Fear Of Smell

November 4, 2017

Variation #167

Filed under: cut and paste,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 12:33 pm

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“US Army is full of pansys and wimps”

So this comes courtesy of e-mail from Deanna Koerner, here’s her story:

Here’s pics of my copy of Fear of Smell. I got it at a basement show in Milwaukee, probably in 1993, when one of the bands was playing. Rorschach? Moss Icon? Can’t remember, but I’m sure I could find out. I remember they sold out of the albums at the show and I felt lucky I got one!

I’m pretty sure that both Rorschach and Moss Icon were on tour during 1993, so either one’s a good guess (and probably would’ve been a great show). Either way, this one is really unique in that the back cover got a treatment as well – which is really, really rare (well in so far as out of the 160+ we’ve seen, only a few have decorated back covers).

John Wayne, who MDC have said was a nazi, here sports a really cool rockabilly coif, with full on mutton chops, several ear piercings and a snidely whiplash pencil moustache that is reserved for creeps (and John Waters, who is probably the only guy who can pull off that look without being a creep).

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October 23, 2017

Variation #168

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 7:11 am

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Annnnd Alex sent this one in too – clearly from Instagram’s yesterdaysheroes. Looks like this, and Variation #8 are closely related. From the Mike Bell(?) presents, to the quotes around Fear of Smell… oh yeah, the clincher being the 3/3 in the bottom corner. Seeing as #8 has 1/3 – someone out there, probably in California (Stamford region perhaps?) has 2/3. C’mon folks, dig through your old records and see if yours is, uh, #2.

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October 7, 2017

Variation #165

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 1:20 pm

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“I am not fuckin’ drunk”

Crayons are a beast to try and draw hands/fingers, so fuck it, draw a mouse like creature with a flask and a cigarette. Last one from the Mid-90’s group, this one posted by Justin Sitner.

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September 21, 2017

Variation #164

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 7:17 am

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“A Blah Blah

A Woof Woof

A Pronoun”

Bubble letters – red and green marker,

From Facebook and Harls In Charge.

A shitty haiku.

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September 12, 2017

Variation #163

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 10:16 pm

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“Someone thought this was a good idea.”

Marc Arsenault sent this one in and I sat on it for a while (actually this post is probably back dated, so didn’t appear on the date it says it did, who the fuck cares?). I have no clue what this cover is getting at, although I’d suspect this might have come from the New Jersey crew of the Vermiform allied folks (Merel were from Jersey, no?). The S in the “someone” looks like from the Skeptix “…So The Youth” LP (on the notorious Rock-O-Rama label, but Skeptix were not a nazi band in any way).

And the pavement is grey duct tape, but chunks, not one solid piece. If it were a piece of modern art (and, fuck it, it might be) I’d say it has a lot going on.

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August 6, 2017

Variation #162

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 10:00 am

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“Too Fukin Much” “Out of Ideas”

The punk plundering continues, this time with a loose attempt at the Minor Threat Out of Step 12″ EP (particularly the UK edition – so, third pressing?) The black sheep is actually pretty close to the original; the herd however is a bit, well, different from the original Minor Threat version. Either way, this one comes courtesy of the mid-90’s group again, and this one is owned by Rich Boulet.

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July 27, 2017

Variation #161

Filed under: Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Offearsmell,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 6:57 pm

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Another one from the mid-90’s Facebook group. This one is owned by Harls Incharge. Strikes me as the sort of fellow who might be in control?

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July 18, 2017

Variation #160

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,painted — Jon K. @ 4:52 pm

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“Ripe & Juicy!” This one comes courtesy of Facebook’s mid-90’s group. Matt Keleher is the current owner. That’s a juicy tomato. Or tomatoe? Oh wait, Dan Quayle was  a potato(e) guy. Never mind.

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June 9, 2017

Variation #159

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell — Jon K. @ 9:47 pm

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So on Facebook, there’s a mid-90’s group dedicated to the punk/emo/screamo/hardcore music that was coming out during that decade. Periodically they do a Fear of Smell post. This one is from Blair Taylor, who recalls getting it at Fallout Records in Seattle.  Anarchy!

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March 1, 2017

Variation #158

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 4:38 pm

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From Instagram (alerted the blog by James Singer, courtesy of nojsbojs on Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBhL8jjYs1/

Looks like the plain businessman style of Variation #39 . Thanks James and nojsbojs!


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