Fear Of Smell

June 10, 2016

Variation #153

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This one is currently available on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fear-Of-Smell-Comp-Limited-Release-w-Handmade-Covers-Nation-Of-Ulysses-Infest-/162096267094?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:CA:3160.

Here’s what the auction said about it:

“Fear Of Smell” Vermiform Records, 1993.
Great comp of bands and spoken word type performances… This was a limited release of 2,441 copies over two pressings. This is the yellow label 1st pressing. All copies had handmade front covers and band Listing sticker on the back covers. Has custom inner sleeve with band info. Features Nation Of Ulysses, Man Is The Bastard, Infest and more. Sam & Joe doing “Save The Children” is worth the price of the album! Look em up on YouTube!

The writing looks like it could be the same person as: Variation #99, Variation #79,  Variation #47, and Variation #6.

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June 2, 2016

Variation #152

Filed under: Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made,Uncategorized — admin @ 9:05 pm

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This cheesy cover (Get it, cheese? Mozzarella?) comes courtesy of Allan McNaughton, and I honestly meant to post it sometime in the last few months but my basement was the handy recipient of the contents of the local sewer and that kind of threw my life into disarray for months.

There’s quite a few that follow this red and black marker with the “Rich Oliver” sticker – Variation #140, #113, #110, #102#101, #37 and maybe #9.

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January 29, 2016

Variation #151

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — admin @ 11:28 pm

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Another one dug out of the crates by Alex. Featuring your Fucking Mother! I guess that’s a reference to the Sam and Joe track. The bubble-blocky letters look familiar – if you want to have a look at the similar ones, here’s a handy list (bonus points for those that also have the Only 5 Made on the front rather than the usual back): Variation #122, Variation #111, and quite likely Variation #38.

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January 17, 2016

Variation #150

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — admin @ 11:27 pm

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I’ve heard it before, uh wait. That’s not how this post goes, I in fact have seen it before, and I do want to see it again. Alex found this one in the wild, so all props to him. Maybe one of the spray painted covers, after they gave up adding tinsel and doing the same old same old.

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December 5, 2015

Variation #149

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,painted,Richmond VA — admin @ 10:30 am

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This one’s from John Gierse via Alex, a tinsel-less version perfect for the fuck you holidays holiday season.  Also, note that this was a later edition with the Richmond Virginia address.

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April 20, 2015

Variation #148

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,Only 5 Made,painted — admin @ 3:16 pm

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This one comes courtesy of James Singer:

Hi there – I picked up a copy of this beauty in Flashback Records in London today – thought it was only right to submit. Photos of front and back attached.

Thanks James!


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April 14, 2015

Variation #147

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Foot Foot Toast! Slowly I’ve been adding new categories, to make things easier (at first I thought about just linking, but that’s now getting a bit long in the tooth, or foot). Another fine submission by Alex. “Vermiform Compilation of Band” has shown up on several, as well as many other little clues, that makes me think it’s related to some of the other cartoony ones.

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April 1, 2015

Variation #146

Filed under: painted — admin @ 3:18 pm

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March 19, 2015

Variation #145

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — admin @ 3:10 pm

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So this one came from the man in the field, who’s seen as many of these and will be a part of the blog hierarchy very shortly, Alex.

Looks like the Slow and Fear (as well as the list of things to do) are in one marker, with the of smell finished at a later date.  Perhaps that blop of schmutz is an erased “buy a new black marker”. Or maybe it said, “finish list”. Either way, a neat cover to ponder.

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March 14, 2015

Variation #144

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,painted — admin @ 3:17 pm

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This one comes courtesy of Alex, and boy howdy, it’ll wake you up. Throughout the covers I’ve seen over the last decade, there is definitely a Christmas-y undertone from a lot of them – red/green and tinsel being the obvious ones. Think this was a grab from Discogs.

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