Friday, July 29, 2016

By request--a re-post of the 2004 Ronald Reagan memorial show

My friend Jes had posted a link to a post for my 2004 tribute to Ronald Reagan but the files were removed from that post quite awhile ago. So I'm making it available again.

On June 5, 2004, former president Ronald Reagan died. Naturally, this passing had to be noted on Sonic Overload so almost all of the June 7 show was a "tribute" of sorts, where I played pretty much every song about Reagan and related topics that I could dig up. I did end up missing a few and those were played the following week.

This is one of the most popular shows I've done during the 16+ years the show has been on the air. It was recorded at Allston-Brighton Free Radio. One thing I notice, when playing some of it back, is how goddamned fast I talked on the air back then. Not that I sound any better now but at least the tempo is slower. Must be my increasing age!

There are two files to download and it's been encoded at 192 kbps so it'll sound quite a bit better than the regular webcast.


Reagan Special Part 1

Reagan Special Part 2


MDC-Bye Bye Ronnie (R Radical)
REAGAN YOUTH-Reagan Youth (New Red Archives)
TSOL-Superficial Love (Posh Boy)
DI-Reagan Der Fuhrer (Triple X)
DEAD KENNEDYS-We’ve Got A Bigger Problem Now (Manifesto)
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES-I Shot The Devil (Frontier)
JFA-Jody Foster’s Army (Alternative Tentacles)
CRUCIFUCKS-Hinkley Had A Vision (Alternative Tentacles)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS-Ronald McRaygun (Beer City)
GOVERNMENT ISSUE-Hey Ronnie (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)
YOUTH BRIGADE-Moral Majority (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)
LENNONBURGER-Reagum (from “Not So Quiet On The Western Front,” Sonic Reducer)
HASIL ADKINS-Reagan Blues (Norton)
DRI-Reaganomics (Beer City)
PROLETARIAT-Voodoo Economics (Taang)
VIOLENT FEMMES-Old Mother Reagan (Slash)


DOA-Fucked Up Ronnie (Sudden Death)
TOXIC REASONS-Destroyer (Sixth International)
FARTZ-Battle Hymn Of Ronald Reagan (Alternative Tentacles)
CHRONIC SICK-Reagan Bands (Mutha)
FALLOUT-Reagan Hysteria (Antichrist)
RATTUS-Reaganin Joululanjo (from “Welcome To 1984,” Sonic Reducer)
STANX-Reagan (from “Holland Hardcore tape”)
THE PAST-Reagan (Distortion)
VELIKIJE LUKI-To Mr. Reagan (self-released)


NOFX-Reagan Sucks (Fat)
TMA-I Love Nancy Reagan (Jimboco)
RAMONES-Glad To See You Go (Sire)
COFFIN BREAK-Kill The President (C/Z)
DISRESPECT-Reagan’s Ghost (Profane Existence)
MUNICIPAL WASTE-I Want To Kill The President (Six Weeks)
CLOROX GIRLS-Walks The Streets (Smartguy)
REAL LOSERS-Jet Sonic Cheesecake Shake (Squirrel)
CATHOLIC BOYS-Teenage Monster (Trick Knee)
ZEROS-Beat Your Heart Out (Bomp)
HOT SNAKES-No Hands (Swami)
RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS-Love Comes In Spurts (Sire)
INFEST-Iran Scam (Deep Six)
MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT-Ronald Reagan (Vermiform)
ULTIMATE WARRIORS-El Salvador (from “Death to Hardcore, Death To Reagan,” Moshtache)
ARTICLES OF FAITH-American Dreams (Reflex)
CRUMBSUCKERS-Super Tuesday (Combat Core)


BEHIND ENEMY LINES-The Army Of God (Antagony Media)
I ATTACK-USA World Tour (A Wrench In The Gears)
CUT THE SHIT-Shock & Awe (Gloom)
DEAD STOP-Against All Authority (from “One Track Mind,” Crucial Response)
OVER MY DEAD BODY-Patriotic Cattle Call (Indecision)
STAINS-Political Scandal (SST)
SCROTUM GRINDER-Irritable Bowel Disorder: Project Reagan (No Idea)
BORN AGAINST-Nine Years Late (Kill Rock Stars)
PASSAGE-Reagan’s Chest (Anticon)
HEAVEN 17-(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (Virgin)
BOLLOCK BROTHERS-The Act Became Real (Charly)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sonic Overload 7/4/16

Baseball , BBQ and punk rock! That was my day today and hopefully you got in some festive activities before listening to this year’s Sonic Overload Salute to America. I’ve got a few previously-unplayed tracks, along with your favorite patriotic punk perennials. Fire up the grill, light up the firecrackers and turn up the speakers... fuck yeah!

