Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--Show #8, 5/4/16

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Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 5/4/16

CABARET VOLTAIRE-Obsession (Rough Trade)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?-Lo. Batt (Touch and Go)
THE MISS-Question & Answer Session (Morphius)

FOSTER CARE-Baxter’s Corner (Total Punk)
GAYTIME-Do You Think I’m Ugly? (1:12)
BEND SINISTER-Firesaw (from “Destroy All Art,” Rock n’ Roll Suicide)
MORMONS-Your Shit (Gristmilling)
SCROUNGERS-Shit Shit Shit (self-released)
FUTURES-Chemical Wave 67’ (625)

SPEND 4-Necrophilia, Unnecrophilia (from “Japan Thrash Revolution,” 625)
INSANITY DEFENSE-Social Motion (from “Best of Unsound Bands,” Welfare)
CRUSTIES-Chainsaw Horror (Beer City)
MALINHEADS-Hoax (Thought Crime)
RATOS DE PORAO-Só Pensa Em Matar (Peculio)
INFERNO-Im Namen Der Forschung (GTA)

READ YELLOW-The Association (Fenway)
HOT SNAKES-Past Lives (Swami)
PRICHARD-Skeleton Key (self-released)

AEROSMITH-Rats In The Cellar (Columbia)
RUNAWAYS-School Days (Mercury)
SLADE-Cum On Feel The Noize (Polydor)

STRAIGHT ARROWS-It Begins (Juvenile)
NO WAY-TV Pox (Our Own)
FIGGS-Sleaze (Absolute A Go Go)
THE DARK-On The Wires (Fresh)
MARKED MEN-Nothing Worth While (Mortville)

BORN DEAD ICONS-Great Western Mistake (Partners In Crime)
FUNERAL-Overnight Delivery (Funeral)
THE STATE-Country Daydream (Underestimated)
LOWEST FORM-Droppin’ Badboys (Iron Lung)

FULL SPEED AHEAD-Overload (Manic Ride)
LET IT BURN-Here’s To Goodbyes (Coalition)
PROPAGANDHI-Fuck The Border (Fat)
CRO-MAGS-World Peace (Profile)

SAXON-Wheels of Steel (Carrere)

Sonic Overload 5/2/16

Two days into May and not one moment of sunshine. Rainy, raw, in the 40s. Kind of hard to get in the springtime spirit but what can ‘ya do? I realize that the newest song in the fourth segment came out in 1999 and there’s only one other from 90s. I wonder if I’m turning into punk rock classic radio or something? No one seems to mind, at least, and there’s still plenty of more recent material. By the way, thanks for the compliments I received for that Prince song I played last week, “When Doves Scream.” Someone made a YouTube video of it and it’s over 25,000 views now. Some of that is probably due to Chris Bickel’s story on the Dangerous Minds website.

Sonic Overload 5/2/16


MINOR THREAT-In My Eyes (Dischord)

UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE-Vulnerable (self-released)
RHIN-Shrimp (Grimoire)
LIGHTNING BOLT-Runaway Train (Thrill Jockey)

NUTRIES-Boxing Nutries (self-released)
SLEEPER CELL-Wired (Partners In Crime)
NEGATIVE PRESS-Pastors Son (Inimical)
FARANG-Woggle (self-released)
MURDER-SUICIDE PACT-Sharp Tongue, Cold Shoulder (Give Praise)

LA URSS-La Sombra Que Arrojan Las Cruces (MMM)
RIKK AGNEW-OC Life (Frontier)
BAD RELIGION-American Dream (Epitaph)
FLOWER LEPERDS-Necrology (Mystic)


SPAZZ-Old Youth (Tankcrimes)
FUCKING INVINCIBLE-Like A Child (Atomic Action)
MONGOLOID-Hate (Feral Kid)
MY MAN MIKE-Baby, I Only Do That Because I Love You (Sacred Plague)
FACE UP TO IT-Ciudades Del Mundo (Ratbone)
FLIPOUT AA-Flipout Song (625)
CHAOS CHANNEL-Shi.Ri.Me.Re.Tsu. (Juke Boxxx)

FOSTER CARE-Can’t See Anyone (Total Punk)
BA’AD TRIP-Call Me Out (demo)
NOIDS-Asshole (demo)
POLIO & JULIE-Blotter (Adult Crash)
EX HUMANS-Chicane (Full Breach Kicks)
SUBSETS-Make You Do It Again (Granado)

