Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sonic Overload 6/13/11

This week’s show is dedicated to the memory of Imants Krumins. That name might not ring a bell with some of you. Imants was from Hamilton, Ontario and a dedicated, lifelong punk fan. A lifer, which is a term of affection and respect. I only met him once or twice and corresponded with him spordically. He was also a poster on some message boards that I peruse. I never heard a bad word about the gentleman. He was witty, personable and  incredibly knowledgeable. He passed away last week at the age of 59 from brain cancer. If there’s a punk rock heaven, he’s there right now having a few pints with Bruce Roehrs, another dedicated punk lifer who left us last year. The first set of music played this week features some of his favorite bands and a few from his hometown of Hamilton. Rest in peace, Imants...

It’s a long show this week so settle in and turn it up loud...

Sonic Overload 6/13/11


FORGOTTEN REBELS-Surfin’ On Heroin (Star)

DIE TOTEN HOSEN-Opel-Gang (Totenkopf)
SLIME-Nazis Raus (Aggressive)
STAR CLUB-Hello, New Punks! (Japan)
GAUZE-Crash The Pose (JPC)
LEFT FOR DEAD-Plant The Seed (Phyte)

RHINO 39-Xerox/No Compromise (Dangerhouse)
DEAD KENNEDYS-The Man With The Dogs (Alternative Tentacles)
DOA-Unknown (Sudden Death)
GEARS-Don’t Be Afraid To Pogo (Hepcat)
CONTROLLERS-Do The Uganda (Dionysus)
SIMPLY SAUCER-Here Come The Cyborgs (Sonic Unyon)


SEE YOU IN HELL-Utok (Not Very Nice)
YDINPERHE-Hyvinvointikakarat (Bad Hair Life)
KIELTOLAKI-Alisty/Noyrry (Feral Ward)
SET TO EXPLODE-Feel The Rage (Grave Mistake)
KILL YOUR IDOLS-Can’t Take It Away (Blackout)
THE CONTROL-Martyrs and Motherfuckers (Reflections)
LOS CRUDOS-Viejos Pateticos (Lengua Armada)
RIGHT ON-Keepin On (Malfunction)

GENERATION X-Ready, Steady, Go (Chrysalis) in memory of Martin Rushent
STRANGLERS-(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) (United Artists)

DEATHWISH-Break The Chains (Amory Arms)
DOGMATICS-Hardcore Rules (Homestead)
LAST STAND-Scumguns (Taang)
NEATS-Six (from “Propeller”)


SUBHUMANS-Slave To My Dick (Friends)

THE MEN-Bataille (Sacred Bones)
TAR-Land Luck (Amphetamine Reptile)
IMPERIAL LEATHER-No Return (Profane Existence)
CRACKERBASH-A Song For Lon Mabon (Empty)
L-SEVEN- Insanity (Touch & Go)

CONTORTIONS-Dish It Out (from “No New York,” Ze)
ENGLISH BEAT-Noise In This World (IRS)
DICKHEADS-Squad Leader (Walking Dead)


ANAL CUNT-Pottery’s Gay (Earache) in memory of Seth Putnam
ANAL CUNT-American Woman (Earache)
WHITE DRUGS-I Hate Your Face (Kunst-Waffe)
TURBONEGRO-Suburban Anti-Christ (Indigo)
KICKER-Walking Headache (Inimical)
GUNS-I’m Not Right (from “The New Hope,” New Hope)

RUTS-Staring At The Rude Boys (Virgin)
RED ALERT-Foreign Affairs (No Future)
SHATTERED FAITH-Right Is Right (Posh Boy)
SUPERTOUCH-Searchin’ For The Light (from “New York City Hardcore: The Way It Is,” Revelation)

LOST SOUNDS-Don’t Turn Around (Goner)
SLAMBOOK-Hollywood Ten (Lorem Ipsum)

FUGAZI-Latin Roots (Dischord)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sonic Overload 6/6/11

Recorded on an absolutely perfect spring day, where it was tough to stay indoors but duty calls and here 'ya go. Heck, it was so nice that I didn't really have anything to rant about. Give me another week, though. By the way, it’s been a little while since I did any “fund raising,” so if you’d like to donate a few bucks to help me pay for equipment upkeep, web hosting, etc, any amount is appreciated. You can PayPal it to


Sonic Overload 6/6/11


SLAYER-Angel Of Death (American)