Sonic Overload 7/4/16


TOXIC REASONS-God Bless America (T-Reason)

CRUCIFUCKS-Democracy Spawns Bad Taste (Touch and Go)
7 SECONDS-Fuck Your Amerika (from “Not So Quiet On The Western Front,” Alternative Tentacles)
MELEE-Fuck You To The Red, White & Blue (demo)
SOCIAL UNREST-Red, White and Blue (New Red Archives)
STATE-Country Daydream (Underestimated)
MORAL DECAY-America (from “Buried Alive 2,” Bomp)

HAMMERHEAD-American Rampage (Amphetamine Reptile)
BIG BLACK-The Ugly American (Homestead)
NAKED RAYGUN-Home Of The Brave (Homestead)
SACCHARINE TRUST-We Don’t Need Freedom (SST)

SPITS-Flags (Recess)
TRAUMA HARNESS-Flag Smasher (Rat King/Lumpy)
SUICIDE-Rocket USA (Red Star)


SCREAM-U.Suck.A/We’re Fed Up (Dischord)
BROTHER INFERIOR-Land Of The Free (Sensual Underground)
DILLINGER FOUR-The Great American Going Out Of Business Sale (Hopeless)
MAN AFRAID-Stars and Stripes Forever (Half-Mast)

NANDAS-Butterfly Exhibit (Toxic State)
JJ DOLL-Dirge (Katorga Works)
WHIPPER-Chase The Rainbow (Aarght!)
DYE-Savages With Power (Super Secret)

HÜSKER DÜ-In A Free Land (Reflex)
POISON IDEA-Ugly American (Taang)
BRIEFS-We Americans (Dirtnap)
KIM WILDE-Kids In America (EMI)


GIZMOS-Amerika First (Gulcher)
PAGANS-Dead End America (Crypt)
GAUNT-USA (Thrill Jockey)
MC5-The American Ruse (Atlantic)
BAYONETTES-American Song (Art Of The Underground)

RAWHIDE-Tear It Down (Patac)
DEVILS-Puppy Nun (Voodoo Rhythm)
KNIFE FIGHT-Woof Woof Woof (from “Wolf Party,” Voodoo Rhythm)
COACHWHIPS-Brains Out (Omnibus)
LINK WRAY-Turnpike USA (Norton)

BAD CHOICE-Angry Americans (from “City Limits,” High Anxiety)
WRIGGLE-American Piss (Sorry State)
BAD NOIDS-My Country (Katorga Works)
TOTAL TRASH-No Freedom (demo)
CULTURE KIDS-Good ‘Ol American Boys (self-released)


FU’S-My America (X-Claim)
PATRIOTS-Land Of The Free (Another Lousy Record)
DISSENSION-Average American Kid (Metal Storm)
PTL KLUB-New American (Divinity)
ACCUSED-Bring The Riots To The USA (Fatal Erection/Public Safety)
CAPITOL PUNISHMENT-American Way (Selfless)
REBELS & INFIDELS-American Citizen (Fowl)

ARTICLES OF FAITH-American Dreams (Reflex)
DI-Living In The USA (Reject)
THE FREEZE-American Town (Modern Method)
PEDESTRIANS-American Town (Southkore)
DESCENDENTS-Statue Of Liberty (New Alliance)

AVENGERS-The American In Me (White Noise)

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--show #15, 6/29/16

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Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 6/29/16

BLACK FLAG-Nervous Breakdown (SST)

SAVAGEHEADS-Trained Killer (Twerp/X-Ploit)
MAD DOG-National Anthem (demo)
FUCKED UP-Generation (Deranged)
PISSED JEANS-Bathroom Laughter (Sub Pop)
SEX/VID-Footsteps (Dom America)
SALVATION-Lapse Infinitum (Youth Attack)

JJ DOLL-She’s Onto You (Katorga Works)
TRASH KNIFE-All Grown Up (demo)
BUG-__ (demo)
DYE-Savages With Power (Super Secret)

RUDIMENTARY PENI-Sacrifice (Crass)
FITS-Man At Dawn (Get Back)
EXILED-Artificial Friend (Fountain Of Youth)
WHITE TRASH-Wake Up (Local Anesthetic)
CITY-X-Politii-Militaer (GTA)

