Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sonic Overload 2/14/11

It’s Valentine’s Day, love is in the air and Sonic Overload provides the soundtrack for a romantic evening. I imagine GG Allin might lack certain romantic qualities but that was a request and your humble DJ obliged. Honest! And there’s been a bit of a thaw, with the temperature hitting 50 degrees today. I hope the respite from this relentless winter lasts awhile but I’ll stop talking about it because you know that if I elaborate much more, we’ll get hammered.
Sonic Overload 2/14/11



HUMPERS-Plastique Valentine (Epitaph)
THE EAT-Catholic Love (Alternative Tentacles)
DISHRAGS-I Don’t Love You (Other People’s Music)
PAGANS-What’s This Shit Called Love? (Crypt)
LAUGHING HYENAS-Love’s My Only Crime (Touch & Go)

BLACK CLOUDS-5 Years Behind My Time (Ride The Snake)
BRAIN CAR-Manufactured (Reel Time)
MANIKIN-Culturecide (Super Secret)
TYVEK-Blocks (In The Red)
IVY GREEN-I Think We’re Gonna Make It (Pogo)
BRATS-I Do What I Wanna Do (Arg!)


MEKONS-Where Were You? (Fast)
A-FRAMES-Visitor (S-S)
WHITE LUNG-Wild Failure (Deranged)
MYDOLLS-The Rapist (CIA)

LOW THREAT PROFILE-This Fight’s Not Over (Draw Blank/Deep Six)
BAN RAN-Response (Even Worse/Way Back When)
RAYOS-Mi Desorden (Lengua Armada)
POROCIDO-Venti Grammi (Lengua Armada)
RAKOSI-Kalmán (Lengua Armada)
RENEGADES OF PUNK-I Don’t Know What To Do (Thrashbastard)
D.I.S.-Extend This Misery (Deep Six)

DR. FEELGOOD-Milk & Alcohol (United Artists)
ROTTERS-Sit On My Face Stevie Nicks (Dionysus)
GG ALLIN & THE SCUMFUCS-I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out (Blood)


BLACK FLAG-My War (boot)
SOA-Lost In Space (Dischord)
PSYCHO-Contempt (Welfare)
DISORDER-Stagnation (Anagram)

GIRLS OF PORN-NBA Jam (self-released)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-Summertime Coffee (P.Trash)
BRAIN FLANNEL-Restraining Order (demo)
NORMAHL-AVC (Mulleimer)
MUTOID MEN-Big Sign (Rumbletowne)

MANIPULATION-Static Kill (Sorry State)
THINK TWICE-No Disguise (Give Praise)
VILE NATION-Tight Leash (Way Back When/Even Worse)
FY FAN-Snick Snack (Adult Crash)
INDIGESTI-Senso Di Abitundine (TVOR)


GOVERNMENT WARNING-Cutting Room Floor (Feral Ward)
OMEGAS-False Worship (Powered)
URBAN WASTE-Drama (Rebel Sound)
LIMP WRIST-Recruiting Time (Cheap Art)
NO COMMENT-Farmer Hitler John (Deep Six)
CRIATURAS-Mentiras (Lengua Armada)

CLASH-Tommy Gun (Epic)
THIS IS MY FIST-Jesus Plus Nothing (from “California Thrash Demolition,” 625)
SOVIETTES-Bottoms Up, Bottomed Out (Adeline)
SERVOTRON-Moving Parts (Amphetamine Reptile)

LOST SOUNDS-Don’t Turn Around (Goner)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sonic Overload 2/7/11

After I finished recording this show, I realized that I forgot to congratulate the Green Bay Packers for their victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. The funny thing is quite a bit of this week’s playlist was inspired by something connected with the game. February 6 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan. I’ve done Reagan “tributes” before, most notably right after he died in 2004 and I’ve had Reagan-oriented sets on anniversaries of his death since then. The intention was to mark this event with maybe a set or two of songs. Then I saw the tribute that the NFL did for the centennial of Reagan’s birth and how it bordered on deification. Not defecation, which I’d much rather have seen but, hey, that’s just me. I’m an aging, cranky punk rocker who actually remembers what this character did in the 1980s and how much it inspired hardcore and punk music at the time. Not mention how much it inspired this young cranky pnnk rocker at the time.

