Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sonic Overload 5/23/16

There’s nothing hip or trendy about the music I play here—or if it is, it’s completely coincidental. I play what I like, without regard to genre, to trendsetter cache, etc. Take or leave it, that’s the way I do the show.

Two more musicians have left us in the past week, both in their 50s and I’m hoping this will the last tributes I have to do for awhile. R.I.P. John Berry (original Beastie Boys guitarist) and Nick Menza (onetime Megadeth drummer)...

Sonic Overload 5/23/16


SWIZ-Ghost (Jade Tree)

TV SLIME-Stabbed (No Friends)
MACE-Sinner (No Friends)
MEMORY HOLE-Gave Up (demo)
ACRYLICS-Nada Nada (demo)
DEPRESSED-Tell Me Something I Don’t Know (demo)
BATHROOM/S-In My Room/Kill A Commie (demo)

RHIN-Unwell (Grimoire)
SHORTY-Coopie and Me (Gasoline Boost)
VALSE TRISTE-Ilman Saattajaa (IfSociety)
UNSANE-Organ Donor (Matador)

VIC BONDI-Ocean On Fire (self-released)
POWERBLESSINGS-Stunt Whale (Manhattan Chemical and Electronic)
WHITE LUNG-Narcoleptic (Domino)


BEASTIE BOYS-Beastie Boys/Riot Fight (Grand Royal) in memory of John Berry
YDI-Out For Blood (Southern Lord)
LAW AND ORDER-Power (Fetal)
GERMS-No God (Slash)
FLIPPER-The Game’s Got A Price (Infinite Zero)
ANGRY SAMOANS-Steak Knife (Triple X)
LOU MIAMI & THE KOZMETIX-Fascist Lover (Final Vinyl)

BARRICADED SUSPECTS-Trick Question (Closet Landscapes)
IMPULSE-Culture Vulture (To Live A Lie)
MORTO PELA ESCOLA-Marky Ramone (Zuada/HeartsBleedBlue)
ACCIDENTAL GUN DEATH-Life & Death (Blind Spot)
CRAWLERS-Back To The Drawing Board (Stealth Ordeal)
ORGANISM-Hope (Hardware)

THE NOT-Action Man (Not)
BAGS-Trapped (Restless)
STRANGLEHOLD-Cause I’m Gonna (Taang)
BUZZ & THE GANG-All I Want (demo)
LEFT NUT-Everything It Takes To Be An Asshole (One Way)


WILLIAMS, TAYLOR, STRINGER & FRITZ-Dumb As Fuck (from “Cool Bands 3”)
LUMPY & THE DUMPERS-Pee In The Pool (Lumpy)
THEE HEADCOATS-I Wanna Get Fucked (Amphetamine Reptile)
DAY CREEPER-Zonin’ Out (self-released)
(IMPATIENT) YOUTH-Suburban Boy (Lost and Found)

SIX FINGER SATELLITE-Parlour Games (Sub Pop)
GUZZARD-Supersonic Enemy Of Evil (Amphetamine Reptile)
GIRL POWER-Consumers (demo)

BOMB BUILDER-Violent Knife Fight In Capricious System (Gloom)
BRAINWASHED YOUTH-Blow Up This Place (from “Battle Of The Worse Bands,” Noncommercial)
UPSTAB-Punch Police (Way Back When/Even Worse)
UNHOLY THREE-Rust Belt Blues (Donut Friends)
GAS-World Peace (from “The Punx”)
DIRT-Listen Morons (Skuld)


MEGADETH-Holy Wars... The Punishment Due (Capitol) in memory of Nick Menza
PARASYTIC-TV Drug (Relapse)
OBSESSOR-Sick Salvation (Tankcrimes)

VANDALS-I’m A Fly (Time Bomb)
KOMMUNITY FK-Fuck The Kommunity (Independent Project)
SLUGGA-Kill Me II (demo)
UNIFORM-Euphoric State (demo)
BOMBER-Gut Reaction (demo)
TRABANT-Fascism Is Sexy (New Disorder)

RAW DEAL-No More Mr. Nice Guy (Victory)

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--show #10, 5/18/16

Listen live on Old FX Punk Radio every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern...

