Monday, September 28, 2009

Sonic Overload 9/14/09

Remembering 9/11 and my friend Jane, who died that day. I don't dwell too much on the day's events but, rather, play some of Jane's favorite bands and songs. This week also celebrates free speech, even for the dumbasses who showed up for the latest "teabagger" event on 9/12. Finally, the annual salute (middle finger style) to Hank Williams Jr, who always has me reaching for the remote so I can hit the mute button while he sings that blasted "Are You Ready For Some Football" song. Yeesh...

Sonic Overload 9/14/09


JOHN WAYNE’S SEVERED HEAD-2 Towers & Too Many Flags (self-released)

NEIGHBORS-Poor Country (self-released)
STATE-Country Daydream (Underestimated)
DEATH IS EASY-Trained (Work N Stiff)
HOLDING ON-The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Played (Bridge Nine)
BROKEN BONES-Terrorist Attack (SOS)
ANS-Seized By Fascists (Tankcrimes)

TRABANT-Fascism Is Sexy (New Disorder)
GIANT HAYSTACKS-The War At Home (Smartguy)
WIRE-New York City (EMI)
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS-Wow Wow Wow (Adult Swim)
THE BRONX-Cobra Lucha (Write Drugs)

LIPKICK-To Cope (Kink)
RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER-Wasted Passion (Punks Before Profits)
LIBYANS-Erased (Headcount)
SHITTY LIMITS-Show Me (Sorry State)
HOMOSTUPIDS-Fish Boys (Parts Unknown)


DISCHARGE-Free Speech For The Dumb (Clay)

BANG GANG-Stupid People (Marako Mazuri)
PLAID RETINA-Stupidity Disease (Lookout)
BRIEFS-We Americans (Dirtnap)
SPITS-Flags (Recess)
DETENTION-Dead Rock ‘n Rollers (Grand Theft Audio)
JIM CARROLL BAND-Voices (Atco) in memory of Jim Carroll

DISSYSTEMA-Living In a Post 9-11 World (Putrid Filth Conspiracy)
BEHIND ENEMY LINES-What Did We Expect? (Antagony Media)
FROM ASHES RISE-Reaction (Jade Tree)
STATIONS-Bodies and Borders (Abiology)

DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDERS-The Fall of ’08 (self-released)
ZOOPARTY-The Race Has Begun (ACME)
VITAMIN PARTY-Animal Farm (Get It Out!)
RENTALS-New York (from “We Went and Recorded It Anyway,” Brutarian Quarterly)


NEGATIVE APPROACH-Whatever I Do (Touch & Go)
SOA-Gonna Hafta Fight (Dischord)
WILLFUL NEGLECT-Same Old Bullshit (Neglected)
GRAVEN IMAGE-Fascist State (Modern Rebellion)
BAD ANTICS-Negative (Flat Black)
NATION OF HATE-Cop Shop (Big Heavy World/Breakaway)
BATTLETORN-Cutthroat (Mad At The World)

RED EYED LEGENDS-Je M’appelle Macho (File 13)
TASHTEGO-Arms-We Know How To Use ‘Em (demo)
UV RAYS-Failed Generation (Feral Kid)
THE HUSSY-Snakes (Science of Sound)

SOTATILA-Sotatila Tappaa (Kämäset Levyt)
DISKOIRÄÄ-Regeton (Humildad Y Honestidad)
ASTA KASK-Sex Komplex (Rosa Honung)
CHANNEL 3-Mannequin (Posh Boy)
WEIRDOS-We Got The Neutron Bomb (Frontier)


MAGNOLIAS-Fathers & Sins (Twin-Tone)

BAUHAUS-Dark Entries (Beggars Banquet)
JOY DIVISION-Interzone (Qwest)
COCTEAU TWINS-Wax and Wane (4AD)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN-Do It Clean (Sire)
THE FALL-Prole Art Threat (Rough Trade)

BLOWBACK-Fight Again (HG Fact)
DERRIDA-Myrskyn Silmässä (Tuska & Ahditus)
LEWD ACTS-Black Eye Blues (Deathwish)
PANTERA-Fucking Hostile (Atco)

METALLICA-Whiplash (Elektra)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sonic Overload 9/7/09

The Labor Day show, not only paying tribute to working men and women but also that fixture of the holiday, Mr. Jerry Lewis.... well, sort of.

Sonic Overload 9/7/09


PAINT IT BLACK-Labor Day (Jade Tree)

ANTI-Working In A Factory (Grand Theft Audio)
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-Working Class Pride (Pusmort)
REJECTORS-Work Machine (Public Safety)
MDC-I Hate Work (RRadical)
MC RAD-Sundial (Red)
MARGINAL MAN-Missing Rungs (Dischord)

GOVERNMENT WARNING-Slave Labor (Feral Ward)
RAT BYTE-My Boss Is A Jerk (FNS/Party Time)
ACID REFLUX-Customers Fuck Off (No Way)
ARTICLES OF FAITH-Five O’Clock (Reflex)
THE STRIKE-Kicking Ass (Johann’s Face)

PULSES-Factory (Dirtnap)
MINUTEMEN-Working Men Are Pissed (SST)
PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY-Brainbomb (United Artists)
MEKONS-I’ll Have To Dance Then (On My Own) (Fast)
SORRY-Stop (Homestead)


DEAD MILKMEN-Labor Day (Restless)

JERRY’S KIDS-Uncontrollable (from “This Is Boston, Not LA,” Modern Method)
JERRY’S KIDZ-Marionettes (Test Site)
MEATMEN-Crippled Children Suck (Touch & Go)
FANG-Destroy The Handicapped (Boner)
POISON IDEA-Crippled Angel (Taang)

