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!
(1996)
The New Transistor Heroes
(1997)
Intendo
(1998)
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.

Contents

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

Notes

  • 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).

Production

Charts

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Album Chart[5] 19
UK Albums Chart[6] 55

References


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