D-SAGAWA-War Baptist (demo)
HEZ-Soy Vil (self-released)
OBEDIENCE-Next Wasteland (demo)
THE BROOD-Signpost Ahead (demo)
GREEN BERET-Overthrow (Side Two)
MARTYRDÖD-Utanförskapet (Havoc)

SPECIALS-Ghost Town (Chrysalis)
CLASH-Something About England (Epic)
THE FALL-English Scheme (Rough Trade)
SLEAFORD MODS-Black Monday For The Tory (Ipecac)
STEREOLAB-Ping Pong (Elektra)

UNHOLY THOUGHTS-Back In The Day (Even Worse)
COUNTDOWNS-Ghetto Blaster (Scooch Pooch)
HOOKERS-Satan’s Highway (Crypt)
LOLI AND THE CHONES-Rumble In My Pants (Repent)
NIX-Something New (self-released)
SCHUND-Schund (Hohnie)
FLITOX-Made In USA (Jungle Hop International)

WITCHES WITH DICKS-It’s Not Me It’s You (Kiss Of Death) in memory of Barker Gee
NEON PISS-Tabula Rasa (Deranged)
RED DONS-Pieces (Deranged)
UNREST-Oils (Caroline)

SKATALITES-Fidel Castro (Heartbeat)
IVY-Got No Instinct (Katorga Works)
A.D. SKINNER-Bad Taste (demo)
DEFORMITY-Cracks (demo)

FRED BLASSIE-Pencil Neck Geek (Rhino)
KILLDOZER-Cinnamon Girl (Touch and Go)
SKULLS-On Target (from “What? Stuff,” What)
STIPHNOYDS-Afraid Of The Russians (from “History Of Portland Punk,” Zeno)

SEX DRIVE-Turn Away (Crucial Response)
FUGITIVE FAMILY-The Saddest Story Ever Told (Vinyl Junkie)
CIVIL DEFENSE-Enough (Striving For Togetherness)
GIVE UP-Just Another Adult (Peterwalkee)
FIREWALKER-Don’t Cross Me (demo)
KNIFE FIGHT-United We Stand (self-released)
VIOLENT MINDS-Fight Authority (Parts Unknown)

FAD GADGET-Ricky’s Hand (Sire)

Sonic Overload 6/2716

I’m not an expert in geopolitics by any stretch of the imagination but, contrary to attempts to say the UK’s exit from the European Union was a matter of economics or wishing to gain control back over its own economy, the whole thing doesn’t pass the smell test. The majority of people voted in favor of “Brexit” for dubious reasons—if I was being less than charitable (who? me?), I’d say it had a hell of a lot to do with anti-immigrant sentiment, stoked by the far-right UKIP (UK Independence Party). And you wonder if the Vulgar Talking Yam running for President in this country is going to make proverbial hay with it. I don’t know but the economic effects have been swift and brutal. We’ll see what happens...

And another tribute—this time in memory of Barker Gee, who lived in Boston for years and played in such bands as Witches With Dicks and Ringers and had also played in the Oakland band Neon Piss in recent years. He unexpectedly passed away last week. He was just 32. This year just keeps getting worse. R.I.P.

Next week, it’s our annual 4th of July Salute To America blowout...

Sonic Overload 6/27/14


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-White Noise (Rough Trade)

JJ DOLL-Egotist (Katorga Works)
COLD SHITS-One Two Tell (demo)
TRASH KNIFE-Ronda (demo)
MANNEQUIN PUSSY-Sneaky (Tiny Engines)
DRAGGS-Lame Beach (demo)
BEEKEEPERS-Tech Kudzu (demo)

SUBHUMANS-British Disease (Bluurg)
ADVERTS-Great British Mistake (Bright)
NEW MODEL ARMY-Smalltown England (Abstract)
FIRE ENGINES-We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Rev-ola)
HYGIENE-National Front Tea Party (La Vida Es Un Mus)


NEON PISS-Look Homeward Angel (Deranged) in memory of Barker Gee
WITCHES WITH DICKS-Your Job Does Not Rock Balls (Kiss of Death)
RINGERS-For Arguments Sake (1-2-3-4, Go!)
GRAY MATTER-Burn No Bridges (Dischord)

G.L.O.S.S.-Out From The Desk (Total Negativity)
OBEDIENCE-Next Wasteland (demo)
HEZ-No Es Facil (self-released)
SLIMY MEMBER-Dark Rooms (Todo Destruido)
HOT TIP-Electric (demo)
ANNEX-Spirit Sin (Mass Media)

