Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sonic Overload on Stench Radio--Show #48, 3/19/14

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Sonic Overload on Stench Radio 3/19/14

PROFITS-Shock and Awe (Active Distribution)

KEGCHARGE-Blood –Mix-Oil (Hardcore Holocaust)
BURY THE LIVING-Baghdad Skies (Soul Is Cheap)
AVSKUM-Under A Bloodstained Flag (Prank)
DEATHTOLL-Sea Of Blood (Kangaroo)
DARFÜR-Retention of War (Bad Hair Life)
WITCH HUNT-War-Coma (self-released)

U-MEN-Dig It A Hole (Black Label)
SILVERFISH-Two Marines (Touch & Go)
PACHINKO-Lesbians or Lovers (Alternative Tentacles)
RED RED RED-Greatest Hit/Regeneration (Big Neck)
NEOS-Jungle Beat (Breakeven)

NUCLEAR SPRING-In The New Regime (from “Sound the Alarms,” Maximum Rocknroll)
SILLA ELECTRICA-Es Lo Que Hay (from “Sound the Alarms,” Maximum Rocknroll)
LAS OTRAS-Tragedia (Discos Sense Nom)
SGURD-PTS (self-released)
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE-Reactionary Illusions (Grave Mistake)
MY REVENGE-Gay Marriage Is Better Than Your Marriage (Thorp)
PANIC-I Watch You Sleep (Bridge Nine)

INFERNO-Wodka (Beer City)
DUMBSTRUCK-Bullshit Artist (Boss Tuneage)
RIBZY-Cyanide Pill (Vinehell)
JERRY’S KIDS-Uncontrollable (from “This Is Boston, Not LA,” Modern Method)
CANCEROUS GROWTH-Had Enough (Beer City)

CANDY MACHINE-Collectors (Skene)
TRACTOR SEX FATALITY-Prosthesis Rising (Big Neck)
LOLLIPOP-Slow Drip (Amphetamine Reptile)
ESTRELLA 20/20-Afro Mexicana (Estrus)

STOOGES-Real Cool Time (Elektra) in memory of Scott Asheton
RIK L RIK-Meat House (from “Beach Blvd.,” Posh Boy)
SCORPIONS-Another Piece Of Meat (Mercury)
NUNS-World War III (Rosco)
BLOWFLY-I Wanna Be Fellated (Alternative Tentacles)

FRANTIX-Static Cling (Afterburn)
GRABBIES-I Wanna Be Blind (Proud To Be Idiot)
TV FREAKS-Never Finish What You Started (Schizophrenic)
NITAD-Varfor Varfor?  (No Way)
RESTARTS-Boozin’ (Plastic Bomb)
AEROBITCH-I Don’t Give A Fuck (People Like You)
GOLDEN AXE-Dognapped (from “Wolf Party,” Voodoo Rhythm)

LURKERS-Freak Show (Beggars Banquet)
RINGS-Automobile (Chiswick)
DRONES-Just Want To Be Myself (Anagram)
FUCK GEEZ-Fill Up With Punk Rock (Social Napalm)

CREEM-The Hunchback (Static Shock)
MISSIONARY-Kill Me (demo)
GLUE-Falling Apart (demo)
HOAX-Free The Land (Adagio830)
WASTE MANAGEMENT-Solitude (Painkiller)
APPARATUS-Hardcore Horror (Shogun)

7 YEAR BITCH-No Fucking War (C/Z)
CONFLICT-Fester (Placebo)
PROLETARIAT-Another Banner Raised (Taang)
NATIVE TONGUE-Blame It On Gravity (Modern Method)
STEREOLAB-Ping Pong (Too Pure)


Sonic Overload 3/17/14

Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. No, I don’t spend that much time on it—some Irish punk bands and, yes, I play the Dropkick Murphys, who don’t usually get a lot of airplay on this show but you’ll hear why. And it’s another long show—not a marathon like last week but there’s 15 minutes of bonus noise.

This week’s show goes out in memory of Stooges (and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band) drummer Scott “Rock Action” Asheton, who passed away a few days ago at the age of 64. As I say on the show, it’s sad to think that three of the four original Stooges are no longer with us.... R.I.P.

Sonic Overload 3/17/14


IGGY & THE STOOGES-I Got A Right (Bomp) in memory of Scott Asheton

IDIOT TALK-So Dead (Build Me A Bomb)
ADULT CRASH-Full Control (Standards)
WACO FUCK-Quality of Life (Standards)
MERCENARY-No Uniform (demo)
STOIC VIOLENCE-Chained (self-released)
SPLASHIN’ SAFARI-Space Faces (demo)
INSERVIBLES-Asfixia (Shogun)

LOUD ONES-Fuck ‘Em (Beer City)
CANCEROUS GROWTH-Stupid People (Beer City)
LIKE RATS-Tread Lightly (from “No Place To Play,” I-Deal)
SECRET PROSTITUTES-Motivasi Untuk Membunuh (Bad Hair Life)
KREMLIN-Old Man (Bad Vibrations/Beach Impediment)
ZIPPERHEAD-Rotting In City (demo)