PAHAA VERTA-Miksi Huutaa? (Bad Hair Life)
LIEUTENANT-Bitter Men (Peterwalkee)
ZERO PROGRESS-Derailed (Piledriver)
SCHOOL JERKS-Ugly Minds, Ugly Faces (Cowabunga)
SLOBS-Technophile Society (Cowabunga)

LE FACE-Piss Golden Pills (Psychic Handshake)
LOGNHALSMOTTAGNINGEN-Jehovas Fittor (Local Cross)
FNU RONNIES-Ain’t No Place (from “Fresh Cuts & Cigarette Burns,” Criminal IQ)
ZEROZERO-Chinese Shoe (demo)
DEAN DIRG-Verpisst (Hardware)
SWEET J.A.P.-Punk Vibe (Big Neck)

HELLMOUTH-Spitting Blood & Teeth (Paper + Plastick)
STRIPMINES-Sympathy Rations (Sorry State)
JANITOR-Nations On Fire (Agro-Wax)
LAUGHIN DOGS-Stranger Inside (Ding Dong Ditch)


CRESTONES-She’s A Bad Motorcycle (Markie)

BRAIN F?-Restraining Order (Static Shock)
TRACTOR SEX FATALITY-Loveain’ Easy (Big Neck)
APACHE DROPOUT-I’m So Glad (Family Vineyard)
HOMOSTUPIDS-Beneath The Blackman (Fashionable Idiots)
WARUM JOE-El Condor (New Rose)

STEPMOTHERS-All Systems Go (Posh Boy)
SVT-Modern Living (415)
IVY GREEN-I’m Your Television (Pogo)
KUSTOMIZED-Phantasmagoria, Now (Matador)


KIELTOLAKI-Totaalisen Tuhon Huomien (MooCow)
OMEGAS-Street Meat (High Anxiety)
HAZARDOUS WASTE-Jock Rock (Schizophrenic)
RED RED RED-Send Help (Big Neck)
FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS-Delta 32 Mutation (Criminal IQ)
PACHINKO-Lesbians or Lovers (Alternative Tentacles)

CHOKING VICTIM-Suicide (A Better Way) (Hellcat)
BEASTIE BOYS-Tough Guy (Capitol)
OUTCRY-Far Cry (Positive Force)
RHYTHM PIGS-Can’t Change The World (C/Z)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-Guimo’s Theme (Buy Our Records)

TEENAGE HEAD-Tearin’ Me Apart (demo)
SUNSET BOMBERS-Baby, It’s You (Ariola)
SWINGERS-Counting The Beat (Backstreet)
D-DAY-Right To Know (from “Tales From The Edge,” Reel George)


CONDEMNED TO DEATH-D-Day (Grand Theft Audio)
UTI-Commodity (Schizophrenic)
PISSED JEANS-I’m Sick (Parts Unknown)
SILVERFISH-Two Marines (Touch & Go)
MELVINS-If I Had An Exorcism (Boner)
MANIKIN-Self Inflicted (Super Secret)

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-At The Edge (Chrysalis)
TRANSPLANTS-Suicidal Tendencies (Dionysus)
SOVIETTES-¡Paranoia Cha Cha Cha! (Fat)
STINK-Never Will Forget (Megalomania)

MEAT PUPPETS-Maiden’s Milk (Ryko)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sonic Overload 5/30/11

Memorial Day 2011. No extraneous audio clips but I play more songs that are “on topic” than I have in recent years. While putting the show together, I had on some sports radio shows and the hosts all paused to remember those who are serving in the military and, to paraphrase their words, are protecting our freedom. I have to ask how the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, with the killing of countless innocent civilians, is protecting my freedom? Or any of the other overseas military conflicts going back several decades? I’ll honor the memory of those who lost their lives (often needlessly) while condemning the so-called leaders who continue to engage in this madness...

