Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sonic Overload 12/20/10--Happy Holidays!

The annual holiday show is here. Two hours of festive favorites that you’re not likely to hear on those other radio stations, to say nothing of over the mall PA system. Truth be told, I’m ready for the end of the holiday season but I hope this provides an enjoyable accompaniment (antidote?) to this particular season.

Next week, I’ll be doing my best of 2010 show. Happy holidays

Sonic Overload 12/20/10



MISTREATERS-Santa Stole My Baby (from “X-Mas Surprise Package #4,” Flying Bomb)
ALCOHOLICS UNANIMOUS-Santa Forgot The Booze (Brilliancy Prize)
WARDS-Santa’s Cadillac (self-released)
ALAN MILMAN SECT-Punk Rock X-Mas (Bedazzled)

LAZY COWGIRLS-Sock It To Me Santa (Bomp)
PURPLE GEEZUS-The Chipmunk Song (from “We Three Bings,” Vital Gesture)
LICKITY-SPLITS-You Set My Christmas Tree On Fire (SSM)
BANTAM ROOSTER-Let’s Just Fuck For Christmas (from “X-Mas Surprise Package,” Flying Bomb)
SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS-Under The Christmas Tree (Norton)

BORN AGAINST-Xmas Eve (Kill Rock Stars)
A-TEAM-Christmas Claws (Painkiller)
CRUCIAL YOUTH-Christmas Time For The Skins (New Red Archives)
FEAR-Fuck Christmas (Slash)


DICKIES-Silent Night (A&M)
NOTHING BUT ENEMIES-Foul-Mouthed Elf (demo)
TVTV$-Santa Drank Our Xmas Money (from “Punk Rock Christmas,” Rhino)
HARD SKIN-Ding Dong Merrily Oi! Oi! (Knockout)

88 FINGERS LOUIE-All I Want For Christmas (Hopeless)
THE CLAP-Christmas In A Body Bag (Fraud)
MHz-Secret Santa (from “X-Mas Surprise Package #3,” Flying Bomb)
SNAP-HER-I Hate Christmas (Real George)
REST IN PIECES-Toys R Us (One Step Ahead)
KING DIAMOND-No Presents For Christmas (Roadrunner)

WRETCHED ONES-The Christmas Song (from “Cashing In On Christmas,” Black Label)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN    -Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman (Tario)
SONICS-Don’t Believe In Christmas (Etiquette)
CANNIBALS-Christmas Rock & Roll (Hit)
WESLEY WILLIS-Merry Christmas (Oglio)


RED AUNTS-Little Drummer Bitch (from “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus,” SFTRI)

YARD TRAUMA-Christmas Tyme (Baby) (from “A Midnight Christmas Mess,” Midnight)
DWARVES-Schizophrenic X-Mas (Recess)
MONO MEN-Christmastime Is For Sinners (from “Happy Birthday Baby Jesus, The Second Coming,” SFTRI)
THE NOT QUITE-Satan’s Elves (from “Guillotined At The Hangar,” Dionysus)
FREAK OUTS-Santa Claus (from “The Funhouse Comp Thing,” My Fat Ass)

DIDJITS-Under The Christmas Fish (Touch & Go)
HELLACOPTERS-Holiday Cramps (Liquor and Poker)
JR. & HIS SOULETTES-Rock & Roll Santa (Telstar)
SANTO & JOHNNY-Twistin’ Bells (Stardust)


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART-Ashtray Heart (Virgin) in memory of Don Van Vliet
MINUTEMEN-The Product (SST) in memory of D. Boon
MOTORHEAD-The Hammer (Mercury)

RESIDENTS-Santa Dog (Ralph)
BEAT HAPPENING-Christmas (from “Mondo Stereo,” Tinnitus)
THE FALL-No Xmas For John Quays (Rough Trade)
SERVOTRON-Christmas Day of The Robot (Amphetamine Reptile)

MOTT THE HOOPLE-Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Atlantic)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sonic Overload 12/13/10

I recorded this show a day late due to computer issues and it was once again repaired by my friend Murray so much thanks to him. On top of it, I had a flat tire and when I called AAA on Sunday, the truck driver broke off a stud so I had to get it towed on Monday. But everything worked out (well, except the bill at the tire place—ouch!) and here’s this week’s show.  Next week is the holiday show and there are a few previews of sorts on this week’s installment.

(*correction—I gave the wrong title for the Nuclear Family song on the show since I was just informed the labels are reversed. The correct title is on this playlist.)