PERMANENT RUIN-Snowed In (Not Normal)
REPLICA-Big Black Boots (Prank)
BRAIN TUMORS-I Feel Bad (Deranged)
TALK IS POISON-Recharge (Prank)
INFERNO-In Namen Der Forschung (Beer City)


DROPKICK MURPHYS-Pipebomb on Lansdowne (Hellcat)
DEFECTS-Killer On The Streets (WXYZ)
OUTCASTS-Gangland Warfare (Abstract)
VIPERS-No Such Thing (Mulligan)
UNDERTONES-I Gotta Getta (Ryko)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-No Change (Chrysalis)

STAINS-Give Ireland Back To The Snakes (Gutterworst)
COSMIC PSYCHOS-What (Amphetamine Reptile)
LAMPS-Bob The Cat (In The Red)
PLATES-Salvation Morning (Big Neck)
HERO DISHONEST-Tammikuun Seitsemas (from upcoming 7”)

JOHN OTWAY-Head Butts (Polydor)
FLESHAPOIDS-Nuke The Whales (Trashtone)
JON WAYNE-Mr. Egyptian (Fistpuppet)
PAJAMA SLAVE DANCERS-Homo Truck Driving Man (Pajamarama)


CÜLO-Im An Anti (from “Sound The Alarms,” Maximum Rocknroll)
RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA-Decepcion (from “Sound The Alarms,” Maximum Rocknroll)
PERRÄS SALVAJES-Cosas Immosibles (Bad Hair Life)
MINEFIELD-Beggar (Bad Hair Life)
ZERO ZERO-Skateboards In The Death Pit (Hearts Bleed Blue)
LA VOZ-Donde Esta El Amor? (Lengua Armada)

KNIFE FIGHT-Woof Woof Woof (from “Wolf Party,” Voodoo Rhythm)
PIRATE LOVE-The Lonely Streets (Voodoo Rhythm)
BAD PEOPLE-They Think I’m Rotten (Feral Kid/Feeble Minds/Ut)
SUPERSNAZZ-Breakout (Sub Pop)
GEE STRINGS-A Bunch Of Bugs (Dead Beat)

STARJETS-Ten Years (Captain Oi)
CLASSIC RUINS-Nyquil Stinger (Ace of Hearts)
MX-80 SOUND-Someday You’ll Be King (Ralph)
PSYCHEDELIC FURS-So Run Down (Columbia)


BITTER-No Miracle (Lost & Found)
BLOODY HAMMER-I Don’t Care (Cutthroat)
AK47-Oscar Grant (self-released)
WAKE UP CALL-Know Your Limits (Think Fast)
LUSH WORKERS-Boys In Blue (Dilapidated)
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION-Raised Fist (Split Seven)

SIGNAL LOST-Dasein (from “Public Safety,” Maximum Rocknroll)
YOUNG ADULTS-Black Surf (Amdiscs)
POTTY MOUTH-Damage (Old Flame)
ASTA KASK-Sista Brevet (Kloakens Alternativa Antiproduktion)

SOA-Public Defender (Dischord)
REX-Violent Playground (Columbia)
TROGGS-66-5-4-3-2-1 (Fontana)

STOOGES-I Wanna Be Your Dog (Elektra)

Sonic Overload on Stench Radio--Show #47, 3/12/14

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Sonic Overload on Stench Radio 3/12/14


ADULT CRASH-At Risk Youth (Standards)
WACO FUCK-Leave Me Alone (Standards)
VIOLATIONS-Ugly Mind (demo)
VILE GASH-Everyone’s The Same (Youth Attack)
BRAIN SLUG-Creep (Bleeding Edges)
REPROBATES-Stress (No Way)
APE ATTACK-Fuck Rich Kids (Yellow Dog)

TOTAL TRASH-Misanthropy (self-released)
LIDS-Get Lost (Rip Off)
NOXIOUS-Fools (from “Utreg Punx,” Rock Against)
MORMONS-Your Shit (Gristmilling)
ROCKET SCIENCE-Burn In Hell (Voodoo Rhythm)
VON ZIPPERS-Blue Suit Bullies (Estrus)

ROGUE NATIONS-Drug Store (Suicide Watch)
INSOMNIO-Puppet (Trabuc)
NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS-Century of Warfare (Kick’n’Punch)
POWERBLESSINGS-Pizza Party (Manhattan Chemical & Electronic)
NO SIR I WON’T-No More Poetry (demo)

TRAUMA-Soma (Bulkhead)
MANIPULATION-Under The Influence (Sorry State)
AT WHAT COST-Nothing’s Resolved (from “Defend Hamilton, Eat Shit,” Schizophrenic/Hammer City)
DISKONTO-Mentalt Sarajevo (Profane Existence)
SLEEPER CELL-Morning Again In America (Partners In Crime)
VICTIMS-The Night-Driving Toll (Havoc)

PERMANENT MAKEUP-Suggestion (New Granada/No Clear)
DVA DAMAS-Man Skin Pants (Psychic Handshake)
LE FACE-Exits/Illusions (Tic Tac Totally)
VITAMIN-Sarah’s Braid (demo)