Sonic Overload 5/30/11


RED ROCKERS-Dead Heroes (415)

THE FIX-Off To War (Touch & Go)
KORO-Dear Sirs (Sorry State)
SPECIAL FORCES-Dead Soldier (Boner)
KARNAGE-The Few, The Proud, The Dead (from “Not So Quiet On The Western Front,” Alternative Tentacles)
NEGATIVE FX-The Few, The Proud (Taang)
EXPLOITED-Dogs Of War (Captain Oi)

MIKEY WILD AND THE MAGIC LANTERNS-I Hate New York (Bulb) in memory of Mikey Wild
GIRLS-Dope Disguised As Nuns (Dirtnap)
XPOZEZ-Democrazy (Grand Theft Audio)
NIGHT BIRDS-No Way Home (Grave Mistake)
GONE BAD-Let The Poison Out (self-released)

PIG CHILDREN-Grand Ole Flag (Savage Beat)
BORN WITHOUT A FACE-Maelstrom (from “There’s A Method To Our Madness,” We Bite)
NO ALLEGIANCE-Right Now (Destiny)
RAPPRESAGLIA-Attack (Agipunk)
MANIMAL-Bad News (Contagio)


GIL SCOTT-HERON-The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Arista) in memory of Gil Scott-Heron

GASMASK TERROR-Cold War (Ratbone)
LAUTSTURMER-In The Line Of Fire (Unrest)
VICTIMS-Broken Bones (Tankcrimes)
ANS-Can’t Let This Go (Tankcrimes)
DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION-Double Secret Probation (from “Welcome 2 Venice,” Built On An Ounce)

GOONS-Toy Soldiers (Reptilian)
SUSPECTS-Swords Of The Fallen (Torque)
SOLGER-Dead Solger (Empty)
NAKED RAYGUN-Surf Combat (Homestead)
NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS-Century Of Warfare (Kick ‘n’ Punch)
FU’S-Warlords (Gastanka)


WORLD BURNS TO DEATH-The Dead Sing This Hymn (Hardcore Holocaust)
KEGCHARGE-Medal Of Honor (Hardcore Holocaust)
DEATHREAT-The Generals Win Again (Partners In Crime)
CONQUEST FOR DEATH-Global Travel In A Zippered Bag (Wajlemac)
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH-Hero’s Salute (Armageddon)
NAUSEA-Johnny Got His Gun (Alternative Tentacles)

CRAWLERS-Movies About Vietnam (Blind Spot)
NIGHTGAUN-Drone Attack (Primitive Future)
SHAVED CHRIST-Bury It (demo)
JESUS H BOMBS-I Brought The Apple (Bookoven/Tibs Ribs)
KICKER-Two Hats (Tankcrimes)
INSTANT ASSHOLE-Make Fuck, Buy War (Tankcrimes)

MAN AFRAID-Stars and Stripes Forever (Half-Mast)
TORCHES TO ROME-Mass For The Dead (Ebullition)
AS FRIENDS RUST-Like Strings (Spell It With A K) (Doghouse)
GARDEN VARIETY-Pretty Mouth (Gern Blandsten)
DISENCHANTED-And You Believe Them (Motherbox)
THIN LIZZY-The Boys Are Back In Town (Mercury)


AUTISTIC YOUTH-Soldiers (Black Water)
PROLETARIAT-Decorations (Taang)
THE JAM-Little Boy Soldiers (Polydor)
CHELSEA-Fools & Soldiers (Captain Oi)
CLASSIX NOUVEAUX-Soldier (Liberty)

KICKING SPIT-Way Out (Tankcrimes)
DAN WEBB AND THE SPIDERS-The Fall of ’08 (demo)
GUIDED BY VOICES-Auditorium (Matador)
UV RACE-Set Sail To Fail (Aarght!)
NEW SWEET BREATH-Go Away (Mag Wheel)

NO ALTERNATIVE-Johnny Got His Gun (from “SF Underground,” Subterranean)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sonic Overload 5/23/11

So the Rapture didn’t happen after all. I can’t say I’m that disappointed. I’m not sure I would have been able to continue doing the show wherever it was that I ended up. I almost feel sorry for all those saps who quit their jobs, sold their possessions, etc. ALMOST sorry, that is.

I mentioned this on the show but I was asked to DJ my nephew Josh’s 16th birthday party last Friday. I warned my sister that I was out of the loop when it came to any current popular music but she said whatever I played would be fine. Famous last words! The question was how to do it. I didn’t want to schlep my turntables and mixer over and have to pick out a bunch of records and CD’s for this particular “job.” I originally thought about running my iPod through the mixer but decided to download and try the Virtual DJ program on my laptop. With my external hard drive, I had access to tens of thousands of songs. All I had to take with me was a receiver to use as a power amp to plug into the speakers that were provided for me and I ran my computer into the receiver. It felt kind of weird. It was easy enough—think of a song, do a search, plug it into the program. Turns out one of the kids was a fan of Slayer. He also liked pop-punk and enjoyed the Descendents and Dillinger Four songs I played for him. I did play a few songs off Josh’s computer too—man, Eminem really DOES suck, doesn’t he? I can’t even remember the names of the other artistes I played. I didn’t have to DJ that long anyway since the kids decided to go outside for awhile.

