­sonic  overload



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.


Recent shows can be downloaded from the archive 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


NOVEMBER 28, 2022


      Time for the annual all-covers show, which I do the Monday after Thanksgiving. To me, what makes a good or even great cover version is when a band adds their own wrinkle or ups the ante a bit. Perhaps deconstructing something or throwing any sort of nuance out the window. And if you’re covering one of the all-time great bands, you’d better bring it or don’t even bother. A fair number of new entries this year, along with some favorites from past covers shows.


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DINOSAUR, JR.-Chunks (Last Rights) (SST)


PARIS 1942-She Cracked (Modern Lovers) (from “Amuck,” Placebo)

NICFIT-Ack Ack Ack (Urinals) (Upset! The Rhythm)

MIKA MIKO-Sex (Urinals) (PPM)

FLEECE-I’m A Bug (Urinals) (demo)

NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS-100% White Girl (VKTMS) (Deranged)



THE JURY-Crash The Pose (Gauze) (Gloom)

SYMPTOM-Pressing On (Gauze) (demo)

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?-Silenzio Statico (Indigesti) (Six Weeks)

WHOREHOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES-Fuck Authority (Raw Power) (Rodent Popsicle)

UNSANITARY NAPKIN-Do They Owe Us A Living? (Crass) (Always Never Fun)

DOXX-Blissful Myth (Rudimentary Peni) (demo)

ANTISCHISM-Sacrifice (Rudimentary Peni) (Prank)


WEDDING PRESENT-Getting Nowhere Fast (Girls At Our Best) (Reception)

LE SHOK-Mind Your Own Business (Delta 5) (GSL)

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT-Press Darlings (Adam & The Ants) (Headhunter)

MOTORAMA-Damaged Goods (Gang of Four) (Dead Beat)




BEASTEATER-International Rescue (Swell Maps) (Big Neck)

MUDHONEY-Fix Me (Black Flag) (Sub Pop)

SATANIC TOGAS-Lights Out (Angry Samoans) (from “G.T.R.R.C. II,” Legless)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN-Bouffant Headbutt (Shampoo) (Tario)

NO-TALENTS-J’Suis Punk (Bulldozer) (Broken)

CATBURGLARS-Cherry Bomb (Runaways) (Criminal IQ)

BIG CLOWN-Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC) (self-released)


BEASTII-Summer of ’81 (Violators) (from “Our Voltage,” Girlsville)

POLLUTION-Downer (Lush) (C6)

UROCHROMES-Style (Lemonheads) (Wharf Cat)

TROUBLE SEEKERS-He’s A Whore (Cheap Trick) (Ruined)


NAILS-Sick Boy (GBH) (from “Benefit For Big Frank,” Not Like You)

CABBAGE HEADS-I Don’t Give A Fuck (Partisans) (SPHC)

DISSOBER-Grave New World (Discharge) (Distortion)

RIISTETYT-Protest & Survive (Varukers) (Havoc)

CHAOS UK-Brain Bomb! (Punishment of Luxury) (Weasel)

FARTZ-Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath) (Alternative Tentacles)




SCREAMERS-The Beat Goes On (Sonny and Cher) (SOB)

THE CIA-Magazine Love (Screamers) (Sly)

SCUZZ-I Hate Music (The Mad) (Loud Punk)

DARVOCETS-Horror Snores (Moslem Birth) (Fashionable Idiots)

RAW NERVE-I Am A Cliché (X-Ray Spex) (demo)

SOA-Disease (UK Subs) (from “Flex Your Head,” Dischord)


DICKIES-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

FRISBEE AND THE RAT PUNKS-Beat On The Cat (Ramones) (demo)

SHOOT IT UP-Teen Love Song (Consumers) (Criminal IQ)

LIQUIDS-Heart Of The City (Nick Lowe) (self-released)

MO-DETTES-Twist and Shout (Isley Brothers) (from “The Sun Shines Here,” Cherry Red)

FUZZBOX-Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum) (Cherry Red)


CEREMONY-Public Opinion (Urban Waste) (Bridge Nine)

STREET TRASH-Don’t Need It (Bad Brains) (My War)

BASIC DICKS-Organised Sports (Void) (self-released)

HOT SNAKES-Time To Escape (Government Issue) (Modern City)

FU MANCHU-Nothing Done (SS Decontrol) (Mammoth)

MEAT PUPPETS-No Values (Black Flag) (from Lovedolls Superstar,” SST)




RESIDENTS-Satisfaction (Rolling Stones) (Ralph)

VON LMO-Shake, Rattle & Roll (Big Joe Turner) (Variant)

TEENGENERATE-Shake, Rattle & Roll (Big Joe Turner) (Crypt)


KLAZO-Nobody Can Tell Us (Pack) (Big Neck)

CYNICS-Last Time Around (Del-Vetts) (Get Hip)

THE LITTER-I’m A Man (Bo Diddley) (K-Tel)

SHADOWS OF KNIGHT-Gloria ’69 (Them) (ATCO)


DISTRACTORS-Don’t You Just Know It (Huey Piano Smith) (Dime Store)