Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sonic Overload 1/16/12

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr Day. so, as is my tradition, I play excerpts from a few of his speeches at the top of the show. It’s not a long segment—only about a minute and a half—but they’re from speeches and sermons you rarely here when the mainstream media covers King’s birthday. As I always say, I really wish he was still alive. I think he’d still be out there, fighting for social justice and economic fairness.

Sonic Overload 1/16/12


7 SECONDS-I Have A Dream (BYO)

BLIGHT-The Dream Was Dead (Touch & Go)
PLATES-Salvation Morning (Big Neck)
CENOBITES-Hostage/Pathetic (Discorporate)
GREEN BERET-Neutralize Me (demo)
PISSED JEANS-Human Upskirt (Sub Pop)

LEPROSY-No More Warfare (Hardcore Victim)
KROMOSOM-Systematic Death (Havoc/Hardcore Victim)
GLAM-Duelo Di Titanes (La Vida Es Un Mus)
GASMASK TERROR-Vatican SS (Flower of Carnage)
ORIGIN OF M-Mosquito (Burai Core)
INVASION-Son Cristianos (La Vida Es Un Mus)

SHELL SHOCK-My Brain Is Jelly (Vinyl Solution)
TOTAL CONTROL-Rogue Abortion (Castle Face)
CRUDDY-Robotic Service (12XU)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Awas! Gestapo Lepas (Bad Hair Life)


OFFENDERS-I Hate Myself (Kangaroo)
JERRY’S KIDS-Tear It Up (demo)
RF7-Submit To Them Freely (Grand Theft Audio)
SPECIAL DUTIES-Too Much Talking (Captain Oi)
SECRET HATE-Midas Touch (Skunk)

VAGINORS-Ultimate Power (Hardcore Victim)
BRAIN KILLER-Freedom? (Deranged)
WARNING//WARNING-Deathbed (Kick Rock/Flower Of Carnage)
PORCODIO-Non Torna Mai (Lengua Armada)
PUFFY AREOLAS-Gentleman’s Grip (Hozac)

FAMILY CURSE-Julia Armant (Drawing Room)
TUXEDOMOON-No Tears (Crammed Discs)


BROKEN TALENT-My God Can Beat Up Your God (TPOS)

GAUNT-Breakin Down (Amphetamine Reptile)
A FRAMES-Ionic (S-S)
TYVEK-Give It Up (What’s Your Rupture)
THE ENERGY-Destroy Imagination (Teen Science)

GOD BOWS TO MATH-New Designs For Hip Kids (Muzai)
RAPEMAN-Up Beat (Touch & Go)
RANK/XEROX-Helpless (Make A Mess)
BRAIN F?-Seawall, See (Sorry State)
HELL CITY KINGS-The Dream (Cutthroat)


HEDGE FUND-Currency Of Legititude (demo)
BLACK AND WHITES-Misled  (Douchemaster)
TACTICS-Standing By My Window (Memorandum)
MIRRORS-Shiyougeki X (from “Get The Punk - J Punk & New Wave 1972-1991,”
ALICE COOPER-Gutter Cat (Warner Bros)

ANCIENT FILTH-Pushed to The Limit (Shock To The System)
DEATHWISH-Tailgate (Amory Arms)
LAST RIGHTS-Do What You Want (Taang)
POISON IDEA-Thorn In My Side (Fatal Erection)
SORRY-My Word (from “Bands That Could Be God,” Conflict)
LORI GREEN-Really Don’t Care (demo)

SHRINK-Valid Or Void (from “Propaganda,” A&M)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sonic Overload 1/9/12

We’re on the eve of the first presidential primary, in New Hampshire. And you’re not getting any up-to-the-minute coverage here. Maybe next week. As I’ve said recently, there will be NO shortage of material to use on here. I’m just waiting a bit.

I close the show by marking David Bowie’s 65th birthday (yikes!). I’m currently in the middle of reading the latest biography about Bowie, Starman, by Paul Trynka. The author points out that “Jean Genie” is a pretty blatant ripoff of the Yardbirds’ cover of “I’m A Man” and it’s hard to argue. It doesn’t mean it’s not a great song, though—Bowie definitely adds his stamp to it. A great video of Bowie performing the song on the BBC show “Top Of the Pops” just surfaced and you should check it out on YouTube. Something else I noticed, while recording the show, is that the Fatal Microbes song I played borrows from the riff of the Bowie song “Panic In Detroit” (from Aladdin Sane, the same album as “Jean Genie”). Everything gets recycled, I guess—and the Microbes song creates something different, as well.

