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.


Listen to Sonic Overload live every Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM eastern on Old FX Punk Radio


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


APRIL 18, 2016

      Back after a week off from the Monday show—Death Side were definitely worth the trip to NYC, even with only about 3 hours of sleep. And I also managed to see the Freeze the following night in Salem. Anyway, I’m sure all of you have heard about Prince’s death last week at the age of 57. I’m not going to pretend I was a huge Prince fan. Truth be told, I wasn’t a fan at all, although I obviously recognize how talented he was. I did watch the video of him playing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne and his solo is jaw-dropping. Look it up on YouTube if you don’t believe me.

I still wanted to pay tribute and wondered if he’d ever dabbled with anything that could be considered punk or close to it. I did a little searching around the ‘net and read about a version of “When Doves Cry” called “When Doves Scream,” which was done at a rehearsal in 1985 and has appeared on a number of bootlegs. Of course, given the fact that Prince and his people have pretty much scraped the internet clean of any of his music, this took a bit of an effort. I saw that it had been posted in the past on a bootleg site. I emailed the site’s administrator and asked if it’d be possible to get an MP3 of the song. He sent it to me very quickly, explaining that it didn’t sound that great. I’d say that’s definitely not the case. Decide for yourself... and, yes, it’s really him.


To stream or download, click on each link...


Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




PRINCE-When Doves Scream (live rehearsal) in memory of Prince


FOSTER CARE-Bury Me (Total Punk)

BASEMENT RAT-Gritos (demo)

SPECIAL NEEDS-Infected (demo)

GOWANUS MUTANT KOMMANDOS-Mutants Just Wanna Have Fun (demo)

M. DEL RIO-Cleft Skull (Personnel)

VALLEY BOYS-Drone Attack (Ugly Pop)


JESUS AND MARY CHAIN-Alphabet Street (Edsel)

CLAW TOE-Blud Zombi (Criminal IQ)

RASPBERRY BULBS-Lusty Climbing (Blackest Ever Black)

GLITTER-Merry Xmas (Lumpy)

NEGATIVLAND-I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (SST) in memory of Richard Lyons




CARRY NATION-Face The Nation (Tackle Box)

CITIZENS ARREST-In The Distance (Wardance)

KNOCKDOWN-What’s Left (Youngblood)

MONGOLOID-Dumb (Feral Kid)


OAF-Consume (Deranged)



PEDESTRIANS-In The End (Criminal IQ)

CLOAK/DAGGER-Billions Millions (Jade Tree)

LIBYANS-A Common Place (Sorry State)

WOLVES-9 (Coalition)

PESSIMISTS-Mask and Uniform (Nada Nada)


RAMONES-I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement (Sire)

PHOBIA-Pretend You’re Not Crazy (from “The Boston Bootleg,” Varulven)

SCARS-Horrorshow (Fast)

CRAMPS-Human Fly (IRS)




REPOS-Try Harder (Youth Attack)

SEM HASTRO-Cut Me (self-released)

TRIAGE-White Eyes (Larry Tony)

JÄVLA-Cross You Carry/Flag You Wave (Society Bleeds)

ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-Stained In Your Name (Beer City)

SUNSHINE WARD-Out In The Streets (Feral Ward)

MUERTE-Falsedad (Cintas Pepe)


RIXE-Rapport de Force (La Vida Es Un Mus)

EFECTOS SEKUNDARIOS-Oi Me Siento Flex (Potencial Hardcore)

COMA-Verre (from “Nouvelles Du Front Vol. 1”)

FLYKILLS-Diorama (demo)


HÜSKER DÜ-M.I.C. (Reflex/MVD Audio)

THE POGO-Police War (Loud Punk)

MALINHEADS-Wargames (Thought Crime)

HOMOMILITIA-Policja (Nikt Nic Niewie)

RESTARTS-Gang Mentality (Social Bomb)

PARTISANS-Police Story (No Future)




METZ-Good, Not Great (Sub Pop)

DESTRUCTION UNIT-If Death Ever Slept (Sacred Bones)

SPRAY PAINT-Day Of The Rope (Homeless)

FAILURE-Let It Drip (Slash)


BOYS-Kiss Like A Nun (Captain Oi)

MARCHING PLAGUE-Rock ‘n’ Roll Asshole (CIA)

SLUGLORDS-Life Without Justice (Slime)

CRIPPLE AND CASINO-Isuzu (Radio Is Down)

100 FLOWERS-Dizzy Ms. Lizzy (Rhino)


MEAT PUPPETS-Maiden’s Milk (SST)