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Smashin’ Transistors 55: Summer’s Omega

August 28th, 2019

The last long weekend of the summer is upon us. Getting out and taking part of it may involve annoyances. Combat such things with a brand new episode of the Smashin' Transistors fake radio show.

What you'll hear:

Eagle - Pack Up
the Failures - Why?
Thin Lizzy - Sha La La
Golden Pelicans - Pink Motels
Science Man - Weaponizer

- words from your host-

Deadbeat Beat - The Box
Laika – Honey In Heat
Powerplant – True Love
Black Tamborines High Fives
Ron Berry – I'll Give You My Love

- words from your host-

Oh Sees - The Experimenter
Miles Grayson – Stunk In The Mud
Celebrity Handshake – Prehistoric Claw
Mononegatives -
Swell Maps – Secret Island

- words from your host-

Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes Hey Bombshell
Resource Network Post Traumatic Stress Gun Fight
Judy and the Jerks – Dumpster time
Tyvek – We're Back
The Yips – 1000 Percent Fox

- words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 54: What If Juggalos Weren’t Allowed Their Faygo?

August 6th, 2019

On a scorcher of a summer day recently I had the thirst for a pop. A really sugary one. A Faygo Red Pop or Rock-n-Rye was on my mind. The party I stopped in didn't carry any Faygo. Is that even legal in the state of Michigan?

What you'll hear:

PP Arnold - if You Think You're Groovy
Connie Voltaire - Picture Book
Pscience - Chance Encounter
Dream Boogie - Shanghai Nights
Homer - Taking Me Home

Tyvek - I've Not Thought Once
Butterglory - Rivers
Mope Groves - Pictures Of The Moon
Psychedelic Speed Freaks - Lawless
The Los Hot Quesos - Bugs

Cement Shoes - Me Have No Brain
The Natural Man Band - Working Nights
Srei Sothear & Sin Sisamouth - Power Of Her Eye
Pinch Points - Stainless Steel
Musclegoose - Mr Pibb goes to Washington

The Cool Greenhouse - Cardboard Man
Johnny Ill - One Year Plan
Eggy - Machine Communications
The Bambies - Echo
Joe Hebert Band - I Don't Want To Be A Preppy

Smashin’ Transistors 53: Head’s In A Haze

July 23rd, 2019

Like a heatwave. Amid the one we had the past week, one way to keep cool was to find a big shade tree to sit under and put together a fake radio show. Or, at least, portions of one. That's what we did for a bit here at ol' Smashy T's. Anything misstated on this episode is the from wooziness from sunspots. 

Naked Raygun - Metastasis

Christian Fitness - The Brain Is Not A Lever

Urochromes - Style

Lincoln Street Exit - Time Has Come Gonna Die

Rhy Bloodjoy - Aphrodite's Mirror

-words from your host-

Johnny Ill - Hamtramck Island

75 Dollar Bill - There's No Such Thing As A King Bee

Honey Radar - Instant Furniture

Dream Boogie - Boy Can Dream

The Haunted - 8 O'clock This Morning

-words from your host-

No Bails - We Sk8

Powerplant - People of the Sun

The Space Lady - Born To Be Wild

Euromilliard - Élève modèle

Trampoline Team – False Friend

-words from your host-

Primitive Hands – Unseen Love

Mountain Babies - Shapeshifter

Scrap Brain - Migraine

Mononegatives – 5 Minute Future

Bad Seeds - Sick & Tired

-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 52: Crawl right through your mind

July 1st, 2019

Summertime and the, ummm, grass is longer. The snakes are more active because of it. Be sure to have a hammer and a jackknife handy at all times. 
What you'll hear:
Squirrel Bait – Sun God 
Protruders – Tax 101 
Nots – Built Environment 
Franky Shampoo and the City Creatures - Talk To Me 
Major Stars – Out In The Light 
-words from your host- 
Straight Arrows - 21st Century 
Lassie – Go West 
Prince – Manic Monday 
M.A.Z.E. - Human Brain 
Eric Nervous and the Beta Blockers – Nailed To The Wall 
-words from your host- 
Aborted Tortoise – 20 XX 
The Zits – Can't Get Smart 
Primitiv Parts – bad vibes 
Ice Baths – Auster 
Salem 66 – Across The Sea 
-words from your host- 
Pinch Points – Spelt Out 
Petite League – New York Girls 
The Lice – So Bourgeois 
Rose City Band – Fear Song 
Radio Birdman - Snake 
-words from your host-

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Smashin’ Transistors 51: A Chattahoochee Reference

June 17th, 2019


Though I like to think I am reasonably well-read, sometimes my brain will go off in some direction where I think something that is probably a well-worn colloquialism (or a line from a David Lynch film) is actually just a lyric from some cheesy pop country song of the 1990s.