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART-Ashtray Heart (Virgin)
CHINESE BURNS-Calculator (Windian)
EXPANDO BRAIN-Flogging A Dead Relationship (Vacant Lot)


VICTIMS-Errors (Tankcrimes)
DÖDLÄGE-No Sacred Ground (Sacred Plague)
EYEHATEGOD-Agitation! Propaganda! (Housecore)
WOLFPACK-Lycanthro Punk (Distortion)
ZONE-Outside (HG Fact)

LACKEY DIE-Get Rich Plan (Feel It)
KURO-Nauseous (Sorry State)
NO LABELS-I’m Tired (from “No Core,” Raw Deal)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS-Ronald McRaygun (Beer City)
VICIOUS CIRCLE-Reaganomics (demo)

VCR-Society Apathy Etc (Can’t Stop Rock)/How Low Can A Punk Get (Murder City Video)
MINNEAPOLIS URANIUM CLUB-Operation (Fashionable Idiots)
THE HUSSY-Head Set (Fistful of Records)
NIX-Down The Tubes (self-released)


VICE SQUAD-Last Rockers (Captain Oi)
ATTAK-Today’s Generation (No Future)
THE BLOOD-Stark Raving Normal (Noise)
EXPELLED-Dreaming (Riot City)

THE STRIKE-Shots Heard ‘Round The World (Victory)
NEWTOWN NEUROTICS-Living With Unemployment (Razor)
ZOUNDS-Little Bit More (Broken)

KISS-Love Her All I Can (Casablanca)

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--Show #7, 4/27/16

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Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 4/27/16

ANGEL CITY-Take A Long Line (Epic)

LA URSS-Manifiesto Futuro (MMM)
ANCIENT FILTH-Commodity (self-released)
BAD ERIC-Life Of Waste (demo)
PREDATOR-Skate Slime (demo)
RIXE-Hexagone (La Via Es Un Mus)

THE FACTION-Let’s Go Get Cokes (Beer City)
RIBZY-Invasion (Vinehell)
STALAG 13-Selfish (Dr. Strange)
BLOODY MESS & HATE-Heavy Metal Suxx (from “All For One... One For All,” GTA)
OUTO-Slag (from “Thrash Til Death,” Pusmort)
THE NURSE-Nurse (self-released)

NOIDS-Small Mind (demo)
FOSTER CARE-Solo Tryst (Total Punk)
BA’AD TRIP-Kill Me Dead (demo)
ENDLESS BUMMER-Ecstasy (In The Red)
LIDS-She’s Been Around (Rip Off)
DREAM JOURNAL-Skate Videos (demo)

LONGINGS-On Display (Framework)
SOFT MOON-Far (Captured Tracks)
PRINCE-When Doves Scream (live rehearsal) in memory of Prince

UNDERTONES-Get Over You (Sire)
BOOMTOWN RATS-Lookin’ After No. 1 (Mercury)
MAGAZINE-Rhythm of Cruelty (IRS)
RUBBER CITY REBELS-Young and Dumb (from “LA In,” Rhino)

ICEAGE-You’re Nothing (Matador)
TRAITORS-Catholic Boy (Johann’s Face)
NO EMPATHY-Agrippa (Johann’s Face)
BOB EVANS-Dead Broke (Skene)
THUMBS-Ribbon Men (Adeline)
TUBERS-High Tide It’s Inside (No Idea)
MUNG-Red Light (Rodent Popsicle)

VICTIMS-Questions (Tankcrimes)
DÖDLÄGE-Stench of Death (Sacred Plague)
OBLIVIONATION-Language Of Violence (Antixtodo)
MY MAN MIKE-Follow The Herd (Sacred Plague)
VIVISICK-Rootless Patriotism (Tankcrimes)
S.H.I.T.-Insidiation (demo)

THE LITTER-I’m A Man (K-Tel)
GAY ANNIVERSARY-American Yard (Slovenly)
POP. 1280-Chromidia (Sacred Bones)

THE HORROR-The Zeroes (Grot)
DIVINE RIGHT-Lamentation (Deranged)
F-MINUS-Uniform (Alternative Tentacles)
86 MENTALITY-Oppression (Grave Mistake)
CIDER-Obey (Painkiller)
9 SHOCKS TERROR-Not A Fucking Anthem (Havoc)

POLICE-Be My Girl—Sally (A&M)

Sonic Overload 4/25/16

Back after a week off from the Monday show—Death Side were definitely worth the trip to NYC, even with only about 3 hours of sleep. And I also managed to see the Freeze the following night in Salem. Anyway, I’m sure all of you have heard about Prince’s death last week at the age of 57. I’m not going to pretend I was a huge Prince fan. Truth be told, I wasn’t a fan at all, although I obviously recognize how talented he was. I did watch the video of him playing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne and his solo is jaw-dropping. Look it up on YouTube if you don’t believe me.

