Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sonic Overload 8/23/10

A brief summary--The start of the show features some audio from Dr. Laura Sclessinger followed by the Limp Wrist song. The audio speaks for itself. She self-inflicts her latest case of foot-in-mouth disease, then she plays the victim card by saying her first amendment rights have been violated. I don’t think that’s the case and I also don’t think that’s the last we’ve heard of her—unfortunately.

One mistake: I got an artist wrong. “Cisza” is by Deportation, not Peace or Annihilation, as I said on the show

Sonic Overload 8/23/10

TRACK 1

LIMP WRIST-Limp Wrist vs. Dr. Laura (Cheap Art)

FU’S-My America (X-Claim)
DYS-Wolfpack/Bible (Taang)
GANG GREEN-Sold Out (Taang)
JERRY’S KIDS-Tear It Up (demo)
SS DECONTROL-How Much Art (demo)
ANTIDOTE-Real Deal (Bridge Nine)

J CHURCH-Ayn Rand Is Dead (Spiral Objective)
RINGERS-Lame Jokes and Sneers (Art Of The Underground)
CLOSET FAIRIES-Pork N’ Beans (demo)
INSERVIBLES-Inservibless (Shogun)
BAD VIBES-You’re My Fucking Problem (Steel Cage)

NASA SPACE UNIVERSE-Scan Rodman (Shogun)
FUCKED FOR LIFE-Grave Routine (demo)
MANIPULATION-Violence (Fashionable Idiots)
GOUKA-Program (Putrid Filth Conspiracy)
AGROTOXICO-Morra Por Seu Governo (Dirty Faces)

TRACK 2

RIKK AGNEW-OC Life (Frontier)
UNDER AL KRITIK-Forrykt (Bad Hair Life)
MURDER-SUICIDE PACT-Heavy Hand (Bacon Towne)
TOTAL CONTROL-Retiree (Iron Lung)
IDIOT HUMANS-Not You (Smog Veil)
FARTZ-Idiots Rule (Alternative Tentacles)

KISS-Love Her All I Can (Casablanca)
DICTATORS-Science Gone Too Far (Asylum)
CHELSEA-Decide (Captain Oi)
DAMNED-So Messed Up (Stiff)
O-LEVEL-Pseudo Punk/O-Level (from “Year Of The Rats”)
REZILLOS-Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In (Sire)

TRACK 3

ACEPHALIX-Beast From The Heart (Prank)
VOETSEK-White Ain’t Right (Six Weeks)
FULL SPEED AHEAD-Living In Debt (Manic Ride)
DISPARO-Estancarse Es Morir (Trabuc)
DIENTE PERRO-Muerte En Patineta (demo)
DEATH IN CUSTODY-Carbomb (from “Northern Aggression,” Insurgence)
PAHAA VERTA-Krapula (Bad Hair Life)

PEACE OR ANNIHILATION-Cisza (Radical HC)
PYROKLAST-Villains Of All Nations (Profane Existence)
RATTUS-Paskantakka Housuthinne (Barbarian)
CIA-Violence (More Than A Witness)
REFLEX FROM PAIN-Media Control (Death Threat)
RABIES-Captain Fun (Sorry State)

GIRLS-Jeffrey I Hear You (Hearthan)
WIRE-Dot Dash (EMI)
LORI GREEN-I Really Don’t Care (demo)

TRACK 4

RESTARTS-Outsider (Rodent Popsicle)
CONVERSIONS-Specifics (Ride The Snake)
WHITE WHALE-We’re Dead (self-released)
RED DONS-Failure (Deranged)
MASSACRE-Lost In Space (demo)
MALINHEADS-Hoax (Thought Crime)

TV21-Snakes and Ladders (Deram)
ZOUNDS-Can’t Cheat Karma (Broken)
LEATHERFACE-Trenchfoot (Roughneck)
DESCENDENTS-Bikeage (New Alliance)
SWINGERS RESORT-Movies (Swinging Singles)

JUDAS PRIEST-Running Wild (Columbia)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sonic Overload 8/16/10