DOGS-No Way (Melodies Massacre)
TRACKS-Brakes On You (Blue Door)
DIODES-Death In The Suburbs (CBS)
ADVERTS-No Time To Be 21 (Anagram)

BAD ADVICE-Anger Problem (Grave Mistake)
DUMPSTER JUNKIES-Hit The Streets (Burnt Hairy Butt)
BITCHWAX-Ghettomart (Assman)
ZEKE-Evil Dead (Aces & Eights)
GRIFFIN-Attitude (Moneytalks)

CHRIST ON PARADE-Human Laboratory (Pusmort)
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-American Paranoia (Pusmort)
STAINS-Young Nazis (SST)
HALF LIFE-Deathtrap (Get Hip)
PROBOT-Access Babylon (Southern Lord)
SICKOIDS-Occupy Your Time (Grave Mistake/Sorry State)

VON LMO-Shake, Rattle & Roll (Variant)
BUTTHOLE SURFERS-Lady Sniff (Touch & Go)

DEFCON4-Landlord Whore (Ammonia)
POINTBLANK-The Hunter, Part 1 (demo)
REPROACH-You Deserve It (Still Holding On/Gnarly Slaughter)
SICK/TIRED-Destruction Anthem (To Live A Lie)
F-Citizens Arrest (self-released)
KNUCKLEHEAD-You Dirty Kids (Speed of Sound)

DIETER MEIER-The Hook (from “Bloodstains Across Switzerland”)
COCKNEY REJECTS-Bad Man (Captain Oi)
THE ENEMY-50,000 Dead (Fall Out)
UNION 13-Regrets (Epitaph)

999-Homicide (United Artists)

Sonic Overload 3/10/14--14TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

I’ll keep this kind of brief because the show is quite the opposite—2 hours, 39 minutes and change. The longest show I did was 2 hours and 54 minutes and that was for the Best of the ‘00s show in early 2010.

This time, each segment features music from different decades—well, the first covers 2000-2013, the second covers the 1990s, the third covers the 1980s and I wrap up with the 1970s, which features a few decidedly non-punk songs. This isn’t meant to be a definitive best-of but, rather, a survey of bands and records that have stuck with me over the years. I did make one mistake—the No Justice 7” came out in 2000, not in 1999 like I said. It would have been played in either segment, anyway.

Thanks go out, as always, to Steve Provizer, who founded Allston-Brighton Free Radio in 2000 and gave me the opportunity to impose my musical taste on the listening public. I’d also like to thank Steven “Stig Stench” Wagers for bringing me aboard his Stench Radio station almost a year ago. My first anniversary show there will be next month. Thanks to the administrators of the Sonic Overload Facebook page--Carrie, Jim and Mike. One of the other administrators, Chris Maguire, passed away last year. May he rest in peace.

And last and certainly not least—thanks to my loyal listeners and to my wife Ellen for all of her support and patience over the years...

Sonic Overload 3/10/14


SHEER TERROR-Here To Stay (Blackout)

CRIATURAS-Espiritu De Libertad (Residue)
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH-The Dead Sing This Hymn (Hardcore Holocaust)
BORN DEAD ICONS-Salvation On The Knees (Partners In Crime)
FULL SPEED AHEAD-Overload (Manic Ride)
LET IT BURN-Here’s To Goodbyes (Coalition)

NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE-Control (Grave Mistake)
DIRECT CONTROL-Direct Control (Kangaroo)
REPOS-Go Faster (Youth Attack)
PEDESTRIANS-In The End (Criminal IQ)
CRAZY SPIRIT-Baseball Bat/You (Toxic State)

PULSES-Make The Right Choice (Dirtnap)
C.AARME-Tu Puta Mi Casa (Burning Heart)
RANK/XEROX-Turn To Stone (Make A Mess)
ARCTIC FLOWERS-Crusaders and Banshees (Inimical)
LOST SOUNDS-Don’t Turn Around (Goner)


DILLINGER FOUR-Doublewhiskeycokenoice (Hopeless)

NO JUSTICE-Political Scheme (Underestimated)
GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS-Closed Mind, Open E (River On Fire)
9 SHOCKS TERROR-Prozac Logic (Havoc)
BORN AGAINST-Resist Control (Kill Rock Stars)
VIOLENT SOCIETY-Times Of Distraught (Puke N Vomit)
FLEAS & LICE-Up The Punks (Rodent Popsicle)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Long Gone Sister (Crypt)
AVAIL-Scuffle Town (Lookout)
LEATHERFACE-How Lonely (Roughneck)

GOD AND TEXAS-1066 (Rave)
HAMMERHEAD-Zesta (Amphetamine Reptile)
DRIVE LIKE JEHU-Human Interest (Cargo)
CRAIN-Save Me Your Head (Automatic)


CRUCIFIX-Annihilation (Southern)

