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Smashin’ Transistors 37: And all of the colors are black


The fish have been biting but adulting has kept me away from finding out for myself. Hell, I’ve only been to the beach twice this summer.

In episode 37 there are some Aussies contorting a mid 70’s Adult Contemporary smash, the Buzzcocks,  a couple things that cop the Buzzcocks, punk-psych, space-punk, bong-gazers and oodles more.

What You’ll Hear:

Superhelicopter – Rock ‘n ‘roll Nightmare
Daytime Drugs – Space Station Blues
Compulsive Gamblers – Quit This Town
Carol Jones – Don’t Destroy Me
The Lavender Flu – Leaking Past
-Your host speaks-
Slowcoaches – Found Down
Circle Jerks – Operation
Dead Meadow – Nobody Home
Patois Counselors – Terrible Likeness
Tang Soleil – Canadian Son (To Terry Jacks)
-Your host speaks-
Germ House – Crawl Into the Past
Outer Spacist – Gyrfalcon Flight
Rose Mercie – The End of Love
The Shifters – My Little Town
Country Teasers – Points of View

-Your host speaks-
Trash Knife – Locked Out
Liquids – Not Fun
Buzzcocks – Love Battery
Lassie – Zegway Cop
Elton Motello – Pogo Pogo
-Your host speaks-

Smashin’ Transistors 36: SPACE FORCE!!!

The term “Space Force” popped up in the news again a bit this week. All I keep picturing is some lame comic book published by Harvey or Charlton Comics. Either that or one of those comic books some kid down the block gave you and the story ends up having a “Come visit our Sunday School and get saved” message.

A better ending would be where the villain is a brand named squatter and he gets hurled towards the sun. Sure, the universe will smell really gross for a little while after he is burnt to nothing but ash. Then though we can clean up and move forward again.

What you’ll hear:
Electric Eels -Cyclotron
Germ House – Bedroom Walls
The Eyes – I’m Rowed Out
The Sueves  – Drifting
Raspberries – Tonight
-words from your host-
School Damage – Scump Damage 3
Josef K – The Angle
Chronophage – 13th Ward
Solex – Peppy Solex
Jon Spencer – Do The Trash Can
-words from you host-
Private Sector – Survival (Is Killing Me)
Johnny Tyler – Devil’s Slate
Counter Intuits – Edge
Construction Paper – Edge of the Sidewalk
Kid Chrome – Pall Mall 100’s
-words from your host-
En Attendant Ana – This Could Be
Dead Meadow – I’m so Glad
Shark Toys – Maze
Gino and the Goons – Watch You Shine
The Cramps – Mystery Plane
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 35: They measure the beat to understand the situation

Did pop music’s king have has Kool Aidanimated film when he was a child?

What happens when a son discusses proto-punk history with his dad?

Are those questions answered? That is for all of us to surmise. Let your eardrums chew on the sounds of episode 35 of the Smashin’ Transistors podcast and gather for yourself what they concluded.

What you’ll hear:
Nikki Sudden – Channel Steamer
Iceage – Pain Killer
Patois Counselors – The Modern Station
Times New Viking – New Times, New Hope
T-Model Ford – Can’t Be Touched
-words from your host-
Gen Pop – No Identify
Set-Top Box – Company Time
Wooden Shjips – Red Line
Vertigo – Smoked
Glass Traps – Super Protected
-words from your host-
Outer Spacist – Peripheral Visions
The Total Rejection – Party Seven
Füxa – Our Lips Are Sealed
Jackson 5 – I’ll Bet You
The Mystery Girls – Quit Your Flying Around
-words from your host-
Red Mass – Rat Race
Gallery Night – Young Love Doesn’t Last
Sonic’s Rendezvous Band – City Slang
Pineapple RnR – Rain Cage
Spacemen 3 – I Love You
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 34: It’s A Bob Seger-Free Weekend!

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend in the US of A. In the state of Michigan, it marks the unofficial start of summer. “A Bob Seger free weekend” is probably against the law to declare in this state on such a weekend (or any weekend for that fact.)