Hey, it’s the 33rd anniversary of death of the alleged king of rock ‘n roll. But I’m not here to bury, praise or really talk about Elvis except for playing the Forgotten Rebels song. I also didn’t mention the xenophobic frenzy over the building of an Islamic center (the mosque that people are freaking out about is only part of the building) a few blocks away from “ground zero.” Never mind that there’s already a mosque in the vicinity. And you know damned well if it was an evangelical church or orthodox Jewish temple, there wouldn’t be this outrage. There have been attempts to block the building of mosques around the country so it’s not just the excuse that it’s near the site of the attacks. I have real issues with Islam, as with most religions, but this is flat-out ignorance and it’s being perfectly played by the right wing to make those who support the construction of the center being “soft” on terrorism.

So, yeah, no mention of that on the show. One correction, though—while recording, I said I wasn’t sure about the title of the Sacred Shock song. It turns out the title is “Live Or Die.” The lyric sheet is close to illegible and the titles are tough to make out...

Sonic Overload 8/16/10

TRACK 1

GRAY MATTER-Take It Back (Dischord)

WHITE DRUGS-DMT (Amphetamine Reptile)
GIT SOME-Cool Guys Like You Out Of My Life (Alternative Tentacles)
CROSS STITCHED EYES-Cross (Alternative Tentacles)
HELMET-Impressionable (from “Dope , Guns ‘n Fucking In The Streets, Vol. 4-7,” Amphetamine Reptile)
DEFECT DEFECT-Time To Die (Residue)

GENERAL INTEREST-Capricious Youth (Ride The Snake)
FOREIGN OBJECTS-White Elephant (Loud Punk)
CEREMONY-Sick (Bridge Nine)
EMPTY VESSEL-Poison (Blind Spot)
METAL URBAIN-Paris Maquis (Byzz)
CHRISTMAS-Dig We Must (demo)

TRACK 2

ZERO PROGRESS-Derailed (Piledriver)
PYROKLAST-Wrong Side Of The Law (Profane Existence)
RAW NERVES-Incisions (Inimical)
SACRED SHOCK-Live Or Die (Residue)
KAMIKAZE-Survival Machine (Soulrebel)
TALK IS POISON-Burn Like Suns (self-released)

NO ESCAPE-Dead Morals (Trabuc)
IMPERIAL LEATHER-Hell Is Other People (Profane Existence)
ENERJETICS-Assembler (demo)
GASOLINE-Radio Flic (Egg)
WARFARE-Burn Down The Kings Road (Neat)

DA-Dark Rooms (Autumn)
SEDATIVES-Guilty (Deranged)
COLIN NEWMAN-Order For Order (Beggars Banquet)
MAC BLACKOUT-Voodoo Doll (Criminal IQ)

TRACK 3

PAGAN BABIES-Those Days (DRP)
YOUTH BRIGADE-Modest Proposal (BYO)
ICONS OF FILTH-Brain Death (Mortarhate)
DEADLINE-No End (Peterbilt)
CHAIN OF STRENGTH-Best Of Times (Revelation)
CELTIC FROST-The Usurper (Noise)

SIMPLY SAUCER-Nazi Apocalypse (from “Toronto’s Burning”)
REACTIONARIES-1979 (Water Under The Bridge)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Mati Di Moskow (Bad Hair Life)
ALCOHOL FUNNYCAR-Last Night (C/Z)

MIGHTY IONS-Time To Get Out Of This Place (Dino)
ANGRY SAMOANS-You Stupid Asshole (Triple X)
GOO GOO DOLLS-Up Yours (Death)
ERGS-Johnny Rzeznick Needs His Ass Kicked (Grave Mistake/Firestarter)
FORGOTTEN REBELS-Elvis Is Dead (Star)

TRACK 4

CONCENTRATION SUMMER CAMPS-No Te Enteras (Trabuc)
GERM ATTAK-Siege (Shogun)
UNRULED-Forced Mistake (self-released)
DISPARO-No Quiero, Ser Como Tu (Stomp/Trabuc)
INSERVIBLES-Triguena (Shogun)
HUMAN MESS-Glad That You’re Dead (No Way)

