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Sonic clatter and clamor from around the town, country and world

Smashin' Transistors Dale Merrill

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Sonic clatter and clamor from around the town, country and world

    Smashin‘ Transistors 84: You might as well live

    Smashin‘ Transistors 84: You might as well live

    I'll admit it, I've read a lot of poetry ever the years. Don't quiz me on of it though as it was years ago. Either way, your rock trivia fact for this episode of the Smashin' Transistors podcast is Bryan Ferry cops a line from Dorothy Parker's Resume in All I Want Is You.


     
    Also in this episode you'll hear me say that Michael Beach's Dream Violence album came out on Goner in early 2001, It didn't. It came out early this year. 
     

    Vicious Visions - Beat You
    Fashion Pimps and the Glamazons – Jazz For Johnny
    Speed Stick – Knots
    Heavy Metal – Walking The Dog
    -words from your host-
    The Lipschitz – Computer Sun
    Michael Beach – Curtain Of Night
    Jason Eddie & the Centermen – Singin’ The Blues
    Smart Shoppers – Strange Vehicles
    -words from your host-
    Virvon Varvon – Allergies
    Midnight Steppers – Bleak Disco
    Blondie – Union City Blue
    Leopardo – Hardship
    -words from your host-
    Digital Leather – So Warm 
    Roxy Music – Thrill Of It All
    Fotomatic – Bipolarity
    Zurich Cloud Motors – Floorboard Occult
    -words from your host-
    The Hot Blood – Terrible Idea
    Three Body Problem – I’ve Got A Stain
    Weenog – Skull Trap
    The Pontiac Brothers – It’s Alright At Home
    -words from your host-

     
     

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Smashin‘ Transistors 83: Take Your Shirt Off And Throw It In The Pool

    Smashin‘ Transistors 83: Take Your Shirt Off And Throw It In The Pool

    After well over a year, the pool in my complex finally reopened about a month back. I sing the title of this episode of Smashin' Transistors to the tune of Kate Bush's Hounds Of Love every time I amble down to it.



    The pool is where I've been spending a lot of my limited free time since. I attempted to work on this episode a few times poolside but someone would always ask me if I was recording a podcast. And is a true-crime podcast.

    "Maybe true crimes against music" I've replied winkingly.

    I also told someone I am doing a podcast where I am breaking down the Monkees Pool It album, dedicating an episode to every song on the album. But that would mean I'd have to listen to the whole album. I heard it enough at a place I was working when it came out. The people in charge of the stereo were really into that and Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation. I lived my true crimes against music already, man!

    The thing is though, I am hanging out at the pool to be in the pool. Y'know, being like Mick Jagger in the jam Summer Romance or something. Not working on a podcast. For those who were on the edge of their seat waiting for the next Smashin' Transistors transmission, I apologize if you completely fell off the chair waiting. 

    What you'll hear

    Jesse Floyd – Satan’s Wife 
    Birds Of Maya – Please Come In 
    Crash The Superyacht – Summer Solstice 
    Vintage Crop- No Praise 
    -words from your host- 
    Pale Horsey – Overlord 
    A Place To Bury Strangers – End of The Night 
    Spider Bags – Long White Desert Rose 
    Heather The Jerk – Hot 
    -words from your host- 
    Adam Pettis – Dark Road 
    Violent Change – Open Space 
    Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile 
    Eric Nervous - Motivation 
    -words from your host- 
    Lysol – Can’t Win 
    Mononegatives – Deep Pockets 
    Dirtbombs – Alleys Of Your Mind 
    Mesh- Traveler 
    -words from your host- 
    Virvon Varvon – Nothing To Prove 
    The Freakees – The Middle 
    Strapping Fieldhands – Why Did You Fly 
    Tom T. Hall – That’s How I Got To Memphis
    -words from your host-
     

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Smashin' Transistors 82: How To Start The Next Dance Craze?

    Smashin' Transistors 82: How To Start The Next Dance Craze?

    Starting the next dance craze is not an easy task. I looked into it and studied all the angles. My spirit got broken though after many friends pointed out that though my intentions of making one happen may be pure, eventually, the line dance crowd would appropriate it.


     


    "Wait. People still line dance?"

    "Yes," I was informed. "And now they do it to Kid Rock."

    That killed whatever idea I had for trying to get a new dance craze starting right then and there.