PSYCHOS-Young, British and White (Raw)
KILLJOYS-Johnny Won’t Go To Heaven (from “Punk Lost & Found,” Shanachie)
NEW HEARTS-Just Another Teenage Anthem (CBS)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS-You’re Gonna Die (Revenge)


CUT THE SHIT-Marked For Life (Gloom)
R’N’R-What’s Your Damage? (from “Stab To Kill,” Stab and Kill)
KOWARD-Sick of Dope (Total Fucker)
S.H.I.T.-Bliss (from “Hardcore—Gimme Some More,” Beach Impediment)
KOROVA-DeGrassi Fight Music (Victimized)
FUCKFACE-White Vans In The Mission (Six Weeks)

PRAGMATICS-No Rules, Just Fashion (Prax)
BROWN SUGAR-Back To The Future (Feeble Minds/Feral Kid)
MOMMY-I Remember Them (Toxic State)
BRUTAL KNIGHTS-Summertime Coffee (Deranged)
DEAD MILKMEN-Instant Club Hit (Restless)

PISSCHRIST-Punk Is Love (Yellow Dog)
ELECTRIC FUNERAL-Worldwide Genocide (Southern Lord)
INSANE YOUTH A.D.-Attack of I.Y.A.D. (from “Hibachi Omnibus Volume 2,” Hibachi/Fourteegee)
EVANCE-The Inner Side (self-released)
FAT DAY-untitled (Gun Court)


MY BLOODY VALENTINE-Feed Me With Your Kiss (Relativity)
YATSURA-Pow R. Ball (Primary)
WEEKEND-Age Class (Slumberland)
TUBERS-High Tide It’s Inside (No Idea)

IN SCHOOL-Bloodlust (Thrilling Living)
S-21-Oriental/Ornamental (demo)
BAD ERIC-Trash (demo)
MELT-BANANA-Tapir’s Flown Away (Tzadik)
BUTCHER-No Doubt About It (Butcher)

ARGENT-Hold Your Head Up (Epic)

Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio--show #14, 6/22/16

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Sonic Overload on Old FX Punk Radio 6/22/16

SHITTY LIMITS-Here Are The Limits (Sorry State)

OAF-Submit (self-released)
THE BUG-Humbug (demo)
IN SCHOOL-Awakening (Thrilling Living)
RASH-Hyena (demo)
S-21-Mass Grave (demo)
UTI-Commodity (Schizophrenic)

DMZ-Watch For Me Girl (Sire)
DRONES-Be My Baby (Anagram)
PENETRATION-Money Talks (Virgin)
X-RAY SPEX-I Am A Cliché (Sanctuary)

SAFETY WORD-Juan’s Gonna Pay (self-released)
BANDAGES-Toyko Carwash (Sorry State)
GAG-Locker Room (Iron Lung)
DESTINO FINAL-Volver E Empezar (La Vida Es Un Mus)
KVOTERINGEN-Fettet Har Avgått, Vargen Är Lös (Havoc)

INFINITE VOID-Face In The Window (Poison City)
RAKTA-Intencão (Nada Nada)
SYNTHETIC ID-I See Patterns (Castle Face)
DVA DAMAS-Man Skin Pants (Psychic Handshake)

BIG BLACK-Passing Complexion (Homestead)
WHITE DRUGS-Black Wizard Gloaming (Amphetamine Reptile)
CROSS STITCHED EYES-Vile Corpse (Alternative Tentacles)
AMEBIX-Curfew (Alternative Tentacles)

STRAIGHT AHEAD-Spirit Of Youth (iRisk)
ETA-I’ve Got Problems (DeadAlive)
BACKSTAB WARNING-Your Attitude Your Platitude (from “Powder Keg,” Ha-Ko Bastards)
EVERYDAY OBJECTS-Vulcanite (demo)
GUILTY FACES-I’m Gettin’ Out (demo)
MALA LECHE-Risas Rabiosas (demo)
CONEHEADS-Big City Baby (Erste Theke Tontraeger)
VCR-Bugs Bugs Bugs/Slap Your Mammy (self-released)

TUXEDOMOON-What Use? (Ralph)
NEW MUSIK-This World Of Water (GTO)
LOS MICROWAVES-Time To Get Up (Posh Boy)

BLACKBALL-Marked By Ruin (Sorry State)
ASYLUM-Invisible Hand (Vinyl Conflict)
CRETINS-Piss On Your Pieces (Vinyl Conflict)
GAS RAG-Abort Them (Beach Impediment)
STOIC VIOLENCE-Fight Them All (Video Disease)
BLOOD PRESSURE-Idle Talk (Beach Impediment)