LIFE SENTENCE-Problems (Walkthrufyre)
URBAN WASTE-Public Opinion (Mad At The World)
POISON IDEA-Pure Hate (Fatal Erection)
DR. KNOW-Watch It Burn (Ghetto-Way)
RAW POWER-Fuck Authority (Westworld)
DISCHARGE-Ain’t No Feeble Bastard (Clay)

HAYWIRE-Pain (New Beginning)
BIG BLACK-Passing Complexion (Homestead)
SORRY-Misanthrope (from “Suburban Voice 15th Anniversary Compilation”)
WIPERS-This Time (Zeno)

FU’S-What You Pay For (X-Claim)
ARTICLES OF FAITH-Give Thanks (Reflex)
SCREAM-Came Without Warning (Dischord)
HÜSKER DÜ-From The Gut (Reflex)
FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Progress (One Little Indian)
APPENDIX-Ei Raha Oo Mun Valuutta (Propaganda)


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-Suspect Device (Rough Trade)

THE JAM-‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street (Polydor)
SEX PISTOLS-Did You No Wrong (Virgin)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-You’re Gonna Die (Revenge)
MANIACS-Chelsea ’77 (United Artists)

AVENGERS-We Are The One (Dangerhouse)
WEIRDOS-Solitary Confinement (Dangerhouse)
SAINTS-No Time (Sire)

FOCUS-Hocus Pocus (Sire)
CAPTAIN BEYOND-Mesmerization Eclipse (Capricorn)
IGGY & THE STOOGES-Shake Appeal (Columbia)

EFFIGIES-We’ll Be Here Tomorrow (Touch & Go)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sonic Overload on Stench Radio--Show #46, 3/5/14

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Sonic Overload on Stench Radio 3/5/14

ADOLESCENTS-Wrecking Crew (Frontier)

NO-TALENTS-Hands Up (Broken)
DONNAS-I Wanna Be A Unabomber (Lookout)
MOTARDS-Put Me Down (Turkey Baster)
TOKYO ELECTRON-Make Me Bleed (Empty)
OOGA BOOGAS-I Can’t Clear My Name (Aarght!)

MORTARBLAST-Terrorized (Disobey)
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE-Working Class Ass (from “Start A Riot,” Clean Plate)
STRUNG UP-Bomb The Enemies (Tankcrimes)
BOILING MAN-What We Do (from “Punk Uprisings Volume 2,” Go-Kart)
BREAD AND WATER-End The Drug War (Sound Idea)
CITIZENS ARREST-In The Distance (DeadAlive)

CHINESE BURNS-Steal Your Prayers (Must Destroy Mankind)
CHLOE-Bitter (demo)
KONKS-God Says (Bomp)
SCREAMERS-122 Hours Of Fear (Part 2) (boot)

LOGIC PROBLEM-Inherent (Grave Mistake)
BILL BONDSMEN-Generation Landslide (Dead Beat)
THE TROUBLE-Panic Fit (Suburban Voice)
GERMS-Land Of Treason (Slash)
DIE KREUZEN-Pain (Touch & Go)
JOINT D≠-False Flag (Sorry State)

CHORDS-Maybe Tomorrow (Polydor)
2X4’S-Bridgeport Lathe (Bessemer Process)
THE WALL-Kiss The Mirror (Captain Oi)
DAMNED-I Just Can’t Be Happy Today (Chiswick)

NK6-Hate (Deranged)
BLOOD SPIT NIGHTS-Full Metal Jacket (Whispers In Darkness)
STRONG INTENTION-It’s Only Fear That You Are Feeling (Six Weeks)
DEVOID OF FAITH-Forge Ahead (Coalition/Gloom)
BROTHER INFERIOR-Who Wants To Live Forever? (Sensual Underground Ministries)
SBITCH-Death Will Find You (from “Short Fast + Loud #11”)

XADDAX-Lives On Nerves (Skin Graft)
VANDAL X-God Knows (Fons)
ULTRA BIDE-Front Line (Alternative Tentacles)
BEAR PROOF SUIT-Fourth World (Urban Pirate)

BORN IN HELL-War Drums (Painkiller)
17th CLASS-Thrash The Bowl (Punks Before Profits)
FIX MY HEAD-Absolute Power (Inimical)
DEATHRAID-Citizen Scapegoat (Black Water)
ANTI-SYSTEM-Rhetoric Stagnation (Reconciliation)

KUSTOMIZED-The Day I Had Some Fun (Matador)
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS-Shoulda Listen (To Mommah) (Toxic State)
UV RACE-Mash (S-S)
SWORN LIARS-Krank (Big Neck)
ROOFIE & THE NIGHTSTALKER-Total Dementia (Rich Bitch)

DRI-Dennis’ Problem (Beer City)
YOUTH PATROL-America’s Power (from “Process of Elimination,” Touch & Go)
TARGET OF DEMAND-Man’s Ruin (Happy Hermit)
MEDIA DISEASE-Unwritten Laws (from “Mixed Nuts Don’t Crack,” Outside)
REPELLENTS-Livin’ Like An Animal (from “The Master Tape,” Affirmation)
VENAL IV-New America (demo)