So that tribute—I didn’t actually see it on the game broadcast but on YouTube over the weekend and made an edit, as you can hear, plus added my own special twist. I posted some songs on my Facebook page over the weekend—DRI’s “Reaganomics,” The Crucifucks’ “Hinckley Had A Vision” (that was particularly popular) and DOA’s “Fucked Up Ronnie.” An acquaintance of mine  expressed support for the Gipper, saying he saved the country and he posted a bunch of Fox News-derived gibberish about Obama’s socialistic policies, to summarize things a bit. Voila—MORE inspiration for this week’s show. I also received a number of requests once people found out what I’d be doing. I didn’t get all of them in but I hope it’s still satisfactory for ‘ya.

Next week—Valentine’s Day. Prepare to feel the love!!

Sonic Overload 2/7/11


REAGAN YOUTH-Reagan Youth (Freeway Enterprises)

DRI-Reaganomics (Beer City)
ACCELERATORS-Reaganomics Fuck Off (from “Hardcore Amerika,” BCT)
BUM KON-Reagan Sucks (Maximum Rocknroll)
CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS-Ev’ry Day’s A Reagan Day (from “Last White Christmas II,” Schizophrenic)
SPERMBIRDS-What Do You Want (R.R.)? (Boss Tuneage)
TMA-Nancy (Jimboco)
POP-O-PIES-A Political Song (Subterranean)

VACCUUM-Horror’s All Over (Lengua Armada)
TOTSUGEKI SENSYA-Chain (Lengua Armada)
NECROMONGO-Quisiera (Lengua Armada)
ILEGAL-Conquistados (Lengua Armada)
PORCODIO-No Torna Mai (Lengua Armada)
VILE GASH-Everyone’s The Enemy (Youth Attack)

RATTUS-Reaganin Joululahja (Barbarian)
RIISTETYT-Joukkomurha (Kraklund) in memory of Juha “Nappi”Nabb
KAAOS-Ei Enaa Koskaan (from “Russia Bombs Finland,” Propaganda)
KUOLLET KUKAT-Me Kaikki Olaan (Fight)
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Neu Smell/Tube Disaster (One Little Indian) in memory of Andy Smith


REAGAN SS-The Bombing Begins (Rebelsound)

DIRECT CONTROL-Ronnie’s Dead (Kangaroo)
CRUMBSUCKERS-Just Sit There (Combat Core)
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES-I Shot The Devil (Frontier)
JFA-Jodie Foster’s Army (Alternative Tentacles)
CAUSTIC CHRIST-Doesn’t Anyone Want To Impress Jodie Foster Anymore? (Havoc)
ISM-John Hinckley Jr. (What Has Jodie Done To You?) (self-released)

RATZ-Not My War (Kink)
PMRC-Rich and Famous (Motorchest)
HERO DISHONEST-Standards (IfSociety)
YDINPERHE-Puukosta Selkaan (Bad Hair Life)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-Number 1 (Motherbox)
FOREIGN OBJECTS-White Elephant (Loud Punk/Shock To The System)

LOST CAUSE-Firing Line (High Velocity)
SUBHUMANS-Minority (Bluurg)
CITY-X-Avis (Grand Theft Audio)
MAJOR ACCIDENT-Self-Appointed Hero (Captain Oi)
DEFECTS-Defective Breakdown (WXYZ)


DEAD KENNEDYS-We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now (Alternative Tentacles)

DOA-Fucked Up Ronnie (Sudden Death)
WARDS-Reagan (self-released)
ACCUSED-Reagan’s War Puppets (Public Safety/Fatal Erection)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS-Ronald Mc Raygun (Beer City)
CRUCIFUCKS-Hinckley Had A Vision (Alternative Tentacles)
F-Attack (from “Flipside Vinyl Fanzine,” Gasatanka)

THE HORROR-Reagan’s Out (Chainsaw Safety)
REGRESS-Reagan’s Disease (We’ve Got) (Boot Camp)
LYRES-How Do You Know? (Crypt)
LA PESTE-I Don’t Know Right From Wrong (Matador)
SEX PISTOLS-My Way (Virgin)
RESIDENTS-Bach Is Dead (Ralph)


ORDER-Zero (HG Fact)
WRY-Blueprint To Nero (Forge)
DESCARADOS-Desiumbra (Stonehenge)
CALVARY-Insertion (Council)
MIKA MIKO-The Dress (Kill Rock Stars)
ARRIVALS-New Gold Standard (Recess)

KUDGEL-Neo-Nozzle (Super 8)
STEREOLAB-Heavy Denim (Too Pure)
NOBUNNY-Boneyard (1-2-3-4, Go!)
SHAM 69-Hurry Up Harry (Cleopatra)