CHOP SAKIS-Shoot To Kill (Little Deputy)
HOSPITAL RATS-Parthenon (demo)
REAL LOSERS-She Was Dumb (Squirrel)
A-LINES-Wrong Way Home (SFTRI)
MONOSHOCK-Primitive Zippo (S-S)

GAUZE-Pressing On (JPC)
E.A.T.E.R.-Anxiety Attack (Loud Punk)
SONS OF ISHMAEL-Be A Man (from “Apathy... Never!,” Over The Top)
NIP DRIVERS-Tang (Taang)
EVEN WORSE-Contaminated Waste (GTA)

FOCUS-Hocus Pocus (Sire)

Sonic Overload 6/20/16

I’m staying away from the politics this week. I haven’t forgotten what happened in Orlando and the Republican candidates turning this into another excuse to spread Islamophobia is flat-out sickening. Hopefully this show, as always, provides a bit of a respite. At least it feels like summer, finally. Happy Solstice!

Sonic Overload 6/20/16


MISSION OF BURMA-Max Ernst (Ace of Hearts)

G.L.O.S.S.-Out From The Desk (Total Negativity)
IN SCHOOL-Cement Fucker (Thrilling Living)
MALA LECHE-Pantellas (demo)
S-21-Joke’s On You (demo)
SNOB-Harassed (self-released)
SAD BOYS-Hagluecinations (Toxic State)
CULTURE SHOCK-Things To Do (Alternative Tentacles)

ARCTIC FLOWERS-The Fool (Poison City)
RAKTA-A Busca Do Circulo (Nada Nada)
HEZ-La Muerte No Espera (self-released)
LYSOL-Clean Living (demo)


PUSSY GALORE-Cunt Tease (Caroline)
ANGRY SAMOANS-My Old Man’s A Fatso (Triple X)
PAGANS-She’s A Cadaver (Crypt)
ZERO BOYS-Vicious Circle (Nimrod)
RAW POWER-Raw Power/Fuck Authority (GTA)
SLEAFORD MODS-Face to Faces (Harbinger Sounds)

SLAMBOOK-Hollywood Ten (Lorem Ipsum)
S/CKS-Enemies List (Mind Cure)
WHITE WHALE-Mercy Nurse (demo)
VIDEO-Out Of My Hands (Third Man)

PARUJIZA-Medusvijet (Hyperion)
5150-Murder 101 (Reagan Era HC)
REAL ENEMY-No Patience (Mind Cure)
SUDDEN IMPACT-Terrorist Attack (Diabolic Force)
G-3-Antisocial (Lengua Armada)
FUNERAL ORATION-Slipping Out (Diehard)
NRA-Bunk (BYO)


OBEDIENCE-Cutthroat (demo)
THE BUG-American Hate (demo)
HALLELUJAH!-Fuggazin’ (Depression House)
UNITED SUPER VILLAINS-Another Cop Song (Havoc)
KONTAMINAT-Team Player (Lengua Armada)
NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE-Just Another Rape (Even Worse/Way Back When)
FISTICUFFS-30 Million Revolutionaries (Motherbox)

POLES-C.N. Tower (Nimbus 9)
MANIACS-Chelsea 77 (United Artists)
THE TABLE-Sex Cells (Chiswick)
GENERATION X-No No No (Chrysalis)
REZILLOS-(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (Sire)

HERO DISHONEST-Donitsit (Peterwalkee)
PERSPEX FLESH-Euthanasia (Static Shock)
KYKLOOPPIEN SUKUPUUTTO-Meita Yliajetaan (Tuska & Ahdistus)
INVASIÓN-Fight (La Vida Es Un Mus)
TRAGATELO-Angustia y Esperanza (Lengua Armada)


DEVO-S.I.B. (Warner Bros.)
LOST SOUNDS-Don’t Turn Around (Goner)
KILLING JOKE-Are You Receiving (Island)

FOSTER CARE-Ain’t Playin Games (Total Punk)
BAD PEOPLE-They Think I’m Rotten (Feral Kid)
FLYIN’ TRICHECOS-Tick Tock (Non-Commercial)
CATBURGLARS-You Got It (Tooth Decay)
MONSTERS-Out Of My Life (Voodoo Rhythm)
GENBAKU ONANIES-Down In A Flame (Trippin’ Elephant)

VON LMO-Shake, Rattle & Roll (Variant)