Friday, December 30, 2011

Sonic Overload 12/19/11

Time for the annual holiday show. Since this is the archived version, I don't know many people want to listen to holiday tunes a week after Christmas but here it is, just the same. Next week, it's the best of 2011...

Sonic Overload 12/19/11


FEAR-Fuck Christmas (Slash)

WRETCHED ONES-The Christmas Song (TKO)
SNAP-HER-I Hate Christmas (Real George)
THE CLAP-Christmas In A Body Bag (Fraud)
ALAN MILMAN SECT-Punk Rock X-mas (Bedazzled)
WARDS-Santa’s Cadillac (self-released)
MHz-Secret Santa (from “X-Mas Surprise Package #3,” Flying Bomb)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN-Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman (Tario)

ANGRY SNOWMANS-No Presents (Stiff Hombres)
DESTRUCTION 666-Merry Christmas and Fuck Off (Death)
A-TEAM-Christmas Claws (Painkiller)
HAUST-No Christmas (Fysisk Format)

PARABELLUM-Joyeux Noel (Mantra)
DOOMED TO OBSCURITY-Yuletide Girl (from “Cashing In On Christmas, Volume 2,” Black Label)
REVILERS-Winterland (from “Cashing In On Christmas, Volume 2,” Black Label)



SONICS-Don’t Believe In Christmas (Norton)
SWINGIN’ NECKBREAKERS-Under The Christmas Tree (Norton)
BANTAM ROOSTER-Let’s Just Fuck For Christmas (from “X-Mas Surprise Package,” Flying Bomb)
CANNIBALS-Christmas Rock & Roll (Hit)
THE NOT QUITE-Satan’s Elves (from “Guillotined At The Hangar,” Dionysus)
LICKITY-SPLITS-You Set My Christmas Tree On Fire (SSM)

MYDOLLS-Christmas Day (CIA)
MEANS-Die Hard (It’s Xmas) (Reptilian)
BLOODSPORT-Ghosts Of Scrooge (Homestead)
DIDJITS-Under The Christmas Fish (Touch & Go)
JESUS & MARY CHAIN-Jesus Fuck (Rhino)


PURPLE JEEZUS-The Chipmunk Song (from “We Three Bings,” Vital Gesture)

RETOX-A Funeral On Christmas Sunday (Three.One.G)
BORN AGAINST-X-Mas Eve (Kill Rock Stars)
GEHENNAH-Sathana Claus (Primitive Art)
KING DIAMOND-No Presents For Christmas (Roadracer)
HAWKWIND-Christmas Treat (Hawkwind)

ARCHERS OF LOAF-Assassination On X-Mas Eve (Alias)
BEAT HAPPENING-Christmas (from “Mondo Stereo,” Tinnitus)
RESIDENTS-Santa Dog (Ralph)
THE FALL-Jingle Bell Rock (Sanctuary)
WESLEY WILLIS-Merry Christmas (Oglio)
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS-Jingle Bells (Columbia)


SANTO & JOHNNY-Twistin’ Bells (Stardust)

HARD SKIN-Ding Dong Merrily Oi Oi (TKO)
DICKIES-Silent Night (A&M)
DAMNED-There Ain’t No Sanity Clause (Emergo)
CRUCIAL YOUTH-X-Mas For The Skins (New Red Archives)

TVTV$-Daddy Drank Our XMas Money (from "Punk Rock Christmas," Rhino)
BASEMENT 5-Last White Christmas (Island)
THE PACK-King Of Kings (Anagram)
LOWELL GEORGE & THE FACTORY-Candy Cane Madness (Rhino)

CHUCK BERRY-Run Rudolph Run (Chess)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sonic Overload 12/12/11

The last regular show of the year and it’s a hectic one. I played mostly vinyl, including a fair amount of new stuff and short songs means I’m working like a madman to get everything queued up correctly. That’s right—physical media although, as I’ve noted in the past, I do utilize some MP3s here and there and I used a few this week, including a very special track at the beginning of Track 2. I think I’ll just let you be surprised.  

Next week—the holiday show where you won’t be hearing any of those crap-ass songs that are inescapable when I venture into the “outside” world. Hell, I don’t even like a lot of the holiday punk perennials. In the meantime, watch out for the crazy people on the roads and in the malls and shopping centers, although I hope you’re smart enough to steer clear of the latter two.

