Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sonic Overload 3/22/10

A busy show this week--first and foremost, there's a tribute to Maximum Rocknroll columnist Bruce Roehrs, who passed away recently at the age of 59. I never got to meet Bruce in person. Ellen and I were in SF a couple of summers ago and I had it in the back of my mind that I’d try to get in touch with him and see about joining him at the bar he always wrote about for a few beers. And after reading the outpouring of reminiscences and tributes to Bruce, it’s obvious he was universally loved and respected and a really unique character. I pay tribute to Mr. Roehrs by playing some of his favorite music. This week’s show is also dedicated to the memory of Big Star’s Alex Chilton, who recently died, also at the age of 59.

There’s also audio from “Democracy Now” that marks the seventh anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, with some accompanying musical material. Let’s hope that the government sticks to the plan to have the troops home within the next few years.

Finally, I’d imagine most of you have heard that health reform finally passed the house, despite Republicans fighting hammer and tong to prevent any legislation from passing and, unfortunately, some of the Democrats went along with them. It’s been an ugly, visceral year filled with hateful and ignorant invective from elected officials, right-wing talk hosts and their teabagger, uh, tea party acolytes. The bill is FAR from perfect. I think the only answer is single payer and I hope this is a small step towards it. In the meantime, there’s more audio from “Democracy Now,” then a bit of audio from Jim DeMint, the demented senator from South Carolina, who said that if Obama failed to pass reform, it’d be his Waterloo and that audio comes from a rally last fall. Since it passed, DeMint’s Facebook page has been bombarded with the YouTube video of ABBA’s “Waterloo.” I took in the fun and so should you. This will probably be the last time you ever hear ABBA on Sonic Overload. I admit I loved the song when I was a kid, though.

Sonic Overload 3/22/10


AGNOSTIC FRONT-Victim In Pain (Bridge Nine)

COCKNOOSE-All Jacked Up (Woundup)
TEMPLARS-Victim (Vulture Rock)
TERMINAL STATE-Sick (Deranged)
CELIBATE RIFLES-Killing Time (Hot)

CONVERSIONS-Projectiles (Ride The Snake)
PISSED JEANS-I’m Sick (Parts Unknown)
THE BRONX-Bats! (Tarantulas)
HJERTESTOP-Vi Ses I Helvede (No Way)

TYVEK-Building Burning (Siltbreeze)
SHITTY LIMITS-Mind’s Eye (Keep Screaming)
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS-Fire Engine (Decal)


PROFITS-Shock and Awe (Active)

SLEEPER CELL-Bombs Under Baghdad (Cries Of Pain)
KIELTOLAKI-Massahypnoosi (Feral Ward)
CRANKED UP-Another Vietnam (Creep)
GERM ATTAK-Children Of War (Loud Punk)
MAJOR ACCIDENT-Warboots (Captain Oi)

WASTED TIME-Shameless (Grave Mistake)
VIOLENT MINDS-Riot (Parts Unknown)
APPENDIX-Ei Raha Oo Mun Valuuttaa (Propaganda)
TOTALITÄR-Du Har Sa Kalla Hander (Prank)
AVSKUM-The Massacre In Fallujah (Prank)
MOTÖRHEAD-Fire, Fire (Roadrunner)

DESTRY HAMPTON & THE WOLVES FROM HELL-Angel Of Madness (from “Killed By Death #17”)
HS ART-Vattenplask (from “Killed By Death #96”)
TEACHERS PET-Cincinnati Stomp (Smog Veil)
ULTRAVOX-ROckwrok (Island)
AVENGERS-Open Your Eyes (CD)


ABBA-Waterloo (Atlantic)

HEBE GEEBEES-Night Fever (from “Saturday Night Pogo,” Rhino)
RIK L RIK-Meat House (Posh Boy)
SCORPIONS-Another Piece Of Meat (Mercury)
ALLEY CATS-Black-Haired Girl (from “Sharp Cuts,” Planet)

ALONE IN A CROWD-Is Anybody There? (Flux)
CHAIN OF STRENGTH-Just How Much? (Revelation)
KAMIKAZE-Nothing Seems Real (Soulrebel)
DR.KNOW-Watch It Burn (Mystic)
THE FACTION-Eternal Plan (IM)
POSSESSED-Death Metal (Combat)


HOMICIDES-I Think You’re Shit (Vertex)
CATBURGLARS-Late Nite TV (Criminal IQ)
RED CROSS-Burnout (Smoke 7)
MAKERS-Hate Your Games (Estrus)

SHORT CHANGED-Hard As Fuck (Rodent Popsicle)
SWITCHBLADE CHEETAH-Vigilante Justice (Goat-Fi)
HOLY SHIT!-My Girlfriend Is A Depressed Vegan Nightmare (Criminal IQ)
FISHSTICKS-Drunk On Sunday (Theologian)
TOTAL ABUSE-Breathing Down My Neck (Deranged)
NAILS-Dying Like A Man (La Familia/Taken By Surprise)
RED REACTION-Watered Down (Solution)

BIG STAR-Don’t Lie To Me (Ardent) in memory of Alex Chilton
SHELLSHAG-Dirty Looks (Don Giovanni)
TELECOMMANDE-Je Hais Ton Groupe (demo)

COCK SPARRER-Take ‘Em All (Taang)

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