SECRET PROSTITUTES-Manifesto Komunis (Bad Hair Life)
F.U.2.-F.U.2 (1-2-3-4, Go!)
MELT-BANANA-Surfin’ USA (Tzadik)
THE GAIA-Boys (Six Weeks)
DAVE EDMUNDS-Get Out Of Denver (Captain Oi)
SLAPSHOT-Might Makes Right (Taang)

BIKINI KILL-Rebel Girl (Kill Rock Stars)

Sonic Overload 3/3/14

Roger Daltrey from the Who turned 70 over the weekend. That just boggles my mind. Is it really over 40 years since I ventured into the Lechmere store in Danvers to pick up “Who’s Next”? That would be 1971 and I got the album because “Baba O’Riley” (or “Bubba O’Reilly,” which is how I misheard the title) wasn’t released as a single. I think my old man might have fronted me the money but that was the first LP I recall getting on my own. I close the show with a Who song this week—not “Baba O’Riley” or “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” which is my favorite “classic rock” song. I opted for their 1972 single “Join Together,” their first release after “Who’s Next” and which I don’t think is quite as overplayed. I’m not 100% about that because I don’t listen to rock radio that much anymore. I did neglect to say the song was by the Who when mentioning Daltrey’s birthday but I imagine everyone knows who I was playing.

Next week, it’s the 14th anniversary Sonic Overload. I haven’t figured out what I’ll be doing for it but I’ll attempt to pull something out of my as... uh, hat...

Sonic Overload 3/3/14



SECRET PROSTITUTES-Tak Bisa Tahan (Bad Hair Life)
PERRAS SALVAJES-Demasiada Presion (Bad Hair Life)
FUNERAL CONE-Foil Hats (100% Breakfast)
OUTS-Girlfriends (demo)
SHIRKS-Prostitution Summer (Grave Mistake)
FUTURES-Spider Walk (MCR)

OUT COLD-Somewhat Catatonic (Painkiller)
COKE BUST-Dying For Respect (Six Weeks)
CINDER-Hit Me Back (Asperu)
INSURANCE RISK-Turned Your Back (Crucial Response)
SNIFFING GLUE-We Are At War (from “Starting From Zero,” Crucial Response)

BEYOND PINK-Grubbel (Emancypunk)
LA MISMA-Guerras Silenciosas (Toxic State)
RATS IN THE WALL-How To Spot A Narcissist (demo)
RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA-Blanco y Negro (Armageddon)
REPLICA-Strings (Prank)
S.H.I.T.-Mind Fuck (demo)


SEX VID-Footsteps (Dom America)
WALLS-Stare At The Walls (Iron Lung)
WHITE ZOMBIE-Ratmouth (Caroline)
WARFARE-Two Tribes (Neat)

E150-Azul (Don’t Belong)
SCALLY-Rey Del Cielo (self-released)
VICTIMS-Carousel of Pain (DeadAlive)
LOS CRUDOS-That’s Right, We’re That Spic Band (Lengua Armada)
DAMAGE-This House (Gnarl)
NO ALLEGIANCE-Right Now (Destiny)

FLESHTONES-The Theme From “The Vindicators” (IRS)
ENEMIES-X-Ray Spex (Raw Productions)
STARZ-X-Ray Spex (Capitol)


MINEFIELD-Piss Off! (Bad Hair Life)
DARFÜR-Systematic Error (Bad Hair Life)
RITUAL CONTROL-Hollow Out The Inside (Residue)
JABARA-No. 51? (HG Fact)
SLANG-Shoukyakuro (Prank)
SELFISH-Reality Crash (Feral Ward)

ARCWELDER-What Did You Call It That For (Touch & Go)
PANTHRO UK UNITED 13-Dead Asshole (No Idea)
VICE SQUAD-Cheap (Captain Oi)
GENERICS-Someday (self-released)

ENO-Needles In The Camel’s Eye (EG)
BIG EYES-Back From The Moon (Grave Mistake)
SALVATION ARMY-Fight Songs (Frontier)


FLESH EATERS-No Questions Asked (Upsetter)
SECRET AFFAIR-Let Your Heart Dance (Sire)
STRAY CATS-Runaway Boys (EMI)

RAPPRESAGLIA-Attack (Agipunk)
LAMA-Tavastia (Johanna)
BASTARDS-Brainwashed (Propaganda)
HERESY-Follow Suit (In Your Face)
KÄRNVAPEN ATTACK-Postnuclear Hardcore (Mata Raza)
TRIBUTE TO REJESTRACJA-No More Fascism (Pasazer)

THE WHO-Join Together (MCA)

Sonic Overload on Stench Radio--Show #45, 2/26/14

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Sonic Overload on Stench Radio 2/26/14


VAASKA-Estado Political (HeartFirst)
PUBERTY WOUNDS-The Slow Apocalypse (demo)
NUKE CULT-Cop Caller (demo)
RAD-Corporate Drugs (Sacramento)
CUT THE SHIT-Relax & Have A Drink (Gloom)
BUKKAKE BOYS-Selective Hearing (Sorry State)