Sonic Overload 12/13/10


BORN DEAD ICONS-Great Western Mistake (Partners In Crime)

COLD SWEAT-2.5 Cliche (Rock & Roleplay)
GUYANA PUNCH LINE-Crummy Life (Prank)
YOUR ADVERSARY-Plan For Long Term Growth (Create A Villain Of Your Own )
1.6 BAND-Sticks To The Skin (Gern Blandsten)
TAR-Walking The King (Amphetamine Reptile)
MELVINS-Snake Appeal (C/Z)

NINPULATORS-Lust Under Cover (demo)
RAKOSI-Moravi es Vona (demo)
SUNSHINE SS-Destination Oblivion (Death Agonies and Screams)
THE VICIOUS-I Don’t Believe In Christ (Feral Ward)
COLA FREAKS-Uppers & Downers (Hjernespind)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Tuan Drakula (Bad Hair Life)

MIDDLE CLASS-Out Of Vogue (Joke)
HATED YOUTH-Hardcore Rules (Burrito)
KORO-Mommy Wants To Know (Sorry State)
DISTRACTORS-Bang! Bang! (Big Neck)
COLUMBIAN NECKTIES-Why Change Your Moves? (Sounds of Subterrania)


HERÄTYS-Tama Todellisuus (La Familia)
DISASTER STRIKES-Sick To Death (Overdose On Records)
CELEBRITY MURDERS-Today The Bathroom, Tomorrow The World (Chainsaw Safety)
RAW NERVES-Taste Of Annihilation (Inimical)
BLACK DOVE-Empire Of Dust (Solar Funeral)
LEWD ACTS-Wide Black Eyes (Deathwish)

PATH OF DECAY-No Kids In The Lost City (Ha-Ko)
MUNDO MUERTO-Ciudad Asquerosa (Mata La Musika)
LOS MONJO-Cerdos (Todo Destruido)
EXPLOITED-Attack (Captain Oi)
BUSINESS-Smash The Discos (Captain Oi)

SCRAMS-Exiles (self-released)
VOMIT SQUAD-ABCDEFG (Psychic Handshake)
SUEDES-13 Stories High (from “Scum Of The Earth: The Complete Story,” Sound Stories)
THE FACTORY-Candy Cane Madness (Rhino)


ZERO ZERO-Kamikaze Girl (demo)
BLANK ITS-Food For Flies (Empty)
HOT SNAKES-Audit In Progress (Swami)
SIGNAL LOST-Blueprint For Babylon (Prank)
NUCLEAR FAMILY-Believer's Voice Of Victory (Loud Punk)

CIVIL VICTIM-Vanished (Loud Punk)
POISON PLANET-Eyes Wide Open (Third Party)
SNAKEBITE-Every Bad Idea Is A Good Idea (Don Giovanni)
YDINPERHE-Kamaa Apatiia Vastaan (Bad Hair Life)
STUPIDS-Skid Row (Sanctuary)
SPAZM 151-Blown Away (Busted Heads)

OXXON-Doing Nothing (self-released)
BUZZCOCKS-You Know You Can’t Help It (IRS)
BABES IN TOYLAND-Bruise Violet (Reprise)


SAMIAM-Early Morning (New Red Archives)
ONE LAST WISH-One Last Wish (Dischord)
UK SUBS-You Don’t Belong (Gem)
SPOON-Anticipation (Mag Wheel)
WIRE-Used To (EMI)

SLAP THE CULTURE-Breeding Waste (Cock Suck)
FLIPOUT AA-Flipout Song (625)
LEFT NUT-Everything It Takes To Be An Asshole (One Way)
BABY’S ARM-I’m A Wimp (from “Nobody Gets On The Guest List,” Throbbing Lobster)
JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-You Trip Me Up (Blanco y Negro)

THE PACK-King Of Kings (Rough Trade)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sonic Overload 12/6/10

Back to the regular programming, following last week’s all-covers show although I have a couple of holdovers this week. Next week will be the last regular show of the year before moving on to the holiday show and then my best of 2010 show. Hard to believe this year’s almost over and that I’ve got to start thinking about that “best of” list.

This week’s show is dedicated to the memory of Monday Night Football commentator/NFL quarterback “Dandy Don” Meredith, who died over the weekend at 72. If there’s a sports announcer heaven, I’m sure the Danderoo and Howard Cosell are engaged in some spirited banter...

*note: the correct title for the Nuclear Family song is listed below. Labels on the record were switched.

