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


JULY 24, 2017


The drought for good shows around here has finally ended and I’ve seen some ragers the last week or so, culminating with Negative Approach the other night, at a hot, sticky, sweaty Hardcore Stadium (not a real stadium but an Elks lodge in Cambridge) the other night—so this week’s opening song was a no-brainer. I also reminded their vocalist John Brannon that NA’s first local show was 35 years ago next month—August 13, 1982—at the Gallery East, as part of the Process of Elimination tour. And I’m pretty sure I was the only person besides John at both shows… ah well, I suppose there are worse things I could be doing now, right? 


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


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Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




NEGATIVE APPROACH-Lost Cause (Touch and Go)


BLOODCLOT-Kill The Beast (Metal Blade)

XYLITOL-Femme Shoulder Devil (25 Diamonds)

C.H.E.W.-Futile Pursuit (demo)

INNOCENT-Carceral State (demo)

FUSE-Deceit (demo)

GUTTER-Caught Up In Shit (demo)

UGLIES-Living Failure (No Patience)



FUTURO-Réptil (demo)

WHITE LUNG-Viva La Rat (Deranged)

MONORCHID-A Was For Anarchy (Touch and Go)


SPETSNAZ-Crazy Fucked Up Miserable Life (demo)

SUDOR-Mierda En Todas Partes (Todo Destruido)

CHAOS CHANNEL-The Bird, Singing At Non-Reality (SPHC)

THE SEXUAL-Messiah (Double K)

DISORDER-Maternal Obsession (Anagram)





SEAWEED-Kid Candy (Sub Pop)

POSIES-Grant Hart (DGC)

30 AMP FUSE-Sorry? (Darla)

NILS-Fountains (Psyche Industry)


RIXE-Razzia (La Vida Es Un Mus)

DIRTY + HIS FISTS-Beat You Down (demo)

MOTORAMA-Plastic Song (Vida Loca)

KATHERINE-Nothing (demo)

TY SEGALL-20th Century Boy (Goner)


DAVIDIANS-Nutmeg (Sorry State)

PENNY WINBLOOD-Give Me My Unit Back (Forge)

FIRE PARTY-Pilate (from “State Of The Union,” Dischord)

GILLOOLY-Magenta Lion (demo)





GROUND ZERO-Cybernetic War (GZ)

MX-80 SOUND-Follow That Car (Ralph)

RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY-Generation (Red Rhino)


PRESSING ON-Rising Tide (Deranged)

LOOK BACK AND LAUGH-Crusade (Lengua Armada)

GIVE UP-Just Another Adult (Peterwalkee)

WARTHOG-Top Shelf (Warthog Speak)

DESPERAT-Masskonsumtion (Hardcore Victim)

BLOOD PRESSURE-Idle Talk (Beach Impediment)

LOS CRUDOS-La Caida de Latino America (Lengua Armada)


MICK FARREN & THE DEVIANTS-Outrageous Contagious (Stiff)

VIBRATORS-Disco In Mosco (Ratrace)

UK SUBS-Teenage (Gem)

RAMONES-Go Mental (Sire)




LOVE BATTERY-Between The Eyes (Sub Pop)

INSTITUTE-Only Child (Sacred Bones)

XEROX-Revision (Hard Art)

FLYKILLS-Diorama (demo)


ULTRAVOX-Fear In The Western World (Island)

FANCY-Wild Thing (Big Tree)


ANTI-PASTI-Caution In The Wind (Dojo)


RUBINOOS-Rock and Roll Is Dead (Beserkley)