VAGUESS-Cum On The Walls (Refry)
HENTCHMEN-Yesterday’s Trash (Norton)
DEATH HYMN NUMBER 9-Grambo & Ginger (Alternative Tentacles)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-We’re Not Young (P.Trash)
TRASHIES-The CPS Took My Baby Away (Mortville)
BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS-Hit You With A Brick (demo)

REPLICA-You Can’t Stop The Weather (Prank)
RITUAL CONTROL-Entitlement (Residue)
MERCY KILLINGS-Forever I Roam (Beach Impediment)
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH-The Sucking Of The Missile Cock (Hardcore Holocaust)
SLANG-Tomattamama No Hari (Prank)

RINGS-Third Generation (MCA)
JAMES-Four Point Restraints (Due Time)
MEKONS-Where Were You? (Fast)
COMSAT ANGELS-Home Is The Range (Renascent)

BÜMBLKÅÅTT-Birds Of Prey (Prank)
NO CLASS-The Queen (Deranged)
PRE-NODS-Puny Humans (from “Destroy Music, Start Your Own Band,” Hammer City/Schizophrenic)
SLAP THE CULTURE-Out Of My Head (Cock Suck)
AK47-Annihilate Florida (self-released)
CRO-MAGS-World Peace (Profile)

VILETONES-Rebel (Other Peoples Music)
KILL-A-WATTS-Shopping Mall Moron (Rip Off)
PVC-Waiting For Worldwar 3 (from “Back To Front Vol. 6”)
MIDNITE SNAXXX-Going To The Zoo (Red Lounge)

ACCÜSED-She’s The Killer (Subcore)
NEGATIVE GAIN-Live Or Die (Pusmort)
SUBCULTURE-I Heard A Scream (Fartblossom)
OUT OF ORDER-Anal Aggression (Walkthrufyre)
STATE OF CONFUSION-Monster In Me (Subcore)
SUBVERT-Religious Lies (Manic Ears)

TOTAL TRASH (Toronto)-Sanitize Me (demo)
TOTAL TRASH (Minneapolis)-Far Out (demo)
FRAU-Nada (demo)
CRANK-(You Bought The Ticket) Take The Ride (self-released)
ANDROIDS-Getting Jumpy (from “Rip Shit Or Bust,” Ripper)

GORILLA BISCUITS-Competition (Revelation)
BIG SNIFF-American Dream (MintTone)
PADDED CELL-Democracy (Dead Beat)

DICTATORS-Faster and Louder (Asylum)
KIDS-Bloody Belgium (Philips)
BOYS-No Money (Captain Oi)
PRETTY THINGS-Don’t Bring Me Down (Fontana)
MIGHTY IONS-Pedro Morales (Dino)

ROSE TATTOO-Astra Wally (Mirage)

Sonic Overload 2/24/14

This week’s show goes out in memory of Devo’s Bob Casale, who died last week at the age of 61 and I begin with half a dozen songs by the Spuds, including a rare demo (“Do-Do”). Believe it or not, Devo didn’t connect with me right away. I heard a few songs here and there but what made me a fan was when I won a copy of their first album from WBCN, shortly after I started my freshman year at Boston University. I played the fuck out of it, until the songs were permanently embedded in my brain. That was also around the time that they appeared on Saturday Night Live and made fans of some of the guys on my floor in the Warren Towers dorm. Instead of saying hello to each other when we’d pass in the halls, one guy would go “Are we not men?” and the other would answer “We are Devo!”  A fascinating lot for sure. I don’t have much of their music after “Duty Now For The Future” in rotation, save for a few songs on “Freedom of Choice” (their commercial breakthrough) but their first few albums and early singles hold up very well.

Sonic Overload 2/24/14


DEVO-Uncontrollable Urge (Warner Bros.) in memory of Bob Casale

DEVO-Be Stiff (Stiff)
DEVO-Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy) (Warner Bros.)
DEVO-Blockhead (Warner Bros.)
DEVO-Do-Do (boot)
DEVO-(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction) (Warner Bros.)

NERV-Inside Out (self-released)
SHAVED CHRIST-Born (Bakery Outlet)
VIOLENT REACTION-Riot (Painkiller)
NO-Pathway (Static Shock)
RASH-Standards (demo)
POLLUTION-Black Commune (Vinyl Rites)


SPECIAL DUTIES-Punk Rocker (Captain Oi)
E.A.T.E.R.-Anxiety Attack (Loud Punk)
INDIGESTI-Silenzio Statico (Vacation House)
DIRECT ACTION-19AD4 (Bitzcore)
VORTEX-It’s What They Say (from “Alle 24 Goed!,” Demolition Derby)

DRY HUMP-Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead (Cowabunga)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Dull Light (Trippin’ Elephant)
NIGHT MARCHERS-Loud, Dumb and Mean (Swami)
SEX MANIACS-Dollar$ (Manic Ride)
CATHOLIC BOYS-When Yer Not Here (Trick Knee)

BL’AST-Break It Down (Southern Lord)
RED DEATH-Already In Hell (demo)
THE BROOD-Yesterday’s Insane (demo)
CROW-Disorganization (Prank)