Sonic Overload 12/6/10


NOG WATT-Going On (Revenge)

MUNDO MUERTO-Resultados de Guerra (Mata La Musika)
VAASKA-Resurreccion (Hardware)
DESTINO FINAL-Donde Estan? (La Vida Es Un Mus)
NO PARADE-A Chain Of Chains (Partners In Crime)
DIRTY BS-Chronic Infection (Slasher)

NUCLEAR FAMILY-Little By Little (Loud Punk)
LA URSS-Sadoenbel Grado (Todo Destruido)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Gadis Materialistik (Bad Hair Life)
SUNSHINE SS-Third World Anger Kids (Death Agonies and Screams)
KIDNAP-Armee Nationale (Upstart)
UNDERDOGS-Johnny Go Home (Riot City)

FRATRICIDE-Blind Faith (Schizophrenic/Ugly Pop)
GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Plain To See (Dischord)
GFO-Not Fair (from “America’s Dairyland,” Last Rites)
STALAG 13-Selfish (Dr. Strange)


DER STAB-Tracers (from “Killed By Death #13”)
SCIENTIFIC AMERICANS-Get It For Less (Tekno Tunes)
NO WAY-Breaking Point (from “Bored Teenagers,” Detour)
ART ATTACKS-Punk Rock Stars (Fresh)
PASSAGE-Competition (Cherry Red)

ANAL WARHEAD-Reality (Suburban White Trash)
POISON PLANET-Undermine (Third Party)
COLD SHOULDER-Can’t Cheat Death (from “Punx Don’t Drink,” Third Party)
CIVIL VICTIM-Workmares (Loud Punk)
NIHILIST CUNT-Generation ADD (Suburban White Trash)
GIVE UP-Pride (Peterwalkee)
DEVIANT LONERS-First Shift (demo)

NOMEANSNO-No Fgcnuik (from “Short Music For Short People,” Fat)
ALL-Strip Bar (Cruz)
VKTMS-Hard Case (Broken)
999-Emergency (Captain Oi)
TRANSPLANTS-Braincase (Dionysus)
NERVOUS EATERS-Get Stuffed (Rat)


THE PROWL-I Gotta Go (DeadAlive)
UNDER AL KRITIK-Forrykt(Bad Hair Life)
SUICIDE PARTY-Suicide Party (DeadAlive)
SUICIDE FILE-I Hate You (Indecision)
ANTHRAX-Exploitation (Crass)

TYVEK-This One That One (In The Red)
DE HØJE HAELEH-Hak Hak Hak (Hjernespind)
DELTA 5-Anticipation (Kill Rock Stars)
FLUF-Long Beach (Headhunter)
8 BARK-Piece Of Cake (Underdog)

PIRANHAS-Dangerline (On/On Switch)
COLA FREAKS-Hva’ Du På? (Hjernespind)
THE WASHDOWN-Worst Dressed Up In Class (from “Lookout Freakout Episode 3,” Lookout)
THE YOUNG-Attitude Adjustment (Criminal IQ)
RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS-Love Comes In Spurts (Sire)


TOKYO ELECTRON-Make Me Bleed (Empty)
HOMOSTUPIDS-Dicksting (Parts Unknown)
CRAIN-King Octane (Automatic)
CROWN ROAST-Swarm Of Shit (Unclean)
WRECK-Bumfok Aire (Play It Again Sam)
POLICE-Contact (A&M)

TANK-Crazy Horses (Raw Power)
LARD-They’re Coming To Take Me Away (Alternative Tentacles)
SHIRTS-Poe (Capitol)

TOXIC REASONS-Break The Bank (Sixth International)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sonic Overload 11/29/10--all covers

This week, it’s my first all-covers show since 2008 and the fourth time I’ve done one. This was a fun show to put together and I had a lot more music than I could fit in a mere two hour show so I added a fifth “bonus” set this week and it times out to just over 2½ hours. The only “rules,” if that’s what I would call them, is I didn’t use any tribute albums or all-covers albums because, as I say on the show, I’ve found that most tribute albums are a waste of time and seldom leave my shelf. All-covers albums usually represent a holding pattern for an artist. Fair or not, that’s the way I handled things, although I did break the first rule for a couple of songs. Enjoy!

*One correction—“Break The Chains” was originally by Deathwish, not Impact Unit as I said on the webcast. Thanks to Danimal for pointing that out to me...

