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Smashin’ Transistors 66: Otiose

April 2nd, 2020

Seems I sold my house at the right time but absolutely the wrong time to move. Thing is though, we have to vacate this place and have already have our place in another state waiting.

Seems if there wasn't absurdity, it would not be my life.

We've been following the quarantine rules to a T. But next week we've gotta be "that guy" and drive across four state lines. Ugh.

What you'll hear:

Carl Carlton – Drop By My Place
Vanity – We're Friends
Devil Town – It's Real
Gino and the Goons – Summer Sun
-words from your host-
Hallelujah! - Minipony
Unsane – Black Book
Musclegoose – Who Ate All Of Dilbert's Grapes
The Cowboy – Reach The Beach
-words from your host-
The VertiGos – Kiss Me Good Night
The Great Scots – That's My Girl (Rotten To The Core)
Legumes Sex – Your Shiny Car
Clark Hutchinson – Best Suit
-words from your host-
The Dirts – Can't Stand You (She Said)
Quad Super Six – Floating Absolutely
Rubber Blanket – Log Off
Section 25 – Inspiration
-words from your host-
The Neutrals – Half Shut Knife
Mark Vodka Group - Dreaming
Foster Care – Smart Gas
Mudhoney – Here Comes Sickness

Smashin’ Transistors 65: I was into social distancing before it was cool

March 21st, 2020

The world is in a emergency. The country is being led by a fraud. We're all in this together people. Try not to be a jerk. 

What you'll hear:

Mekons - I'll Have To Dance Then (On My Own)
Current Affairs – Worlds In Crisis
Florida Brothers – Chicken Bucket
Silver Apples – Gypsy Love
-words from your host-
Phone Jerks - Rubberhead
Sherwin – Elusive
Railroad Jerk – Riverboat
Knickers – Old Ladies Summer
-words from your host-
Coke Asian – City Block
Oh! Dirty Fingers – Love Trilogy
Movietone – Useless Landscape
Lavender Flu – Mow The Glass
-words from your host-
Nick Normal – Conversation Piece
Kool and the Gangbangers – Hang Up The Phone
The Mammals – Expanding Heart
Nasal Boys – Hot Love
-works from your host-
Vacation – Tricks In The Big Cat Trade
Laughing Gas – On Your Own
Resource Network – Fast Fashion
Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 64: Natural Born Raver

March 7th, 2020

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 Roads – 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 Kernigan 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 - Growing Over
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 Disquise
The Rain Parade – This Can't Be Today
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 63: Through clouds like ashes

February 18th, 2020

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is most likely best know for his more 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
Maia Jade and the Uggos – Bozo
The Beauticians – Mental Hygene
-words from your host-
Red Mass – Young Lover
the Ponys – Little Friends
Confusion -
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
Gang Of Four – Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time
-works from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 62: Entrée a Decade

January 29th, 2020

A new decade has dropped and it's rolling at a furious pace for your truly (here's a lot 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.

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 -

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.

Smashin’ Transistors 61: Illuminating Monochrome with Light Emitting Diodes

December 21st, 2019

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
Il Globo - Mirabella
-words from your hot
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-


Smashin’ Transistors 60: Good Gravy

November 25th, 2019

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

What you'll hear:

Flesheaters – River Of Fever
Cochonne – Horror-Scope
Dan Melchior – Hey Ya
Birthday Party – Figure Of Fun
-words from your host-
Program - Show Me
Micheal 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-

Smashin’ Transistors 59: Boxes

November 5th, 2019

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-

Smashin’ Transistors 58: A Winsome Disquiet

October 19th, 2019

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 – You 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-

Smashin’ Transistors 57: The Dangers Of Really Hard Drugs

October 13th, 2019

After getting home from week 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:

Muffs – I Need You
Psychedelic Speed Freaks
CR Dicks – The End
Julie's Haircut – Emerald Kiss
Phillip Cochran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Unity
-words from your host-
Odgens – Plastic Ave
Dan Melchior Group- Plz LuvYrself
Parsnip – Too Late
Truman's 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-