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 5/18/16

SS DECONTROL-Boiling Point (X-Claim)

RAW POWER-State Oppression (Toxic Shock)
OFFENDERS-Face Down In The Dirt (from “P.E.A.C.E./War, New Red Archives)
NOTA-Sick Society (Rabid Cat)
MORAL DECAY-America (from “Buried Alive 2,” Bomp)
BLACK MARKET BABY-Killing Time (Dr. Strange)

ACRYLICS-Sir Kus (demo)
BLEEDING GUMS-They Know (demo)
NO APPROACH-Flea Circus (demo)
COACHWHIPS-Dance Floor Bathroom (Narnack)
ABANDOS-Goth (self-released)
HUSH PUPPIES-Hey Stop Messin’ Around (from “Back From The Grave, Vol. 7,” Crypt)

OIL-Ban The Forbidden Beat (Coalition)
TRUE NORTH-Rocknroll (No Idea)
LYNYRD’S INNYRDS-Houston, We Have A Problem (Johann’s Face)
THE URCHIN-I Can’t Drink With Your Tear In My Beer (Broken)
V. CARD-Weakest Link (Allied)

VIC BONDI-Gaza, Missouri (self-released)
USA NAILS-Distilled Town (Smalltown America)
VANDAL X-Murphy’s Law (Fons)
PRAG-Winter Mute (La Vida Es Un Mus)
KROKUS-Mad Racket (Ariola)

KLEENEX-Ain’t You (Kill Rock Stars) in memory of Marlene Marder
GENERAL INTEREST-Capricious Youth (Ride The Snake)
GIANT HAYSTACKS-The War At Home (Smartguy)
YOUNG OFFENDERS-Black Hands (Deranged)
BIG CRUX-Jangly (B
JOY DIVISION-Walked In Line (Factory)

BRIDES-Get To You (Rip Off)
SPITS-I’m Scum (In The Red)
THROBBIN URGES-Sitcom Timebomb (Dead Beat)
HO99O9-No Regrets (demo)
FLOWERS OF EVIL-Kick The Sky (demo)

HOLDER’S SCAR-Sin Without Doubt (To Live A Lie)
IMPULSE-Falling Skies (To Live A Lie)
SQUARE THE CIRCLE-Satisfaction? (Kangaroo)
ROADRAGE-Stick To Yer Guns (demo)
GRUK-Teach ‘Em (demo)
NEIGHBORS-Forgotten Problems (self-released)
SCURVY DOGS-Show Me Yer Nuts (Rodent Popsicle)

TUFF DARTS-(Your Love Is) Like Nuclear Waste (Sire)
DAMNED-Problem Child (Stiff)
999-Nobody Knows (United Artists)
SAINTS-Know Your Product (Sire)
THE JAM-News Of The World (Polydor)

BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Tribes Of Survivors (Boston Cassette)
INSTITUTE-Leathernecks (Sacred Bones)
FAILED STATES-Domestic Terror (demo)
NO LOVE-Bad Things (Sorry State)

NASHVILLE PUSSY-Go Motherfucker Go (Get Hip)
STRONG COME ONS-I Don’t Care (Big Neck)
LATIN DOGS-World Powers (Kazaaamo)

VIOLATORS-Gangland (No Future)

Sonic Overload 5/16/16

Starting with a blink ‘n you miss it song, DS-13’s “Lie,” all 47 seconds of it. I’m really excited that they’re back in the States for the first time in almost 15 years. Not much else to add this week. Play loud, as always.

Sonic Overload 5/16/16


DS-13-Lie (Havoc)

LUMPY & THE DUMPERS-Spider Bite (Lumpy)
NO APPROACH-Get Out Of My Way (demo)
FRAU-Nada (demo)
BRAIN F?-Symptom Set (demo)

CREEM-Curator (Static Shock)
MISSIONARY-Kill Me (demo)
ACID REFLUX-Paid To Ruin Fun (No Way)
TRAUMA-Barrier (Bulkhead)
PORD-Pools ‘n’ Chicks (Solar Flare)

GOD AND TEXAS-Mask and Glove (Rave)
CONSERVATIVES-Los Alamos Lab Technician (Sonic Swirl)
CRIMINALS-Never Been Caught (Lookout)
BAR FEEDERS-Toolshed (Fastmusic)
DAS KLOWN-Deception (Doctor Dream)
BEAR PROOF SUIT-Beast Ice Army (Urban Pirate)


