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+)[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (A-)[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]

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.


Track listing

  1. "Tell it to the Kids" – 3:06
  2. "Sweet Shop Avengerz" – 2:41
  3. "Starbright Boy" – 3:39
  4. "Pop Star Kill" – 2:33
  5. "Mr. Important" – 3:01
  6. "Antiseptic Poetry" – 3:05
  7. "Popyura" – 1:57
  8. "Skinny Tie SenSurround" – 3:50
  9. "Poster Parent" – 2:07
  10. "Monstarr" – 3:10
  11. "Everybody Thinks That They're Going to Get Theirs" – 2:29
  12. "Rebel Soul" – 5:02
  13. "Photoshop" – 3:09
  14. "X-Defect" – 3:09
  15. "Lie Detector Test" – 3:44
  16. "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[5] 19
UK Albums Chart[6] 55


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain — performing at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California on 23 October 2007. Background information Origin East Kilbride …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Beach Boys songs — List of songs by The Beach Boys The Beach Boys songs Brian Wilson songs | Carl Wilson songs | Dennis Wilson songs | Mike Love songs This list is an attempt to document every song released by The Beach Boys. It does not include songs released only …   Wikipedia

  • Culture of the United States — Enthusiastic crowds at the inaugural running of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis The Culture of the United States is a Western culture, having been originally influenced by European cultures. It has been developing since long before… …   Wikipedia

  • Discografía de The Beach Boys — Anexo:Discografía de The Beach Boys Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Discografía de The Beach Boys The Beach Boys en concierto en el 2008. Información general …   Wikipedia Español

  • Timeline of the telephone — Below is a Timeline of the telephone that covers important dates in the history of the telephone.1844 to 1875*1844 Innocenzo Manzetti first mooted the idea of a “speaking telegraph” (telephone). *1849 Antonio Meucci demonstrates a communicating… …   Wikipedia

  • Bis (band) — For the Japanese band, see BIS (band). Bis Origin Glasgow, Scotland Genres Indie pop Electropop Pop punk Indie rock Years active 1994–2003 2007 2009–present …   Wikipedia

  • This Is Teen-C Power! — Infobox Album | Name = This Is Teen C Power! Type = EP Artist = Bis Released = December 10, 1996 Recorded = 1995, 1996 Genre = Britpop Length = ?:? Label = Grand Royal Producer = Reviews = Last album = Atom Powered Action! (1996) This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • Intendo — Infobox Album | Name = Intendo Type = Album Artist = Bis Released = 1998 Recorded = Apollo Recordings The Practice Pad, Glasgow, Scotland Genre = Britpop Length = 24:09 Label = Grand Royal Producer = Rik Flick, Richie Demsey Reviews = * Robert… …   Wikipedia

  • Atom-Powered Action! — Infobox Album | Name = Atom Powered Action! Type = EP Artist = Bis Released = 1996 Recorded = ??? Genre = Britpop Length = ?:? Label = Wiiija Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Atom Powered Action! (1996) Next album = This Is Teen C… …   Wikipedia

  • Lie detector test (disambiguation) — Lie detector test may refer to: *Polygraph, a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity in an attempt to detect stress. * Lie Detector Test, a song by… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.