TOOLS-Hard Wark (Subterranean)
OUTSIDERS-Calling On Youth (Gift Of Life)
DEPARTMENT S-Going Left Right (Mau Mau)
WAH! HEAT-7 Minutes To Midnight (Inevitable)
MEN WITHOUT HATS-Security (Stiff)

BOOKER T. & THE MG’S-Sunny (Atlantic) in memory of Bobby Hebb

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sonic Overload 8/9/10

A bit of confusion to start this week’s show, but you’ll have to listen to find out what I’m talking about. I would like to apologize for the distortion on the mike, occasionally. I set the volume too high. It’s been hot as hell here, again. 90s and humid and I threatened to do the show in my underwear (I think I mentioned the possibility of doing that a few weeks ago) but I came to my senses. And people were demanding photographic evidence that I did, indeed, do the show in my skivvies so I abandoned the idea. You should be grateful for that.

Sonic Overload 8/9/10

TRACK 1

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD-Banging The Door (Warner Bros.)

DIESEL QUEENS-Manson Family Feud (SFTRI)
MALE NURSES-Pathetic & Useless (Deranged)
LOUDMOUTHS-One Of The Boys (702)
TERMINAL STATE-Drop Out (Deranged)
HARPOON GUNS-What Are You Going To Do? (Square Wave)
VIPER-Gluttony (540)

RED DONS-Pieces (Deranged)
YOUNG OFFENDERS-Regret/Repeat (Deranged)
THE ENERGY-Drugged Skull On The Jagged Rocks (Team Science)
WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND MUSICIANS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE-Chatham Rocks (SmartGuy)
SHANG-A-LANG-Fashion Over Community (Facepalm)
MICKY & THE SALTY SEA DOGS-I Keep On Wanting (SmartGuy)

TRACK 2

NIGHT BIRDS-Prognosis: Negative (Grave Mistake)
DEEP SLEEP-Fast Forward (Grave Mistake)
KILL YOUR IDOLS-What I’ve Become (None Of The Above)
LET IT BURN-Circles and Squares (Vendetta)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-It’s Written Down Somewhere (Motehrbox)
KRAUT-Flossing With An E String (from “Flipside Vinyl Fanzine,” Gasatanka)

RAW NERVES-Time To Disintegrate (Inimical)
NIGHT SIEGE-Bleed (demo)
KOROVA-My Vietnam (Victimized)
BOSTON STRANGLER-Hit and Run (demo)
MAUSER-Strangle (demo)
OLHO SECO-Nada (Punk Rock Discos)

BUZZ-OVEN-Plow (from “Punk Uprisings, Vol. 2,” Go-Kart)
JR EWING-Calling In Dead (Coalition)
ART YARD-The Law (from “Propeller,” Propeller)
POSIES-Grant Hart (DGC)
INTELLECTUALS-Identity (Dead Beat)

TRACK 3

CLASH-Bankrobber (Epic)
LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH-New Church (IRS)
DIODES-Child Star (CBS)

ANTIDOTE-Something Must Be Done (Bridge Nine)
KNIFE FIGHT-Progress (Painkiller)
VOLENDAM DISEASE-At War With God (Kangaroo)
GOD FODDER-No Sleep (Motorchest)
RENEGADES OF PUNK-Nao Quero Mais Ter Que Racionalizar (Thrashbastard)
SLOWMOTIONS-Dance (HG Fact)
SHOOT IT UP-Peachy Keen (Criminal IQ)

RIKKI & THE LAST DAYS OF EARTH-Victimized (DJM)
PONY-Prizefighter (Homestead)
SWIRLIES-Didn’t Understand (Taang)
PROFESSIONALS-The Magnificent (Virgin)

TRACK 4

RED EYED LEGENDS-Libido Incognito (File 13)
SCREAMING FEMALES-Boyfriend (Don Giovanni)
FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS-Leisure Prison (Dead Beat)
DARVOCETS-Bah Bah Bah Big Foot (Fashionable Idiots)
LOGNHALMOTTAGNINGEN-Svenssoliv (NMR)
SENS INTERDIT-Brule ta Peur (from “Punk En France Vol. 2,” Remedy)

