Fear Of Smell

April 21, 2014

Variation #131

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 9:46 pm

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A statement, this one is. This is the fifth of five from Matt’s basement courtesy of Alex.

Yes, triangle A’s. As seen here:  Variation #42Variation #102, Variation #101 and  Variation #128. AND Variation #129. Maybe it’s time for a category for these triangle A’s.Upside down Featuring Rich Oliver sticker is an interesting choice – maybe a batch were stickered then drawn on? Either way, there’s not much to ruminate about this one.

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April 13, 2014

Variation #130

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 9:29 pm

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This is the fourth of five from Matt’s basement collection – courtesy of Alex, again, thanks!

The outline text of the comp title reminds me of the Misfits text cover (aka Variation #38 – note not 138, frankly that would’ve been brilliant, and had I thought about it, I should’ve held out that one for just such a clever ploy.

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April 7, 2014

Variation #129

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 5:22 pm

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The third of five submissions via Alex from Matt’s basement. Hey Matt, please let Alex out. It looks nice enough, but sheesh, he’s  a good dude eh? As I said not so long ago, the triangle A’s would probably strike again… and they did:  Variation #42Variation #102, and Variation #101. Oh yeah, add Variation #128 to that list as well. This one may be more closely tied to #102 and #101 as they all have that red and black combo with the triangle A’s. Kinda diggin’ on the Safeway/Yin Yang logo in the middle.

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March 30, 2014

Variation #128

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 12:09 pm

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Again, another find from Matt’s basement, via Alex the blog’s second in command. We’ve seen vertical lines elsewhere: Variation #118. And the triangle A’s: Variation #42, Variation #102, and Variation #101 (with 102 and 101 clearly coming from the same batch). I’m sure we’ll see these geometric hipster prognosticators defecate, I mean decorate some covers in the future. Again, plain back with the side a and side b stickers.

 

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March 20, 2014

Variation #127

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn,painted — admin @ 8:41 pm

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OK we’ve been scanning and snooping in peoples flickrs and photobuckets and coming up dry (although we did see what you did on the weekend and we have to report that it wasn’t that interesting). Coming up dry on Fear of Smell covers, then the second in command Alex found these. I hate to get all name-droppy, but they belong to Matt, who plays in a fairly important band on this comp. So these will probably never come out of the storage they’re in, and if they do, well, bid hard. So thanks to Alex and Matt for unearthing these, and helping out the cause. In fact the next five copies will all be from the same spot, and they all have a blank back with the standard two sticker sets.

Onto the cover, well this one has handwriting like the scribbles on Variation #59  and Variation #107 - I would’ve included links to a couple other scribble type covers, but they were done in green marker, which makes me honestly think they could’ve been someone else – unless someone fills in the story, no one will really know.

 

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February 21, 2014

Variation #126

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Here’s an e-mail submission via  Andrew.

Just saw your blog. Great idea. Here’s some pics of my copy of the record. Sorry they’re sideways!

What are the chances that the drawing is an action shot of a fart? Or… ?

Actually it looks a bit like a tiger lily to me… but maybe it’s a rorschach-test type question – it reveals much more about the viewer than it does the actual artiste. The back cover resembles the spray can work of Variation #75 and Variation #45. Maybe even Variation #11?

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February 18, 2014

Variation #125

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell — admin @ 7:57 pm

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Another one from ebay via Popsike. This one sold for $39 in April 2013. Someone sent a kiss with this LP, probably for their love of the Man Is The Bastard track, or even Sam and Joe.  I’m surprised at the amount of tape I’ve seen on covers to this point, it seemed that tape rather than glue was a common fixatif. Maybe all the glue was huffed before it could’ve been applied to the covers?

Again, if you have this copy you should send a better picture with the back cover as well.

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February 6, 2014

Variation #124

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Rorschach Recycled Cover — admin @ 7:57 pm

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Here’s another one that got missed from ebay – courtesy of Popsike - German seller, got 21 Euros for it in 2010. This one’s a bit unique in that the title is centred – most of the Rorschach recycles are over the Rorschach part of the sleeve. If you bought it, feel free to send a better picture.

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February 5, 2014

Variation #123

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — admin @ 3:43 pm

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“Actually this record isn’t as stupid as it looks! I heard Garth Brooks thinks it’s quite groovy! If you’re in that dancing mood… buy it. FEAR OF SMELL! Yes, siree, that’s the title of it”

This one’s off of the bay, and sold for what looks like $19.99. Most excellent. Hand writing looks a lot like Variation #29 and possibly Variation #6 (look at the capital F, and the loopy lowercase L’s).

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January 31, 2014

Variation #122

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — admin @ 3:38 pm

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“Oi Oi Oi Vey” All Jewish Orthodox Punk Compilation!”

Chris stumbled upon the blog and posted his version – which bears a resemblance to Variation #105, Variation #40, Variation #37, and Variation #113 - they all have bubbly letters, and if you look at the bottom of the E in Fear, it’s got a similar bump in it over several of those similar. I read somewhere that NYC has the highest concentration of orthodox Jews outside of Israel. When I visited in the mid 90′s – that certainly was something I noticed on the lower east side and in Brooklyn.

Chris also is part of a design firm, so if you need your firm designed, contact him through their website. Thanks Chris!

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