­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.


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


JANUARY 30, 2023


In the past few weeks, the music world has lost a couple of pioneering guitarists—Jeff Beck and Tom Verlaine. While they might seem worlds apart musically, it’s interestiing to note that Beck was only about 7 years older than Verlaine. And I enjoy music by both. A few people posted that they weren’t into Television, that they’re not punk enough. Someone said he hated that “artsy-fartsy, post-punk shite” (I think that’s the direct quote). That’s fine but this individual seems to be stuck in a rigid, monochromatic punk universe and that’s just as disappointing as people who whine about how there’s no new good music. As I always say, this show is an attempt to rectify that. New and old, not always 100% awesome but I think I have a pretty good slugging percentage here.


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NEW BOMB TURKS-Born Toulouse-Lautrec (Crypt)


NEW BOMB TURKS-We Give A Rat’s Ass (Crypt)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Tattooed Apathetic Boys (Crypt)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Long Gone Sister (Crypt)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Spinnin’ Clock (Crypt)

NEW BOMB TURKS-Mr. Suit (Crypt)


RAT-NIP-Creep Out (Song Book)

INDRE KRIG-Claustrophobia (Beach Impediment)

OUTRAGE FACTOR-Drowning Inside (Tetryon)

HOTMOM-Rapist Castration (demo)

GIMMICKS-Grease Trap (Sorry State)


NEO-Tran-Sister (Jet)

HOT CHICKS-Queens Of The Night (Flennen)

IV-Endless Text (Total Punk)

XV-Saran Wrap (Life Like)

AQUARIUM-Water (Lumpy)

CITY YELPS-Telephones (Odd Box)





NIG-HEIST-Love In Your Mouth (Drag City)

SLUTS-Head Hunter (Spread-um)

NEGATIVE ELEMENT-Whatever Happened To Elmer Fudd? (Version Sound)

SECRET HATE-Midas Touch (New Alliance)


KILL THE HIPPIES-Annoyed By The Void (Color and Time Tonight)

FRIED EGG-Apraxia (Feel It)

GNÄRDS-Snooze/Dangle (demo)

REACHAROUNDS-Welcome To The World (Push and Pull)


MUTANTS-Monster of Love (from “Can You Hear Me,” Optional)

VOM-Electrocute Your Cock (White Noise)

IUD-Charm (self-released)






LOUSY SUE-Ferma Jean (Sweet Time)

HEAVY MOTHER-Mr. Gaslight (Feel It)

SMIRK-Revenge (Feel It)

ROLEX-Destination Moon (demo)

JOHNS-Cemetery (Peterwalkee)

NEUTRALS-New Town Dream (Static Shock)


TAMPERE SS-Sotaa (Havoc)

MELLAKKA-Eivaltaa (Ei Ei Levyt)

BOSKOPS-Dein Gesicht Sind Zahlen (Mülleimer)

COLERA-Agir (Order & Progress)

INDIREKT-Shell Helpt (from “Killed By Hardcore,” Redrum)

ASBEST-Family Care (from “Oorwormer,” Het Gat Van Wormerecords)


AUTOBAHNS-Toxic Positivity (from “Flennen No. 14,” Flennen)

ISS-Spikes (Sorry State)

VSS-Evolution (GLC)

EYES-Dull Boy (Interdisciplinarian)

HALLELUJAH!-Burka For Everyone (Maple Death)




TELEVISION-See No Evil (Elektra) in memory of Tom Verlaine

TELEVISION-Double Exposure (Scorpio)

TELEVISION-Little Johnny Jewel Part One (Ork)

NEON BOYS-That’s All I Know (Right Now) (Shake)


CACOGENS-In The Blood (Tetryon)

NEW BUCK BILOXI-Interzone (Total Punk)

SERFS-Dissection (Market Square)

METAL BOYS-Suspenders In The Park (Celluloid)

FLYING LIZARDS-Money (Virgin) in memory of Barrett Strong