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.


I’m proud to announce that there’s now a live version of Sonic Overload every Wednesday from 6-8 PM Eastern time on Stench Radio.


All of the shows from January 2009 to the present are archived for download at 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



DECEMBER 15, 2014


      The end of the year is in sight—next week, I’ll be playing some holiday music on Monday but the bulk will on Christmas Eve on Stench Radio... and the week after that, it’ll be the Best of 2014. As of now, I don’t really feel as though I have a definitive album of the year but there’s no shortage of quality music to play. In the meantime, this week’s show features a fair amount of new material plus some lesser-played gems that haven’t been on here for awhile. Enjoy!


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


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Track 3

Track 4




THE CLASH-London Calling (Epic)


NOTS-Talk Show (Goner)

SNOB-Sick Of It (self-released)

HOT TIP-Electric (demo)

TOTAL TRASH-Far Out (self-released)

WATERY LOVE-Empty Walls (In The Red)

BEAST FIEND-Transparent (demo)


CRAZY SPIRIT-People Follow (demo)

FRENZY-Stagnant Words (from “Cream Of The Crop,” Best Before ’84)

MONGOLOID-Attends (demo)

BLOTTER-AUM (Katorga Works)

GILLOOLY-Lingering Debris (More Power)

SHA-LONDON-Shortcut To Hell (from “Tunes For Fucker”)


ROMEO VOID-Never Say Never (Columbia)

WALL OF VOODOO-Back In Flesh (from “URGH! A Music War (IRS)

AU-PAIRS-Come Again (Rough Trade)




FOURTEEN OR FIGHT-Big Shoulders Slumping (demo)

SHORT FUSE-Scene 17 (Assault/Understeimated)

DRAGNET-Russian Roulette (DeadAlive)

DUSTHEADS-Altered States (Don Giovanni)

THIS SHIP WILL BURN-So Frowned The Mighty Combatants (Thrashbastard)

SILLA ELECTRICA-Es Lo Que Hay (from “Sound The Alarms,” Maximum Rocknroll)


RASPBERRY BULBS-Behind The Glass (Blackest Ever Black)

LOW LIFE-Speed Ball (RIP Society/Disinfect)

POWERBLESSINGS-Stunt Whale (Manhattan Chemical and Electronic)

REPORTS-Turnaround (Ride The Snake)

FUGAZI-Break-In (Dischord)


NICE GUYS-Herb Chambers (demo)

CONEHEADS-‘Notha Thing (demo)

FLYKILLS-Eye In The Sky (demo)

FEJFLIX-Dit Problem (Spaghetti Cassetti)

SHRINK-Energy (Oval)

DICKHEADS-Squad Leader (Walking Dead)




VOID-Condensed Flesh (from “Charred Remains,” Radio Raheem)

DOUBLE-O-The End (from “Charred Remains,” Radio Raheem)

PANDEMONIUM-Bored (Coalition)

CHAIN REACTION-Your Bloody War (Belfagor)

PROTESTI-Protesti (Havoc)

EXTREMA-Burning Bones Of War (from “I Thrash, Therefore I Am (Schizophrenic)

BARN AV REGNBUEN-Penga Profitt Og Kapital (Barneplater)


BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS-Tough Shit (Total Punk)

ENERJETICS-Assembler (demo)

DISTRACTORS-Let’s Get Sick (Cheap Date)

DIALTONES-All Night Long (Dead Beat)

SHRINKS-Nowhere To Live (Rapid Pulse)

RABIES-Zombies Ate My Neighbors (Sorry State)


THE MAD-I Hate Music (Captain Trip)

UNNATURAL AXE-The Creeper (Lawless)

WOVEN BONES-Janie (Needless)

JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-You Trip Me Up (Blanco y Negro)

RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY-Shout At The Sky (Red Rhino)




THE PROLETARIAT-Instinct (Taang)

GUZZARD-Glued (Amphetamine Reptile)

GIRL POWER-Greetings, Pop Pickers (demo)

FLEECE-Clifford (demo)

WIVES-Squeeze Your Eyes So Tight (Cold Sweat)


FRATRICIDE-Grave (Scizophrenic)

DRI-Violent Pacification (Beer City)

SEDATIVES-Guilty (Deranged)

MAN SIZED ACTION-Couch Potato (Reflex)

CADAVER EM TRANCE-Estado De Sitio (Nada Nada)


RIOT SQUAD-Society’s Fodder (Rot)