I bet right now there are weird uncles, creepy dads and dirty grandfathers making some ultimate 3 day weekend Bob Seger mix to celebrate with while they scorch hot dogs and then serve them on a paper plate with the American flag printed on them.

I will hopefully avoid such situations this weekend. Oh. and don’t waste your time or mine commenting stuff like “but the System ruled, dude.” Yeah, I know they did. I grew up here and have heard Bob everyday of my life so I am well aware of that. Just for one day though, it would be nice to not hear any Silver Bullet Band anywhere, y’know?

In other words, you will not hear anything from the Seeg’ in this episode of Smashin’ Transistors. It could be worse. Y’know, like an ALL Kid Rock weekend.

What you will hear:
Jerry Cole & His Spacemen – Deep Surf
Deadbeat Beat – Bar Talk
Todd Rundgren – Couldn’t I Just Tell You
The Lice – He’s the Chair
Subsonics – You Got Eyes
-words from the host-
En Attendant Ana – Night
Carlton Melton – Way Back When
Bad Habit – The Garden
The Sueves – The Button
Razorbumps – Workin’ Bees
 -words from the host-
Wire – Map Ref 41 N 93 W
Iceage – The Day The Music Dies
Silver Apples – I Have Known Love
Hookups – Go Find It
Gen Pop – Din
-words from the host-
Gasoline – I Just Low
Jessie Fortune – Too Many Cooks
Patois Counselors – Last Heat
The Hecks – In The Dirt
The Mo-Dettes  – White Mice
-words from the host-


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Smashin’ Transistors 33: Like An Old Rolling Rock Bottle


We don’t have glass lined tanks here at the Smashin’ Transistors control center but with episode “33” we do tender premium noise for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste.

What you’ll hear:
 Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Don’t Cry No Tears
Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones – Bloody Nights at the Hotel Bar
The Total Rejection – Vampire Cats (Itches)
Flaming Lips – Kim’s Watermelon Gun
Speeding Motorcycle – Like Forever
 -words from your host-
Perverts Again – Get You Out Of College
Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Make Out Fade Out
Paint Thinner – Glistening Dots
Flying Saucer Attack – A Silent Tide
Yves Bernard – Dérapage Ethylique
-words from your host-
The Sueves – Never Been to the Beach
The White Wires – In My Bed
Honey Cone – Stick-Up
Gino and the Goons – Glory Days Gone
The Roamin’ Togas – Bar The Door
-words from your host-
Iceage – Take It All
The Psychedelic Furs – Flowers
ISS – Soft Youth
Stiff Love – Up In Your Room
Red Cross – Annette’s Got The Hits
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Smashin’ Transistors 32: The Winter Didn’t Want To End

It’s a few weeks shy of May. The weather has been insisting it is still late February.

This episode sets a raging blaze of sonic heat.

What you’ll hear

The Brides – Pushed Around
Silver Abuse – Idi Amin’s Tortoise
Carlton Melton – Electrified Sky
Gary Wrong Group – Heroin Beach Serpents Attack
The B-52’s – 52 Girls (1978 7” Version)
-words from the host-
LASSIE – Modern Vacation
En Attendant Ana – Time
Index – Fire Eyes
Warm Bodies – Love O’ Clock
Cruz Somers – Sit & Stare
-words from the host-
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – How’m I Supposed To Wake Up In The Morning
The Fabuletts – Can’t Stay Away
Choke Chains – Galactic Overlord
The Resource Network – Albatross
Pram – Bewitched
-words from the host-
Clone Defects – Not as Good as Gold
The Total Rejection – Licking Furniture (You’ll Find Me On The Left Side)
The Monsieurs – High School Star
The Drags – Not So Good Luck Charm
Dow Jones and the Industrials – Can’t Stand The Midwest
-words from the host-

Smashin’ Transistors 31: There will be ham sandwiches and coffee following the service…

Let Smashin’ Transistors ruin Easter Dinner with the family for you. We’ve got sleaze, lust, blasphemy and a whole lot of other sins in static and noise. Some of it even goes POP!

