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.


Listen to Sonic Overload live every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern on Old FX Punk Radio


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


SEPTEMBER 18, 2017


      Grant Hart from Hüsker Dü passed away last week from liver cancer. He was only 56 years old. One of my all-time favorite bands and I was fortunate enough to see them play a number of times in the 80s—if I had to venture a guess, it would be ten, as they came through my area quite frequently. I don’t recall talking to Grant that much, if at all, but I did get to play Frisbee with him and Bob Mould (who I know a little better) outside Pulaski Hall in Easthampton, MA. I was worried about Grant hurting his feet since, of course, he was playing barefoot (that’s how he played drums, too). And that show was the third in three nights—Providence, Boston and Easthampton—and I still managed to get to my miserable bank job on time every morning. By the end of the week, I was a zombie but it was worth it, humming “From The Gut” while opening the payments in the loan department where I toiled.

      Grant had a troubled life and it’s no secret there was a lot of acrimony when the Hüskers came to a parting of the ways in 1987 and a reunion always seemed like a remote possibility—not that it would have necessarily been a great idea as it was. R.I.P. Grant…


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HÜSKER DÜ-Statues (Reflex) in memory of Grant Hart


HÜSKER DÜ-Wheels (Reflex)

HÜSKER DÜ-Sunshine Superman (Reflex)

HÜSKER DÜ-It’s Not Funny Anymore (SST)

HÜSKER DÜ-What’s Going On? (SST)

HÜSKER DÜ-Masochism World (SST)


HÜSKER DÜ-Somewhere (SST)


HÜSKER DÜ-Data Control (New Alliance)

NOVA MOB-Shoot Your Way To Freedom (Big Store)




SADIST-Beauty Fades (Hardcore Victim)

POBREZA MENTAL-Are You Ineffective? (demo)

RASH-Parlour Games (Slugsalt)

BENDS-Perfect Stranger (demo)

D.O.G.-Silver Bullet (demo)

ENAMEL-Vultures (demo)


HALO OF FLIES- A New Kind Of Hate (Amphetamine Reptile)

METZ-Cellophane (Sub Pop)

PERMANENT MAKEUP-An Unburdening (No Clear)


STRETCH MARKS-Turnbuckle Stomp (Sounds Escaping) in memory of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

OFFENDERS-On The Crooked Edge (Kangaroo)

DIE KREUZEN-In School (Touch and Go)

REALLY RED-Too Political? (Alternative Tentacles)

ANGELIC UPSTARTS-I’m An Upstart (Captain Oi)




BAD DADDIES-Panama Papers (Emotional Response)

NO SKIN-Knee Jerk Circle (Give Praise)

LIMP WRIST-They Tell Me (Lengua Armada)

FRIED EGG-Teeth (Beach Impediment)

POLLUTION-Black Commune (Desensitized)

REPERCUSSIONS-Can’t Hold Us Back (540)


RUT-In A Rut (demo)

KALEIDOSCOPE-Field Report (Katorga Works)

COWBOY-On The Farm (Fashionable Idiots)

ZEROZERO-Taxidermia (self-released)

SEX SCENES-Warm Ups (demo)


SCREAMING FEMALES-Boyfriend (Don Giovanni)

DOTTIE DANGER-Sasha (Punk Noir)

TELECOMMANDE-Telecommande (demo)

BLOW UP-Robots Yes, Androids No (Empty)

RIK AND THE PIGS-Vile Order (Feel It)




FLIPPER-Sex Bomb (Subterranean)

BLASTERS-So Long Baby Goodbye (Slash)

ALLEYBEATS-Lone Bebop (demo)

TUBEWAY ARMY-Blue Eyes (Beggars Banquet)


SHELLAC-Crow (Touch and Go)

OVERDOSE SUPPORT-Restarting (Kaos Kontrol)

TRASH BAG-Toxic Wasted (Get Hip)

IKARA COLT-Bring It To Me (Epitaph)


POSIES-Grant Hart (DGC)