­SONIC  OVERLOAD

 

 

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.

 

Recent shows can be downloaded from the archive at sonicoverload.blogspot.com. And check out the Facebook page.

 

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Sonic Overload

Al Quint

PO Box 43

Peabody, MA 01960

E-mail: subvox82@gmail.com

 

AUGUST 8, 2022

     

      I went to The Rat, the legendary (the word fits here) club in Kenmore Square, for nearly 20 years. In all that time, I only got to know a handful of the people who worked there. Jimmy Harold was the owner of the club and one of the people I never did meet or chat with, as far as I can remember (maybe I did…who knows?). It might seem odd but, while I saw a large number of shows there, I never hung out in the bar that much, except on a few occasions. Anyway, Jimmy closed down in 1997 and, as most people know, the entire block was torn down to make way for a huge luxury hotel. It was the beginning of the soul-sucking that has happened over the past two and a half decades, with all of the old businesses gone, replaced by chains and “mixed used” high rise buildings. Only the Citgo sign remains as a holdover from the old days. Jimmy passed away last week, so I decided to do an extra set of all local bands who graced the stage at the Rat. Boston’s most intense underground dwelling, that subterranean cavern of lurid vice and glamour, as Oedipus (Boston’s first punk DJ, before he became a music biz exec) describes it in his introduction.

      I’ll be off next week and will return with a new show on August 22.

 

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

 

TRACK 1

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY-Kiss Of Death (Death)

 

LAFFF BOX-We Hear You Talking (Turbo Discos)

NOMOS 751-Impulsive (Slovenly)

GORDON SPICER BAND-Someone Like Me (demo)

MINT-More Free (demo)

ALDI OST-Job In Security (Phantom)

PIOUS FAULTS-Comfort (Tenth Court)

 

NECROS-Bad Dream (from “Process Of Elimination EP,” Touch and Go)

NEGATIVE APPROACH-Can’t Tell No One (Touch and Go)

MEATMEN-Blow Me Jah (Touch and Go)

GANG GREEN-Sold Out (Taang)

DYS-Wolfpack/Bible (Taang)

LAST RIGHTS-Chunks (Taang)

 

GIRLSPERM-Not Natural (Thrilling Living)

FITNESS WOMXN-Easy (Sorry State)

SNIFFANY & THE NITS-Piggy Bank (Prah)

NASHO-Soliloquy (Nopatience)

MUSCLE BARBIE-Trap (Phantom)

DUMPSTER RATS-Vermin (Dirtbag Distro)

 

TRACK 2

 

RAW RADAR WAR-This Is What A Knife Is For/All Arrows In (Chainsaw Safety) in memory of Mario Travers

NIGHTFEEDER-Cut All Of Your Face Off (self-released)

TERMINAL ADDICTION-Trauma Of Generation (Not For The Weak)

SELF-INFLICT-Bent Knees (Not For The Weak)

OHYDA-Drgawki (La Vida Es Un Mus)

QUARANTINE-Suffocating Rule (Damage United)

 

 

TOZCOS-Existencia Aturdida (Verdugo)

MAN DEAD SET-Make A Change (Ruined)

SLUM GANG-Mickey Don’t Get It (Juno)

BLEMISH-Industrial Bodies (Not For The Weak)

GREEN/BLUE-Paper Thin (Feel It)

 

EDDIE & THE SUBTITLES-American Society (Frontier)

KAOS-Top Secret (from “What Is It,” What)

AGENT ORANGE-Bloodstains (from “Rodney on the ROQ,” Posh Boy)

NUNS-You Think You’re The Best (Bomp)

X-White Girl (Slash)

 

TRACK 3

 

ÖPNV-Neonlicht (demo)

FELCHERS-Sleep Paralysis (General Speech)

PISS FLOWERS-Spirit World (Like To Watch) (demo)

REGISTRATORS-TV Hell (Rip Off)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Runnin’ On Go (Crypt)

 

SUBHUMANS-No (Bluurg)

INSTIGATORS-The Fix (Bluurg)

KAFKA PROSESS-Mentalt Ute Av Balanse (Disorder)

DIRT-Listen Morons (Skuld)

 

ANXIOUS PLEASERS-Suck (Neon Taste)

M(H)AOL-Bored of Men (self-released)

MARBLED EYE-Dirty Water (Hardly Art)

VEUVE SCARRON-Shit In Shit Out (Forbidden Place)

 

TRACK 4

 

GLAAS-Concrete Coffin (Static Shock)

URANIUM CLUB-Black Semen (Fashionable Idiots)

TH’INBRED-Jesus Youth (Toxic Shock)

RHYTHM PIGS-Can’t Change The World (Mordam)

BIG CRUX-Protocore ((SD)F)

COLIN NEWMAN-Don’t Bring Me Reminders (Beggars Banquet)

 

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN-Heaven Up Here (Sire)

FLUX OF PINK INDIANS-Tube Disaster (Crass)

OUTSIDERS-Calling On Youth (Gift Of Life)

SWELL MAPS-Let’s Build A Car (Rough Trade)

 

URBAN VERBS-In The Heat (Warner Bros.)

 

TRACK 5-A TRIBUTE TO JIMMY HAROLD

 

DMZ-Boy From Nowhere (from “Live At The Rat,” Rat)

 

NERVOUS EATERS-Get Stuffed (Rat)

LA PESTE-Kill Me Now (Matador)

GIRLS-Jeffrey I Hear You (Hearthan)

WILLIE “LOCO” ALEXANDER-Dirty Eddie (Northeastern)

UNNATURAL AXE-The Creeper (Varulven)

 

REAL KIDS-Reggae Reggae (Crypt)