FOR THE WORSE-Working Class Myth (Even Worse/Kangaroo)
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE-Working Class Ass (from “Start A Riot,” Clean Plate)
CRASS-The Greatest Working Class Rip-Off (Crass)
SUBHUMANS-Work Experience (Bluurg)

THE JAM-Smithers-Jones (Polydor)
COCK SPARRER-Working (Taang)
SWINGIN’ UTTERS-Petty Wage (New Red Archives)
PIST-Black and Blue Collar (Elevator)


NEW BOMB TURKS-Fingernail Chomp (Crypt)

BLOODY GEARS-Bite The Hand (demo)
CELEBRITY ROAST-Rising Wages, Dropping Names (Creep)
SOCIAL CIRCKLE-Calling In (demo)
CRINGER-Workaholic (Vinyl Communication)
DISSENSION-Why Work For Death? (Metal Storm)

CAREER SUICIDE-Part and Parcel (Deranged)
BLACK SS-Have Some Self-Respect (Reaper)
TRIPLE THREAT-Easy Target (Bridge Nine)
LOS OLVIDADOS-Assassin Of Youth (Alternative Tentacles)
NAKED RAYGUN-Surf Combat (Quarterstick)

UPSTAB-9-11 Hoax (Way Back When/Even Worse)
LIMECELL-We Need A Raise (
WRETCHED ONES-Lady Boss (Headache)
FEEDERZ-Burn Warehouse Burn (Broken)
NUBS-Job (from “Killed By Death #5”)
THE LAST-Slavedriver (Bomp)


ANS-I Killed Poncho (Tankcrimes)
SKITKIDS-Uppvaxt Till Svin (Not Enough)
MELVINS-Honey Bucket (Atlantic)
PUBLIC ENEMY-She Watch Channel Zero?! (Def Jam)

DS-13-Work Sucks (Enslaved)
RAT BASTARDS-Slavery Wages (Kangaroo)
BRING DOWN THE HAMMER-We Are The Machines (Know)
BORN AGAINST-Well Fed Fuck (Kill Rock Stars)
GUIDED BY VOICES-The Official Ironmen Rally Song (Matador)

LOST GENERATION-Never Work (Grand Theft Audio)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sonic Overload 8/24/09

A slightly more self-indulgent show this week. Plenty of punk and hardcore but other songs that you wouldn't necessarily think of as "Sonic Overload material." Well, you'd be wrong.

Sonic Overload 8/24/09


HJERTESTOP-Løb (Feral Ward)

DOWN SYNDROME-Solitary Confinement (Black Sun)
CANCER BRIDES-Return (Brass Jacket)
SLEEPWALL-Sleepwalkers (Toxic Pop)
LET IT BURN-Here’s To Goodbyes (Coalition)

NOMEANSNO-Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue (Alternative Tentacles)
PROLETARIAN ART THREAT-Carbon Paper For The Soul (Lean Enterprise)
SIGNAL LOST-Blueprint For Babylon (Prank)
L-SEVEN-Insanity (Touch & Go)


SPITS-Rip Up The Streets (Recess)
THE DARK-You Got What You Wanted (from “The New Hope,” New Hope)
SUPERNOVA-Daredevil (Amphetamine Reptile)
SANITY ASSASSINS-Step Right Up (75 or Less)
CROSSED EYES-Rattled (Sorry State)

ROT SHIT-Fuck Yer DJ Night (self-released)
IN DEFENCE-In Defense Is Our Name Spelled Wrong (Learning Curve)
TIPPER’S GORE-Talk For Me (Flat Black)
VIOLENT MINDS-Fight Authority (Parts Unknown)
MIKAZUKI BAKUONDAN-Look At Me, My Motion (HG Fact)
SHOOT IT UP-Indestructible (Criminal IQ)

ALLEY CATS-Give Me A Little Pain (Dangerhouse)
REZILLOS-Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight (Sire)
O-LEVEL-Pseudo Punk/O-Level (Rev-Ola)
RECORDS-Starry Eyes (Virgin)


THE MARX-Kelly Kutter (Fugly)
WILLIE LOCO ALEXANDER-Dirty Eddie (Northeastern)
CRAP DETECTORS-Intellectual Moron (from “We Went and Recorded It Anyway,” Brutarian Quarterly)
TEEN DOGS-You’re A Fool (from “No Tomorrow 4 x 3,” No Tomorrow)

SHITTY LIMITS-Television (Sorry State)
DAMAGE-Varge Morgon (self-releaed)
A NEW ENEMY-Boneless (Panic Attack)
UNISON-Circle (from “Powder Keg,” Ha-Ko)
I SHOT CYRUS-Cyrus Shot The Pope (625)
WESTERN ADDICTION-When A Good Friend Attacks (Fat)

THE SYSTEM-Dogs Of War (Skuld)
DEPARTMENT S-Going Left Right (Mau Mau)
TV21-Snakes and Ladders (Deram)


DIRT-Listen Morons (Skuld)
EQUALITIES-Baku (Loud Punk)
RAZZIA-BRD&Co.KG (Weird System)
ABRASIVE WHEELS-The Army Song (Captain Oi)

NNB-Slack (Wave 7)
DISORDER-Suicide Children (Riot City)
THE WALL-Exchange (Captain Oi)
CHELSEA-Decide (Step Forward)

VOETSEK-White Ain’t Right (Six Weeks)
PROPAGANDHI-The Overtly-Political-But-Oh-So-Intensely-Personal Song (Recess)
SPROUTS-Hidden Criminals (from “Tomorrow Will Be Worse Vol, 4,” Sound Pollution)
BELCHING PENGUIN-Dead People Can’t Drive (Burrito)
CAUSTIC DEFIANCE-Controlled Aggression (Akashic)

MEN WITHOUT HATS-Security (Trend)