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

E-mail: subvox82@gmail.com


JUNE 20, 2022


      Yes, I play Bowie, the Beatles and Beach Boys on this week’s show—in the same set, in fact. It’s 50 years since “Ziggy Stardust” came out and both Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson turned 80 last week. All of those songs have been influential to punk. The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” has been covered by a number of bands, including Siouxsie and the Banshees. Some of the Ramones’ pop sensibilities came from the Beach Boys (and that’s a rough-sounding mono version I play) and many early punks cited Bowie, Roxy and T.Rex among their favorites. As I always say, good music is timeless, no matter the genre or when it came out.


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HELMET-In The Meantime (Amphetamine Reptile)


ZERO BOYS-Vicious Circle/Amphetamine Addiction (Nimrod)

FEAR-Let’s Have A War (Slash)

CIRCLE JERKS-Stars and Stripes (Trust)

ACCÜSED-Buried Alive (Subcore)

REJECTORS-Anti-Patriot (Fatal Erection/Public Safety)

MENTAL ABUSE-Adolescent Skins/Gimme Death (Mutha)


FUTURE KILL-Do The Brainfuck (Big Neck)

WILFUL BOYS-New Job (Big Neck)

KLAZO-Parasitic Pretender (Big Neck)

NO KNUCKLE-Patience (House of Tomothy)

BZDET-Bez Serca (Syf)


UNSANE-Vandal-X (Sub Pop)

LIGHTNING BOLT-Air Conditioning (Thrill Jockey)

LAMICTAL-Side Effect (Goodbye Boozy)

1001 REHABS-Typical Hope (demo)




aMINIATURE-Foreign Room (Sing Fat)

POSIES-Grant Hart (DGC)

ANTELOPE-The Demon (Dischord)

SPOKE-Ruptured Seam (Allied)


DADDY’S BOY-Work Won’t Love U Back (demo)

GASH-Pile Of Gossip (demo)

ALL HITS-Blockhead (Iron Lung)

CONVERSIONS-Boiling Point (Ride The Snake)

SPLAT-New Goo (Saucepan)

SAILBOATS ARE WHITE-Let’s Set Up North On Fire (Poptones)


DAVID BOWIE-Suffragette City (RCA)

BEATLES-Helter Skelter (Capitol)

BEACH BOYS-Little Honda (Capitol)




STUBBORN HEARTS-Bob’s Burgers (self-released)


SWAB-Pills In My Mouth (Hardcore Victim)

VANITY CREEPS-Coney Island (demo)

MELT-BANANA-Surfin’ USA (Tzadik)


MOB 47-Rustning Är Ett Brott (self-released)

ENOLA GAY-Syndebuk (Kick ‘n’ Punch)

MOCK EXECUTION-Insanity (La Vida Es Un Mus)

URIN-Uwaga (Iron Lung)

S.O.H.-(You) Don’t Have To Wait (No Norms)

CULTURE KIDS-Die Nazi Scum (Make A Mess)

THATCHER’S SNATCH-Taxes (Hardcore Victim)


NICFIT-Flux (Upset! The System)

MARAUDEUR-Twywys (Feel It)

ISMATIC GURU-Baby Tooth (Steak and Cake/Swimming Faith)

ISOTOPE SOAP-Autistic Eye, Dig Dig Dig (Emotional Response)




UNDERTONES-Hypnotised (Sire)


THE EXPLOSION-Sick Of Modern Art (Tarantulas)

L.E.S. STITCHES-Stuck In A Phase (Eyeball)

IAN CLARK-Revolving Door (demo)

HONEYMOON KILLERS-Madwoman Blues (self-released)



LOS MICROWAVES-Time To Get Up (Posh Boy)

MISSION OF BURMA-Academy Fight Song (Ace of Hearts)

PYLON-Cool (New West)


MY BLOODY VALENTINE-You Made Me Realise (Creation)