Fear Of Smell

December 27, 2013

Variation #120

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — admin @ 11:25 am

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“I can’t believe I’m going to kiss a dog.

At least you know what you’re kissing”

I just can’t believe I’m gonna suck a rubber!

At least you know what you’re sucking!”

Well, all’s fair in puppets, sex and war I guess. Or that’s what Meet The Feebles taught me. This one’s a clever bit of juxtaposition and comes courtesy of Double Decker Records and our man in the field Alex. Happy holidays everyone and may all your stockings be stuffed with the fear of smell.

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November 12, 2013

Variation #119

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — admin @ 11:20 am

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Here’s another ebay one, caught by me (yeah, I know I’m not just relying on submissions!).

I’ve gotta say, this is one of the weirdest covers I’ve seen, the text seems like some avant-garde lyrics to some whacked out 70′s prog rock bullshit and the taped on high school artwork just makes me think that this might, in fact, be the work of some schoolkid bored out of their mind in class, then disposed of into the field as they ran from a pack of bullies. Later picked up by some late teen early twenties punks and pasted to a compilation to cover up the fact that they tried to use markers on a glossy cover but ended up with a smear of ink.

This is currently available (for the next 10 hours) on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fear-of-Smell-VERMIFORM-Moss-Icon-INFEST-ULTRA-RARE-EMO-HARDCORE-HANDMADE-/141108644912?pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item20dabb0c30 at the low low cost of $25 opening bid, or $100 buy it now.

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October 11, 2013

Variation #118

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn,painted — admin @ 8:00 am

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Our man on the Instagram, Alex, took this picture for Colin Tappe - fine proprietor of Standards, a record store in Vista, California. Don’t recognize the handwriting as similar to any others, and it’s got a flag-y motif.

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July 7, 2013

Variation #117

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — admin @ 9:41 am

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Found in this rogue’s gallery of records, Alex copped this image from Instagram (so thanks Alex!). Of course, if you’re the owner, e-mail or comment and give us some more information. Blue poop for the bruised lips guy in a hat? Of course. Makes perfect sense!

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July 1, 2013

Variation #116

Filed under: Fear Of Smell — admin @ 9:28 am

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“Who gives a shit about this Fear of Smell?”

Our man in the field Alex grabbed this one off Instagram, so if you’re the owner, feel free to comment and add a little more information. Handwriting seems like a combo deal of whoever wrote Variation #79 and Variation#47 and whoever wrote Variation #113. Of course, they could be the same person.

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June 29, 2013

Variation #115

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,Only 5 Made,painted — admin @ 9:27 am

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“Foot Foot Paint!”

This version spotted in the wild in a Philly record store for $30.00 by our man Alex. There’s been a few Foot Foot references: Variation #1 and Variation #72 for instance.

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June 18, 2013

Variation #114

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — admin @ 6:28 am

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Scooped this picture from ebay, looks like the same handwriting as Sam McPheeters. Maybe it’s crayon on glossy stock paper and the wax didn’t transfer?

EDIT: The auction is archived here. For the macabre, it sold for $10.99 – which is about right for a pretty plain cover.


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March 23, 2013

Variation #113

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 9:28 am

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“Yo! Really Rare Record Here!”

Copped from Instagram, courtesy of a concerned viewer who’s pointed me to the direction of many a cover. Do me a favour and check out yo_baby_sup on Ebay and keep him digging through crates. Kinda’ looks like the binder in high school for half the straight edge kids in my school circa 1988. Definite Turning Point 7″ feel to this.

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February 7, 2013

Variation #111

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — admin @ 9:08 am

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“Mail Order Brides Have Fear of Smell”

Got this via e-mail from Michael Bain:

Found your website while I was whiskey drinkin’ and searching for bands doing Born Against cover songs.

Came across a video of the Sam and Joe hysterics


and was blown away by the covers in the video and wouldn’t you know it…

A site dedicated to the compilation.

Bought my copy at the short lived Reconstruction Records before or after an ABC No-Rio Matinee.

Year unknown (circa 93/94)

I was 17/18 at the time and most of the bands still hold a deep meaning in my record collection.

I was lucky enough to see a few of them when I was younger and a few have done reunions.
(Rorschach, Moss Icon, 1.6 Band and most recently Infest)

Although all the bands on this compilation are amazing, nothing hits home like this version of Hell No’s – Cut the Artery.

BAIN 01/31/13 – Rockaway, NJ

(has it really been 20 years?)

20 year for sure.

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January 20, 2013

Variation #110


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So here’s the notice I got on the “About” page:

Hi there, I am liquidating my record collection this week, and I’m offering up my copy of Fear of smell.
You can my erupting penis here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170976275792

And on the actual auction here’s some more information:

Only 1000 made, and each cover a labor of pervy love. Mine is particularly clever in that it upcycles a Jack and the Beanstalk graphic so that the beanstalk has prickly haired balls and an ejaculating penis head. 20 years later, it is still hilarious- maybe even more so today.

In 1993, I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Chez Hiltz scene. There was a show about once a week in John’s house, just 5 miles away from where I lived with my mom. Some shows were easier to find out about than others, but I had the honor of getting a call when something was going on. And because of that I was able to see most of the bands featured on this comp in a tiny basement room. Native Nodd was one of the especially mind blowing bands to see live. Rorchach played there quite regularly, and my sister (12 years my junior) has cred among the twenty something Brooklynites because I would take her to those shows when she was about 4 years old, where I definitely damaged her view of the world just a little, and in the best possible way.

(track listing for the comp)

I am liquidating my record collection, holding almost nothing back, starting with LP’s. If this goes well, I’ll do 7″s next. It funny, doing this has stirred up a lot of emotions.

I’m just done serving as custodian to things. I’m simply seeking a more zen-like existence, completely focused on tattooing. So, I’m looking for new homes for this vinyl I amassed, mostly in the 90′s. These records have been safely stored for about 2 decades.

The back is a similar to most event – two tracklisting stickers and a large “Only 5 Made”. The auction picture isn’t so hot, so no sense really posting it here.

Happy new year!

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