66 episodes

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 90: Started Hummin’ a Song from 1862

    Smashin’ Transistors 90: Started Hummin’ a Song from 1862

    There were a handful of occasions to celebrate the first week of May. Cinco de Mayo. Kentucky Derby.The Friday of that week is one of the most important holidays for many people from my homeland. Yes, I am talking about Michigan. And, yes, I am talking about the birth of Rockin' Robert Seger, born 177 years ago on May 6th.
    It's not an official holiday in the state but let's put it this way. If you are in a crowd of people and something like Katmandu comes on and you don't let out a giant Woo! or Yeah!, the crowd will look at you like you are some sort of malcontent and most likely an apostate of the Mitten State. 
    What you'll hear:Kim Weston – Soul On FireTha Retail Simps – SummertimeThe Neckbones – EyefulThe Drin – Move To Extinction-words from your host-Mr. and The Mrs. – FukkkoppsLoop – IsochroneHenry Flynt and the Insurrections – Go DownThe Pinstripes – Fish On Land-words from your host-The Crawlies – Get On DownSundog Summit – Whiskey WomanJeremy Scott – Your Ice Cream’s Gonna Melt One DayIan Hunter – Just Another Night-words from your host-Clinic – Miracles The Salem Trials – Shutting DownPylon- DubDom and the Wizards – Heavenly Sweet Little Skin Wrapped Skeleton-words from your host- Jug and the Bugs – HurryingShawn David McMillen – Kick Off Your ShoesWaylon Thornton – Amnesiac Amber BoardroomThe Saints – This Time-words from your host-

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Smashin’ Transistors 89: This Side Of The Daisies

    Smashin’ Transistors 89: This Side Of The Daisies

    "Still on this side of the daisies" is now my new favorite response when asked how the day is going.

    Not sure if it's an actual southern colloquialism but a sassy Chapel Hill lady well into her eighth decade of living said that to me recently when I asked her such a question.
     
    I found it quite poetic.What you'll hear:
    Waylon Jennings – Stop The World (and Let Me Off)Julie Doiron – Et Mom AmourNick Lowe – Mary ProvostJeremy Scott- What Am I Talking About-words from your host-Headkicker – The LawThe Drin – For The TsarinaIfy Jerry Krusade – Everybody Like Something Good The Crawlies – Way It Goes-words from your host-Toe Ring – Staring At The SunSpiritualized – The Mainliner SongPrint Head – Slippin’ADULT. – Fools (We Are)-words from your host-Star Party – Shot DownMudhoney – You Got ItReaper’s Gong – Bed Of MutilationJon Spencer and the Hit Makers – Junk Man-words from your host-Tha Retail Simps – 25 Step ProgramSonic Chicken 4 – ShalalaloveLifters – Stop Holding On to MeThe New Lime – Ain’t Got No Soul-words from your host-
     
     


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Smashin’ Transistors 88: Sprinkled In Gold Dust

    Smashin’ Transistors 88: Sprinkled In Gold Dust

    Except it's not really gold in color. It's more of a weird bright yet sickly yellow. And it falls from the skies before doing the things it does in the earth. 
     
    The seed plants of the US southeast have started have gone all on their yearly horndog already. Time to open the windows up to let the air in but only for a very short time. The gymnosperms don't give a damn where the goops of reproduction land.
    If you landed on this post through googlin' The Pollening, I guess it shows some of my SEO tools are still sharp. Now just don't go up hoarding the facial tissues for yourself, ok?
    What you'll hear: 
    XTC – BeattownHue Blanc’s Joyless Ones – Winter PalaceGino and the Goons – I’m Your ManTha Retail Simps – Rock n’ Roll-words from your host-Air Vent Dweller – Heat WaveMinor Threat – Screaming At The WallCrash The Superyacht – Like A RashThe Statics – Can’t Get Enough-words from your host-Green/Blue – Bad LooksZurich Cloud Motors – ‘56 ChevelleKalemaris - Frk. Arm & Dr. KontoHélène Barbier – You Little Nothing-words from your host-Power Flower – WhippetSchizos – GrossCIA Debutante – No To A MirrorSiouxsie and the Banshees – Trophy-words from your host-Honey Radar – Plum ScoutsExek – (I’m After Your) Best InterestNicFit – FluxThe Persuaders – I Ain’t Your Daddy-words from your host-
     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Smashin’ Transistors 87: A New Year of the Same Ol’ Same Ol’?

    Smashin’ Transistors 87: A New Year of the Same Ol’ Same Ol’?