YOUTH BRIGADE-Pay No Attention (Dischord)
SAVAGE CIRCLE-Kill Yourself (Big City)
KILLER INSTINCT-Killer Instinct (from “The Big Apple—Rotten To The Core,” S.I.N.)
KOMMUNITY FK-Fuck The Kommunity (Independent Project)
MAJOR ACCIDENT-Clockwork Toys (Step-Forward)
SAD BOYS-Ha-Glue-Cinations (Toxic State)

NEGATIVE PRESS-Pastors Son (Inimical)
TOTAL TRASH-Misanthropy (self-released)
CALENDAR BOYS-Weird Oath (demo)
FUNERAL CONE-Dental Plan (100% Breakfast)

BITCHWAX-Who’s Blowin’ Who (Assman)
AK47-Every Badge (self-released)
NUCLEAR TOMORROW-DUI (self-released)
ASTRID OTO-El Sob (from “Urban Guerilla Zine Comp. #1”)
FOUND DEAD IN TRUNK-Prescription For Suicide (demo)
BANDANOS-Enfia No Cu A Sua Teoria (Peculio)


DEPARTMENT S-Is Vic There? (Stiff)
THE FALL-Totally Wired (Rough Trade)
DELTA 5-Anticipation (Kill Rock Stars)
SKI PATROL-Agent Orange (Malicious Damage)
OUTCASTS-Spiteful Sue (Captain Oi)

THEE MIGHTY FEVERS-That’s Alright Mama (One Chord Wonders)
CRAMPS-Tear It Up  (from “URGH! A Music War,” A&M)
OUTLETS-Knock Me Down (Modern Method)
RETREEVERS-Restless (Suicide Bomb)
DECRANEO-Juegos (Discos MMM)

FIREMEN-Jocko Bozo (from “Devotees,” Rhino)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sonic Overload on Stench Radio--Show #44, 2/20/14

Here's the deal--I was supposed to do this show on Stench Radio on Thursday the 20th, instead of my usual Wednesday slot but, due to confusion over time zones, who was on when, etc, the time I wanted wasn't available. So rather than put all my stuff away after having spent over 3 hours putting this together, I decided to record it anyway and call the show Sonic Overload NOT on Stench Radio because, well, it wasn't on the station.

Confused? That's OK... just listen...

Sonic Overload (not) on Stench Radio 2/20/14

BL’AST-Time To Think/Surf & Destroy (Southern Lord)

CÜLO-Toxic Vision (Deranged)
RIZOMA-Cows, Sheeps, Pigs and Tractors (Fast & Loud)
SUBSETS-I Don’t Wanna Be Here (self-released)
SLEAZE-Big Azz Buttz (Total Punk)
STAR CLUB-Hello New Punks! (Japan)

CONCRETE CROSS-City For Sale (Man In Decline)
SELFISH-Living Out Loud (Feral Ward)
EVANCE-If Tomorrow Don’t Comes (self-released)
GASMASK TERROR-Homesick For Hell (Solar Funeral)
BORN/DEAD-I Can’t Deal With It (Prank)
DEATHREAT-Expose The Fuckers (Partners In Crime)

CUSTOMS-Let’s Get It On (Shake-It)
VODKA COLLINS-Diamond To Dungarees (Man’s Ruin)
TOILET BOYS-Scaredy Cat (Masterplan)
CRUSADERS-Surpryse Packagge Fore Mr. Matzkov (Dionysus)
DOUBLE NUTHINS-Got Into A Fight In Special Ed (Rapid Pulse)

DEATH WISH KIDS-I Went To AA For A Year and All I Got Was This Lousy Ulcer (Hopscotch)
CELEBRITY ROAST-Dogmatic For The People (Creep)
NIGHT OWLS-Fun & Games (Hex)
SLEEPWALL-Sleepwalkers (Toxic Pop)
CHALLENGER-Input The Output (Jade Tree)

THE NEED-Mind Split Open (Aggravation Overdose)
SCRATCH ACID-Greatest Gift (Touch & Go)
ST. RIPPER-Destroyer (self-released)
POISON CONTROL-Slums Of Punk Rock (Deranged)
MONGOLOID-Attends (demo)
CIDER-Spot In Undies (Painkiller)

FOREIGN OBJECTS-Look Around (Vinyl Rites)
GENERAL INTEREST-Drunk Doctor (Ride The Snake)
REPORTS-Turnaround (Ride The Snake)
TOTAL CONTROL-Total Control (self-released)
JOSEF K-Heads Watch (Domino)

FULL SPEED AHEAD-Overload (Manic Ride)
SLICES-Slices Is Dirts (Iron Lung)
LA URSS-Control (Todo Destruido)
AKIMBO-Steal Your First Born (Alternative Tentacles)
RATSAK-Bullhead (12XU)

DEVO-S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) (Warner Bros.) in memory of Bob Casale
NEW MODELS-Permanent Vacation (Modern Method)
BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY-Turn On The Light (Polydor)
NINE POUND HAMMER-Outta The Way, Pigfuckers (Crypt)