But that’s not DJ-ing to me. It was fine for this situation, in terms of convenience, but I’d never do my radio show that way. My set-up might look complicated and it does take effort to pull and organize the music, set up the gear and go through the process of recording the show but it’s worth it and that’s how it should be done, dammit!

This week’s show is dedicated to the memory of wrestling great Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died in a car accident last week at the too-young age of 58.

Sonic Overload 5/23/11


STRETCH MARKS-Turnbuckle Stomp (BYO) in memory of Randy “Macho Man” Savage

DON AUSTIN-Seven Days And Seven Nights Of Arson (Rubber City)
LILI Z.-Nix! Nix! Nix! (In The Red)
DELTA 72-Go Go Kitty (from “Flaming Burnout,” Man’s Ruin)
DEAD WIFE-DWSYHF (Psychic Handshake/No Vacation)
DVA DAMAS-Man Skin Pants (Psychic Handshake)
FAT DAY-Duro Duro (from “No Fate,” HG Fate)

SPASTIC PANTHERS-I Can’t Make The Scene (Without Caffeine) (Handsome Dan)
JANITOR-Negative Wax (Agro-Wax)
LEATHER-Novitiate (Jade Tree)
BURNING SENSATION-Brainfucker (Vertex)
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-Fat City Address (from upcoming 7”)

DWYERS-Payday (Airston)
GRAY MATTER-Fill A Void (Dischord)


PSYCHED TO DIE-Onward Armageddon (Dirtnap)
CONFIDENCE MEN-Karma Plague (Art Fraud)
SHIRKS-Prostitution Summer (Grave Mistake)
HOSPITAL RATS-Some Kinda Love (demo)
HEX DISPENSERS-Doomsday Romantic (Douchemaster)
ORIGINAL THREE-This Way Is The Way I’m Walking (Empty)

DESPERATE HOURS-Pictures Of A Wordless Victim (Crasher)
GET RAD-The Kids (Halo of Flies)
POISON PLANET-Undermine (ThirdXParty)
FOURTEEN OR FIGHT-Godless America (Gloom)
THE SPARK-Time Bomb (Mike Fitzgerald)
COKE BUST-Deathbed (Grave Mistake)

OUTCASTS-Gangland Warfare (Abstract)
BLOODSPORT-Hangman’s Dance (Homestead)
MAN SIZED ACTION-Fifty-Seven (Reflex)
LA PESTE-Spymaster (demo)


AGENT ORANGE-Too Young To Die (Posh Boy)
AGRESSION-Rat Race (from “Someone Got Their Head Kicked In,” BYO)
MIA-Small Man In A Big World (Alternative Tentacles)
CHINA WHITE-Nightlife (Frontier)
OFFENDERS-On The Crooked Edge (Kangaroo)
DRI-I Don’t Need Society (Beer City)

PIRATES-I Can Tell (Warner Bros.)
ZULUS-Can’t Wait To Tell You The News (Greenworld)
STITCHES-Automatic (TKO)
TELCOMMANDE-Telecommande (demo)

ONE SIZE FITS ALL-Rock Bottom The Act (HG Fact)
CLOROX GIRLS-Vietnam (Smartguy)
TRAGICS-Mommi I’m A Misfit (Loud Punk)
LEGAL WEAPON-Pow Pow (Arsenal)


WHITE LUNG-Loose Heels (Deranged)
PREDATOR-Archetype (Douchemaster)
EYACULACION POST MORTEM- La Mate Porque Era Fea (La Oscura Ceremonia)
CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE-No More Hollow Doors (Vinyl On Demand)
SPIZZENERGI-Mega City 3 (Cherry Red)
YEAR FUTURE-Each Others Futures (GSL)

UNDERTONES-I Gotta Getta (Sire)
SHAM 69-Borstal Breakout (Cleopatra)
999-Nobody Knows (United Artists)
SAINTS-Know Your Product (Sire)

PERE UBU-Final Solution (DGC)