SWELL MAPS-Let’s Build A Car (Mute)
PENETRATION-Shout Above The Noise (Virgin)
URINALS-Sex (Warning Label)
CHEIFS-Blues (Dr. Strange)

GOD AND TEXAS-1066 (Rave)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sonic Overload 8/2/10

The week of this show marked the 65th anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan—a tragic event that will hopefully never be repeated. Of course, the small attempts to reduce this country’s nuclear arsenal are usually met with intense derision by bloodthirsty conservatives. The Democrats aren’t much better—look no further than more billions in funding to feed the military/industrial complex and continue the pointless wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Pakistan.

And this week’s show is dedicated to the memory of original Fear bass-player Derf Scratch (born Frederick Milner), who died last week at the age of 59...

But I don’t dwell on these matters—no heavy subject matter, otherwise. Just a collection of songs (once again tilted towards oldies, I suppose) that will hopefully shake your walls a bit...

Sonic Overload 8/2/10

TRACK 1

FEAR-I Don’t Care About You (from “The Decline of Western Civilization,” Slash)

MALE NURSES-Red, White, Blue (Deranged)
FY FAN-Snick Snack (Adult Crash)
SLAP THE CULTURE-Breeding Waste (Cock Suck)
DECADENCE-Skin The Hippies (demo)
CHLOE-Bitter (demo)

RED DONS-Pariah (Deranged)
SHITTY LIMITS-Transitions (Sorry State)
COLA FREAKS-Jeg et Problem (Black Water)
SLOWMOTIONS-Dance (HG Fact)
PSYCHED TO DIE-Sterile Walls (Dirtnap)
HOLY SHIT!-My Girlfriend Is A Depressed Vegan Nightmare (Criminal IQ)

APB-Chain Reaction (Oily)
OUTCASTS-Magnum Force (GBH)
LEPER-Visiting Grandmother (demo)
COLORS OUT OF TIME-Rock Section (Grand Theft Audio)

TRACK 2

MODERN INDUSTRY-No Change (Toxic Shock)
ISOCRACY-Confederate Flags (from “Turn It Around,” Maximum Rocknroll)
ANTI-Maps Of The Stars’ Homes (New Underground)
NV LE ANDEREN-Serbski USSR (Grand Theft Audio)
CAPITAL SCUM-Clutch The Flag (Hageland)

GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS-Closed Mind, Open E (River On Fire)
CHICKEN CHEST & THE BIRD BOYS-No Concern For Acceptance (from “Heavy Hardcorfe Headroom,” Extraterrestrial)
BILL BONDSMEN-Swallowed By The World (Dead Beat)
SOMETHING IN THE WATER-Where Is The Honesty (Politically Corrupt)
GIFT OF GOATS-All I Think About Is Blood (Omnibus)
BAD AMERICAN-Crossover (Discontent)

OMD-Enola Gay (Virgin)
ENOLA GAY-Enola Gay (Kick n’ Punch)
CRUCIFIX-Annihilation (Southern)
SOCIAL DISTORTION-1945 (Time Bomb)
YOUTH PATROL-America’s Power (from “Process Of Elimination,” Touch & Go)

TRACK 3

NNB-Slack (Wave 7)
SOMEONE & THE SOMEBODIES-People Are Dumb (demo)
SPIKES-Air Raid (demo)
LIMBO RACE-There Goes Kafka (from “A Wicked Good Time, Vol. 2,” Modern Method)

KNIFE FIGHT-War Game (Painkiller)
CITIZENS PATROL-Mental Disorder (Way Back When/Even Worse)
SMART COPS-A Quattro Zampe (Sorry State)
ANTI-H-Bomb (Six Weeks)
FIX MY HEAD-Absolute Power (Inimical)
NINPULATORS-Most Meg Ez Is (Teenage Riot)

ZEROS-Hungry (from “Streets,” Beggars Banquet)
SUBS-Gimme Your Heart (Stiff)
JAM-News Of The World (Polydor)
WILLIE LOCO ALEXANDER-Dirty Eddie (Northeastern)