CRUCIFIX-No Limbs (Southern)
FROM ASHES RISE-Concrete and Steel (Witch Hunt)
RORSCHACH-Pavlov’s Dogs (Gern Blandsten)
VOIVOD-Tornado (Noise)

FOSTER CARE-Banned In The MRR (Total Punk)
NAIL POLISH-Timing (demo)
FLOWERS OF EVIL-Morning After Pill (Deranged)
VIDEO-Shackles (Third Man)
KEROSENE-Behind The Whip (demo)

DESCENDENTS-Hey, Hey (New Alliance)
GBH-No Survivors (Clay)
CHRON GEN-Jet Boy Jet Girl (Secret)
COURT MARTIAL-Gotta Get Out (Riot City)


VENKMAN-Sick Truck (Cow Catcher)
UDUSIC-Gaslight (demo)
SIMFUCKERS-You Get What You Deserve (Video Disease)
LORETTAS-I Hate Your Face (self-released)
GOOD THROB-Toner Loner (from “Welcome To 2013,” Not Normal)
SOLID ATTITUDE-Dash-Ex (Rotted Tooth)
THE NEXT-Monotony (from “Killed By Death #6”)

WHITE LUNG-Dead Weight (Domino)
PESSIMISTS-Podridão Invisivel (Nada Nada)
SIGNAL LOST-Bow To None (Prank)
YOUNG ADULTS-Annulation (self-released)
MYSTIC INANE-Grease Inna Hair (Negative Jazz)

MY MAN MIKE-Porn Revenge (Sacred Plague)
VIVISICK-Rebel Is Creation (Tankcrimes)
BREAKFAST-Raining Rage (625)
ASSFORT-No Need For Us To Argufy (Vinyl Japan)
ZYANOSE-Fill Up Punk (540/Todo Destruido)
SPETSNAZ-Crazy Fucked Up Miserable Life (demo)


SWANS-The Glowing Man (excerpt) (Young God)
L.O.T.I.O.N.-Ultimate Wound Kit (Toxic State)
RANK/XEROX-Helpless (Make A Mess)

DISCHARGE-Killing Yourself To Live (Nuclear Blast)
DAMAGED HEAD-Disorder Now (Man In Decline)
KLYMÄ SOTA-Päätä Seinään (Raakanaama)
RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA-Contaminados (HeartFirst)
DICKS-Wheelchair Epidemic (Alternative Tentacles)

SEX PISTOLS-Satellite (Virgin)

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--show #9, 5/11/16

Listen live on Old FX Punk Radio every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern... this week's show (as well as the recorded 5/9 show) features a tribute to John Stabb from Government Issue, who passed away earlier this month.

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 5/11/16

A tribute to John Stabb...
All songs by Government Issue

G.I. (Dr. Strange)

Everybody’s Getting Banned (Spontaneous Combustion)
Asshole (Dischord)
No Way Out (Fountain Of Youth)
Hour Of One (Dischord)
Puppet On A String (Dischord)
Bored To Death (Dischord)
Time To Escape (Fountain Of Youth)
Sheer Terror (Fountain Of Youth)

PUFFY AREOLAS-Take My Place (Hozac)
CRIMSON SCARLET-Dead Parade (Doomed To Extinction)
SAVAGES-When In Love (Matador)
TWISTED NERVE-When I’m Alone (from “Killed By Deathrock,” Sacred Bones)

SOCIETY NURSE-Oblivion (Iron Lung)
EASTERN BLOC-Inferno (demo)
DAUÕFLIN-Mannerva (demo)
POISON SPUR-Puzzle Factory (demo)
KARATE PARTY-Masters Of The Donut Room (S-S)
DUCT TAPE SURGERY-Disobey (demo)
NIGHT STALKERS-Night Stalkers (demo)

BOOKS LIE-Williamsburg Is Burning (Satellite Transmissions)
1.6 BAND-One Eye Open (Gern Blandsten)
POOR LILY-Trap Door (self-released)
POPULAR SHAPES-Elevator Friends (On/On Switch)
UNWOUND-Here Come The Dogs (Kill Rock Stars)
NEB!-Hang Dog (self-released)

