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.


All of the shows from January 2009 to the present are archived for download at sonicoverload.blogspot.com. 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

E-mail: subvox82@gmail.com


JUNE 17, 2019


      It’s a year for musical milestones—this week, I pay tribute to albums that have their 30th, 40th and 50th anniversaries this week—30 for Nirvana’s Bleach, 40 for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, The Cramps’ Gravest Hits (which was actually a compilation) and Dead Kennedys’ California Uber Alles 7” and 50 for Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica. Of course, I was a little too young to have appreciated the Beefheart album when it came out. While I first heard the Captain in the early 70s when my cousin Jimmy loaned me his copy of The Spotlight Kid, I didn’t check Trout Mask out until much later on—and I still find it a difficult album to get through. It’s certainly influential—you can hear the groundwork it paved for more avant-garde and post-punk bands. I’m sure the members of Pere Ubu spent a lot of time with that album.

      One more show and we’re halfway through 2019. I think I’ll stop thinking about that…


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


Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4




J CHURCH-Waiting On The Ground (Honey Bear)


SAVAGEHEADS-Trained Killer (X-Ploit/Twerp)

MIRROR-Universal Dismay (Erst Theke Tonträger)

RUT-Provoked (Digital Regress)

RATS IN THE WALL-Warbound (Indecision)

STOIC VIOLENCE-Two Faced (Video Disease)

MISSIONARY-Escape (Warthog Speak)

MANIPULATION-Violence (Fashionable Idiots)


NIRVANA-School (Sub Pop)

JOY DIVISION-Interzone (Factory)

CRAMPS-Human Fly (Illegal)

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART-My Human Gets Me Blues (Reprise)


SHELLAC-Crow (Touch and Go)

KRAUSE-Romance, Adventure And A Date With Destiny (Riot Season)

DROIDS BLOOD-Strict Information (Drunken Sailor)




DEAD KENNEDYS-The Man With The Dogs (Optional)

RHINO 39-Prolixin Stomp (Dangerhouse)

CONTROLLERS-Another Day (Dionysus)

ADAM & THE ANTS-Beat My Guest (Epic)


UROCHROMES-Milieux (Wharf Cat)

WARM BODIES-Time Slip’s Kiss (demo)

ALPHA HOPPER-Whatever Winter (Swimming Faith)

SCIENCE MAN-Dark Matter (Swimming Faith)

SBF-Funny Paper (Neck Chop)


LOS MICROWAVES-Time To Get Up (Posh Boy)

DEVO-S.I.B. (Warner Bros)

WILD TONE-Sex Beat (self-released)




KALEIDOSCOPE-After The Futures (La Vida Es Un Mus)

BRUISED-Rubble Shrine (Chicago Research)

INSTITUTE-M.P.S. (Sacred Bones)

MARBLED EYE-Open Hand (Digital Regress)

BETA BOYS-Big City (Feel It)


PYLON-Feast On My Heart (DB)

GO-GO’S-We Got The Beat (Stiff)

SWINGERS-Counting The Beat (Backstreet)

SLAMMIN’ WATUSIS-King Of Cha-Cha (Epic)


DAVIDIANS-Su-Sudafed (from “American Idylls,” Sorry State)

BLOOD RED-Til Duet Do Us Part (self-released)

GLITTER-Glue (Pee Blood)

RETOX-Ten Pounds Of Shit In A Five Pound Bag (Ipecac)

SICKOIDS-Empty Death (Grave Mistake/Sorry State)

JAWBOX-Low Strung (Arctic Rodeo)





KID CHROME-TV In My Head (demo)

IV-Mutilate (Total Punk)

PORNOGRAPHY GLOWS-Freedumb (self-released)

SKIFTANDE ENHETER-Om Du Sett Mig Nu (Levande Begdravd)

DEVILS-Pray You Parrots (Voodoo Rhythm)


360’S-Illuminated (Link)

PAVEMENT-From Now On (Drag City)

SLAMBOOK-Hollywood Ten (Lorem Ipsum)

PONY-Prizefighter (Homestead)


NEW MODEL ARMY-Vengeance (Abstract)