Fear Of Smell

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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September 25, 2009

Variation #31

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Another Drew submission, this one is really kind of nice. Block paint-printing that makes me think it’s not the same as some of the other painted ones, even though it’s done in the same hue range (red, black, brown). Looks like a thumbprint on the back there. Drew picked up this copy on the 1993 US Tour of Born Against in Mesa, AZ. Here’s the flyer for that show:

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Oh yeah, I think we can dispel the “Only 5 Made” myth, which is funny, because someone tried that as a selling feature in a recent ebay auction. Thanks again, Drew!

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September 22, 2009

Variation #29

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“First we were kind of sceptical… but, hey, this record sure rules! It had us moshin’ through the living room!”

This is the submission of John Piche, who suggests that you go to http://www.lovebunnipress.com and peruse some books, zines or good times written on the net. John’s recollection of the record is probably pretty atypical:

Unfortunately, there is hardly a story that goes with this copy. I sent away for it. Eventually, it arrived in the mail. Then I listened to it for a bit. Now it lives near the end of my record collection, that is slowly falling apart as the glue on cardboard dries up, losing its sticky.

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September 10, 2009

Variation #26

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 7:24 am

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So, for some reason I get the feeling that my copy and this one are related. Probably because of the tape edges, I mean electrical tape isn’t unique to one location for sure, but chances are if you have to crank out 20 copies in the hour after you’ve gotten up but before you gotta go play a show, then yeah, reuse and recycle seem like good ideas. “Scaed of negitive olfactory responses…” Indeed! Another Chris Bickel owned masterpiece.

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September 9, 2009

Variation #25

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell — Jon K. @ 2:15 pm

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Ahh, Bill. Without the white hair that the White House embeds on it’s victims. Uh, presidents. Sorry about that. So this copy comes courtesy of Chris Bickel, the mad genius behind Anakrid. The text that’s nearly impossible to read, well it’s like getting a spam e-mail, complete with references to massaging and cigar smoking. Yeah.

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September 5, 2009

Variation #22

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear o' Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver — Jon K. @ 11:06 pm

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This one comes courtesy of Nate Wilson, Gloom Records magnate and all around fine person (go there and buy some of his records would ya?). Also the handwriting bears a resemblance to Variation #5, which also has Fear o’ Smell as the title. Irish? Maybe. All right, here’s the words from Nate himself:

I bought mine when it came out at a great little store called Erl records in Albany NY. I remember going there, seeing the many different covers Sam had dropped off at the shop, and picking out the one I thought was the funniest.

Years later when some of us asked Sam about the cover of the repress, his response was simple..”every good record has ham on the cover”.

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September 2, 2009

Variation #20

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Rorschach Recycled Cover — Jon K. @ 1:23 pm

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This is one of my favourite variations – mainly because Rorschach is one of my favourite bands, and Remain Sedate is a great album. Leo Ferrandino contributed this one, and sadly, this is the last Leo contribution. Well, I know I’ve said that before, but this time it’s true. I’ve seen possibly a couple of these, so maybe this is one of many similar covers. Either way, I like it.

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August 28, 2009

Variation #18

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,painted — Jon K. @ 4:08 pm

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Ah yes, the first batch of Fear of Smells, or perhaps a bit of a knock off? Stencil of the text is pretty clogged up. Anyways, another fine submission from Leo Ferrandino.

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August 25, 2009

Variation #16

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,painted — Jon K. @ 9:15 am

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Another ebay rescue job from Leo Ferrandino who I thought contributed three, but apparently my notes were wrong, so Leo week continues. This one resembles the other paint jobs we’ve seen (complete with a bit of finger painting it looks like in the brown… stuff? at the bottom of the cover). Also the writing is the same psuedo-crusty pointy font that metal bands later used then was co-opted by black metal bands. Of course, an upside down cross seems very apropos.

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August 20, 2009

Variation #13

Filed under: cut and paste,Feer Of Smull,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 5:14 pm

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Another ebay auction courtesy of Leo Ferrandino. An interesting mishmash – stars on either side of the name is a lot like Variation #4, a triangle in the top corner like Variation #9, a naked butt (which we’ll see in upcoming covers), a pile of shit, a proctologist giving a pig an exam and a text that looks like it’s partially in German. I guess that’s par for the course…

Doctor: Is that a kneusen?

Pig: I’m afraid it is…

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