Sonic Overload 11/29/10


CELTIC FROST-Mexican Radio (Wall Of Voodoo) (Noise)

JESUS LIZARD-Chrome (Chrome) (Touch & Go)
I OBJECT-In A Better World (Screamers) (Feral Kid)
NOMOS-Vertical Slum (Swell Maps) (Deranged)
BRUCE BANNER-Interzone (Joy Division) (Busted Heads)

MINDS-Don’t Wanna Die In My Sleep Tonight (LaPeste) (Plastic Idol)
MONGROLLS-3 Chord Rock (Unnatural Axe) (from “Ruling The World From The Back Seat,” Lawless)
SPITS-Drink, Fight and Fuck (GG Allin) (Dirtnap)
DARKTHRONE-Bad Attitude (Testors) (Peaceville)
BILL BONDSMEN-Stiches (In My Head)/I Wanna Kill Somebody (Alan Milman Sect) (ACME)
F-MINUS-Trouble At The Cup (Black Randy & The Metrosquad) (Black Noise)

BIG BLACK-Rema-Rema (Rema-Rema) (Forced Exposure)
GORIES-Ghostrider (Suicide) (Crypt)
MIKA MIKO-Sex (Urinals) (PPM)
HALO OF FLIES-I’m A Bug (Urinals) (Amphetamine Reptile)


DRONES-Be My Baby (Ronettes) (Anagram)
HENRY FIAT’S OPEN SORE-Problem Child (Damned) (Coldfront)
ZEN GUERRILLA-Mama’s Little Rocket (Little Richard) (from “Apocalypse Always,” Alternative Tentacles)
THE BURNT-Charlie Brown (Coasters) (Headache)
GENRAL FOODZ-Love Potion #9 (Clovers) (Destiny)
SUICIDE KINGS-Bad Boy (Larry Williams) (Adult Negro)

REPOS-Straight Jacket (Jerry’s Kids) (Youth Attack)
UNDER PRESSURE-It’s Time (The Faith) (Sound Pollution)
SPAZZ-Stabbed In The Back (Youth of Today) (Slap A Ham)
CAPITAL DEATH-Make A Change (Youth Of Today) (Punks Before Profits)
DUMBSTRUCK-Break the Chains (Impact Unit) (Deranged)
MEANWHILE-Always Restrictions (from “In Defence Of Our Future,” Distortion)

REAL KIDS-Rawhide (Link Wray) (demo)
RIP OFFS-Do The Uganda (Controllers) (Wallabies)
DILLINGER FOUR-You’re Not Blank (Dils) (THD)
BREEDERS-Shocker In Gloomtown (Guided By Voices) (4AD)
PEER PRESSURE-Eve Of Destruction (Barry McGuire) (Break My Face)
R. STEVIE MOORE-Theme From A.G. (Andy and Opie Taylor) (Flamingo)


CHRON GEN-Jet Boy, Jet Girl (Elton Motello) (Secret)
EATER-Fifteen (Eighteen) (Alice Cooper) (Creative Man)
CATBURGLARS-Cherry Bomb (Runaways) (Criminal IQ)
NIP DRIVERS-Fox On The Run (Sweet) (Taang)
ADRENALIN OD-Saturday Night (Bay City Rollers) (Relapse)
FEEDERZ-Have You Never Been Mellow (Olivia Newton-John) (Broken)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Mr. Suit (Wire) (Crypt)
HEX DISPENSERS-Down In The Park (Gary Numan) (Alien Snatch)
PURE HELL-These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra) (Welfare)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT-Press Darlings (Adam & The Ants) (Headhunter)

SOA-Disease (UK Subs) (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)
THE JAM-Slow Down (Larry Williams) (Polydor)
DIDJITS-Call Me Animal (MC5) (Touch & Go)
DICKIES-Paranoid (Black Sabbath) (A&M)
FARTZ-Children Of The Grave (Black Sabbath) (Alternative Tentacles)


TEENGENERATE-Six and Change (Pagans) (Crypt)
ASPHALT JUNGLE-Money (Barrett Strong) (Skydog)
DMZ-Cinderella (Sonics) (Sire)
REZILLOS-Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five) (Sire)

SCROTUM GRINDER-No Friend Of Mine (Slapshot) (Prank)
FISHSTICKS-Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? (Misfits) (Theologian)
FYP-Preskool Dropout (FU’s) (Recess)
RAT BASTARDS-Get Tough (Bad Posture) (Beer City)
MUDHONEY-Who Is Who (Adolescents) (Sub Pop)
ILL REPUTE-Cherokee Nation (Indian Reservation) (Raiders) (It’s Alive/Indecision)

