Fear Of Smell

September 30, 2010

Variation #86

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“Typical Fear of Smell purchaser”

“Mommy bought it for me for x-mas & I hate it boo-hoo”

So does that mean that Leo Ferrandino, Fear of Smell collector extrordinaire, is Bill Clinton? Quite possibly. Either way, this one resides in Leo’s collection who bought it recently and thought enough of the blog to send it in. Clearly this has a connection to Variation #25, although I wouldn’t have recognized the younger Clinton had Leo not pointed it out.

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June 26, 2010

Variation #76

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Here’s another copy that looks somewhat like  Variation #67 and Variation #31. Here’s what Dave Brown said about his acquisition (and merger?):

Got it when it came out from a shop called Sound on Sound in Highland Park, NJ.

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June 20, 2010

Variation #75

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Close Up – “We’re Going to Play in Our Underwear”

Dwayne Dixon sent in this copy, and here’s what he had to write about it:

I discovered your amazing site the other day and am finally getting a chance to send you photos of my FOS comp.  I’m pretty sure I got my copy from Charles Maggio while hanging out with him and Jon Hiltz in C’s basement.  I was really siked on this comp since it represented the diversity and intimacy of the early 90s punk scene in Jersey, NY, and Philly that I was deeply involved in.  The Sam & Joe freak-out was seriously the best track and while on tour with Policy of 3 and Shotmaker we’d scream “Where little dogs wear suits & ties!” randomly at  strangers.  Delightful.

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March 8, 2010

Variation #68

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This one comes from Sex/Vid magnate RJ. No I don’t know what magnate means either, or why someone who has a bunch of sexual videos would want to be one either. Maybe it’s a good thing? Either way, here’s another leftover Remain Sedate cover, much like Variation #20. Like I said over there, it’s one of my favourite covers because let’s face it, Remain Sedate is one of my favourite records. Think I ran through about five copies of the dubbed tape.

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February 26, 2010

Variation #67

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This copy comes courtesy of Nick Pimentel. Here’s what Nick had to say about it:

Here is my copy of Fear of Smell.

I got my copy when it first came out at a show my band (Anasarca) was playing in Baltimore or Washington DC.  Some distro had a few copies and I was instantly drawn to this particular one with the inverted crosses, pentagram, and the “Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification” because I was a secret headbanger.

The photos are not that great, but the back has “Only 5 made!!” and “featuring John Woods”

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February 20, 2010

Variation #66

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell — Jon K. @ 5:21 pm

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Here’s another early batch one in really clean condition – here’s what Landon Yerby had to say about his copy:

I was going through my old records today, got to this LP.  Was curious about the actual pressings, came across your site.  Lot of fun browsing the other versions out of there.  This LP, not the best tracks from these bands at all.  But it holds the DIY concept of the scene down to the fullest.  Anyway, I was lucky enough to get my copy of Fear of Smell for $4.99 in the used bin.  Record shop called Plan 9, in Richmond VA.  And crazy to read on your page, that there were 30 to 40 of the tinseled borders.

Crazy how many of these sold for around $5, worldwide.

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November 26, 2009

Variation #57

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 9:42 am

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“Perhaps it is risky to sleep in a room with full blooming sunflowers” – Darby Crash, 1974

Despite the faux-quote being attributed to Darby Crash, who would’ve been Jan Paul Beahm at the time, a great copy that was up on ebay a couple months ago and went for $20.

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November 15, 2009

Variation #55

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 10:25 pm

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I’ve been spacing out putting up new contributions, as we’re down to the last few ones in the reservoir. Feel free to contribute (e-mail: dietsociety (at) yahoo.com) and get your name in lights for fifteen minutes, or alternately, eternity. Another Paulc contribution, this time he

bought it for $13.99 in 1994 as a rare out of print record.

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October 15, 2009

Variation #46

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 9:11 pm

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This selection comes courtesy of Imants, record collector extrordinaire and guy who has a vicious heckle. Apparently the interns at Vermiform were unpaid child labourers on the day these were decorated. Billy, age 8, would be 24 or so now. Hope this comp scared him straight to a degree and away from drugs (what else would Infest tell this kid??)

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October 1, 2009

Variation #35

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear,Featuring Rich Oliver — Jon K. @ 7:28 pm

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First of two from Vinnie Horsefacekillah. Obviously influenced by, or one of the first batch that Sam was talking about. The tinsel makes me think yes, but the other bits missing, well say no. Either way, it doesn’t really matter because this is a pretty cool cover.  Enjoy.

EDIT: Here’s some better photos of the incriminating evidence:

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