    What You'll Hear:


    The Split Ends – Rich With Nothing 
    Body Shop – Elevator 
    Fire Engines – Everything’s Roses 
    Nick & the Nod – Com ID 
    -words from your host- 
    Mini Skirt – With Your Hands 
    Toby King – Itch & Scratch 
    Tin Foil – Power Pointer 
    Can Kicker – Desire 
    -words from your host- 
    Leopardo – Tell Me 
    Bangzz – Love 
    Dream Syndicate – Some Kinda Itch 
    Blowers – Exterminate 
    -words from your host-
    Chemical Bank - The Inconsistent 
    Isaiah Owens – If It Wasn’t For The Lord 
    Red Krayola – Green Of My Pants 
    The Scientists – Naysayer 
    -words from your host-
    OK Satan – I Don’t Care 


    M.A.Z.E. – Spread The Disease 
    Germ House – Bottled At The Source 
    Clock DVA – Relentless 
    -words from your host-
     

     

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Smashin' Transistors 81: Dankness on The Edge Of Town

    Smashin' Transistors 81: Dankness on The Edge Of Town

    If a craft brewery run by hardcore Springsteen enthusiasts, you know they make an IPA called Dankness On The Edge of Town. The bigger question though is if they're torn between naming their Mexican lager Rosalita or saving it for the Sangria flavored hard cider they are working on. 
     
    Are they thinking of making a sour called Gose It All Night? 
     
    During the Christmas season, would you be game to try their peppermint stout called Candy's Room? 
     
    Also, if they brew one called JungleLambic are the raspberries REALLY were grown underneath that giant Exxon sign that brings this fair city light?

    What you'll hear
    Let’s Active – Ornamental
    Kneeling In Piss – I Love My Echo Chamber
    Fun Time Objects – Bug Eyed
    Mary Bell – Some Friendships Are Meant To End
    -words from your host-
    Worm Reducer – The One To Me
    Mononegatives – Today’s Adult
    Country Teasers – Mosquito
    Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones – With All Due Respect
    -words from your host-
    Christopher Alan Durham – Gratiot Crawl
    Stereolab – Stomach Worm
    Mdou Moctar – Taliat
    Print Head – Crushin’ Memories
    -words from your host-
    Lousy Sue – Damaged
    The Sueves – Stare
    Chuck Bernard – Send For Me
    Rexxx- Lost Caus
    -words from your host-
    Qlowski – All Good
    Iceage – Dear Saint Cecilia 
    Personality Cult – Brazen
    Magazine- Believe That I Understand
    -words from your host-

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Smashin' Transistors 80: Weather and Wonder and Wondering Whether

    Smashin' Transistors 80: Weather and Wonder and Wondering Whether

    One summer weekend in northern Michigan years ago, I ate breakfast at a Bob Seger themed diner. Pretty much just a few Seger album covers framed and on the wall and an autographed photo signed by Alto Reed. The menu items did not have any Seeg related puns. Just regular breakfast item names. 

    They missed the boat on not naming something Kat-ham-du.

    What you'll hear.
    Gaunt – Insangel 
    Zurich Cloud Motors – Trails Of No Return 
    Giant Sand – Searchlight 
    Midnight Steppers – Diamonds On The Golden Road To Hell 
    -words from your host- 
    The Sueves – Mop Bucket 
    Daughter Bat and the Lip Strings – No Excuse For You 
    Spiritual Mafia – Hybrid Animal 
    Red Asphalt – Phone Call From God 
    -words from your host- 
    Mononegatives – Trauma 
    Cabaret Voltaire – The Set Up 
    Delilah Holliday – Feel 
    JSBX – Lovin’ Machine 
    -words from your host- 
    Collate – Genesis Fatigue 
    Nick & the Nod – New Content 
    Piranhas - Blinking Light 
    Germ House – Final Touches 
    -words from your host- 
    Reigning Sound – A Little More Time 
    Smirk – Violent Game 
    Lousy Sue – Rats 
    Blue Cheer – Just A Little Bit 
    -words from your host-
     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Smashin' Transistors 79: Churlishness Prevalent

    Smashin' Transistors 79: Churlishness Prevalent

    I have not worked in a retail setting in over twenty years. I kept good with continuing out of it. Well, until late 2020 that is. Not by choice and hopefully it is just temporary but bills gotta get paid, y'know. I forgot how churlish the general public can be. The pandemic seems to make the off-their-rocker types get even more cross. 


    Compulsive Gamblers – Bad Taste 


    Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones – Burn To Run 
    Califone – Wade In The Water 
    Lewsberg – Through The Garden 
    -words from your host- 
    TJ Cabot and thee Artificial Rejects – On Off 
    Smirk – Eyes Conversing 
    Purrses – Wrong Tide 
    Church Mice – Babe, We’re Not A Part of Society 
    -words from your host- 
    Bobby Would – So To Say 
    Savoy Motel – Smooth Operator 
    Frank and the Hurricanes – I See A Ghost 
    Celebrity Handshake – Civilized People 
    -words from your host- 
    Penza Penza – Why Do We Care About Anything 
    Sex Tide – Medical Board 
    Psychedelic Furs – Mr. Jones 
    Iceage – Vendetta 
    -words from your host- 
    M.A.Z.E. – Psycho Eyes 
    Warm Exit – Crocodile In My Brain 
    Caution – Buy My Life 
    Mott The Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie 
    -words from your host-

    • 1 hr 11 min

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