Sonic Overload 12/12/11


NEGATIVE APPROACH-Can’t Tell No One (Touch & Go)

CRIATURAS-Criaturas (Trabuc)
DEMENZIA KOLEKTIVA-Desesperacion (Trabuc)
OS ESTUDANTES-Ignorancia Bruta (Todo Destruido)
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-Throw Away Girl (Modern Action)
RENEGADES OF PUNK-Same Old Shit (Thrashbastard)
ICU-AP (Put-On)

NO FUCKER-Fight!!! (No Real Music)
BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Invasion (Total Fucker)
BUKKAKE BOYS-Elite (Sorry State)
IMPALERS-Blasts For Days (Todo Destruido)
JESUS H BOMBS-Business Junkie Burns (Bookoven/Tibs Ribs)
INSERVIBLES-23 De Septiembre (Shogun/La Vida Es Un Fus)

LOAD-Palomino Stakes (Faceless)
AGENT ORANGE-Lingerie (Kangaroo)
UPRIGHT CITIZENS-Yellow Press (H’art)
MALINHEADS-Hoax (Thought Crime)
INFERNO-Wodka (Mülleimer)


ZODIAC KILLERS-Do Us A Favor and Die (Rip Off)
NASHVILLE PUSSY-Go Motherfucker Go (Get Hip)
MUD CITY MANGLERS-1234 Motherfucker (Republic of Chesterfield)
STUMP WIZARDS-You Too Return (Skyclad)
SINISTER SIX-Keep My Cool (Empty)
LAZY COWGIRLS-Goddamn Bottle (Bomp)

KAKKA-HATA-77-Paihteita Ja Vakivaltaa (Stupido)
THE MAD-Anti-Real (Captain Trip)
SNIVELING SHITS-Terminal Stupid (Damaged Goods)
BUZZCOCKS-You Know You Can’t Help It (United Artists)
ANEMIC BOYFRIENDS-Guys Are Not Proud (Red Sweater)


REBEL TRUTH-Child Hosts The Parasite (self-released)
CONFLICT-Conflict (Anagram)
ICONS OF FILTH-Politricks (Mortarhate)
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Progress (One Little Indian)
ANTHRAX-Exploitation (Happy Release)
RONDOS-A Black and White Statement (King Kong)

CITIZENS PATROL-Social Skills (Way Back When/Even Worse)
LIBYANS-The Price We Pay (Narshardaa)
MOONSHINE-God Will Eat You Raw (demo)
NO PROBLEM-Suffocate City (Deranged)
BIG BOYS-We’re Not In It To Lose (Touch & Go)

DIVINE RIGHT-Sad, Sorry, Pitiful (Residue)
WEIRD PARTY-Sarah Palin (Sex & Death)
ROT SHIT-Fuck Yer DJ Night (Fashionable Idiots)
ULTRAUMBADOS-Fracture (Todo Destruido)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Propaganda Tuk Pemula (Bad Hair Life)
LIL BUNNIES-Hop, Fight & Fuck (Moo-La-La)
THE NETWORK-Love and Money (Adeline)


ANGRY SNOWMANS-Joyeux Again (Stiff Hombre)

POISON PLANET-Mind Racing (ThirdxParty)
NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE-Just Another Rape (Even Worse/Way Back When)
MUTINY-Lucifer’s Mob (Seven Lucky)
BURNING SENSATION-I Feel Disgust (Vertex)
RIPCORD-Cross Culture (Epistrophy)
HERATYS-Telefon (demo)

SUICIDE-Rocket USA (Red Star)
KIM PHUC-23 (Iron Lung)
RED DONS-Pieces (Deranged)
REACTIONS-Don’t Look Back (Homestead)
LONERS-Inanimate Objects (AA)

WEDDING PRESENT-My Favourite Dress (Reception)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sonic Overload 12/5/11

Back to the regular programming for this week and next and then it’s on to the holiday spectacular (?) and the best of 2011 to wrap up the year. I’ve been keeping away from the political coverage a bit lately, half paying attention to the Republican shenanigans, whether it’s on the campaign trail, in congress or in the media. But you can only take so much—so I’ve been watching movies. I finally saw “The Right Stuff” last week. Yeah, it’s probably a bit corny ‘n all but it actually has wit and some excellent performances. Beats watching Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann et al. I think it’s time to watch “Reservoir Dogs” some night this week. But don’t worry—if I do watch it, I promise not to play “Stuck In The Middle” by Stealers Wheel. Those of you who have seen the movie know the significance of that song!

