By Dale Merrill

Smashin’ Transistors 47: Minds Been Touched

In this episode of Smashin’ Transistors, you may experience some touched minds. You for sure will witness them being lost and racked.

What you’ll hear:
Waylon Jennings – One of My Bad Habits
Vanity – Glad To Not

Nutrition – Leave Me

Gino and the Goons – She Was Crushed
Bauhaus – The Dive
-words from your host-
Phylums – Stung
Chronophage – She Paid the Ultimate Price
Blondie – Picture This
Wingtip Sloat – Stars Bailed Out
Cid Campeador – Ella No Sabe Que Existo
-words from your host-
Headroom – New Heaven
Matchbox – Metaphysical composition
The Thingz – Lost My Mind
The Drags – Allergic Reaction
-words from your host-
Royal Trux – Year of the Dog
The Yardbirds – Rack My Mind
Dry Cleaning – Phone Scam
David Nance Group – When I Saw You Last Night
Jackie Shane – Comin’ Down
-words from your host-


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Smashin’ Transistors 46: The Longest Short Month of the Year

Every winter I swear it’s the most schizophrenic one we’ve had weather wise ever. This year it truly seems to be the case. And February is hardly half over and it seems longer than it has ever been too. A permanent change of scenery is on our to-do list indeed

Servings of sound help daily travels through the expanse of grey though.

What you’ll hear:

Bohemian Vendetta – Like Stoned
Pram – Bewitched
Mope Grooves – Moving Dot
Qlowski – Golden Boy
-words from the host-
Heavy Metal – Gasmask Factory
Murderer – Juicy Fruit Dream
Flying Saucer Attack – Make Me Dream
Tim Presley’s White Fence – Neighborhood Light
Long Hots – Die Die Die
-words from the host-
Obnox – Off Ya Ass
Cold Cream – First They Came
Beyond The Implode – Midnight Adventures
Parsnip – Winter
-words from the host-
Graveblocker – Get Hit
Chronophage – Dance to Guitar
Vanity – You Can’t Have Both
Kathy Heidiman – Sleep A Million Years
-words from the host-

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Smashin’ Transistors 45: You say ya wanna resolution…

Did you make any resolutions for the new year? Mine is to try to never act like Veruca Salt. There’s an attention loving blob in this country who acts that way enough for an entire planet already.

What you’ll hear:

Lotti Golden – Get Together (With Yourself)
Natural Man & the Flamin’ Hot Band – Song About Your City
Gargoyle Sox – Pink Little Playhouse
Young Skulls – We’re Gone
Public Enemy – You’re Gonna Get Yours
-words from your host-
Bad Sports – Living With Secrets
The Mark Vodka Group – Shadow Of Your Former Self
Priors – At Your Leisure
Wire – Once Is Enough
Donkey Bugs – Three Times Fast
-words from your host-
Hecks – The Thaw
No Age – Soft Collar Fad
Schizos – I’m Not a Sicko There’s a Plate in My Head
Royal Trux – White Stuff
Rats – Turtle Dove
-words from your host-
Jackson Politick – Psycho-mania
Ten High – Ursula
Cheater Slicks – Another Stab
Junkpile Jimmy – Priest of Set
Halo of Flies – Headburn
-words from your host-


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Smashin’ Transistors 44: You’re my aural stimulator

How do we end the year Smashin’ Transistors fake radio show style? Episode 44 might be it but don’t hold me to it until 11:59 pm on December 31st, ok?

What you’ll hear:
A Certain Ratio – All Night Party
A Moms – Modern Noise
Rhys Bloodjoy – Reflections Of A Girl
Neo Neos – It’s Just That Easy
-words from your host-
The Resource Network – Fix my Hair
Brandy – Horse Chorus
The Shifters – Straight Lines
Metropak – Run Run Run
the Cult of Lip – Dream
-words from your host-
U-Nix – Nerve
Obnox – Wake And Quake
Indian Jewelry – Lost My Sight
School Damage – Meeting Halfway
Spiritualized – The Morning After
-words from your host-
Ten High – Skin Crawlers
The Unholy Two – Zero Tolerance
Dome – Say Again
Sadie – Skull Rock
Pete Shelley – Telephone Operator
-words from your host-
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Smashin’ Podsistors 43: Building blocks of proteins

Many across the nation will be in a serious tryptophan coma on Thursday. Like every year, I hope to be out of mine come Sunday though for Grep Cup viewing.
What you’ll hear on episode 43
Blacktop – Blazing Streets
The Unholy Two – Moscow Doomsday Cloud
Movietone – Mono Valley
Roxy Music – Editions of You
Mauvais Genre – Pour Toi
-words from your host-
Leon Gardner – Farm Song
Jon Spencer – Hornet
Suburban Homes – Magazine
Remember Sports – Up From Below
Gino and the Goons – Early Retirement
-words from your host-
Timmy’s Organism – Wall Of Grey
Celebrity Handshake – Television Lips
O. Rex – Califawnia Girls
Crescent – Lightbulbs In The Trees
Missing Pages – Long Way Down
-words from your host-
U-Nix – Liberal Hardcore
Johnny Notebook and the Blue Screens – Go Bust
Urochromes – I’m Gonna Confront Ya
Pinch Points – Jelly Brain
The Prats – Disco Pope
-words from your host-

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Smashin’ Transistors 42: Sizzled

Sizzle. They say ya gotta sell it. Hard sell tactics are not a strong point for yours truly. I can guarantee that there’s plenty of sizzling soundwise on this latest episode of Smashin’ Transistors.

