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



OCTOBER 20, 2014


      Covering all the bases, as always, starting with some bile-filled old DC hardcore and ending with a nice bit of bouncy Anglo-French, socialist pop music. And all kinds of new and old stuff in between. Next week, I’ll be playing some Halloween music on both shows. And I’m not buying the candy until a day or two before because there might not be a lot left over for the kids who come by—even though a lot of them don’t deserve it. Just kidding—sort of.


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


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Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




UNTOUCHABLES-I Hate You (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)


BOSTON STRANGLER-What You Get (self-released)

PROTESTER-Self-Conflicted (Trash King)

PURE DISGUST-Vacant (Flophouse)

ZOOM-Politricks (demo)

SOME NERVE-Make Me Dumb (demo)

PEACEBREAKERS-Lowlife (Rock ‘n’ Roll Disgrace)


DIVORCED-Furniture Removal Machine (Untapped Resources)

SHARP OBJECTS-Zero Ambition (Modern Action)

A.D. SKINNER-Jerk (demo)

BAD NOIDS-The Ones (Katorga Works)

SUNSHINE SS-Teen Choices (Sacred Plague)

LUDE BOYS-Peyote (demo)


BATTALION OF SAINTS-Fighting Boys (Nutrons)

MIA-Modern Way (Alternative Tentacles)

LOS OLVIDADOS-Pay Salvation (Alternative Tentacles)

TSOL-Die For Me (Frontier)

M.A.D.-I Don’t Know (demo)

ARTIFICIAL PEACE-Dead End (Dischord)




BREAKOUT-True Crime (Grave Mistake)

CRIMINAL CODE-Dilemmas (Deranged)

INSTITUTE-Salt (Sacred Bones)

4-Always Repair (Girth)


THE BROOD-Flatline (self-released)

ASYLUM-Riding High (Vinyl Conflict)

CRETINS-Shoogle (Vinyl Conflict)

SEX DRIVE-Turn Away (Crucial Response)


BURNPILE-Skullwind (from “Partnership For Survival,” Don’t Waste It)


NEATS-Sometimes (Ace of Hearts)

NATIVE TONGUE-Blame It On Gravity (Modern Method)

RANK/XEROX-Basement Furniture (Mongo Bongo)

SOFT MOON-Machines (Captured Tracks)




RATSTAB-Mi-Go Mind Melt (Patac)

SOFT DÖV-Great Migration (demo)

NO-Germ (Static Shock)

BAD BLOOD-Catch A Bad One (Not Normal)

PLEASURE INDUSTRY-Drunk At Work (demo)

NOMAD-Dying Instructions (Toxic State)

GAG-I’m A Punk (live on WFMU)


COSMIC PSYCHOS-Down On The Farm (Amphetamine Reptile)

MAKERS-Small Town Depression (Estrus)

BUFF MEDWAYS-Archive From 1959 (Transcopic)

MICKY & THE SALTY SEA DOGS-I Keep On Wanting (SmartGuy)


CHRISTIAN DEATH-Romeo’s Distress (Frontier)

PRONG-Drainpipe (Spigot)

OFFENDERS-We Must Rebel (Kangaroo)

RATIONAL ANIMALS-Crumbling Buildings (Katorga Works)




OBLIVIONATION-Language of Violence (Hardware)

MISSIONARY-Double Vision (Warthog Speak)

FUTURE BINDS-Compassion (demo)

BROKEN NECK-Paranoid (Art Fraud)

MÜLLTÜTE-Rei Bung (HeartFirst)

NIHILIST CUNT-GMO (Suburban White Trash)


JESUS LIZARD-Thumbscrews (Capitol)

MELT-BANANA-Slide Down (A-Zap)

GREYS-Adderall (Carpark)

AKIMBO-You Can Hear The Honey (Alternative Tentacles)

MIND SPIDERS-Fall In Line (Dirtnap)


WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET?-Beer Storm Trooper (Headcount)

INMATES-Truth or Dare (Painkiller)

BACK TO BACK-Rotten Scene (Lockin’ Out)

ENGLISH DOGS-Free To Kill (Clay)


STEREOLAB-Ping Pong (Elektra)