GIRLSCHOOL-Race With The Devil (Gun) (Stiff)
LOST BOYS-I Hate Hippies (MIA) (Trabuc)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-Head Over Heels (Go-Go’s) (Deaf American)
FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM-I Got A Line On You (Spirit) (Dirtnap)


TOY DOLLS-The Final Countdown (Europe) (SOS)
LEATHERFACE-Message In A Bottle (Police) (Roughneck)
THEE MIGHTY CAESARS-1977 (Clash) (from “Dope, Guns and Fucking In The Streets Volumes 4-7,” Amphetamine Reptile)
GG KING-The Letter (Box Tops) (demo)


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sonic Overload 11/22/10

I took another week off from politics... definitely skewing towards older songs on this show, including a few songs for Thanksgiving and a few commemorating the 47th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. And it got me to thinking that the terrible band Texas Is The Reason took their name from a line in the Misfits “Bullet.” But I won’t blame the Misifts for Texas Is The Reasons’ sins against music.

Next week, I’ll be doing the first all-covers show since 2008 so make sure you check it out. It’ll be a lot better than this week’s show...

Sonic Overload 11/22/10


SUICIDE COMMANDOS-Burn It Down (Mercury)

COLA FREAKS-Sniper (Hjernespind)
DE HØJE HAELE-Uden Ilt (Hjerenspind)
TYVEK-Potato (In The Red)
TOUCH MY RASH-Sexless Existence (Bittersick)

MDC-Thanks For Giving Me What I Didn’t Want (New Red Archives)
SATAN’S PILGRIMS-Turkey Trot (Empty)
ZODIAC KILLERS-Somebody’s Gettin’ Screwed (Rip Off)
DIRTYS-Rock N Roll Hum (from “Viva La Vinyl Vol. #3,” Dead Beat)
SINISTER SIX-Keep My Cool (Empty)
STUMP WIZARDS-Firemine (Get Hip)

GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Snubbing (Dischord)
ARTIFICIAL PEACE-Outside Looking In (Dischord)
YOUTH KORPS-Sick Of Pain (Crucial Response)
CAPITOL PUNISHMENT-El Salvador (from “Not So Quiet On The Western Front,” Alternative Tentacles)
URBAN WASTE-Wasted Life (Mad At The World)
DECRY-Raven (Cleopatra)


RUDE KIDS-Safe Society (Distortion)
X-RAY SPEX-Obsessed With You (Sanctuary)
SCAVENGERS-Born To Bullshit (Raw Power)
ZEROS-Don’t Push Me Around (Bomp)

YDINPERHE-Puukosta Selkään (self-released)
LOSE THE TUDE-Fleas (Sacred Plague)
DERELICTS-Wash (Sub Pop)
PAVEMENT-From Now On (Drag City)
COMPLICATIONS-Last Journey (demo)

GANG OF FOUR-Natural’s Not In It (Infinite Zero)
BODIES-Mr. President (from “Eat Your Head,” Greville)
REALLY RED-Nobody Rules (from “Cottage Cheese From The Lips Of Death,” Ward-9)
SACCHARINE TRUST-Disillusion Fool (from “Life Is Ugly So Why Not Kill Yourself?,” New Alliance)
MONORCHID-The Warmers (Touch & Go)


FEAR OF TOMORROW-Crucifier (Charged//Distorted)
STOCKPILE-Your Trap (demo)
CAUSTIC CHRIST-Immaculate Deception (Havoc)
CONCLUSION-Japanese title (HG Fact)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Japanese title (Trippin’ Elephant)
UNIDA-Black Woman (Mans Ruin)

LEGAL WEAPON-No Sorrow (Arsenal)
WIPERS-Return Of The Rat (Zeno)
ANGEL CITY-Face The Day (Epic)
DEPARTMENT S-Is Vic There? (Mau Mau)


DRY HUMP-Let Down (Shogun)
BRAIN HANDLE-Nervous Politics (No Way)
WRECKAGE-White House Spokesperson (demo)
MIKE V & THE RATS-The Stand (Indecision)
ALICE DONUT-ESP (from “Something’s Gone Wrong Again,” C/Z)

AVENGERS-The American In Me (White Noise)
MISFITS-Bullet (Plan 9)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-November 22nd, 1963 (Fan Club)
PATTI SMITH GROUP-Pumping (My Heart) (Arista)

AEROSMITH-Draw The Line (Columbia)