SECRET PROSTITUTES-Manifesto Komunis (Bad Hair Life)
NAPALM-Ill Weeds Grow Apace (Static Age)
STIFFS-Chelsea (Aluminum)

A-TEAM-Shit Rolls Down Hill (Stab and Kill)
TOXIC NARCOTIC-People Suck (Rodent Popsicle)
HUE AND CRY-The Woman Destroyed (from “California Thrash Demolition,” 625)
LATEX-Nothing To Say (World Gone Mad)
SNOB-Quit Your Job (self-released)

All songs by Government Issue

Fun and Games (Fountain Of Youth)
Say Something (Fountain Of Youth)
Public Stage (Giant)
Better Than TV (Giant)

SUPERCHUNK-Blending In (Merge)
HOT SNAKES-Time To Escape (Modern City)
KUSTOMIZED-Bored To Death (Matador)
GERUNDS-Vanity Fare (self-released)

UNWARRANTED TRUST-Honour’s Calling (demo)
GASH-Love Game Bullshit (demo)
FALLOUT-When The Time Comes (self-released)
TARGET OF DEMAND-Not The One (Happy Hermit)
RED BERET-Can’t Take It (Bemisbrain)

VERSUS-Astronaut (Teenbeat)
FU MANCHU-Nothing Done (Mammoth)
DESPERAT-Love Song (demo)

GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Message To A Friend (Rockville)

Sonic Overload 5/9/16

John Stabb (born John Schroeder), the vocalist for Government Issue (and some bands after that), passed away from stomach cancer over this weekend. He was only 54 years old and had just been diagnosed earlier this year. I was a fan of this band from the time I heard their tracks on the “Flex Your Head” compilation and “Legless Bull” 7” and, with each subsequent release, they were constantly evolving as a band. I think they hit their peak with their self-titled fifth album aka “GI V,” where the combination of hardcore energy and pop hooks blended perfectly.

I didn’t know Stabb that well... we’d been acquainted since the 80s when I saw them play a number of times and did an interview with them for Suburban Voice (there was an earlier interview in the zine done by Gordon from WDC Period). But he seemed like a genuinely nice person and was certainly a unique personality. So I spend half of this week’s show playing his music and I’ll throw in a few more songs on the Wednesday show on Old FX Punk Radio.

Rest in peace, Mr. Stabb

Sonic Overload 5/9/16


All songs by Government Issue

Sheer Terror (Dischord)

Warzone Casualty (Spontaneous Combustion)
Insomniac (Spontaneous Combustion)
Religious Ripoff (Dischord)
Fashionite (Dischord)
Rock ‘n Roll Bullshit (Dischord)
I’m James Dean (Dischord)
Sheer Terror (Dischord)

Hey Ronnie (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)
Lie, Cheat & Steal (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)
Teenager In A Box (Dr. Strange)
Twisted Views (Fountain of Youth)
Hall Of Fame (Dischord)
Lost In Limbo (Dischord)
Plain To See (Dischord)
Religious Ripoff (from “Flipside Vinyl Fanzine,” Gasatanka)

Blending In (Fountain Of Youth)
Understand (Fountain Of Youth)
Time To Escape (Fountain Of Youth)
Joy Ride (Fountain Of Youth)
Written Word (Fountain Of Youth)
Mad At Myself (Fountain Of Youth)


MÖRPHEME-Tennka (Prank)
SYMPTOM-Dead Inside (demo)
DÖDLÄGE-Sea Of Radiation (Sacred Plague)
VAASKA-Hysteria (Beach Impediment)
WARHEAD-Absorb Shocks! (Blood Sucker)
BURIAL-Insanity (HG Fact)

COLUMBIAN NECKTIES-Why Change Your Moves? (Sounds Of Subterrania)
COSMIC PSYCHOS-What (Amphetamine Reptile)
YOUNG LOSERS-All Gone (from “Destroy All Art,” Rock n’ Roll Parasite)
ZODIAC KILLERS-Die Tonight (Rip Off)
NARCS-Revenge Of The Gremmies (Real Time)
NOIDS-Hours (demo)

PIRATES-I Can Tell (Warner Bros.)
GIRLSCHOOL-Take It All Away (Castle)
DAVE & ANSEL COLLINS-Double Barrel (Trojan)


