Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sonic Overload 6/7/10

28 years to the day of this show being recorded, I began my not-so-illustrious career as a retail management trainee for the Zayre discount department store chain. That retail management trainee stint lasted less than five months before I quit. Listen—if you had to deal with hauling cases of anti-freeze, cleaning up the toy aisle after being invaded by demon spawn and was being told by your supervisor that 50 hours a week wasn’t enough of a commitment, what would you do? Anyway, the Discharge song reminds me of that summer, a saving grace. There was a lot of Discharge listened to on the way home from that job—and a ton of other punk and hardcore as well. It kept me sane.

I didn’t mention it on the show because it didn’t strike me until afterward but 30 years ago this month Malcolm Owen, vocalist for the Ruts, died at the age of 24 following an overdose. One wonders what direction the band would have taken had he lived. As it stands, they left behind a pretty impressive legacy and the song that closes the show today is a fine example...

Sonic Overload 6/7/10



UNNATURAL AXE-I Am The Way (Lawless)
DIE ROTZZ-In Your Head (Die Slaughterhaus)
DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDERS-The Fall Of ’08 (self-released)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Line (Trippin’ Elephant)
FF-Retreat Again (Double Deuce)

POINTBLANK-Reagan’s Still Dead (demo)
OUT ON A LIMB-Human Cage (Thrashbastard)
MANIKIN-First React (Super Secret)
MEANS-Honeymoon Rag (Reptilian)
SAY BOK GWAI-Lazy (Monkey King)
HEALERS-Obey The Law (from “Rocky Mountain Low,” Hyperpycnal)


CEREMONY-Don’t Touch Me (Bridge Nine)
MINUS APES-Back To The Cave (Thrashbastard)
CROSS STITCHED EYES-Birth Of Night (Alternative Tentacles)
THE ENERGY-Destroy Imagination (Team Science)
REGULATIONS-In The Shadow Of The Mall (Deranged)

LETS GROW-Tired (Thrashbastard)
RENEGADES OF PUNK-I Don’t Know What To Do (Thrashbastard)
BACKSTAB WARNING-Your Attitude Your Platitude (from “Powder Keg,” Ha-Ko)
ARCTIC FLOWERS-Neon Tombs (self-released)
COLIN AND THE CANCER-Our Day Will Come (demo)
EXISTANCE-Operation Successful (from “This Is The ALF,” Mortarhate)

NATIVE TONGUE-Speaking In Captions (Detente)
NEATS-Six (Propeller)
KEITH KESSLER-Don’t Crowd Me (from “Ear-Piercing Punk,” AIP)


WORLD BURNS TO DEATH-Black Hundreds (Prank)
PERDITION-Devour (Distort Reality)
DEVOUR-Green Sperm (Headcount)
TINNER-Naucler Assault (Smyt)
SVART SNO-Moralkakor (Finn)
SVART FRAMTID-Na Bomber Komma (X-Port Plater)

DIRT BOX DISCO-Fast Car (demo)
VEE DEE-Friendly Radiation (Criminal IQ)
APACHE-Ride Apache Ride (Birdman)

DISCHARGE-State Violence State Control (Clay)
THE ACTION-TV’s On The Blink (from “Killed By Death Canada”)
PRATS-Disco Pope (Rough Trade)
CRUCIFIED-Saint Joan (Power)


UNDERDOG-Special Forces (Bridge Nine)
TH’INBRED-Scene Death (Alternative Tentacles)
MIA-Small Man In A Big World (Alternative Tentacles)
STALAG 13-Selfish (Dr. Strange)
JERRY’S KIDS-I Hate You (unreleased)
REPOS-Put It Aside (Youth Attack)
GORILLA BISCUITS-Competition (Revelation)

LA PESTE-Better Off Dead (Matador)
MAGAZINE-Shot By Both Sides (IRS)
GAZA STRIPPERS-White Hotel (Triple X)
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS-Cranked Up Really High (Captain Oi)
MAD PARADE-Hollywood Vampires (Dr. Strange)
TENPOLE TUDOR-Three Bells In A Row (Stiff)

RUTS-Staring At The Rude Boys (Virgin)

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