Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sonic Overload 2/24/14

This week’s show goes out in memory of Devo’s Bob Casale, who died last week at the age of 61 and I begin with half a dozen songs by the Spuds, including a rare demo (“Do-Do”). Believe it or not, Devo didn’t connect with me right away. I heard a few songs here and there but what made me a fan was when I won a copy of their first album from WBCN, shortly after I started my freshman year at Boston University. I played the fuck out of it, until the songs were permanently embedded in my brain. That was also around the time that they appeared on Saturday Night Live and made fans of some of the guys on my floor in the Warren Towers dorm. Instead of saying hello to each other when we’d pass in the halls, one guy would go “Are we not men?” and the other would answer “We are Devo!”  A fascinating lot for sure. I don’t have much of their music after “Duty Now For The Future” in rotation, save for a few songs on “Freedom of Choice” (their commercial breakthrough) but their first few albums and early singles hold up very well.

Sonic Overload 2/24/14


DEVO-Uncontrollable Urge (Warner Bros.) in memory of Bob Casale

DEVO-Be Stiff (Stiff)
DEVO-Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (Warner Bros.)
DEVO-Blockhead (Warner Bros.)
DEVO-Do-Do (boot)
DEVO-(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction) (Warner Bros.)

NERV-Inside Out (self-released)
SHAVED CHRIST-Born (Bakery Outlet)
VIOLENT REACTION-Riot (Painkiller)
NO-Pathway (Static Shock)
RASH-Standards (demo)
POLLUTION-Black Commune (Vinyl Rites)


SPECIAL DUTIES-Punk Rocker (Captain Oi)
E.A.T.E.R.-Anxiety Attack (Loud Punk)
INDIGESTI-Silenzio Statico (Vacation House)
DIRECT ACTION-19AD4 (Bitzcore)
VORTEX-It’s What They Say (from “Alle 24 Goed!,” Demolition Derby)

DRY HUMP-Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead (Cowabunga)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Dull Light (Trippin’ Elephant)
NIGHT MARCHERS-Loud, Dumb and Mean (Swami)
SEX MANIACS-Dollar$ (Manic Ride)
CATHOLIC BOYS-When Yer Not Here (Trick Knee)

BL’AST-Break It Down (Southern Lord)
RED DEATH-Already In Hell (demo)
THE BROOD-Yesterday’s Insane (demo)
CROW-Disorganization (Prank)


YOUTH BRIGADE-Pay No Attention (Dischord)
SAVAGE CIRCLE-Kill Yourself (Big City)
KILLER INSTINCT-Killer Instinct (from “The Big Apple—Rotten To The Core,” S.I.N.)
KOMMUNITY FK-Fuck The Kommunity (Independent Project)
MAJOR ACCIDENT-Clockwork Toys (Step-Forward)
SAD BOYS-Ha-Glue-Cinations (Toxic State)

NEGATIVE PRESS-Pastors Son (Inimical)
TOTAL TRASH-Misanthropy (self-released)
CALENDAR BOYS-Weird Oath (demo)
FUNERAL CONE-Dental Plan (100% Breakfast)

BITCHWAX-Who’s Blowin’ Who (Assman)
AK47-Every Badge (self-released)
NUCLEAR TOMORROW-DUI (self-released)
ASTRID OTO-El Sob (from “Urban Guerilla Zine Comp. #1”)
FOUND DEAD IN TRUNK-Prescription For Suicide (demo)
BANDANOS-Enfia No Cu A Sua Teoria (Peculio)


DEPARTMENT S-Is Vic There? (Stiff)
THE FALL-Totally Wired (Rough Trade)
DELTA 5-Anticipation (Kill Rock Stars)
SKI PATROL-Agent Orange (Malicious Damage)
OUTCASTS-Spiteful Sue (Captain Oi)

THEE MIGHTY FEVERS-That’s Alright Mama (One Chord Wonders)
CRAMPS-Tear It Up  (from “URGH! A Music War,” A&M)
OUTLETS-Knock Me Down (Modern Method)
RETREEVERS-Restless (Suicide Bomb)
DECRANEO-Juegos (Discos MMM)

FIREMEN-Jocko Bozo (from “Devotees,” Rhino)

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