QUANGO-Living In A Shithole (Danger)
SWELL MAPS-Midget Submarines (Mute)
BANQUE ALLEMANDE-Keine Regierung (S-S)
DVA DAMAS-Nightshade (Downwards America)

SUPER UNISON-On Repeat (Deathwish Inc.)
BILL BONDSMEN-Punchline (Mastermind)
BAD FLAT-This Special Place (self-released)
MANIPULATION-Back Of The Yards (Sorry State)

RAKTA-Intenção (Nada Nada)
LOW LIFE-Dogging (RIP Society/Disinfect)
THE PASSAGE-Competition (Cherry Red)


All songs by Government Issue

Visions and ? (Fountain Of Youth)
They Know (Fountain Of Youth)
It Begins Now (Fountain Of Youth)
Man In A Trap (Giant)
Hole In The Scene (Giant)
Strange Wine (Giant)


Stabb’s other bands

HISTORY REPEATED-The Sound (Rusty Knuckles)
EMMAPEEL-The Hurting Closet (Tragic Life)
BETTY BLUE-Club Pretentious (Diesel Boy)
GLEE CLUB-Disguise (A Lie) (from “Bouncing Babies,” Fountain Of Youth)

GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Last Forever (Fountain Of Youth)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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

Listen live every Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM eastern on Old FX Punk Radio. I screwed up and accidentally erased the first segment of the show so you only get three of 'em this week. Sorry...

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

Listen live every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern on Old FX Punk Radio

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)

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HÜSKER DÜ-In A Free Land (Reflex/MVD Audio)

NOIDS-Nothing Changes (demo)
BASEMENT RAT-Pura Mujer (demo)
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-Party Going Nowhere (Deranged)
WILD CHILD-Genie (demo)
SUBSISTENCH-Plastic Lies (demo)

REPLACEMENTS-Dope Smokin’ Moron (Twin/Tone)
RANDOMS-Let’s Get Rid Of New York (Dangerhouse)
DILS-Class War (Dangerhouse)
THE FREEZE-Broken Bones (Dr. Strange)
CH3-Catholic Boy (Posh Boy)
SECRET HATE-Deception (from “Hell Comes To Your House,” Time Bomb)

REPOS-You Should Act Good To Me (Youth Attack)
NEUTRAL FIXATION-Untitled (Tampered Reels)
STREET TRASH-Desert Grave (No Class)
ENAMEL-Gimme Power (demo)
BUGS AND RATS-Boys Are Dumb (Feeding Tube)
SNEAKS-Tough Luck (Danger)
BUKKAKE BOYS-Forced Out (Sorry State)

SWANS-The Glowing Man (excerpt) (Young God)
RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY-Generation (Red Rhino)

DEATH SIDE-Drunk To Much (Nucleus/R)
TESTU ARREY-Burning Spirits (HG Fact)
BUTCHER-No Doubt About It (self-released)
KONTRASEKT-Bastards of Pain (Vex)
DEATHREAT-The Generals Are Winning (Partners In Crime)
TOTALITÄR-En Spiral Av Hat (Your Own Jailer)

BAD DADDIES-You Ain’t Right (Negative Fun)
TV FREAKS-The Pits (Schizophrenic)
VCR-Sportsboy 69/VCR (Kills A Cop) (Murder City Video)
TYVEK-Stand and Fight (Siltbreeze)

RAMONES-53rd and 3rd (Sire)
MAPS-My Eyes Are Burning (self-released)
21-645-Red Red (from “Nobody Gets On The Guest List,” Throbbing Lobster)
CHROME-In A Dream (Subterranean)

TERMINAL STATE-Your Rules (Deranged)
NEW BOMB TURKS-Professional Againster (Drop Kick)
GAUNT-Rich Kill (Thrill Jockey)
O-MATIC-Slow Ass Cadillac (Grass)
HOMICIDES-I Hate You (Vertex)

SEM HASTRO-Quem São Vocês (self-released)
TRIAGE-Hide In Shame (Larry Tony)
BLOOD PRESSURE-Need To Control (Beach Impediment)
DISGUISE-800 Skulls (Static Shock)
TØRSO-According To The Opulent (Sorry State)
CØNDITIØN-Beckoning Reaper (Iron Lung)

SHAM 69-Questions and Answers (Polydor)
STRANGLERS-Straighten Out (IRS)