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.


I’m proud to announce that there’s now a live version of Sonic Overload every Wednesday from 6-8 PM Eastern time on Stench 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


APRIL 20, 2015


      Losing a friend at any age is difficult... losing one at a young age is even worse. My dear friend Chelle LaBarge passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cancer. She was only 48. I can’t put the grief I’m feeling into words. She was a wonderful person with a sharp, caustic sense of humor that was a very thin veneer for her kind and loving heart. She was a passionate music fan and we certainly bonded over that but our friendship ran a lot deeper than just musical taste. She lived about four hours from us, near Albany, NY, and I didn’t get to see her nearly as much I would have liked, especially the past few years. I wrote on here last week that we should always cherish our friends—now you know why. I found out a day before recording last week’s show that she didn’t have a lot of time left.

      This week’s show is dedicated to Chelle and you’ll hear a lot of her favorite music over the next two or so hours. R.I.P. Chelle—I love you.


To listen, left click for streaming, right click to download the files


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Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




REPLACEMENTS-Kids Don’t Follow (Twin/Tone)


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-At The Edge (Chrysalis)

SUPERCHUNK-Slack Motherfucker (Matador)

AD’S-Living Downtown (Blue Lunch)

FIGGS-Sleaze (Absolute A Go Go)

NEIGHBORHOODS-Monday Morning (live)


ROLLINS BAND-Alien Blueprint (Imago)

BLACK FLAG-I’ve Heard It Before (SST)

LEATHERFACE-New York State (Roughneck)

HÜSKER DÜ-Divide and Conquer (SST)

FAILURE-Princess (Slash)

DESCENDENTS-Coffee Mug (Epitaph)




BREAKING CIRCUS-Knife In The Marathon (Homestead)

COCK SPARRER-Running Riot (Taang)

JUDAS PRIEST-Running Wild (Columbia)

STRAIGHT ARROWS-Running Wild (Juvenile)


DAWN OF HUMANS-Painful Mountain (Toxic State)

MANIPULATION-Secrets (demo)

THE LOWEST FORM-Exhaustion (Iron Lung)

DARK AGES-Mr. Sun (Sorry State)

BLANK SPELL-Proof (Cruel Noise)

COMA-In A Coma (ADK)


X-We’re Desperate (Dangerhouse)

IGGY & THE STOOGES-Search and Destroy (Columbia)

CLASSIC RUINS-1 + 1 > 2 (Ace of Hearts)

HEX DISPENSERS-Down In The Park (Alien Snatch)




BLOOD PRESSURE-Drone War (demo)

BARRICADED SUSPECTS-Can’t Take It Back (demo)

Q-N (demo)

BIG ZIT-Goin’ Blind (Not Normal)

BLAZING EYE-Biting (Overdose)

GAY KISS-Salacious Herd (Sorry State)

PROCESS-Our Future? What Future? (Urgent Warning)

DS-13-Fukk Your Gods (Deranged)


THE UPRISING-Slavery (Not Like You)

LETHAL OVERDOSE-People Lose (Collision Course)

INSANITY DEFENSE-Social Motion (from “Best Of Unsound Bands,” Welfare)

DEATH SENTENCE-My Love (Burrito)

GEARS-I Smoke Dope (Hep Cat)

NEIGHBORS-Weed (self-released)


SOUPCANS-Weedopolis, 2029 (Telephone Explosion)’

NASA SPACE UNIVERSE-Peeping Toddler (self-released)

RUNNING-Thank You For The Input (Castle Face)

CAN-She Brings The Rain (Mute)




EJECTOR SEATS-You Need This (Collision Course)

RATAS DEL VATICANO-Que Vivan Los Buenos Y El Rock n Roll (HBSP-2X)

ZODIAC KILLERS-Genetic Mutation (Rip-Off)

MUD CITY MANGLERS-Song #666 (Stolen)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Runnin’ On Go (Crypt)

DEFEX-Nuthin 2 Say (from “Rocky Mountain Low,” Hyperpycnal)


MOTORS-Be What You Gotta Be (Virgin)

BOYS-Cop Cars/Keep Running (Captain Oi)

SEX PISTOLS-My Way (Virgin)


NEIGHBORHOODS-No Place Like Home (Ace of Hearts)