ANCIENT FILTH-Growth Is Cancer (self-released)
DIVINE RIGHT-Roughneck (Deranged)
DUSTHEADS-Theides (Don Giovanni)
DIRT-Listen Morons (Skuld)
SADO NATION-Armageddon (GTA)
DISSENSION-Dissension (Bad Idea)

CIVIL DEFENSE-Enough (Striving For Togetherness)
MIND ERASER-What Did I Do (Collapse/Painkiller)
COMMON CAUSE-Reflection and Changed (Powered)
LIFE SET STRUGGLE-Retarded Song (Shock To The System)
DEATH INJECTION-Nightlife (demo)
OPPOSITION RISING-Guilty (Opposition)

PONY-Prizefighter (Homestead)
FLYING NUNS-Frank (Matador)

DEMOB-No Room For You (GTA)

Sonic Overload 2/17/14

Happy Presidents Day! I remember when we celebrated Lincoln’s Birthday and Washington’s Birthday as separate holidays which means—yes, I’m old! And I share my birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s, as well as Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, who turned 80 this year. I missed getting to see him play by a year—I started following the team the year after he retired but I have little doubt he was the best player to ever put on a Celtics uniform.

This week’s show is dedicated to the memory of Marty Thau, who passed away last week at the age of 75. If you don’t know who he was, you damn-well should. He was a mainstay of the NYC music scene for many years, most notably producing and releasing records by Suicide and the Real Kids, as well as managing the New York Dolls and producing early demos for the Ramones. You hear all four of those bands during the second set.

Sonic Overload 2/17/14


COFFIN BREAK-Kill The President (C/Z)

CURTISS A-I Don’t Want To Be President (Twin/Tone)
CHEAP TIME-Slow Variety (In The Red)
FOSTER CARE-Kept Boy (Jack Shack)
PEOPLE-Your Romeo, I Am Juliet (Feminist)
CATHOLIC SPRAY-Drift With Satan (Born Bad)

BAADER BRAINS-Year Zero (Clean Plate)
HOLOCAUSTO POMADA-I’m Against It (Metadonna)
CISMA-Lavazza (demo)
HARSH WORDS-Tears (demo)
GLUE-Close But No Cigar (demo)
KRUW-Distorted Society (Partners In Crime)

HERO DISHONEST-Nälkälakko (from upcoming 7”)
RATIONAL ANIMALS-Crumbling Buildings (Katorga Works)
TRANS MEGETTI-Turned On (Gern Blandsten)
LIBYANS-Second String (Sorry State)


SUICIDE-Ghost Rider (Red Star) in memory of Marty Thau
REAL KIDS-She’s Alright (Red Star)
RAMONES-I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement (boot)
NEW YORK DOLLS-Vietnamese Baby (Mercury)

EEL-Turn Up Fuck (from upcoming 7”)
LAUGHING STOCK-Glued To The Tube (demo)
VALLEY BOYS-Killing Time (Ugly Pop)
CREEM-The Hunchback (Static Shock)
BI-MARKS-Suffer Then Die (Mata La Musica)

AGITATED-Beat The Race (Smog Veil)
JEZUS AND THE GOSPELFUCKERS-Genocide Express (Kangaroo)
HATED YOUTH-Hardcore Rules (Burrito)
CAREER SUICIDE-Punitive Damages (Deranged)


CLOCKED OUT-Not This Time (from “Starting From Zero,” Crucial Response)
SCARRED FOR LIFE-Wasteland (Know)
CROSS RAGE-No Time (No Way)
COLD SHOULDER-Not For Sale (Cowabunga)
SCARE TACTIC-PS I Love You (Solomon Method)
REPOS-Put It Aside (Youth Attack)
LEWD ACTS-Night-Crawlers (Deathwish)

RESIDENTS-Bach Is Dead (Ralph)
THE EX-New Wars II (Touch & Go)
RUDIMENTARY PENI-Black President (Outer Himalayan)
SCREAMING FEMALES-Boyfriend (Don Giovanni)

GG ALLIN & THE SCUMFUCS-Drink, Fight and Fuck (Blood)
THE LEFT-Fuck It (Bona-Fide)
IT*MEN-Come and Get Some (Davenport/Stow House)
TV FREAKS-Friend (Schizophrenic)
SHITTY LIMITS-We Had A Gang (Dire)


THE CLASH-Tommy Gun (Epic)
BAR FEEDERS-We Can Sleep In The Ambulance On The Way To The Hospital (FastMusic)
UPSTAB-Devil’s Triangle (Way Back When/Even Worse)
RAT BYTE-Search Warrant (Party Time!)
DEAD SERIOUS-My Favorite American (Thorp)
BLACK SPOT-Sick Of You (demo)

SHOES-Too Late (Elektra)
SUPERCHUNK-Lying In State (Merge)
TUGBOAT ANNIE-Jack-Knife (Sonic Bubblegum)

WEDDING PRESENT-Go Out And Get ‘Em Boy! (Reception)