Bathe in the hiss!

What you’ll hear:
Fly Ashtray – The Man Who Stayed In Bed All Day
Mountain Movers – My Eyes Are Always Heavy
Obnox – Enter The Hater
J.C. Heavy – Do What You Like
Beauticians – Mouse or Man
words from your host
David Nance Group – 110 Blues
Monokultur – Äckel
Rocket 808 – Digital Billboards
Little Walter Trio – Bad Actin’ Woman
Water Trash – Fine
words from your host
Rex Wonderful & The Silk Sheets – Humidity
The Pink Noise – House Of Cards
The Randoms – ABCD
Jon Spencer – Wilderness
Brandy – Throw Out My Kitchen
words from your host
Mary Bell – Be a mom
Lysol – Chemical Reaction
Terrestrials – Teenage Waistband
Latex Bride – Puppet Head
Cows – Mine


Smashin’ Transistors 41: Like an emotional complex

Autumn makes hints of its arrival but never says exactly when. It may a subtle entrance. It can also crash down brazenly.

What you’ll hear in this October installment:
The Necros – Peer Pressure
Pious Faults – Field
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Petrified Forest
Ruby Karinto – Chikotan
P-Model – Art Mania
-words from the host-
Brandy – Life Jail
Gen Pop – Din
Stereolab – Revox
George Brigman – I’ve Got to Know
Terrestrials – Rings
-words from the host-
School Damage – Isn’t Easy
The Uniques – You Ain’t Tuff
HONG! – Maruk
Purling Hiss – Passenger Queen
Violence Creeps – Ford Go Bikes
-words from the host-
Warmest Winter – We Should Go Out Tonight
Hawkwind – Lost Johnny
Siouxie and the Banshees – Jigsaw Feeling
Mope Grooves – Here Comes Another One
Television Personalities – The Glittering Prizes
-words from the host-
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Smashin’ Transistors 40: There are tins. There was pork. There are legs. There are sharks…

Staring out into the lake may cause hallucinations. A sure sign that’s happening when you understand the voltaic incantations.

What you’ll hear:
The Pop Group – Words Disobey Me
Obnox – Captain Blackeye
Roy Montgomery with Liz Harris– Landfall
The Lavender Flu – Dream Cleaner
The Deltrons – Tonya
-Dale talks-
Mudhoney – Paranoid Core
The Fatback Band – Wicky Wacky
Donkey Bugs – The Example
Pious Faults – Longevity
Giant Sand – Black Venetian Blinds
-Dale talks-
Spiritualized – On the Sunshine
Primo – Ticking off a List
Teenage Fanclub – Critical Mass
Seance Sisters – Rabid Moon
Boyracer – Denatured
-Dale talks-
Daytime Drugs – Beethoven Was A Bore
Mope Grooves – Last Seen
Flasher – Who’s Got Time?
Brian Eno – Third Uncle
Jerry Reed – Guitar Man
-Dale talks-
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Smashin’ Transistors 39: Hot rods pre-cleaned real fine nicotine

With August humidity comes agitation. To cool it means oscillations. The whirring can be hypnotic. It can also be an irritant.

What you’ll hear:
Crash Course In Science – Kitchen Motors
Midnight Mines – Stations
Pram – Ladder to the Moon
Counter Intuits – Vietnamese Lighter
Musical Linn Twins – Rockin’ Out The Blues
-words from your host-
Cruelster – Why Did They Do That to Me Back Then
Marc Riley With The Creepers – Teacher Travel
Parsnip – It Couldn’t Be True
Jefferson Airplane – 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
The Love-Birds – Kiss and Tell
-words from your host-
Caveman & Bam Bam – Let’s Start A Fire
Cement Shoes – Fruity Funhouse
Lysol -Teenage Trance
Obnox – Broke Socialite
Ragtime Frank – Shake ‘Em
-words from your host-
Donkey Bugs – Men in High Heels
Section 25 – It Don’t Get
Arndales – Half Thrash
ADULT. – Irregular Pleasure
Chrome – The Monitors
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 38: And life keeps getting stranger every day

It’s high summer here in the land of Smashin’ Transistors. Much to do. Sometimes too much.

Somehow though, episode 38 managed to get done in a somewhat timely fashion.

Set your ears upon the following:

Zounds – Can’t Cheat Karma
Shark Toys – Confusion
Ma Holos – Celebrity Boots
The Three O’Clock – I Go Wild
En Attendant Ana – (Not) So Hard

-words from your host-

The Resource Network – Psychographics
Psychlops Eyepatch – Melting Flowers
Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Feed Me Magnetic Rain
New Order – Procession
Rose Mercie – Spring and Fall

-words from your host-

The Liquids – Talking On The Phone
The Mistreaters – How Much for the Women?
Howlin’ Wolf – Who’s Been Talkin’
John Wesley Coleman – Breaking Up Crazy
School Damage – Scump Damage 2

-words from your host-

Outer Spacist – Push
Dumb Vision – The Fall
Water Trash – Guess 
The Lavender Flu – Like A Summer Thursday
The Yankee Dollar – City Sidewalks

-words from your host-


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