Play loud, as always...

Sonic Overload 1/9/12


BL’AST-Only Time Will Tell (SST)

NO STATIK-Clean Swift Sunshine (Prank)
MERDOSO-Shook Ones Part III (Prank)
IMPALERS-Blinding (Todo Destruido)
CRIATURAS-Nunca Va A Cambiar (Trabuc)
COMES-Baca Moss (Dogma)
RORSCHACH-Impressions (Gern Blandsten)

CAPTAIN BEYOND-Mesmerization Eclipse (Capricorn) in memory of Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt)
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS-Boston Babies (Captain Oi)
GROUND ZERO-Nothing (self-released)
THE POP-Animal Eyes (Automatic)


ANCIENT FILTH-Too Young, Fuck Adults (Shock To The System)
DRY HUMP-All You Can Be (SexCult)
DIVINE RIGHT-Carrier (Residue)
DESTROYED NATURAL BEAST-24 (from “Demented Anthem Hardcore Assemblage,” Under The Surface)
SKITKIDS-Allvetande Messerschmidt (self-released)
NIGHTBRINGER-Live Fast, Die Strong (self-released)

PUMPERS-Shut Down (from “Denton Denton, USA,” Play Pinball)
CHINESE BURNS-Can Dig (Must Destroy Mankind)
HENRY FIAT’S OPEN SORE-Problem Child (Coldfront)
WINNING LOOKS-Breakdown (Waiting)
TYRADES-I Hate Your Wave (Broken)

CREEM-Sick Of You (Katorga Works)
NATURAL LAW-Little Kicks (Katorga Works)
SOCIOPATHETIC-Blind Optimism (demo)
HARPOON GUNS-Speed Disease (demo)
SLAP THE CULTURE-I Hate Anarchy (Cock Suck)
TEAR IT UP-Through Being Cute (Deranged)
THE PROWL-Tear Me Down (Gloom)


STRETCH MARKS-Dog’s World (Head Butt)
RAZZIA-B-Alarm (Weird System)
CITY-X-Avis (Grand Theft Audio)
ABRASIVE WHEELS-Attack (Riot City)
RUDIMENTARY PENI-Radio Schizo (Corpus Christi)
DEEP WOUND-Dead Babies (Radiobeat)

MEAN JEANS-(Let’s Go B4 I Blow My) Brains Out (Big Neck)
CRUDDY-Negative World (12XU)
PLATES-Under Suspect Tutelage (Big Neck)
LEATHERFACE-Dead Industrial World (Roughneck)

NUNS-You Think You’re The Best (Bomp) in memory of Jennifer Miro
NUNS-Getting Straight (demo)
CYNICS-Way It’s Gonna Be (Get Hip)
OUTCASTS-I’m In Pittsburgh and It’s Raining (Collectables)
BLONDIE-Living In The Real World (Chrysalis)


GOD BOWS TO MATH-Blues For Blind Lemon (Muzai)
THE MEN-Oh Yoko (self-released)
KIM PHUC-Heathens (Iron Lung)
POWERBLESSINGS-In The Men’s Room Of The Sixteenth Century (Manhattan Chemical and Electric)
BEERWÜLF-On My Way Home From Work (Flower Of Carnage)

TIGHTS-Bad Hearts (Cherry Red)
PUNCTURE-Mucky Pup (Small Wonder)
FATAL MICROBES-Beautiful Pictures (Small Wonder)
DIABLESSE GRUPP 6-Född I Far (from “Varning For Punk,” Distortion)
KLEENEX-Ain’t You (Kill Rock Stars)
ESSENTIAL LOGIC-Aerosol Burns (Rough Trade)


Friday, January 13, 2012

Sonic Overload 1/2/12

Happy New Year... welcome to the first show of 2012 and here’s hoping this year will be a good one for all of you. I’m not a believer in resolutions nor do I try to predict the future. I’ve heard the world is supposed to end in December and, actually, it might end sooner than that if the Republicans regain the presidency and run the table in the November elections. It’s not that either party is any great shakes but, seriously, does anyone here really want Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or even the corporate raider/job destroyer Mitt Romney taking over?

