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Smashin’ Transistors 35: They measure the beat to understand the situation

June 3rd, 2018

Did pop music's king have has Kool-Aid dosed with psychedelic compounds for the purposes of animated film when he was a child?

What happens when a son discusses proto-punk history with his dad?

Are those questions answered? That is for all of us to surmise. Let your eardrums chew on the sounds of episode 35 of the Smashin' Transistors podcast and gather for yourself what they concluded?

What you'll hear:

Nikki Sudden - Channel Steamer
    Iceage - Pain Killer
    Patois Counselors - The Modern Station
    Times New Viking - New Times, New Hope
    T-Model Ford - Can't Be Touched
    -words from your host-
    Gen Pop - No Identify
    Set-Top Box - Company Time
    Wooden Shjips - Red Line
    Vertigo - Smoked
    Glass Traps - Super Protected
    -words from your host-
    Outer Spacist - Peripheral Visions
    The Total Rejection - Party Seven
    Füxa - Our Lips Are Sealed
    Jackson 5 - I'll Bet You
    The Mystery Girls - Quit Your Flying Around
   -words from your host-
    Red Mass - Rat Race
    Gallery Night - Young Love Doesn't Last
    Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang
    Pineapple RnR - Rain Cage
    Spacemen 3 - I Love You

-words from your host- 


Smashin’ Transistors 34: It’s A Bob Seger Free Weekend!

May 21st, 2018

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. In Michigan, it marks the unofficial start of summer. "A Bob Seger free weekend" is probably against the law to declare in this state on such a weekend (or any weekend for that fact.) 

 I bet right now there are weird uncles, creepy dads and dirty grandfathers making some ultimate 3 day weekend Bob Seger mix to celebrate with while they scorch hot dogs and then serve them on a paper plate with the American flag printed on them.

I will hopefully avoid such situations this weekend. Oh. and don't waste your time or mine commenting stuff like "but the System ruled, dude." Yeah, I know they did. I grew up here and have heard Bob everyday of my life so I am well aware of that. Just for one day though, it would be nice to not hear any Silver Bullet Band anywhere, y'know?

In other words, you will not hear anything from the Seeg' in this episode of Smashin' Transistors. It could be worse. Y'know, like an ALL Kid Rock weekend.

What you will hear:

Jerry Cole & His Spacemen - Deep Surf 

Deadbeat Beat - Bar Talk

Todd Rundgren - Couldn't I Just Tell You 

The Lice - He's the Chair 

Subsonics - You Got Eyes 

-words from the host-

En Attendant Ana - Night 

Carlton Melton - Way Back When 

Bad Habit - The Garden 

The Sueves - The Button 

Razorbumps - Workin' Bees

 -words from the host-

Wire - Map Ref 41 N 93 W 

Iceage - The Day The Music Dies 

Silver Apples - I Have Known Love 

Hookups - Go Find It 

Gen Pop - Din

-words from the host-

Gasoline - I Just Low 

Jessie Fortune - Too Many Cooks 

Patois Counselors - Last Heat 

The Hecks - In The Dirt 

The Mo-Dettes  - White Mice

-words from the host-


Smashin’ Transistors 33: Like An Old Rolling Rock Bottle

May 7th, 2018

No glass line tanks here but in episode "33" we do tender premium noise for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste.

What you'll hear:


Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Don't Cry No Tears

Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones - Bloody Nights at the Hotel Bar

The Total Rejection - Vampire Cats (Itches)

Flaming Lips - Kim's Watermelon Gun

Speeding Motorcycle - Like Forever

-words from your host-

Perverts Again - Get You Out Of College

Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Make Out Fade Out

Paint Thinner - Glistening Dots

Flying Saucer Attack - A Silent Tide

Yves Bernard - Dérapage Ethylique

-words from your host-

The Sueves - Never Been to the Beach

The White Wires - In My Bed

Honey Cone - Stick-Up

Gino and the Goons - Glory Days Gone

The Roamin' Togas - Bar The Door

-words from your host-

Iceage - Take It All

The Psychedelic Furs - Flowers

ISS - Soft Youth

Stiff Love - Up In Your Room

Red Cross - Annette's Got The Hits

-words from your host-


Smashin’ Transistors 32: The Winter Didn’t Want To End

April 21st, 2018

It's a few weeks shy of May. The weather has been insisting it is still late February.

