Fear Of Smell

June 25, 2014

Variation #135

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 5:16 am

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One from the ‘Bay. Guess the cover artiste was a little less than inspired today. There wasn’t much of a description of this one either – which frankly isn’t that surprising. Oh well, how much can you polish?

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May 21, 2014

Variation #134

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 2:28 pm

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Pseudo Star Wars strikes again (considering the previous R2-D2 cover)… anyways this was sent in back in July 2013, but in the abyss that is my e-mail, I missed it entirely. Here’s the belated story from Tim Leanse (with my profuse apologies):

just packing my LPs up for a bit, and suddenly remembered to submit! forget where the exact purchase happened, but i’m guessing a Boston or Cambridge, Mass. record store (Pipeline?) in the late 90s.

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May 14, 2014

Variation #133

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,test pressing — Jon K. @ 7:01 pm

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This comes courtesy of Dave Stephenson – and Double Decker Records. I’m 99% sure that this is spoken for. An interesting mashup of Moss Icon and Fear of Smell. The hashtag would indicate this is a test press, the christmasy theme of the tinsel/garland wrapped ones is in line with this one. I’d be happy to hear theories if you have ’em.


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Our man in the streets (don’t forget them), Alex nabbed this test pressing with very, um, unique letters that I’m sure Sam McPheeters would rather forget. Looks like a photo from one of those Japanese photo-sticker booths near the spine of the front cover.

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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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January 31, 2014

Variation #122

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 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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December 27, 2013

Variation #120

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — Jon K. @ 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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July 7, 2013

Variation #117

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — Jon K. @ 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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March 23, 2013

Variation #112

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“Vermin Forms Scare Me… Uh Yeah #11”

Got this submission in from the ether, but here’s some context and linky-links for you to click on.


not sure how I came across your site, but it’s great. I love the idea and seeing the other variations.

attached are pics of my copy – I got it at the Born Against show at the Mountain Lodge in Washington DC, Jan. 30 1993. I sifted through the copies on offer and picked this one since it seemed like it had a lot of work on it compared to some of the others.(Also picked up the Man Is The Bastard / Bleeding Rectum split 12″ which I had been trying to find for a while – oh, the days before the internet!)

also, I videotaped the show, and just dragged it out and uploaded it to youtube – feel free to include the link.


let me know if you need better pics, I can try to borrow a better camera.


– Bill / housepig




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February 7, 2013

Variation #111

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 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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December 17, 2012

Variation #109

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 8:52 pm

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I found your site via late night nostalgic half-drunk internet
searching. Amazing. This record both inspired and frightened me as a
teen, and perhaps still as an adult. Most importantly, it gave me the
1.6 band. Here is my copy. Probably mail ordered from Blacklist.

Regards, Jeff

Man, Blacklist Distro has come up a ton the last little bit. Reading that small print, listing of odd and wonderful records sold for cheap… anyways, this is a bit of a weird one – never seen anything like this. Looks like a pre-teen got a hold of a cover and doodled some fancy spaceships, in fact a complete line of spaceship/starfighter type things. Cool stencil work.

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