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 ďissues of the dayĒ and thatís also presented through song selections and audio clips.


Iím proud to announce that thereís now a live version of Sonic Overload every Wednesday from 6-8 PM Eastern time on Stench Radio.


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Sonic Overload

Al Quint

PO Box 43

Peabody, MA 01960



NOVEMBER 24, 2014


††††† Itís the last Monday of November (already!) and time for the annual all-covers show. Iíve got a good mix of songs that havenít been played in the past along with some that I have to play almost every year. Any band can cover a song but it takes something extra to make it memorable. I try to stay away from covers that are a carbon copy of the original. Even if there are similarities, if itís played with a kick-ass, go-for-broke intensity, itís worth hearing. And there are always songs that are more obscure and not covered by multiple bands. I even snuck in a few requests this year.

††††† Enjoy! Back to our regularly scheduled programming next week (as well as on Stench Radio this week)...

††††† PS... after posting, I found out that the Devoid of Faith song is an original, not a cover. Oops! Still a kick-ass song...


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


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Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




YEASTIE GIRLZ-Orgasm Addict (Buzzcocks) (Lookout)


HATCHET FACE-I Donít Belong (Jerryís Kids) (Figure Four)

VIOLENT ARREST-Wired (Jerryís Kids) (Deranged)

FYP-Preskool Dropouts (FUís) (Recess)

CHARLES BRONSON-Whatís Wrong With Me? (Faith) (Youth Attack)

KNIFE FIGHT-Together (Negative FX) (self-released)

VOETSEK-Mind Control (Negative FX) (Six Weeks)

SCROTUM GRINDER-No Friend Of Mine (Slapshot) (No Idea)


STOIC VIOLENCE-Do They Owe Us A Living? (Crass) (Video Disease)

DISSOBER-Grave New World (Discharge) (Distortion)

BITCHARGE-The Nightmare Continues (Discharge) (self-released)

EN KERNAGHEN BAND-Kan Not [Cunt Tease] (Pussy Galore) (Kelang)

GOD IS MY CO-PILOT-Totally Wired (The Fall) (Atavistic)


VAGUESS-Hang Up (Wailers) (self-released)

NAKED HIPPY-Cinderella (Sonics) (Smile Or Die)

INSULTS-Steppiní Out (Paul Revere & The Raiders) (Brain Transplant)

MELT-BANANA-Surfiní USA (Beach Boys) (Tzadik)

REAL LOSERS-Mongoloid (Devo) (Alien Snatch)




DEVOID OF FAITH-Fortress (not a cover!) (Hater Of God)

DEATHREAT-Dear Sirs (Koro) (Partners In Crime)

DUMBSTRUCK-Pure Hate (Poison Idea) (Boss Tuneage)

LIFE CRISIS-Sick Of Talk (Negative Approach) (Get Revenge)

SPAZZ-Stabbed In The Back (Youth of Today) (Slap A Ham)

FISHSTICKS-Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight? (Misfits) (Theologian)

SONIC YOUTH-Nic Fit (Untouchables) (DGC)

CRANK-Democracy Spawns Bad Taste (Crucifucks) (self-released)


REDS-Dead End America (Pagans) (Turkey Baster)

PAGANS-Canít Explain (The Who) (Crypt)

DRAGS-Flying Saucer Rock Ďn Roll (Billy Lee Riley) (Empty)

TEENGENERATE-Shake Rattle & Roll (Big Joe Turner) (Crypt)

SUICIDE KINGS-Bad Boy (Larry Williams) (Adult Negro)

TRUST FUND BABIES-Teen Love Song (Consumers) (Rapid Pulse)


FUíS-Green Beret (Barry Sadler) (Taang)

DAMNED-Help (Beatles) (MCA)

REZILLOS-Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five) (Sire)

DICKIES-She (Monkees) (A&M)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN-Bouffant Headbutt (Shampoo) (Tario)

4 SIDS-Kill (Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias) (self-released)




NEW BOMB TURKS-Just Head (Nervous Eaters) (Crypt)

DIDJITS-Monkey Suit (Plasmatics) (Touch and Go)

NINE SHOCKS TERROR-Romanticist (The Stalin) (Sound Pollution)

MUDHONEY-Fix Me (Black Flag) (Sub Pop)

SECOND WIND-Mr. Suit (Wire) (R&B)

RADIO BIRDMAN-Youíre Gonna Miss Me (13th Floor Elevators) (Sire)


THE SHINING-Slow Death (AccŁsed) (Pick Up)

TOXIC HOLOCAUST-Wargasm (L7) (Relapse)

MELVINS-Lexicon Devil (Germs) (Atlantic)

DIE KREUZEN-Land of Treason (Germs) (Touch and Go)

KUSTOMIZED-Better Off Dead (LaPeste) (Mag Wheel)


PEER PRESSURE-Eve Of Destruction (Barry McGuire) (Break My Face)

GRABBIES-Drug Store (Dwarves) (Proud To Be Idiot)

VALLEY BOYS-Modern World (Modern Lovers) (Cut The Cord That...)

ACID BATH-Donít Talk To Me (GG Allin & The Jabbers) (self-released)

WHITE PAGES-Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me (Jerks) (Canít Stand Ya!)

NIP DRIVERS-Fox On The Run (Sweet) (Taang)




NOMEANSNO-New Age (DOA) (Allied)

KILLDOZER-Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young) (Touch and Go)

UNSANE-4-Stix (Led Zeppelin) (Matador)

THE MEN-Gates Of Steel (Devo) (Karmic Swamp)

NIRVANA-Turnaround (Devo) (DGC)


UK SUBS-Sheís Not There (Zombies) (Captain Oi)

THE JAM-Slow Down (Larry Williams) (Polydor)

GENRAL FOODZ-Love Potion #9 (Clovers) (Destiny)

TEENAGE HEAD-Wild One (Johnny OíKeefe) (Attic)

FLYING LIZARDS-Money (Barrett Strong) (Virgin)


MAGAZINE-I Love You, You Big Dummy (Captain Beefheart) (IRS)