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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-

Smashin’ Transistors 56: And Autumn’s Closing In

September 21st, 2019

Summer ended this weekend. That means it is time for a bunch of boomers to quote a lyric from "Night Moves." Talking smack about Bob Seger really seems to bum them out.

What you'll hear:

the Cars – Since You're Gone
Honey Radar – Magnesium Blow Out
Opossums – Love Machine
Redd Kross – What's A Boy To Do
Fat Tulips – Where's Clare Grogan Now?
-words from your host-
Musk – Animal Husbandry
USA/Mexico – Shoofly
the Au Pairs – Domestic Departure
Disco Junk – Outta Melbourne
Pscience – Atomic Clock
-words from your host-
Vivian Girls – Sick
Psychedelic Horseshit – Portals
Thigh Master – Mould Lines
Dana – El Sicko
the Bruthers – I Just Had To Laugh
-words from your host-
the Control Freaks – Hate List
Celebrity Handshake – Religion On The Outside
Depression Breakfast – Type
Strapping Fieldhands – In The Pineys
Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You In The End
-words from your host-

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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