Sonic Overload 12/5/11


INFEST-Where’s The Unity? (Deep Six/Draw Blank)

BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive (from upcoming album)
VIOLENT ARREST-Crumbs (Boss Tuneage)
BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Death Squad (Total Fucker)
MANIPULATION-Choking Man (Fashionable Idiots)

ANGRY SNOWMANS-Fast Raindeer (Stiff Hombre)
BLOODY HAMMER-Punk’s Not Funny (demo)
GOD GIVEN ASS-I Need Speed (Monap)
RATZ-Stepping Out Of Line (Kink)
TEENAGE REJECTS-Wanna Kill (Alien Snatch)
SPITS-Fed Up (In The Red)

FERAL BABIES-Thought Replacer (Rigid)
DUSTHEADS-Tunnel Vision (Don Giovanni)
HATCHET FACE-Prime Crime (Figure Four)
A-TEAM-Fall On Your Sword (Stab & Kill)
STRAIGHT TO HELL-We Will Bury You (Gloom)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?-Prayer (from “Dark Thoughts,” Rabid Dog)


GOD BOWS TO MAN-The Ship That Sank A Thousand Faces (Muzai)
CRIPPLE AND CASINO-Hot Air Balloons (Radio Is Down)
RANK/XEROX-Basement Furniture (Mondo Bongo)
100 FLOWERS-I’m Like You (Rhino)
FUSES-Dead Air Beat (American Punk)
SCARED OF CHAKA-A Lie and a Cheat (Sub City)

DEEP SLEEP-Out Of Time (Grave Mistake)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY-Number 1 (Motherbox)
NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS-Das Reich (Backwards Masking)
FUNERAL ORATION-Slipping Out (Diehard)
CHARTA 77-The Day The Banks Collapse (Birdnest)

POOR LILY-Head Of Flames (self-released)
DAISY CHAINSAW-Love Your Money (A&M)
WRECK-To The Bridge (Play It Again Sam)
ROLLINS BAND-If You’re Alive (Texas Hotel)


KIELTOLAKI-Misantropia (MooCow)
FY FAN-Du Har Slutat Skratta (No Way)
GET RAD-Bullshit Forcefield (Gilead Media)
SPAZM 151-Sink Or Swim (Busted Heads)
MUNDO MUERTO-Guerra Nuklear (Charged//Distorted)
SIGNAL LOST-Bow To None (Prank)

THE CREATION-Making Time (Retroactive)
CLASH-Protex Blue (Epic)
SILLIES-Break Loose (Scooch Pooch)

BAD POSTURE-Get Tough (Grand Theft Audio)
WILLFUL NEGLECT-Eat My Shit and Die (Willful)
GARBAGE STRIKE-Pariah (demo)
NINPULATORS-Career Coma (Teenage Riot)
ETA-I’m A Bore (Deranged)
SUNSHINE SS-Oogle Parade (Sacred Plague)
BROKEN BONES-Secret Agent (Fall Out)


JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-Never Understand (Rhino)
SOFT BOYS-I Wanna Destroy You (Ryko)
NILS-Scratches and Needles (Mag Wheel)
SAMIAM-Clean (New Red Archives)
POLICE & THIEVES-For Ideals (Youngblood)

CASTEVETS-Good Riddance (from “City Limits,” High Anxiety)
GUZZARD-Glued (Amphetamine Reptile)
PIRANHAS-Redundant (On/On Switch)
WALKINGSEEDS-Rolling Machine (Fist Puppet)

STEREOLAB-Crest (Elektra)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sonic Overload 11-28-11--the all-covers show!

Hope y’all didn’t eat too much for Thanksgiving. I can’t say that was the case here and I think I’ll be hitting the gym hard in the coming week. I actually snuck in a walk today, before recording the show. Anyway, this week is the annual all-covers show. Some favorites that I’ve played in the past but I’ve got quite a few songs that haven’t been on here before. It’s hard to believe there are only going to be two more “regular” shows this year, before the holiday show on the 19th and the “best of” show on the 26th. Where has this year gone?