What you'll hear: 
Cigaretz - Scared Of Girls 
Toeheads – Grad 
Registators – Panic Action 
Smart Hearts – You Beat Me To It 
Rose City Band – Fog Of Love 
-words from your host- 
 Kool 100s – Bogus Journey 
American Gorilla – Forsaken All Others 
Richard Vain – Castles 
Gun Club- Thunderhead 
Jack Oblivian – Scarla 
-words from your host- 
Protruders – No Stone 
Big Quiet – Pull The Thread 
The Fall – Wings 
Urochromes – Trapped On Planet 
Isolation Party – Disassociator 
-words from your host- 
Wolfmanhattan Project – Silver Sun 
Fabulous Fairies - Telephone 
Bikini Gorge – Cat In The Flat 
Georgia Asphault - Burn Again 
13th Floor Elevators - Dust
-words from your host- 
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Smashin’ Transistors 50: The Golden One

May 19th, 2019

The 50th episode of Smashin' Transistors! That makes us gold, right?

What you'll hear:

The Beaubeins – Times Passed
Hash Redactor – Open Invites To The Caves
Red Mass – Show Me The Money
Lassie – Deposit Bottles
The Shifters – John Doe's Collegue
-words from your host-
The That's Thats – More
Wolfmanhattan Project – Now Now Now
Crosscut Sores – Dead Hit
The Staches – Fake Stomach Ache
Public Interest – Passing Glances
-words from your host-
Science Man – Love Potent
TAD – High On The Hog
Hello Hooray – Cherries Light The Way
Clinic- Flying Fish
Jack Oblivian – Good Time Bad Girl
-words from your host-
Toeheads – Going Steady
Isolation Party – Sleeves
Andy Human & the Reptoids – You Like Your Job
The Dandelion – Message From The Fire
The Rationals – Leaving Here
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 49: It’s got ten-foot wheels and all that stuff

April 23rd, 2019

"I got a truck that'll mess you up."


'Round here, those words aren't said much. The looks flashed from people in such trucks say it without even uttering a word. The Kid Rock CD they have blasting out the truck while giving such a stare is used as some sort of punctuation of the point.


What you'll hear:

Paul McCartney-Eat At Home

Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go

Rubber Room – Chemical Imbalance

Writhing Squares – Bloodborne Hate and Black Book Mass

Functional Blackouts – Looking Good On The Way Down

-words from your host-

The Cowboys – Some Things Never Change

Altered Images – Forgotten

Gil Bronx Orchestra – Haunted House

Richard Vain- Punks Inbred

Mumzees – Initial Decay

-words from your host-

The Stools - Don't Need Nothing

The Higher State – Ten Clear Petals

Long Hots – Nickel and Dime

Eleventh Dream Day – Teenage Pin Queen

Public Interests – Flies In The Cemetary

-words from your host-

Abjects – The Storm

Hash Redactor - Bad Advice

Pussy Galore – Kill Yourself

Gong Gong Gong - Siren

Steve Treatments – Hooked On A Trend

-words from your host-

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Smashin’ Transistors 48: Green

March 24th, 2019

The calendar is full of rumors. The Vernal Equinox corroborates.

What you'll hear.

Can - I'm So Green
Cameo - Alligator Woman
Obnox - Find My Way
Celebrity Handshake - It Takes All Kinds of Bones
Murderer - Tomorrow The World Is Yours
-words from your host-
Red Mass - Crooked
DANA - Cupid
Cold Feet - Buried in a Hole
Primitiv Parts - Internet
Ice Baths - Replacer
-words from your host-
The Writhing Squares - Steely Eyed Missile Man
Martha and the Muffins - Paint by Number Heart
Andy Human & The Reptoids - Autism 4 2
Straight Arrows - Headache
The Cowboys - Wet Behind the Eyes
-words from your host-
Midnight Mines - Innocent Sorcerers
Low Life - Rave Slave
Wingtip Sloat - Gizzard Jett
The Yolks - Get Back
Let's Active - In Between
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 47: Minds Been Touched

February 28th, 2019

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
Timmy Vulgar's Genetic Armageddon - Food Swamp
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

February 10th, 2019

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

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

What you'll hear on this episode:

Bohemian Vendetta - Like Stoned
Timmy Vulgar's Genetic Armageddon - Suction Cup Hands
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
Al Doum & the Faryds - Satieva
Cold Cream - First They Came
Beyond The Implode - Midnight Adventures
Parsnip - Winter

-words from the host-

Graveblocker - Get Hit
Andy Human & The Reptoids - Echo Pedal
Chronophage - Dance to Guitar
Vanity - You Can't Have Both
Kathy Heidiman - Sleep A Million Years

-words from the host-

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