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


SEPTEMBER 13, 2021


      And the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has passed… I saw some memes where people said they wish it could be 9/12 again, because we were all united—no Democrats or Republicans, just Americans. That, of course, largely didn’t apply to Muslims and other dark-skinned people. It didn’t apply to anyone who dared to question or protest the hyper-patriotism and extreme nationalism that followed. A few have draw a direct line from what happened after 9/11 to the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol by right wing extremists. In some ways, it’s just the culmination of what’s happened over those past 20 years.

      But I won’t dwell on it—as always, this show is dedicated to the memory of Jane Simpkin, who died that day… it’s also dedicated to Adam Wilson, a longtime supporter of this show, as well as a DJ on Old FX Punk Radio and Stench Radio. He’s also published two books about LA punk gangs, which he belonged to from the early 80s to early 90s. RIP, Adam…


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JELLO BIAFRA-The Big Ka-Boom (Alternative Tentacles)

PINKO AND THE ACTION BOYS-9/11 Is A Joke (self-released)


HARAM-Where Were You On 9/11? (Toxic State)

HOLDING ON-The Greatest Trick The Devil Ever Played (Bridge Nine)

WORLD BURNS TO DEATH-The Sucking Of The Missile Cock (Hardcore Holocaust)

WITCH HUNT-War-Coma (Profane Existence)

KNIFE FIGHT-United We Stand (from “Mein Comp,” Youth Attack)


PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY-Brainbomb (United Artists)

MEKONS-I’ll Have To Dance Then (On My Own) (Fast)

THE FALL-Prole-Art Threat (Rough Trade)

JOY DIVISION-Warsaw (Qwest)


REARRANGED FACE-Dreadful Apparition (Tomothy)

FREAKEES-Republicans (Tomothy)

IMPLODERS-Dimwit (Neon Taste)

CHAIN WHIP-Laguna Beach (Neon Taste)

ACID CASUALTIES-Against The Wall (Neon Taste)

RUBBLE-Manufactured Insecurities (Distort Reality)




POP RIVETS-Skip Off School (Sub Pop)

REPLACEMENTS-Fuck School (Twin-Tone)

LANDLORDS-School For The Dead/Let’s Go (Catch Trout)

CRIMINALS-My School Sucks (Lookout)

DISSIDENTS-Detention (Smog Veil)

WRECKS-High School Anthem (demo)

PINKEYE-In Praise of School Shooters (Slasher)


CEMENT SHOES-Unite The Right In Hell (Feel It)

GLOWING BRAIN-Suffer Fools (demo)

CTRL GROUP-Blood Sausage (Sorry State)

SSSSSSS-Best Value (demo)

FATAL-Strategic Racism (Bunker Punks)


PRETENDERS-Tattooed Love Boys (Sire)

REZILLOS-Cold Wars (Sire)

DICKIES-You Drive Me Ape, You Big Gorilla (A&M)

CHELSEA-Decide (Step Forward)




BEND SINISTER-You Wrecked ‘Em A.L.L. (Homeless)

SCIENCE MAN-Brazilian Napkins (Big Neck)

SLUMP-(Do The) Sonic Sprawl (Feel It)

MOTH-Digital Crisis (self-released)

STRUCTURE-Waste (demo)


CHALK CIRCLE-Scrambled (Mississippi)

RESOURCE NETWORK-Artificial Flavors (Goodbye Boozy)

CB RADIO GORGEOUS-Love Countdown (Not Normal)

CELIBATE RIFLES-Jesus On TV (What Goes On?)

COSMIC PSYCHOS-I’m Up You’re Out (Amphetamine Reptile)


MUJERES PODRIDAS-Te Odio (Beach Impediment)

PIGEON-Narrow-Mindedness (Adagio830)

NATURAL CAUSES-Bad Habits (Sorry State)

NAIL POLISH-Daily Basis (demo)

SPAM RISK-Fuck The Kids (self-released)




FLIPPER-Living For The Depression (Subterranean)

THE STATE-No Illusions (Statement)


LOOK BACK AND LAUGH-This Cost We Absorb (Lengua Armada)

BRAIN KILLER-So Much Hate (Deranged)

KATASTRAFIALUE-Veriset Piikit (Crucial Blast)

SHORT CHANGED-Fuck You, Fight Me (Rodent Popsicle/Goat Power Recreation)


BAUHAUS-In The Flat Field (4AD)

BIRTHDAY PARTY-Sonny’s Burning (4AD)


L-SEVEN-Insanity (Touch and Go)


COCTEAU TWINS-Wax and Wane (4AD)