Sonic Overload 11/28/11


SONIC YOUTH-Ca Plane Pour Moi (Plastic Bertrand) (from “Freedom of Choice,” Caroline)

TOY DOLLS-The Final Countdown (Europe) (SOS)
ANTISCHISM-Sacrifice (Rudimentary Peni) (Prank)
BURNT CROSS-Blissful Myth (Rudimentary Peni) (Tadpole)
KICKER-Public Defender (SOA) (Inimical)
86 MENTALITY-Evil (4 Skins) (Grave Mistake)

THE JAM-Slow Down (Larry Williams) (Polydor)
DICKIES-Paranoid (Black Sabbath) (A&M)
REZILLOS-Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight (Earl Vince & The Valiants) (Sire)
THEE HEADCOATS-Boredom (Buzzcocks) (Vinyl Japan)
VON ZIPPERS-Twist and Turn (Slaughter and the Dogs) (Estrus)

INTENSITY-Resist Conrol (Lifesblood) (+/-)
SPAZZ-Stabbed In The Back (Youth of Today) (Slap-A-Ham)
CHARLES BRONSON-IQ 32/Punch Drunk (Necros/Hüsker Dü) (Lengua Armada)
AGAINST EMPIRE-Another Mouth To Feed (Crucifix) (Profane Existence)
WARTORN-Survival Of The Streets (Cro-Mags) (Crimes Against Humanity)
FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS-Land Of Treason (Germs) (Criminal IQ)
DS-13-Media Blitz (Germs) (Havoc)


ISM-I Think I Love You (Partridge Family) (self-released)
DICKS-All Night Fever (Bee Gees) (RRadical)
VOORHEES-Hinckley Had A Vision (Crucifucks) (Crust)
RUPTURE-Job (Nubs) (Rest In Punk)
ANAL BABES-Demolition Girl (Saints) (Big Ball)
REGISTRATORS-Stab Your Back (Damned) (self-released)

ZEN GUERILLA-Mama’s Little Rocket (Little Richard) (from “Apocalypse Always,” Alternative Tentacles)
NEW BOMB TURKS-This Place Sucks (Queers) (Engine)
TEENGENERATE-Shake, Rattle & Roll (Big Joe Turner) (Crypt)
SUICIDE KINGS-Bad Boy (Larry Williams) (Adult Negro)
TURBONEGRO-Raggare Is A Bunch Of Motherfuckers (Rude Kids) (Burning Heart)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-Rather See You Dead (Legionaire’s Disease Band) (Deranged)

STRIPED BASSTARDS-Sacrifice Not Suicide (The Freeze) (Traffic Violation)
REPOS-Straight Jacket (Jerry’s Kids)
DUMBSTRUCK-Break The Chains (Deathwish) (Deranged)
KNIFE FIGHT-Together (Negative FX) (from “Town Of Hardcore”)
VOETSEK-Mind Control  (Negative FX) (Six Weeks)
SCROTUM GRINDER-No Friend Of Mine (Slapshot) (Prank)
DILLINGER FOUR-No Pain No Gain (DYS) (from “No Sleep For Hardcore,” Suburban Voice)
FU MANCHU-Nothing Done (SS Decontrol) (Mammoth)
DINOSAUR JR-Chunks (Last Rights) (SST)


DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979-Better Off Dead (La Peste) (Last Gang)
OPÉRATION S-Existence Imposée (X-Ray Spex) (Broken)
OUTS-Rebel Girl (Bikini Kill) (Not Normal)
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-100% White Girl (VKTMS) (Abscess)

ROCK-N-ROLL TERRORISTS-Free Speech For The Dumb (Discharge) (self-released)
SCREAMERS-The Beat Goes On (Sonny & Cher) (boot)
WARUM JOE-Kommando (Ramones) (New Rose)
TELECOMMANDE-Pet Sematary (Ramones) (demo)

KUSTOMIZED-Surgeon’s Girl (Wire) (Matador)
MANIKIN-Grinding Halt (The Cure) (Super Secret)
DESTRUCTION UNIT-Warm Leatherette (The Normal) (Empty)
HEX DISPENSERS-Down In The Park (Gary Numan) (Alien Snatch)
BIG BLACK-He’s A Whore (Cheap Trick) (Touch & Go)


DMZ-Cinderella (Sonics) (Sire)
NOMEANSNO-New Age (DOA) (Allied)
MUDHONEY-Fix Me (Black Flag) (Sub Pop)
CATBURGLARS-Cherry Bomb (Runaways) (Cowabunga)
CANDY SNATCHERS-Suffragette City (David Bowie) (Sin City)