TRACK 4

RED INVASION-Waste Me (Rebel Sound)
JOBRIATH-King of Rock ‘n Roll (Elektra)
VODKA COLLINS-Diamond To Dungarees (Man’s Ruin)
THE GENOCIDE-No Romance (Flicknife)

FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Tube Disaster (One Little Indian)
SPECIALS-Ghost Town (Two-Tone)
VIOLATORS-Summer of ’81 (No Future)
EXPELLED-Dreaming (Captain Oi)

THE DULL-I Hate The Motorcyclist (from “Barricaded Suspects,” Dr. Strange)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sonic Overload 7/26/10

This week's show features the Sonic Overload debut of a new tea-bagger national anthem by Krista Branch, although it’s a “remixed” version of it. I’ll bet you’re just waiting with bated breath. Chest-thumping music while we wait for the “judgment day” that she mentions.

Yes, this week’s show is a little self-indulgent. I play a few songs that could be categorized as “classic rock” (or “dad rock,” as my friend Angela calls it when she wants to needle me), along with some new wave and other decidedly non-punk sounds. Deal with it. Besides, are you going to complain about any show that features one of the greatest songs of all time? You’ll have to listen to find out which one that is, although a perusal of the playlist shouldn’t make it too difficult to pick out.

Sonic Overload 7/26/10

TRACK 1

KRISTA BRANCH-I Am America (special Sonic Overload edit)
STATE-Country Daydream (Underestimated)

MONO MEN-Off My Back (Estrus)
WARDS-Greens (self-released)
STUPID BABIES GO MAD-750cc Exhaust (DiwPhalanx)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-Vehicle Party (Deranged)
HEX DISPENSERS-Brain Inside A Jar (Douchemaster)

BOSTON STRANGLER-If I Was You (demo)
BAD AMERICAN-Doozer (Discontent)
INFEST-Punchline (Draw Blank/Deep Six)
DESTRUCKTIONS-Democratia (Hardcore Holocaust)
MELLAKKA-Kirous (Partners In Crime)
APPENDIX-Itsemuhra (Rock-O-Rama)

FAGGOT-Fuck You America (Selfish Satan)
SICK PLEASURE-I Wanna Burn My Parents (Subterranean)
GALACTIC INMATE-Belt Buckle Of Power (Sarah Mason’s Medical Records)
ROCKS-You’r So Boring (from “Where Birdmen Flew,” Taz Devil)
MENACE-Screwed Up (Get Back)

TRACK 2

UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON-Visible Distance (Kill Rock Stars)
OPPOSITION-The Frontier Mentality (Push Pull)
WHITE DRUGS-Drug Submarine (Amphetamine Reptile)
AMEBIX-Winter (Profane Existence)

HERATYS-PelkkΓΆΓΆ Pahoinvointia (Not Enough)
ACEPHALIX-Rectal Grave (Prank)
CROW-Japanese title (Prank)
NIGHT SIEGE-Mind Trap (demo)

ADOLESCENTS-Kids Of The Black Hole (Fronteir)
VKTMS-Pincushion (from “SF Underground,” Subterranean)
SIN 34-Children Shall Not Be Heard (Spinhead)
MIA-Kill (Alternative Tentacles) in memory of Todd Sampson

TRACK 3

RED DONS-Incomplete Action (Deranged)
INSOMNIO-She Says No (Trabuc)
DERROTA-Epifania (Trabuc)
TONSILS-Hey Mrs. Grey (Tarantulas)

VACUUM HEADS-No Way (demo)
MINUTEMEN-Do You Want New Wave Or Do You Want The Truth? (SST)
MEAT PUPPETS-In A Car (Ryko)
BATTLESHIP-This Town Wants You Skinny (On/On Switch)

FLASH AND THE PAN-Walking In The Rain (Epic)
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES-Christine (Polydor)
PASSIONS-I’m In Love With A German Film Star (Polydor)
ALTERED IMAGES-Dead Pop Stars (Epic)

TRACK 4

FU’S-Boston’s Finest (Taang)
CH3-Mannequin (Posh Boy)
MUNG-Red Light (Rodent Popsicle)
SCRATCH ACID-Greatest Gift (Rabid Cat)
CIRCUS LUPUS-Pacifier (Dischord)

THE GAME-It’s Shocking What They Call Me (Parlophone)
ARGENT-Hold Your Head Up (Epic)
HOLLIES-Long Cool Woman (Epic)
SELBY TIGERS-Triple Americana (Hopeless)
WORKHORSE III-Let It Begin (DRP)

FAD GADGET-Ricky’s Hand (Sire)

Sonic Overload 7/19/10

A show recorded on a hot/humid/sticky day--I was wearing only underwear. OK, that's a lie, although it was tempting...