I still wanted to pay tribute and wondered if he’d ever dabbled with anything that could be considered punk or close to it. I did a little searching around the ‘net and read about a version of “When Doves Cry” called “When Doves Scream,” which was done at a rehearsal in 1985 and has appeared on a number of bootlegs. Of course, given the fact that Prince and his people have pretty much scraped the internet clean of any of his music, this took a bit of an effort. I saw that it had been posted in the past on a bootleg site. I emailed the site’s administrator and asked if it’d be possible to get an MP3 of the song. He sent it to me very quickly, explaining that it didn’t sound that great. I’d say that’s definitely not the case. Decide for yourself... and, yes, it’s really him.

Sonic Overload 4/25/16


PRINCE-When Doves Scream (live rehearsal) in memory of Prince

FOSTER CARE-Bury Me (Total Punk)
BASEMENT RAT-Gritos (demo)
SPECIAL NEEDS-Infected (demo)
GOWANUS MUTANT KOMMANDOS-Mutants Just Wanna Have Fun (demo)
M. DEL RIO-Cleft Skull (Personnel)
VALLEY BOYS-Drone Attack (Ugly Pop)

JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-Alphabet Street (Edsel)
CLAW TOE-Blud Zombi (Criminal IQ)
RASPBERRY BULBS-Lusty Climbing (Blackest Ever Black)
GLITTER-Merry Xmas (Lumpy)
NEGATIVLAND-I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (SST) in memory of Richard Lyons


CARRY NATION-Face The Nation (Tackle Box)
CITIZENS ARREST-In The Distance (Wardance)
KNOCKDOWN-What’s Left (Youngblood)
MONGOLOID-Dumb (Feral Kid)
OAF-Consume (Deranged)

PEDESTRIANS-In The End (Criminal IQ)
CLOAK/DAGGER-Billions Millions (Jade Tree)
LIBYANS-A Common Place (Sorry State)
WOLVES-9 (Coalition)
PESSIMISTS-Mask and Uniform (Nada Nada)

RAMONES-I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement (Sire)
PHOBIA-Pretend You’re Not Crazy (from “The Boston Bootleg,” Varulven)
SCARS-Horrorshow (Fast)
CRAMPS-Human Fly (IRS)


REPOS-Try Harder (Youth Attack)
SEM HASTRO-Cut Me (self-released)
TRIAGE-White Eyes (Larry Tony)
JÄVLA-Cross You Carry/Flag You Wave (Society Bleeds)
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-Stained In Your Name (Beer City)
SUNSHINE WARD-Out In The Streets (Feral Ward)
MUERTE-Falsedad (Cintas Pepe)

RIXE-Rapport de Force (La Vida Es Un Mus)
EFECTOS SEKUNDARIOS-Oi Me Siento Flex (Potencial Hardcore)
COMA-Verre (from “Nouvelles Du Front Vol. 1”)
FLYKILLS-Diorama (demo)

HÜSKER DÜ-M.I.C. (Reflex/MVD Audio)
THE POGO-Police War (Loud Punk)
MALINHEADS-Wargames (Thought Crime)
HOMOMILITIA-Policja (Nikt Nic Niewie)
RESTARTS-Gang Mentality (Social Bomb)
PARTISANS-Police Story (No Future)


METZ-Good, Not Great (Sub Pop)
DESTRUCTION UNIT-If Death Ever Slept (Sacred Bones)
SPRAY PAINT-Day Of The Rope (Homeless)
FAILURE-Let It Drip (Slash)

BOYS-Kiss Like A Nun (Captain Oi)
MARCHING PLAGUE-Rock ‘n’ Roll Asshole (CIA)
SLUGLORDS-Life Without Justice (Slime)
CRIPPLE AND CASINO-Isuzu (Radio Is Down)
100 FLOWERS-Dizzy Ms. Lizzy (Rhino)

MEAT PUPPETS-Maiden’s Milk (SST)