Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sonic Overload, 3/7/16

The former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away over the weekend at age 94 so, of course, it’s time for a well-deserved tribute. Unlike her husband Ronnie, I don’t have two hours of songs to fill up the show but managed to find a few songs for the occasion, starting with a rather rude one by the Sun City Girls, preceded by a public service announcement for her innovative anti-drug program, where all you have to do is “Just Say No.” Of course, that so-called war on drugs ended up ruining a hell of a lot of lives, with police presence increased in schools and incarcerations for drug offenders, especially in minority communities, exploding. I’ll give her some credit for coming out in favor of stem cell research after her husband Ronald was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Of course, it took something personal like that to get her to take action in the first place. You also wonder what might have happened if her husband and his administration had paid attention to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s?

On a different, and infuriating note, Japanese band Framtid had to cancel their two US shows later this month due to visa issues. Long story but the bottom line is they’ve been denied entry. This country readily admits musical artists who probably fail to meet similar criteria. A pox on the Department of Immigration.

And last but not least, I forgot to mention it on the show but next week will be the 16th anniversary show for Sonic Overload! I’m still preparing it but one idea I have is to play “deep cuts” by artists that I like i.e. songs I don’t play on here all that often, if ever. Songs you may not even know about.

‘Til next week...

Sonic Overload 3/7/16


SUN CITY GIRLS-Nancy Reagan (Placebo)

VIOLENT FEMMES-Old Mother Reagan (Slash)
TMA-I’m In Love With Nancy Reagan (Jimboco)
BUM KON-Nancy Reagan Fashion Show (Maximum Rocknroll)
ANGST-Nancy (Happy Squid)
DIRECT CONTROL-Ronnie’s Dead (Kangaroo)
POINTBLANK-Reagan’s Still Dead (demo)

PIG DNA-Foire (La Vida Es Un Mus)
ANCIENT FILTH-Racism (demo)
WARTHOG-Rites (Katorga Works)
SHIPWRECKED-Violent Response (Crucial Response)
SEX DRIVE-Turn Away (Crucial Response)
YAMBAG-Dinosaur (Saucepan)
THE AVERSE-Pass The Blame (demo)

SOFT BOYS-I Wanna Destroy You (Matador)
GUIDED BY VOICES-Shocker In Gloomtown (Matador)
PULSES-You’re Still Young (Dirtnap)
NO AGE-Sleeper Hold (Sub Pop)
F.R.A.F.-Fuck The Rolling Stones (demo)
LA URSS-Belleza De Classe Media (Sabotage)


THE SYSTEM-Their Decisions (Skuld)
ANTHRAX-Exploitation (Crass)
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Progress (One Little Indian)
HALDOL-Time Is Not On Our Side (Grim Winds/World Gone Mad)

NASA SPACE UNIVERSE-Infernal Recurrence (Feel It)
BAD BLOOD-View Of The Road (Not Normal)
JÄVLA-Life In Retreat (Out For Blood)
CØNDITION-Repeatedly Decimated (Iron Lung)
WEBCAM TEENS-Enough’s Enough (demo)
COLDSWEAT-Dumbed Down (Manic Ride)

STRAY CATS-Runaway Boys (EMI)
SECRET AFFAIR-Let Your Heart Dance (Sire)
THE FALL-Totally Wired (Rough Trade)


FRAMTID-Survive (HG Fact)
DSB-Wall of the Arseholes (Vex)
SEX DWARF-Logner Och Skit (Konton Crasher)
GLOM DÄ-D-Takt (Sorry State)
DEATHSQUAD-Walking On Rusty Nails (Youth Attack)
VIDEO FILTH-Eyes (demo)

FAMILY CURSE-Last Days (Drawing Room)
DEADBEAT ECHOES-Forces (Louder Than Bombs)
SWORN LIARS-Krank (Big Neck)
CLOCKCLEANER-Black Baby (Manic Ride)
BLACK BUG-Police Helicopter (XVII)

GENERAL INTEREST-I’d Still Vote For Reagan (Ride The Snake)
ANEURYSM-Dio, Priest and Maiden (Tor Johnson)
IN SCHOOL-Praxis Of Hate (Kill Test)
PANDAMONIUM-No Expectations (demo)
DRIBBLE-Cowboy Song (Cooldeath)


HAYWIRE-Private Hell (New Renaissance)
DIVISION OF LAURA LEE-Black City (Burning Heart)
MANIKIN-Face The Wall (Super Secret)
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS-Wow Wow Wow (Adult Swim)

VICTIMS OF PLEASURE-When You’re Young (self-released)
TEARDROP EXPLODES-Sleeping Gas (Mercury)
NEW MODEL ARMY-Poison Street (Capitol)

TRESPASS-One Of These Days (Sanctuary)

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