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


MARCH 20, 2017


Chuck Berry, one of true pioneers of rock ‘n roll, passed away over the weekend at 90. Yeah, that’s a cliché, a bit of hyperbole but, in this case, it’s true. Just about every rock and punk band owes a debt to him. As I read through various tributes, some have dwelled on the less-savory aspects of his personal life. Thing is that applies to many musical legends and performers in general, unless you’re someone like Pat Boone or other white-bread performers of the time. And the squeaky-clean ones have their own issues. Boone has become a hate-filled right-wing crank. There was an attempt to sanitize rock ‘n roll, remove any sort of “blackness” (if I can use that term) from it. People like Chuck Berry, Little Richard and other African-American performers scared the shit out of white America, they posed a real threat to some people. I’m not excusing what Chuck Berry did but I don’t think it should nullify what he accomplished. So those who are saying it’s not a great loss probably don’t have a clue about this music… that’s their problem and they don’t have to listen. Go listen to whiny, self-righteous pabulum. You won’t hear that on this show. Anyway, I play a few of his songs and a number of cover versions—some of the obvious selections, some perhaps a bit more obscure… enjoy!


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CHUCK BERRY-Let It Rock (Chess)


TEENGENERATE-Baby Doll (Munster)

JACK O’ FIRE-Slow Down Little Jaguar (Estrus)

A-BONES-Tulane (Norton)

GERMS-Round and Round (Slash)

SILICON TEENS-Memphis Tennessee (Sire)

TOY DOLLS-No Particular Place To Go (Captain Oi!)


IDLES-Heel/Heal (Bailey)

MOD VIGIL-Trout Casualty (X-Mist)

HARAM-Put It In Your Head (Toxic State)

MALL CASTE-Decrative Class (demo)

DIRTY + HIS FISTS-Belt You Down (demo)




CLASH-White Riot (CBS)

STARJETS-Ten Years (Captain Oi)

CHORDS-Maybe Tomorrow (Polydor)

DIODES-We’re Ripped (Columbia)



PISSED JEANS-It’s Your Knees (Sub Pop)

ROHT-LIF (self-released)

HEZ-Mujer (World Gone Mad)

UNDER PRESSURE-Black Bile (Fashionable Idiots)


CHAIN GANG-Son Of Sam (Matador) in memory of Jimmy Breslin


HABEAS CORPUS-Steal You Blind (from “Nardcore,” Mystic)

LETHAL OVERDOSE-Spit. Spit. Spit. (Collision Course)

SORE THROAT-Channel Zero Reality (Zero)




EJECTOR SEATS-Put A Lid On It (Collision Course)

BLEEDING GUMS-Cold Spell (demo)

COACHWHIPS-Like Food, It Feeds (Narnack)

TEARS-Miss Queen (Trick Knee)

LORD HIGH FIXERS-Poppa Hoodoo (Scooch Pooch)

NASHVILLE PUSSY-Go Motherfucker Go (Get Hip)


S-21-Brass Gavel (World Gone Mad/Slugsalt)

X=-2042 (self-released)

SILVER SCREAMS-Dead Air (self-released)

CAREER SUICIDE-Tighten The Screws (Deranged)

RATS IN THE WALL-How To Spot A Narcissist (demo)


SKI PATROL-Agent Orange (Malicious Damage)

MEKONS-Where Were You? (Fast)

SECTOR 27-Looking At You (IRS)




KUSTOMIZED-The Place Where People Meet (Matador)

OUGHT-Celebration (Constellation)

THE CROATON-3,000 (Love Earth Music)


HUMPERS-Run, Run Rudolph (from “Punk Rock Xmas,” Rhino)

HUDSON FALCONS-Little Queenie (Street Anthem)

SONIC’S RENDEZVOUS BAND-Sweet Little Sixteen (Devil’s Jukebox)

CHUCK BERRY-Roll Over Beethoven (Chess)


ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA-Roll Over Beethoven (United Artists)