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.


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Sonic Overload

Al Quint

PO Box 43

Peabody, MA 01960



NOVEMBER 27­, 2023


This week, it’s the all covers show, which is one of my favorites to put together each year. I try to keep away from songs that hew too close to the original or don’t add much in the way of grit, energy or creativity. Some perennials and a smattering of newer releases and tracks I haven’t played before…


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MELT-BANANA-Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys) (Tzadik)


HATCHET FACE-I Don’t Belong (Jerry’s Kids) (Figure Four)

DILLINGER FOUR-No Pain, No Gain (DYS) (from “No Sleep For Hardcore,” Suburban Voice)

CEREMONY-5 to 10 (Vile) (Bridge Nine)

FYP-Preskool Dropout (FU’s) (Recess)

FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS-Land Of Treason (Germs) (Criminal IQ)

FRIED EGG-Land Of The Brave (Mecht Mensch) (Shout)

WHITE WARDS-Acceptance (Mecht Mensch) (from “Iron Lung Mixtape I,” Iron Lung)

HARSH WORDS-Pain (Die Kreuzen) (demo)


ANAL BABES-Action Woman (Big Ball)

DRAGS-Flying Saucer Rock ‘n Roll (Billy Ray Riley) (Empty)

MUMMIES-I’m Down (Beatles) (SFTRI)

OLIVELAWN-Heard It On The X (ZZ Top) (Cargo)

TOUCH HEADS-Travelin’ Band (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (demo)


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

TEENGENERATE-Bloody Belgium (The Kids) (Wild Wild)

REGISTRATORS-Pogo, Pogo (Hubble Bubble) (Rip Off)

KILL-A-WATTS-Can’t Stand The Midwest (Dow Jones & The Industrials) (Rip Off)

THEE MIGHTY CAESARS-1977 (The Clash) (from “Dope-Guns-‘n’-Fucking In The Streets,” Amphetamine Reptile)

CHINESE MILLIONAIRES-City Slang (Sonic’s Rendezvous Band) (Demolition Derby)




DEVOID OF FAITH-Ton Erreur (Agnostic Front) (Hater Of God)

SUFFOCATING MADNESS-How, When Where? (Crucifix) (demo)

SPAZZ-War In The Head (7 Seconds) (Slap A Ham)

AFI-Whatever I Do (Negative Approach) (Wedge)

KICKER-Public Defender (SOA) (Inimical)

DEAF CLUB-The Wait (Killing Joke) (self-released) in memory of Geordie Walker


OUTS-Rebel Girl (Bikini Kill) (Not Normal)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Youngblood (Thee Headcoats) (Crypt)

BAD TASTE-Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran) (Crotch Rot)

NOMEANSNO-Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix) (Undergrowth)


NOTS-TVOD (The Normal) (Goner)

SOFT CELL-Paranoid (Black Sabbath) (Some Bizarre)

BOY DIVISION-Mongoloid (Devo) (Glitterbox)

FIRE ENGINES-We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang (Heaven 17) (Rev-Ola)





BAADER BRAINS-Sensations Fix (United Mutation) (Ebullition)

DUMPSTER RATS-Return Of The Rat (Wipers) (Dirtbag)

GUILTY PARENTS-Something I Learned Today (Hüsker Dü) (self-released)

I OBJECT-In A Better World (Screamers) (Feral Kid)


LEMONHEADS-I Am A Rabbit (Proud Scum) (Amory Arms/Huh Bag)

REAL KIDS-My Way (Eddie Cochran) (Red Star)

SUGAR TRADITION-Come On (Chuck Berry) (Feel It)

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

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


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY-Green Manalishi (Fleetwood Mac) (No Core)

METAL CHURCH-Highway Star (Deep Purple) (Steamhammer)

BATTALION OF SAINTS-Ace Of Spades (Motörhead) (Nutrons)




KUSTOMIZED-Surgeon’s Girl (Wire) (Matador)

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

NOMOS-Vertical Slum (Swell Maps) (Deranged)

KYRA RUBELLA & THE SHANKS-Love In A Void (Siouxise and the Banshees) (Damaged Goods)

NEW BUCK BILOXI-Interzone (Joy Division) (Total Punk)

MALLWAKER-Tube Disaster (Flux Of Pink Indians) (Tetryon)


BITCHARGE-The Nightmare Continues (Discharge) (demo)

YUMMY FUR-Fiery Jack (The Fall) (Guided Missile)

SIMON BLOOMFIELD & TIM PEARCE-(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures (Rezillos) (from “Earcom 1,” Fast”)

JOOSE MAN-Nag Nag Nag (Cabaret Voltaire) (demo)

BABY BUDDHA-All Shook Up (Elvis Presley) (Posh Boy)

SILICON TEENS-Judy In Disguise (John Fred & His Playboy Band,” Sire)


FRIJID PINK-House of the Rising Sun (traditional) (Parrot)