Welcome to the webpage for Sonic Overload. As my regular listeners know by now, I play punk, hardcore, garage and other loud music, although there are surprises from time to time as well as decidedly slanted commentary on the “issues of the day” and that’s also presented through song selections and audio clips.


All of the shows from January 2009 to the present are archived for download at sonicoverload.blogspot.com. And check out the Facebook page.


Send any music (vinyl or CD) for possible airplay to:


Sonic Overload

Al Quint

PO Box 43

Peabody, MA 01960

E-mail: subvox82@gmail.com


DECEMBER 9, 2019


      I saw longtime Bay Area punk mainstay/photographer Murray Bowles on just about every trip I took to the Bay Area, going back to the 1980s. On my first excursion, I saw Dr. Know but didn't have any photos to accompany the interview I did with them. I'd imagine it was someone at Maximum Rocknroll who suggested I ask Murray for some photos and he was happy to oblige--just sent them to me, didn't ask for any payment. As you can see, I saved a few and one was used for the cover.

      I was sad to hear about Murray's passing earlier today. He was 68 years old and was still going to shows, camera in tow. It was the definition of a lifer and the definition of someone doing it for all the right reasons. R.I.P.

      On a happier note, this week is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Clash’s “London Calling” album. I don’t know if I’d go overboard and say it’s the greatest album of all time but it certainly marked a wider musical scope for these guys—everything from punk to reggae to early rock ‘n roll and more. Flawed in spots but, overall, a triumph. Hope you like the selections. I think it covers the album’s breadth.


To stream or download, click on each link...


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Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




THE CLASH-London Calling (Epic)


SICK BURN-March Of The Grumpies /A Grand Exclamation of Go!-ing (demo)


DAS DRIP-Tapeworm (Sorry State)

BASIC DICKS-I Am Man, Hear Me Bore (demo)

HOTMOM-Mansplaining (demo)

SOVIETTES-In The Red (Rottentones)


TOUCH HEADS-Again (demo)

WARP-Bonehead (Thrilling Living)

NEON-Gucci 68 (Thrilling Living)

PINOCCHIO-Light Speed Vol. 2 (Toxic State)

NYLEX-Century Of Faking (Nopatience)

ANANAS-Feel At Ease (demo)


UTTER STENCH-Fear (Cleopatra)

CAPITOL PUNISHMENT-Is This Justice? (We Bite)

RIBZY-Cyanide Pill (Vinehell)

REALLY RED-I Refuse To Sing (CIA)

EFFIGIES-Below The Drop (Touch and Go)

THREATS-Can’t Stop Me (Dr. Strange)




BORZOI-Adult Contemporary (Digital Hotdogs)

BLANK VEINS-Woke Up In The Same Day (Estranged Communications)

TANGENT-Retire (Estranged Communications)

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD-Victim Of A Talk Radio Crisis (Skin Graft)


THE CLASH-Brand New Cadillac (Epic)

THE CLASH-Death Or Glory (Epic)

THE CLASH-I’m Not Down (Epic)

THE CLASH-Clampdown (Epic)

THE CLASH-Koka Kola (Epic)




WET SPECIMENS-In Secretion Room (Brain Slash)

ACRYLICS-Structure (Iron Lung)

TELEVOID-Learn To Kill (self-released)

MENTIRA-Tus Demonios (Thrilling Living)

LEWD ACTS-Wide Black Eyes (Deathwish)

IN/HUMANITY-Fuck The Death Penalty, Let’s Compromise (Passive Fist)


CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE-Pompeii Spared (Schematic)

YOUR FOOD-Pop (Cleopatra)

TAR BABIES-Economy Pact (Bone Air)

NEON KING KONG-Get What’s Going Around (GSL)

LE SHOK-Booze Is The Best Part (Know)


NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-Misery Parade (Dirt Cult)

GONE BAD-Midnight Love (self-released)

SWORN LIARS-Krank (Big Neck)

SHITTY LIFE-Isolated Youth (Spastic Fantastic)

YOUTHS-All Flags Are Black (Still Holding On)

FUSES-At Least You’re Getting Paid (American Punk)




HELMET-FBLA (Amphetamine Reptile)

DRAIN-Skincrawl (from “Love & Napalm,” Trance)

GODHEADSILO-Benefit Rescue Mission No. 43 (OXO)

WRECK-Song X (Play It Again Sam)


HOOD RATS-This Party Sucks (demo)

SATANIC TOGAS-X-Ray Vision (Warrtmann Inc)

MAN-EATERS-Teenage Headhunters In A Cargo Cult (demo)

BOTHERS-Brain Matter (Dirt Cult)

RESOURCE GROUP-Overtime Systems (Big Dunce)

PORNOGRAPHY GLOWS-Freedumb (self-released)


THE CLASH-Revolution Rock (Epic)