Smashin’ Transistors

Smashin’ Transistors header image 1

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-

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-

Get even more Smashin' Transistors action at 
Smashin' Transistors gladly accept tips!!