When I was listening to the closing song “New Year” by SVT, it struck me that the lyrics aren’t all that happy, with a good amount of pessimism. It’s mentioned that every year’s still the same and that you generally have to kiss ass to get ahead in this world. It’s probably true but I’m not quite ready to throw in the towel. In the meantime, one thing that stays the same is I still love doing this show and I hope it at least gives you a lift as we all bring in the new year... Yeah, I know that’s kind of corny. Tough shit. Now turn it up fucking loud!

Sonic Overload 1/2/12


FULL SPEED AHEAD-Overload (Manic Ride)

ADRENALIN OD-New Year’s Eve (from “New York Thrash,” ROIR)
CIDER-New Year Day Surprise (SPHC)
OUTS-Boy Scout (demo)
LUBE-Lice (demo)
AVON LADIES-Power Failure (Katorga Works)

CRUDDY-Incendiary (12XU)
VIDEO-Teenage Death (Play Pinball)
WHITE WHALE-No Fun (Feral Kid)
STATUES-Lifting Fingers (Deranged)
AKIMBO-I Wish The Dead Could Come Back To Life So I Could Kill Them Again (Alternative Tentacles)

FRONT LINE-DWI (Beach Impediment)
NEOS-Conscripts (Rat Cage)
HATED YOUTH-Hardcore Rules (Burrito)
RAPED TEENAGERS-Bedövad (self-released)
AMDI PETERSENS ARME-Alt Er Ved Det Samme (Kick ‘n Punch)
JOHN BROWN’S ARMY-Playing With Fire (Gloom)
OPPOSITION RISING-The Rich Are Killing The Poor (Opposition)


PLATES-Sociology 101 (Big Neck)
KIM PHUC-23 (Iron Lung)
CRIMINAL CODE-Red Lights (self-released)
HOT SNAKES-Hatchet Job (Swami)
THE ESTRANGED-Image Of More (Dirtnap)

DEADBEATS-Kill The Hippies (Dangerhouse)
CHEAP TRICK-Lookout (Epic)
999-Homicide (United Artists)


HOAX-Skills Or Death (Youth Attack)
NO STATIK-The Corpse We Will Become (Prank)
POSITIVE NOISE-The Light Went Dim (Punks Before Profits)
REPROBATES-Stress (No Way)
HUMAN MESS-Torturing Thoughts (No Way)
TIMEBOMBS-Hive Minds (Cowabunga)
INSERVIBLES-Inservibles II (La Vida Es Un Mus)

FATALS-Flamin Baby (P.Trash)
LIVEFASTDIE-Passing Out (In Front Of The Kids) (Dead Beat)
MONSTER TRUCK FIVE-Piece Of Work (from “Shave The Baby,” Datapanik)
RIBZY-Invasion (Vinehell)
POP RIVETS-Skip Off School (Sub Pop)

SHELL SHOCK-Declaration (Puke N Vomit)
KNOCKDOWN-What’s Left (Youngblood)
CÜLO-Toxic Vision (Deranged)
BILL BONDSMEN-Crucial Tooth (Fourteegee)
GOD FODDER-In The Shit (Motorchest)


NIGHTBRINGER-No Sleep Til Death (High Anxiety)
DISKURZ-Obskuria (Todo Destruido)
DISPARO-Tras El Cristal (Trabuc)
DBCR-Let Them Eat Bikes (self-released)
INSTIGATORS-Dine Upon The Dead (Bluurg)
SEVERED HEAD OF STATE-Failure Fucker (Ebullition)

100 FLOWERS-Sensible Virgins (from “Keats Rides A Harley,” Warning Label)
WEIRDOS-Helium Bar (Frontier)
PLASMATICS-Butcher Baby (Vice Squad)
HOWARD WERTH-Obsolete (Dangerhouse)
SHRAPNEL-Combat Love (Salute)
MEGA CITY FOUR-New Years Day (Decoy)

SVT-New Year (415)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sonic Overload 12/26/11--Best of 2011

Here it is—the end of a fucked up year, to quote the Embrace song that wraps things up. Well, fucked up in some ways, not so awful in other ways and we got through another year. Being that 2012 is an election year, there won’t be any shortage of material to use on this show—it’s going to one nasty year as the politicians prepare to do battle. But let’s worry about that later. This week, I present my favorite records of 2011. It’s not a countdown but my album of the year is Foreign Objects’ No Sensation. I didn’t have too much difficulty filling up the two hours so I guess that means it was a pretty good musical year. Enjoy the show, Happy New Year and it’ll be back to our “regular” programming next week...