MONSTERLAND-Totally Wired (The Fall) (Seed)
THE CURE-Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix) (Fiction)
FIRE ENGINES-We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17) (Rev-Ola)
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA-Tighten Up (Archie Bell & The Drells) (A&M)

PEER PRESSURE-Eve Of Destruction (Barry McGuire) (Break My Face)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sonic Overload 11/21/11

It’s Thanksgiving week and, as customary, the day is marked with acknowledgment of what happened to the native population of this land when it was invaded both in 1620, with the pilgrims and, of course, in 1492. The clip that accompanies the Ill Repute song at the top of the show, featuring Mumia Abu-Jamal, states things more eloquently than I could—although I WILL be watching football on Thursday.

Next week, it’s the annual all-covers show—one of my favorite shows to put together and I have a number of new selections this year...

Sonic Overload 11/21/11


ILL REPUTE-Cherokee Nation (It’s Alive/Indecision)

WOVEN BONES-I’ll Be Runnin (Hozac)
PREDATOR-Choke (Douchemaster)
SCROUNGERS-Vandalism City (self-released)
SLUTS-Head Hunter (Spread ‘Um)
FUCK UPS-I Think You’re Shit (Fowl)
SATAN’S PILGRIMS-Turkey Trot (Empty)

BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Tribes Of Survivors (Total Fucker)
BRAIN KILLER-Made (Deranged)
RELIGIOUS SS DISORDER-Wasted Passion/Energy (Punks Not Profits)
GOUKA-CoExist (Partners In Crime)
IRON MAIDEN-Run To The Hills (Capitol)


WHOREHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES-Stolen Land (from “Aftermath,” Profane Existence)
MUNDO MUERTO-Krucifikaos (Konton Crasher)
BROWN SUGAR-Blow (Feral Kid)
FUNERAL SHOCK-Dead Scenester (Controlled By Plague)
PANTHRO UK UNITED 13-Dead Asshole (No Idea)
SPITS-Wanna B ADD (In The Red)

DOA-The Enemy (Friends)
PSYCHED TO DIE-Staged Reality (Dirtnap)
NASA SPACE UNIVERSE-Come On Eileen, Bung On My Face (Shogun)
POLLUTION-Fee$ (C6 Recordings)

FAILURE-Screen Man (Slash)
PUPPY MILL-Suffocation (demo)
FOREIGN OBJECTS-Fast Asleep (Vinyl Rites)
STIPHNOYDS-Afraid Of The Russians (from “History Of Portland Punk,” Zeno)


BUSH TETRAS-Too Many Creeps (99) in memory of Laura Kennedy
X-RAY SPEX-Obsessed With You (Sanctuary)
FLYS-We Are The Lucky Ones (EMI)
BLACK BUG-Shard Of Glass (Hozac)

DIDJITS-Killboy Powerhead (Touch & Go)
KILL-A-WATTS-Shopping Mall Moron (Rip Off)
ZEROZERO-Hammer Man (demo)
MARKED MEN-Cool Devices (Dirtnap)
PEELANDER-Z-The Destroyer (Swell)

GENBAKU ONANIES-For Whom (Trippin’ Elephant)
DEVO-Sloppy (Virgin)
SUICIDE COMMANDOS-Burn It Down (Mercury)
UNNATURAL AXE-The Creeper (Lawless)


UK SUBS-Left For Dead (Gem)
POISON CONTROL-Human Targets (Deranged)
PMRC-Death and Texas (Motorchest)
AVO-Gearheads Suck (Even Worse/Kangaroo)
FIX ME-Cabeza de Turco (La Vida Es Un Mus)

VIOLENT ARREST-Great Firewall Of China (Boss Tuneage)
SHORT CHANGED-Clones ’09 (Rodent Popsicle)
YOUTH KORPS-Get A Gun/Sick Of Pain (Crucial Response)
PUNCH IN THE FACE-At War With Everybody (Lengua Armada)
FIT FOR ABUSE-Thorn In My Side (Crust)

FLIPPER-Ha Ha Ha (Subterranean)
ADOLESCENTS-No Friends (Frontier)
JESUS LIZARD-Puss (Touch & Go)
SKULL CONTROL-Satan Is Jesus To Me (Touch & Go)

AVENGERS-The American In Me (White Noise)