THIN LIZZY-Do Anything You Want To (Mercury) in memory of Gary Moore

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sonic Overload 1/31/11

Another week of snowy weather. And the person who smugly tells me how warm it is where he/she live might come to regret that but I won’t dwell on revenge fantasies either. I do offer some audio of the Congresswoman MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has labeled a “balloon head.” As you listen to Michele Bachmann’s idiotic history “lesson” about slavery, it’ll be tough to resist the urge to smack your forehead while saying “what the FUCK?!” It made me remember the Outpatients’ song with that title that opens the show.
No comments on the events in Egypt because I haven’t paid complete attention yet and I’m still reading up on it and catching various news reports. I also resisted the urge to play the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo.” Not because it isn’t appropriate but because I don’t like the song all that much... I’m just being honest!

Sonic Overload 1/31/11


OUTPATIENTS-Balloon Head (Free Association)

SCALLY-Rey Del Cielo (self-released)
VAASKA-Escavos (Hardware)
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-Redshift (Sorry State)
TODAY’S OVERDOSE-No Other Life To Choose (Profane Existence)

NARCS-Your A Slug/I See Blood (Reel Time)
LOLI AND THE CHONES-Everybody Hates Me (Repent)
SAGGER-Cranium (from “920 Blues,” Trick Knee)
MAKERS-Razorblade (Estrus)
GUILTY HEARTS-She’s Trouble (Voodoo Rhythm)
TRICKY WOO-Riot Time (Sonic Unyon)

KROMOSOM-Systematic Death (demo)
PAHAA VERTA-Ei Taa Aika Oo Mua Varten (self-released)
YHTEISKUNNAN YSTAVAT?-Suuret Johtajat (from “Propaganda Is Hippies,” Kamaset Levyt)
GOUKA-Pleasure (Partners In Crime)
COMES-No Side (boot)
CRUCIFIX-How When Where (Southern)


TO HELL AND BACK-Venom & Saline (Peterwalkee)
PISSED JEANS-Human Upskirt (Sub Pop)
HELMET-Bad Moon (Amphetamine Reptile)
ICONS OF FILTH-Asking Too Much (Mortarhate)
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Progress (One Little Indian)
LACK OF KNOWLEDGE-A Prayer and A Bomb (Grand Theft Audio)

NAKED RAYGUN-Treason (Touch & Go)
SEVEN FEET FOUR-Auto Emotion (Coalition)
BREATHE IN-Amygdala (Bridge Nine)
PANIC-Lighthouse (Bridge Nine)
THIS SHIP WILL BURN-So Frowned The Mighty Combatants (Thrashbastard)
LEATHERFACE-Razor Blades and Aspirin (Roughneck)


RAJOITUS-Poliisivaltio (Hardcore Holocaust)
AGITATED-Death Warmed Over (Smog Veil)
CAUSE FOR ALARM-True Colors (Victory)
NEOS-Destruct (Rat Cage)
BGK-Arms Race (Alternative Tentacles)
PUNCH IN THE FACE-Not Here To Make Friends (HQ)
FAIRFUCK-Too Tough (Underestimated)
WHORES OF WAR-Good Son (self-released)

MANIPULATION-Subversive Intent (Sorry State)
RATZ-Stepping Out Of Line (Kink)
CONFIDENCE MEN-Catching Flies (Art Fraud)
BORN BAD-No Tomorrow (Fashionable Idiots)
COKE BUST-Countdown To Death (Six Weeks)
BLACK SS-Quick Fix (Reaper)

EFFIGIES-Below The Drop (Touch & Go)
KILLDOZER-Hi There (Touch & Go)
HOSE-Zoo (Def Jam)
DAVID FRYE-Nixon Sings The Blues (Buddah) in memory of David Frye


FACE TO FACE-I Want (Dr. Strange)
NEW SWEET BREATH-Bring It On (Ringing Ear)
DENTS-Big Mistake (demo)
RINGERS-For Argument’s Sake (1-2-3-4, Go!)
LEMONHEADS-3-9-4 (Taang)
SMACKMELON-I’m Not Cool (Mag Wheel)

SASS-Radio (Roulette)
BOOMTOWN RATS-Blind Date (Columbia)
OUTCASTS-Spiteful Sue (Captain Oi)

KILLING JOKE-Pssyche (Malicious Damage)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sonic Overload 1/24/11

Fuck this winter, already. When I got up the day I recorded this show, it was -8. That’s Fahrenheit. And minus 8. Anyway, the mercury did hit a toasty 10 degrees above zero that day. End of weather report—I have a show to get to. A few audio clips to start the first and second segments. The first is from Keith Olbermann’s final Countdown show (not “The Final Countdown”—sure, I play Motley Crue today but I’m not sick enough to play Europe) and something seems mighty fishy about his sudden departure this past Friday. The New York Times claims it was in the works for awhile and that Comcast’s takeover of NBC had nothing to do with it. Call me a cynic but... well, call me a cynic. Hopefully more information will come out about what really happened. The second comes from Mike Malloy, just a brief observation on capitalism that caught my ear when listening to his podcast the other day.