Sonic Overload Best of 2011


BRAIN KILLER-So Much Hate (Deranged)

SOCIAL CIRCKLE-No I Won’t (Side Two)
WASTE MANAGEMENT-Solitude (Painkiller)
ORGANIZED SPORTS-So Proud Of Him/Downer (Bulkhead)
LOW THREAT PROFILE-This Fight’s Not Over (Deep Six/Draw Blank)
CASTEVETS-Good Riddance (from “City Limits,” High Anxiety)
CEREMONY-5 to 10 (Bridge Nine)

NIGHT BIRDS-Demon Haunted World/Neon Gray (Grave Mistake)
DEEP SLEEP-Head Spins (Grave Mistake)
WHITE LUNG-Aristocrat (Deranged/Nominal)
UTI-Commodity (Schizophrenic)
YOUNG OFFENDERS-Frustration (Razorcake)

CRIATURAS-Criaturas (Trabuc)
NAIFA-Hoje (Faca Cega Discos)
MUNDO MUERTO-Guerra Nuklear (Charged//Distorted)
NO PROBLEM-R’N’R Deathcamp (Deranged)


OMEGAS-Blasts Of Lunacy (Parts Unknown)
HERO DISHONEST-The Biggest Asshole (IfSociety)
NOTHING BUT ENEMIES-Diarrhea Of The Human Race (Welfare)
SUNSHINE SS-Banned From The Record Store (Sacred Plague)
RETOX-Thirty Cents Shy Of A Quarter (Ipecac)
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-Face Jam (Sorry State)

NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-We Own The Night (Abscess)
CREAMERS-Modern Day (Jolly Dream)
SCHOOL JERKS-Screamer (Cowabunga)
NEO CONS-Can’t Sleep (Deranged)
KICKER-Walking Headache (Inimical)
YEAR ONE-Colony Collapse Disorder (from “Noise Ordinance,” Maximum Rocknroll)

OBN IIIS-No Enemies (Tic Tac Totally)
THEE OH SEES-Corrupt Coffin (Castle Face)
COLA FREAKS-Menneske Lim (Scion Audio/Visual)
PUPPY MILL-Suffocation (demo)


MANIPULATION-Deathwatch (Sorry State)
BLOODKROW BUTCHER-Invasion (Total Fucker)
SYSTEMATIC DEATH-Just The Head (Way Back When/Even Worse)
KIELTOLAKI-Alistu/Noyrry (Feral Ward)
DARK AGES-Merchants Of Cool (Sorry State)
BURNING SENSATION-Brainfucker (Vertex)

BAD DADDIES-Not That Kind Of Girlfriend (Finch)
HEAT TAPE-Spend It (Red Scare)
KICKING SPIT-Way Out (Tankcrimes)
WHITE WIRES-Are You Mad (Dirtnap)
KAKKA-HATA-77-Paihteita Ja Vakivaltaa (Stupido)
OLDE GHOST-Fatalists (Handstand)

ICEAGE-Collapse (What’s Your Rupture)
HOMOSTUPIDS-R Companion (Fashionable Idiots)
TOTAL CONTROL-One More Tonight (Iron Lung)
LE FACE-Piss Golden Pills (Psychic Handshake)


POOR LILY-Trap Door (self-released)
THE ENERGY-Thinking Cameras (Team Science)
VIDEO-Eyes (Play Pinball)
FOLDED SHIRT-Folded Shirt (Fashionable Idiots)
SPITS-My Mess (In The Red)

DRY HUMP-I Am The Doorway (Sex Cult)
ARCTIC FLOWERS-Crusaders & Banshees (Inimical)
BRAIN F?-Sleep Rough (Sorry State/Grave Mistake)
RANK/XEROX-Turn To Stone (Make A Mess)
FOREIGN OBJECTS-Look Around (Vinyl Rites)

EMBRACE-End of A Year (Dischord)