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Smashin’ Transistors 75: Zircon and On and On

December 1st, 2020

No diamonds for number seventy five. In this year, it not even Cubic Zirconia. It might even be Moissanite. 

Some solid sounds though.

What you'll hear: 

Eric’s Trip – Daylight
Kaleidoscope – Deaths of Despair
Penza Penza – Wunder City
David Nance – This Side Of The Moon
-words from your host-
Quintron and Miss Pussycat -You Make It Weird
Twinkeyz - Sweet Nothing
Gen Pop – Pixel Glow
Exploding Flowers – Far, But Never Gone
-words from your host-
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads – Strangers
Lamps – Chest
Mud City Manglers – One Of These Days
Stonewall – Outer Spaced
-words from your host-
Patois Counselors – Give Me Voltage
Lavender Flu – Romelas
Guardian Singles – Midnight Swim
Itchy Self – Reprobate
-words from your host-
The Smarts – Golden Arches
Don Cherry – Degi Degi
ADULT. – Human Wreck
Shadows Of Knight – I’ll Make You Sorry
-words from your host- 


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Smashin’ Transistors 74: Nothing But Candy Corn in the Treat Bag

October 28th, 2020

Like all thing this year, Halloween is pretty much canceled. No Butterfingers. No Baby Ruth's. No Snickers. No good candy at all.

Yeah, 2020 is like going to every door and getting a nickel or a Brach's Candy Corn Treat Pack.

What you’ll hear

Yvonne Fair – Say Yeah Yeah
Cherry Cheeks – No Ticket
Oh Sees – Toadstool
Pussy Cat – La la lu
-words from your host-
Brandy – Text Home
Wire – Fly In The Ointment
Zurich Cloud Motors – For The Beyond
Horribly Wrong – The Living Nightmare
-words from your host-
The Stroppies – Sad Sorry Soul
Nick Allison and the Player’s Lounge – Move Along
The Pastels – Crawl Babies
Era Bleak – Era Bleak
-words from your host-
Shark Toys – Black
The Toeheads – Jane Doe #59
Public Eye – The Door Is Always Closed
Henry Fiat’s Open Sore – I Don't Know
-words from your host-
Optic Sink – Dumb Luck
CCR Headcleaner – Sweets
Satanic Togas - Panic Room
The Freeze - Halloween Night
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 73: The Bacillus is Pumpkin Spiced?

October 10th, 2020

Smashin' Transistors radio play of the foklore favorite Will-o'-the-wisp will not be heard tonight. In it's place, we present you this special program.

Tompall Glaser – Pass Me By
No Age – Turned To String
Brigid Dawson & the Mothers Network – The Fool
Hobocop – Walking Around Stoned
-words from your host-
Sweeping Promises – Cross Me Out
Fun Time Objects – Autocratic Generator
The Stroppies – Holes In Everything
CCR Headcleaner - Oxygen
-words from your host-
Brick Head – Fed Up
T. Rex – The Slider
MARV – Unruly Garden
Obnox – Avalanche Grave
-words from your host-
The Cowboy – Jellyroll
Violent Change – Dreary Example
The Leather Nun – Jesus Came Driving
Dame – Cicadas
-words from your host-
Fertile Scum – Life in Dirt
Satanic Togas – Customer Service
SPK – Contact
The Calico Wall – I’m The Living Sickness
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 72: And the days grow short

September 2nd, 2020

Did we even have a summer? No gatherings in backyards or beaches. No beer in garages in with pals. The days turn to gold. They grow few.

What you'll hear:

Girls At Our Best – Getting Nowhere Fast 

Flat Worms – Market Forces 
Krystian Quint – Rain 
Photogenic – Destroyer 
-words from your host- 
The Dirts – Going Nowhere 
The Charles – Motorcycle 
Protomartyr – Modern Business Hymns 
Loop – Torched 
-words from your host- 
Lifters – Bird Island Summer Girls 
The Hunches - Your Sick Blooms 
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Day Breaks, Night Heals 
Paik – Strange Familiar 
-words from your host- 
Moving Objects – I Wanna Be Your Man 
X - Lipstick 
Devil Town – Rumble 
Honey Bucket – Furniture Days 
-words from your host- 
Sweeping Promises – Falling Forward 
Home Blitz – Final Decay 
Mudhoney – Good Enough 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Potterville 
-words from your host-
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Smashin’ Transistors 71: Orchestrations of Night Bugs

August 1st, 2020

In the wilds of Michigan’s Thumb, the sounds of the night bugs were mostly crickets. In my new surroundings of North Carolina’s Triangle, there are crickets as well but also many katydids. And for an added attraction right now, we got the cicadas too.  There are a lot of trees surround the digs I dwell. Hearing all of the night bugs going on at once here is a three drone band bill where they are doing some sort of concept set about spaceships landing in a lush green forest.

Though I did not record this episode outside to capture some of those sounds, I seriously did consider it. Perhaps I even will some time down the road.