    Here it is a new year. It's been since last year that Smashin' Transistors sent out a broadcast transmission. The work/life/the record company thang/world in general imposed exile is over. Never had any PTO available to use for it anyhow so I knew I'd be back. Just took a bitWhat you'll hear:Teenage Boatpeople – My Friends Know Too MuchThe Notwist – Exit Strategy To MyselfGentleman Jesse – CompassBat Fangs – Talk Tough-words from your host-Lappen – NachtschweißRearranged Face – Menaced AssassinIvy Green – I’m Your TelevisionPower Supply – Let’s Do This and Let’s Do That-words from your host-The Mary Veils – RowhomeThe Cowboy – Galaxy JamHoney Radar – Sunrise AlphabetSmirk - Step-words from your host-M.A.Z.E. – Her Smile Is FakeDom and the Wizards – Outlaws and the CopsMARV – Con MotoBrute Spring – Into Ribbons-words from your host-Helene Barbier – Unbolted CoverR.L. Crutchfield’s Dark Day - Hands In The Dark208 – Red CatDale Hawkins – Tornado
     
     

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Smashin‘ Transistors 86: There‘s A Bird In The House

    Smashin‘ Transistors 86: There‘s A Bird In The House

    We got our Thanksgiving turkey a week or so ago. Kept it in the freezer until last night. For those who may know, the Smashin' Transistors digs share space with the Mr. Ripperpotamus; the figurehead of Bancroft Records.If there is one thing that dude obsesses over, it is turkey. Every time we go to the kitchen, he reminds us that there is a turkey defrost in the fridge. Tomorrow, he will set of camp in that very kitchen and remind us every ten minutes that there is a turkey cooking in the oven. We will not get any peace until some slivers of it are in his belly.Then he will sleep for ten hours.

    Barry Jones – Turkey Walk Rearranged Face – Lonely Elevator 
    Les Fille de Illighadad – Innsegh Innsegh 
    The Byrds – What’s Happening 
    -words from your host- 
    Heavenly Blue – Shoplifter 
    The Pops – Heart Attack 
    The Control Freaks – Don’t Trust 
    Print Head – Sick 
    -words from your host- 
    Rat Columns – It’s Your Time (To Suffer) 
    Lil Ugly Mane – Benadryl Submarine 
    Sweeping Promises – Out Again 
    Power Supply – I Got Feelings Too 
    -words from your host- 
    The Courettes – I Can Hardly Wait 
    The Hot Blood – Something Is Bringing My Baby Down 
    Wayne, Pat and Keith – I’m Tired Of You Satan 
    Shop Regulars – Mischief 
    -words from your host- 
    Chemical Bank – In Cop Land 
    Fairyport Convent – High and Stoned Bluez 
    Blues Lawyer – Scenic Route 
    The Living End – Turkey Stomp 
    -words from your host-

     

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Smashin‘ Tranistors 85: Boulevard Of Broken Dream Books

    Smashin‘ Tranistors 85: Boulevard Of Broken Dream Books

    There were a couple of super duper lottery jackpots recently. I admit to throwing a couple of bucks down here and there on the "big ones" a time of two a month. I kinda got outta hand this October as I drop a total ten bucks over the month on playing the numbers. I'd rather be not out of the ten bucks but what's two bucks a shot on a dream, right? Often on time or two a week I am at the Circle K down the road from my house, I end up being behind a lady in her eighties who likes to read off her numbers to who is ever behind the counter. Since we seem to be in the store at the same time, we've come to this agreement. She knows I am on my way to work, so she often lets me go in front of her so I can be on my way.
     
    I was behind her the other day and she turned to me, waving a 3x5in spiral notebooks and looking into my eyes. "Do you know what this is?""You keep notes in it, right?""Yes." she darted back in a much exasperated tone. "What kind of notebook?"
     
    "A dream book?"
     
    I've seen my share of them. My grandma kept one. All her friends at the plant where they made luggage racks for GM all kept one.The Dream book is pretty much where you write down combinations of numbers that may feel lucky. the come in different forms, sizes and schemes.  Most prosperity churches run some sort of elaborate and convoluted merchandising racket based on the dream book model. They're just keeping in the tradition of the old radio barkers of "the lord". It's an easier, flashier swindle nowadays but snake oil is still a same formula.We were both masked but her eyes gave away a friendly smile. She knew I understood. In a confiding tone, she said "Don't ever keep one of these. It's a bad, bad habit. It's made grow old and I gotta plan for my funeral."
     
    "M'am, you are far too feisty to worry about that for quite a long time." "Your funeral is the last time the people alive you still like will still be around" she pointed her finger at me and looked me straight and sternly into my eyes. "Give them AND only them good last memories. Remember that."
     
    Duly noted, mam. duly notedWhat you'll hear.

    The Fall – Don’t Call Me Darling
    Worm Reducer – I Don’t Let You Down
    GG King – Melt On You
    BANGZZ – I’m Fine Thank You and You
    -words from your host-
    Smirk – Minuscule Amounts
    Bob – Thomas Edison
    Rolltreppe – Kuhltransporter
    Fashion Pimps and the Glamazons – LA County Critters
    -words from your host-
    Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones – Breakfast In The Afternoon
    Drag Sounds – Blessed Style
    Shop Regulars – Put Those Things Away
    Terminal Babilonia – Thundra Is Coming
    -words from your host-
    Meatbodies – Reach For The Sunn
    Obnox – Molecule
    Hawkwind – Brainbox Pollution
    Strapping Fieldhands – The Hand That Plays Calliope 
    -words from your host-
    Men & Health – Planet Made Of You
    The Ruins – Take My Love and Shove It Up Your Heart
    Doms – Model Head
    Chubby Checker – My Mind Comes 
    -words from your host-
     

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    • 1 hr 17 min

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