Quite a few “oldies” this week, maybe a few more than usual but new stuff as well and I think it’s a good balance. Even if it isn’t, it’s my show and I can play what I want. I don’t seem to get that many complaints so I must be doing something right...

Sonic Overload 1/24/11


LOS NUNS-Media Control (Rosco)

NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE-Just Another Rape (Way Back When/Even Worse)
MANIPULATION-Under The Influence (Sorry State)
BORN/DEAD-24 Hostages (Prank)
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH-Crusade (Lengua Armada)
RESOLVE-Your Way (Distort Reality)
I OBJECT-Taboo (Feral Kid)

LIBYANS-The Plague (Sorry State)
REAL KIDS-Solid Gold (Thru and Thru) (Red Star)
NUMBERS-Woke Up On My Face (Dead Beat)
RADIO REELERS-Comin’ For You (Radio Blast)
VECTORS-Kill (Busted Heads)

SPECIAL DUTIES-Too Much Talking (Captain Oi)
DETONATORS-Condemned To Freedom (EBS)
CRIMINAL DAMAGE-Mudslinger (Feral Ward)
BELTONES-Fuck You Anyway (TKO)


ACTIVE MINDS-Economic Collapse Is On Its Way (Hooray!) (from “Retro Is Poison,” Punks Before Profits)

OTTAWA-Life Consumed (Residue)
SCHEISSE KRIEG-Death Is Nothing To Us (from “Buffalo Brutality,” Warm Bath)
DESPERATE HOURS-In The Shadow Of Fear (Crasher)
HERÄTYS-Hieman Hajallaan (La Familia)
CRUDE SS-Blue Eyed Devils (Uproar)
AVSKUM-Masskonsumptions Helvetet (Prank)

GIRLS OF PORN-Shed Blaster (self-released)
NARCS-Nightmare (Reel Time)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Neuron Kadaluarsa (Bad Hair Life)
HÜSKER DÜ-Real World (SST)
DEAD BOYS-I Won’t Look Back (Sire)

STAINS-Born To Die (RRadical)
RF7-Submit To Them Freely (Grand Theft Audio)
HEART ATTACK-Victims Inquisition (Broken)
NEGATIVE ELEMENT-Whatever Happened To Elmer Fudd? (Version Sound)
SECRET HATE-Midas Touch (Skunk)


ARTICLES OF FAITH-Bad Attitude (Version Sound)
NIHILISTICS-Welfare For The Rich (Braineater)
NERVE AGENTS-War Against! (Hellcat)
PSYCHED TO DIE-Staged Reality (Dirtnap)
SUNSHINE SS-Permanent Vacation (Death Agonies and Screams)

PISSCHRIST-Deportation (Yellow Dog)
GASMASK TERROR-Payday (Solar Funeral)
STATE POISON-L’Afrique (Kick Rock)
BASTARD SONS OF APOCALYPSE-Wave Of Death (Todo Destruido)
FUNERAL-Overnight Delivery (Funeral)
VICTIMS-Your Division (Havoc)

ROBERT JOHNSON-Wreck My Mind (Infinity)
ELVIS COSTELLO-No Action (Columbia)
ELVIS MCMAN-Bite Me (Asbestos)
PREGNANT-Real Talk (Burn Books)


CROSS STITCHED EYES-Cross (Alternative Tentacles)
HEROIN-Undertaking (Gravity)
COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN-15 Minutes On A Forklift (No Idea)
CELEBRITY ROAST-Trust Fund Revolt (Creep)
ANTELOPE-The Demon (Dischord)
aMINIATURE-Foreign Room (Sing Fat)

TIGHTS-Howard Hughes (Cherry Red)
JOE JACKSON-Got The Time (A&M)
RAINCOATS-Fairytale In The Supermarket (DGC)
SCEPTRES-Snake (Suplex)
SPECTRES-Pattern Recogntion (Charged//Distorted)

MOTLEY CRUE-Looks That Kill (Elektra)