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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

 
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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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Smashin’ Transistors 45: You say ya wanna resolution…

January 12th, 2019

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

December 17th, 2018

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
Rex Wonderful & The Silk Sheets - Mimosas 
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-

Smashin’ Transistors 43: Building blocks of proteins

November 19th, 2018

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-