your host-

Corrections: The CR Dicks LP on Slovenly is called Dick Moves. I also mispronounced Philip Cohran's name as Cochran.


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Sep 23, 2019

Smashin' Transistors 56: And Autumn's Closing In


Summer ended this weekend. That means it is time for a bunch of boomers to quote a lyric from "Night Moves." Talking smack about Bob Seger really seems to bum them out.


What you'll hear:

the Cars – Since You're Gone
Honey Radar – Magnesium Blow Out
Opossums – Love Machine
Redd Kross – What's A Boy To Do
Fat Tulips – Where's Clare Grogan Now?
-words from your host-
Musk – Animal Husbandry
USA/Mexico – Shoofly
the Au Pairs – Domestic Departure
Disco Junk – Outta Melbourne
Pscience – Atomic Clock
-words from your host-
Vivian Girls – Sick
Psychedelic Horseshit – Portals
Thigh Master – Mould Lines
Dana – El Sicko
the Bruthers – I Just Had To Laugh
-words from your host-
the Control Freaks – Hate List
Celebrity Handshake – Religion On The Outside
Depression Breakfast – Type
Strapping Fieldhands – In The Pineys
Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You In The End
-words from your host-


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