The New Transistor Heroes
The New Transistor Heroes Studio album by Bis Released April 1997 Recorded Apollo Studios, Glasgow, Scotland Genre Britpop Length 53:52 Label Wiiija Producer Rik Flick Bis chronology This Is Teen-C Power!
The New Transistor Heroes
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Entertainment Weekly (B+) Rolling Stone  Robert Christgau (A-) Allmusic 
The New Transistor Heroes is the 1997 debut album from the pop group Bis. The group made it a point to record all new songs for the album in order to give consumers more value for their money by not making them buy any songs off previous EPs again. The intro to the opening song "Tell it to the Kids" was recorded by friend of the band Mark Percival, credited in the album notes as Marky P.
- "Tell it to the Kids" – 3:06
- "Sweet Shop Avengerz" – 2:41
- "Starbright Boy" – 3:39
- "Pop Star Kill" – 2:33
- "Mr. Important" – 3:01
- "Antiseptic Poetry" – 3:05
- "Popyura" – 1:57
- "Skinny Tie SenSurround" – 3:50
- "Poster Parent" – 2:07
- "Monstarr" – 3:10
- "Everybody Thinks That They're Going to Get Theirs" – 2:29
- "Rebel Soul" – 5:02
- "Photoshop" – 3:09
- "X-Defect" – 3:09
- "Lie Detector Test" – 3:44
- "Dinosaur Germs" – 1:49
- This is the UK CD release; it matches the UK 12" and the USA 12" release.
- The USA 12" came w/ a bonus 7" with the songs "Kkeerroolleeeenn", "Team Theme" and "Rollerblade Zero".
- The USA & Australian CD releases add the songs "Team Theme", "Rollerblade Zero" and "Kkeerroolleeeenn" to the end. "Kkeerroolleeeenn" is an unlisted "hidden" track.
- The Thai CD release adds the song "Kandy Pop" to the end.
- The Japanese CD release adds the songs "Kandy Pop", "This is Fake D.I.Y" and "School Disco" to the end.
- The Japanese MiniDisc release features only the songs found on the UK CD.
- The Australian 2CD release included all tracks from the UK CD, plus "Kkeerroolleeeenn" on Disc 1, and a repackaged version of the Sweet Shop Avengerz EP as Disc 2 (five tracks only).
Chart (1997) Peak
Japan Oricon Album Chart 19 UK Albums Chart 55
- ^ Entertainment Weekly review
- ^ Rolling Stone review
- ^ Robert Christgau review
- ^ Allmusic review
- ^ "Japan: Album positions". oricon.co.jp. http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/27148/products/release/. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
- ^ "UK Chartlog". zobbel.de. http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_B.HTM. Retrieved 2 January 2011.
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