What you’ll hear:

Jefferson Airplane- Greasy Heart

Obnox – Return Fire
Medium Medium – Further Than Funk Dream

PR Shake – Dust

-words from your host-

Personality Cult - Weigh Down
The Zone V – I Cannot Lie

Hobocop – Home Connect
Celebrity Handshake – Don’t Wanna Talk About It

-words from your host-
Sonic Boom – Things Like This (A Little Bit Deeper)

Clock DVA – White Cell
Cool Greenhouse- Life Advice
KeiyaA – RectifiYa
-words from your host-

Fun Time Objects – Emergency Action

The White Wires – Stayed Up Late
Ghoulies- Genetic Flaw

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Messages
-words from your host-

Gimmick – Hiball
Zip It – Gatormouth

RMFC -  Reader
The Pretenders – Mystery Achievement

-words from your host-

Smashin Transistors 70: Virtual Charcoal Briquettes

July 4th, 2020

You know like how around Christmas time, people find those video loops of fireplaces or winter villages and show them on TV screens. Is there one for summer of burgers on the grill? Maybe with the sounds of people laughing and beers being open as the audio track. 

Given how enough morons (following the path of their King Moron) in this country refuse to follow some simple procedures to overcome a pandemic, it may be the closest we can get to having a real backyard barbecue with friends and family for a long time.

What you'll hear:

The Parliaments – All Your Goodies Are Gone 

Royal Trux – Platinum Tips

Duende - Boss Radio

Glen Garrison – City Of Sin

-words from your host-

Primo! – The Present

Vacation – Shelled Pagan

Obnox – She (Was About That Life)

Bardo Pond – Don't Know About You

-words from your host-

CB Radio Gorgeous – Babylon

The Worms – Breeding Ground

No Age – War Dance

Writhing Squares – Sonic Control

-words from your host-

Goldie Dawn – What's Inside (Never Dies)

The Boys -  Soda Pressing

Personalty Cult - Circles

The Romantics – A Night Like This

-words from your host-

Cherry Cheeks – Motivator

Neutrals – No 82

Cretin Girls – Happiness

Secret Mammals – She Likes To Run

-words from your host- 

Smashin’ Transistors 69: Heat

June 11th, 2020

Summer hasn't officially arrived here in the USA but things have gone well over the boiling point in recent weeks. Much of it stems back from a minority of idiots walking in line behind the most moronic of carnival barkers, in hopes that clocks would be set back to more ignorant times.

The healing and fixing process is going to be a long and arduous one but it can be done. We just have to push a little harder for progress against those wishing they could be even more reactionary minded than they currently are.

This episode of Smashin' Transistors offers no solutions to the woes. There's some great sounds in it though.

What you'll hear:

The Kinks – Brainwashed
Pizzicato 5 – It's A Beautiful Day
The Cowboys- The Beige Collection
Hang Nail – Waste Time
-words from your host-
Porno Glows – Constant Abject State
Necessary Evils – Man From Mars
Hobocop – Clone Of A Clone
Little Peppy and the Bare Existence – Since You're Gone
-words from your host-
Bobby Would – Get Off My Bus
Dead Meadow – Let's Jump In
Loose Koozies – Slow Down Time
Tyler Keith – In The Parking Lot
-words from your host-
Don Howland – Sleep In Cars
Vacant Gardens – Open Air
King Brothers – Super X
Red Red Meat – idiot Sun
-words from your host-
Obnox – Scenicide
Laffing Gas – Attitude
PR Shake - Rituals
Poison Idea – The Badge
-words from your host-

Smashin’ Transistors 68: Sleep on your back and ash in your shoes

May 20th, 2020

Congrats to the graduated. Hang on tight. This ride keeps getting bumpier.

What you'll hear.

Blind Boy Fuller – Wires All Down

Devil – Walk Alone

Tyler Keith – Take Me Home

Cheap Trick – Stiff Competition

words from your host

Zip It – Candycorn

Guilty Razors – Hurts + Noises

Mark Vodka Group – All That You've Done For Me

Deaf Aids – Do That Again

words from your host

The Dirts – Prisoner Of Love

Simply Saucer – Electro Rock

Country Teasers – Points Of View

Zurich Cloud Motors – Sunrise Over Milepost 327

words from your host

Hallelujah – Pink Socks

Nazis From Mars – Cosmic Break Up

Datenight – Not Myself Today

Pat and the Pissers – Operator

words from your host

The Worms –  Bad Smell

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Nicotine Stain

The Drags – No Matter What Shape (Your Head Is In)

The Pretty Things – Midnight to Six Man

words from your host 

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Smashin’ Transistors 67: G’down South

April 26th, 2020



Still have plenty to do before everything is settled in as these are topsy-turvy times, but this is the first episode done in the new digs. Everything made it all in one piece for the most part. Lots of things that were to be put in action are now on hold. Been through it before but still most strange days indeed.

What you'll hear:

RL Burnside – Going Down South

DANA – Chaos Promo

Dale Hawkins – Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town

Toeheads – Anna

-words from your host-

Zurich Cloud Motors -  Motorola Radio

Factrix – Center Of A Doll

Vacant Gardens – Sunlight on Dry Grass

Beauticians – Indecision 

-words from your host-

Vanity – A Seat At The Table

The Feelies – The High Road

The Cowboys – The Human Puzzle

Dusty Mush – The Fog

-words from your host-

The Beeps – The Fire

Pink Drone – Sleeper

Hot Legs – Neanderthal Man

Famous Logs In History – Spoiler Alert 

-words from your host-

Porno Glows -  On and On

Duende! - Because The Thorn

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads – Tomorrow

Lemon Fog - Summer

-words from your host-

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

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