This episode sets a raging blaze of sonic heat.

What You'll Hear

  • Brides - Pushed Around
  • Silver Abuse - Idi Amin’s Tortoise
  • Carlton Melton - Electrified Sky
  • Gary Wrong Group - Heroin Beach Serpents Attack
  • The B-52's - 52 Girls (1978 7'' Version)
  • -words from the host-
  • LASSIE - Modern Vacation
  • En Attendant Ana - Time
  • Index -  Fire Eyes
  • Warm Bodies - Love O' Clock
  • Cruz Somers - Sit & Stare
  • -words from the host-
  • Hank Wood & The Hammerheads - How'm I Supposed To Wake Up In The Morning
  • The Fabuletts  - Can't Stay Away
  • Choke Chains - Galactic Overlord
  • The Resource Network - Albatross
  • Pram - Bewitched
  • -words from the host-
  • Clone Defects - Not as Good as Gold
  • The Total Rejection - Licking Furniture (You'll Find Me On The Left Side)
  • The Monsieurs - High School Star
  • Drags - Not So Good Luck Charm
  • Dow Jones and the Industrials - Can't Stand The Midwest
  • -words from the host-


Smashin’ Transistors 31: There will be ham sandwiches and coffee following the service

March 31st, 2018

Let Smashin' Transistors ruin Easter Dinner with the family for you. We've got sleaze, lust, blasphemy and a whole lot of other sins in static and noise. Some of it even goes POP!

Mary Jane Hooper - I've Got What You Need

Krozer - Pink Stuff

Thomas A Edison Electric Band - Name Of The Game

Obnox - I Climbed A Mountain

Cybotron - Cosmic Cars

-words from your host-

Caveman and Bam Bam -Starting A Dance Craze

Isley Brothers - Keep On Doin'

American Breakfast - Ice Cream

Neo Neos - Give Me a Chance

Dan Melchior - Another Oil Spill

-words from your host-

Hank Wood & The Hammerheads - It's Lonely In This World All Alone

Lassie - Tiger In My Tank

En Attendant Ana - In The End

Supercrush - I've Been Around

Bailter Space - Splat

-words from your host-

Rik & the Pigs - Rat's Behind

Heavy Lids - T.V. States

Control Test - Abuso

Heavy Metal - Today Is The Day Before Tomorrow

CH3 - Catholic Boy

-words from your host-


Smashin’ Podsistors #30 aka XXX

March 11th, 2018

Raised on skin flicks and backwoods hootch? Maybe. Hot cars and cold hearts? Possibly.

The key is in the ignition. It gets gripped then turned. The bumpy roadtrip starts. Out of our minds and into space. A bunch of stops will be made in Austraila along with some others. One in my hometown too (maybe.) 


What you'll hear

Syd Barrett - No Good Trying
The Stallion - Nobody's Home
Black Sandwich - Subscription Garb
Day Creeper- Secrets
Casual Burn - Decline
Thigh Master - Pity Run
The Mark Vodka Group - I Just Have To Get Her Off My Mind
Doug Mcdade & Purple People - I Wanna Do It.
TV Creeps - Is This Real?
Moonwalks - Plastic Eno
Psychlops Eyepatch - Sleeptalker
High Rise - Wipe Out
The Cobras - I Wanna Be Your Love
The Living Eyes - Horseplay
SCRAP BRAIN - Vindictive
Parsnip - Seeing Red
Charlie Reed - Love Hangover
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - The Woman With The Invisible Necklace
David Nance - I'm A Loser
The Lee Vi's - I Don't Know 


Smashin’ Transistors: 29 (and holding)

February 24th, 2018

I've never lied about my age.

I was referenced to as a proto-Gen X'r recently.

It might even stick.