Sonic Overload 7/19/10

TRACK 1
EFFIGIES-Body Bag (Touch & Go)

ROOFIE & THE NIGHTSTALKER-GHB (Rich Bitch)
SPITS-Pissed-Off Baby! (Dirtnap)
LATIN DOGS-World Powers (Kazaaamo)
HUBBLE BUBBLE-New Direction (Radio Heartbeat)
SICK THINGS-Bondage Boy (from “Raw Deal,” Raw)
MAGGOTS-Tammy Wynette (from “Bloodstains Across California”)

ANTI-YOU-Punks Quit (Six Weeks)
AVO-All My Friends Are Fucked (Even Worse/Kangaroo)
REGULATIONS-Different Needs (Deranged)
GERM ATTAK-Maniac On The Loose (Loud Punk)
NEEDLES-Twisted Vision (Lengua Armada)
GET RAD-Sparks (Gilded Media)

RED INVASION-Gonna Get Ya (Rebel Sound)
NEW BOMB TURKS-Professional Againster (Drop Kick)
REPLACEMENTS-Dope Smokin’ Moron (Twin-Tone)
MOTORHEAD-Tales Of Glory (Bronze)

TRACK 2

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-You’re Gonna Die (IDBI)
VILETONES-Screamin’ Fist (Other People’s Music)
BUZZCOCKS-Breakdown (New Hormones)
SHAM 69-Tell Us The Truth (Sire)
PEZBAND-Love Goes Underground (Passport)

MAUSER-End Of The Line (demo)
VACCUUM-Driven (demo)
BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Alien (demo)
SOTATILA-Vituiks Meni (Havoc)

CANCEROUS GROWTH-Stupid People (demo)
IMPACT UNIT-Nightstalker (Big Rig)
DXA-Interests (demo)
NECROS-Friend To All (Touch & Go)
STRIKE UNDER-Fucking Uniforms (from “Busted At Oz,” Autumn)

TRACK 3

GROUND ZERO-Cybernetic War (GZ)
SPITTIN TEETH-Second Generation (from “The Siren,” Posh Boy)
MICK FARREN & THE DEVIANTS-Outrageous Contagious (Stiff)
VIBRATORS-Disco In Mosco (Ratrace)

POINT BLANK-We Won’t Be Silenced (Nemesis)
RAW NERVES-Live Free (Inkblot)
DUSTHEADS-Altered States (Don Giovanni)
ANTISEXY-Pistola Alla Testa (Selfish Satan)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-Bad Things (Motherbox)
FUGS-Group Grope (Fantasy) in memory of Tuli Kupferberg

AGRESSION-It Can Happen (BYO)
FUNEROT-Nova II (Inimical/Selfish Satan)
CRIMINAL DAMAGE-The Heat (Feral Ward)
URBAN VERBS-In The Heat (Warner Bros.)

TRACK 4

REMA-REMA-Rema-Rema (4AD)
RUDIMENTARY PENI-Teenage Timekiller (Outer Himalayan)
UK SUBS-Teenage (Captain Oi)
FITZ OF DEPRESSION-My Good Name (K)
PISS DRUNKS-Today (from “Living In Fear,” Ransom Note)

YOUNG OFFENDERS-South (Deranged)
EXPANDO-BRAIN-Flogging A Dead Relationship (Vacant Lot)
TMA-Slack (Jimboco)
360’S-Illuminated (Link)
27 VARIOUS-Turn On and On (Clean)

RUBINOOS-Rock and Roll Is Dead (Beserkley)