What you’ll hear:
Mary Jane Hooper – I’ve Got What You Need
Krozer – Pink Stuff
Thomas A Edison Electric Band – Name Of The Game
Obnox – I Climbed A Mountain
Cybotron – Cosmic Cars
-words from your host-
Caveman and Bam Bam – Starting A Dance Craze
Isley Brothers – Keep On Doin’
American Breakfast – Ice Cream
Neo Neos – Give Me a Chance
Dan Melchior – Another Oil Spill
-words from your host-
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – It’s Lonely In This World All Alone
Lassie – Tiger In My Tank
En Attendant Ana – In The End
Supercrush – I’ve Been Around
Bailter Space – Splat
-words from your host-
Rik and the Pigs – Rat’s Behind
Heavy Lids – T.V. States
Control Test – Abuso
Heavy Metal – Today Is The Day Before Tomorrow
CH3 – Catholic Boy

Smashin’ Transistors #30 aka XXX

Raised on skin flicks and backwoods hootch? Maybe. Hot cars and cold hearts? Possibly.

The key is in the ignition. It gets gripped then turned. The bumpy roadtrip starts. Out of our minds and into space. A bunch of stops in will be made in Austraila along with some others. One in my hometown too (maybe.)

What you’ll hear

Syd Barrett – No Good Trying
The Stallion – Nobody’s Home
Black Sandwich – Subscription Garb
Day Creeper– Secrets
Casual Burn – Decline
Thigh Master – Pity Run
The Mark Vodka Group – I Just Have To Get Her Off My Mind
Doug Mcdade & Purple People – I Wanna Do It.
TV Creeps – Is This Real?
Moonwalks – Plastic Eno
Psychlops Eyepatch – Sleeptalker
High Rise – Wipe Out
The Cobras – I Wanna Be Your Love
The Living Eyes – Horseplay
SCRAP BRAIN – Vindictive
Parsnip – Seeing Red
Charlie Reed – Love Hangover
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble – The Woman With The Invisible Necklace
David Nance – I’m A Loser
The Lee Vi’s – I Don’t Know



Smashin’ Transistors: 29 (and holding)

I’ve never lied about my age.
I was referred to as being a proto-Gen X’r recently.
I dunno, man. That one might stick.

What you’ll hear:
Margie Singleton – Jesus Is My Pusher
Golden Boys – Rotary Phone
Tin Foil – Tomorrow Again
Beachwood Sparks – Sister Rose
Bad Habit – Foggy Eyes
Fernando & The Teenage Narcs – Heavy Metal Narcs
Rik & the Pigs – (Baby I’m) Electric
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
The Monsieurs – I Will Run
The Number Ones – Long Way To Go
Electric Orchids – Strange Men Call Me Sweetheart
The Liminanas feat. Anton Newcombe – Istanbul Is Sleepy
The Futurians – Abandon Base
Wet Hair – Dear Danae
The Dole – New Wave Love
The Hentchmen – Flash Flood
The Living Eyes – International Fashion
Heavy Lids – Creep Creep
Straight Arrows – Out & Down
The Move – Flowers in the Rain



Smashin’ Transistors: 28 on the 28th

Our last edition of this thing ended with a song by the 28th Day. This edition is the 28th one. Also, this one is being posted on the 28th day of the month. I’m gonna remember to use the number the next time I play the Powerball.

Mott the Hoople – Sweet Angeline
Dale Beavers – Train Comin’ Round The Bend
Sex Tide – I Was So Wrong
Fatal Figures – Skin Split
En Kernaghan Projekt Experience Banned 1997 – Loves Ack
The Hentchmen – Restart My Heart
Kuromi – Eyeliner
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band – Hot Head
Headroom – How to Grow Evil Flowers
Tropical Trash – Your Place In The Chain
Magic Cigarettes – Getaway!
The Mark Vodka Group – Big Time Rocker
Corner Boys – Joke (Of The Neighbourhood)
Heavy Metal – Use Your Skull
Shitstorm – Nervous
Comet Gain – Fists in the Pocket
Sloan – 500 Up
City Yelps – We Like The Hours
Jackson Politik – Habit
The Fall – Jawbone And The Air-Rifle