What you'll hear:

Margie Singleton - Jesus Is My Pusher
Golden Boys - Rotary Phone
Tin Foil - Tomorrow Again
Beachwood Sparks - Sister Rose
Bad Habit - Foggy Eyes
Fernando & The Teenage Narcs - Heavy Metal Narcs
Rik & the Pigs - (Baby I'm) Electric
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
The Monsieurs - I Will Run
The Number Ones - Long Way To Go
Electric Orchids - Strange Men Call Me Sweetheart
The Liminanas feat. Anton Newcombe - Istanbul Is Sleepy
The Futurians - Abandon Base
Wet Hair - Dear Danae
The Dole - New Wave Love
The Hentchmen - Flash Flood
The Living Eyes - International Fashion
Heavy Lids - Creep Creep
Straight Arrows - Out & Down
The Move - Flowers in the Rain



Smashin’ Transistors: 28 on the 28th

January 28th, 2018

Our last edition of this thing ended with a song by the 28th Day. This edition is the 28th one. Also, this one is being posted on the 28th day of the month. I'm gonna remember to use the number the next time I play the Powerball.

Mott the Hoople - Sweet Angeline
Dale Beavers - Train Comin' Round The Bend
Sex Tide - I Was So Wrong
Fatal Figures - Skin Split
En Kernaghan Projekt Experience Banned 1997 - Loves Ack
The Hentchmen - Restart My Heart
Kuromi - Eyeliner
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Hot Head
Headroom - How to Grow Evil Flowers
Tropical Trash - Your Place In The Chain
Magic Cigarettes - Getaway!
The Mark Vodka Group - Big Time Rocker
Corner Boys - Joke (Of The Neighbourhood)
Heavy Metal – Use Your Skull
Shitstorm - Nervous
Comet Gain - Fists in the Pocket
Sloan - 500 Up
City Yelps - We Like The Hours
Jackson Politik - Habit
The Fall - Jawbone And The Air-Rifle


Smashin’ Transistors: Never Wanted To Be Part of the 27 Club

January 20th, 2018

“You keep living like that you'll be lucky to see thirty.”

“Oh, you're all such squares. I'm gonna live to be a very old man!”

And so the conversation went with so many family members as a youth. When they come over to visit now they just ask me to turn the music down because it is too damn noisy and say they swear that I'll never grow up.

They're still all squares.

There's a few quiet moments in this, the 27th episode of the Smashin' Transistors show. You can still play all of it really loud though if you wish.

Chris Bell - Get Away

Mountain Movers - Vision Television

The Telescopes - Silent Water

Parsnip - Nigella

First Base - This Guitar Of Mine

Lumpy And The Dumpers - Boling River

Electric Wizard - Necromania

Necessary Evils - Lost My Baby

Klazo - The Race

Laughing Hyenas - Hell's Kitchen

Wireheads - Protein Dealer

Color TV - Night After Night

Turn To Crime - Can't Love

Aquarian Blood - Funeral Moon

Tony Joe White - Whompt Out On You

The Proper Ornaments - Stereolab

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - Reflectors

Crescent - Willow Pattern

Jackson Politick - I Am A Raver

28th Day - Dead Sinner



Smashin’ Podsistorscast #26: Haunted…Haughty…Wiggly…Weedy

December 18th, 2017

Neck snappin' snares, tube driven wiggles, horn haunted & haughty, jangle weedy and ramblin', machines whirlin' and brain cell torching hiss. It's time for another episode of Smashin' Transistors!

Here's What You'll Hear
True West - Steps to The Door
Seance Sisters - Hammer of Witches
Honey Radar - Please Call Me Frogman
The Sulks - Ain't Life Funny
ISS - It's A Chore
Strip Kings - Slow Panic
Chain & the Gang - Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day
Archie Shepp - Mama Too Tight
23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito
gSp - Life Eraser
Bloody Show - Open Fire
Krypto-Narcs - Plastic Bag
Red Transistor - Not Bite
En Kernaghan Projekt Experience Banned 1997 - Things Are Constantly Changing
Tracy Lee Summer - You Are Gone
Dion Lunadon - Reduction Agent
Obnox - I Hate Everything
Prom Nite - No Motivation
The Golden Boys - So Cowboy
Jimmy Minor - Satan's Chauffeur