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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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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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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January 21, 2017

Variation #156

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 5:49 pm

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Well I’m not sure where I copped this image – proably ebay. Anyways, it’s a pretty plain jane deal, but maybe with a lipstick smear on the front cover. Slightly 3-D, slightly interesting.

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July 20, 2016

Variation #154

Filed under: Featuring Rich Oliver,Foot Foot,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 10:20 am

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“The Fear of a Good Smelling”

“Ouch! Foot Foot Discipline”

This one comes courtesy of Edward Felch, who acquired this evidence of foot (foot) fetishism. It’s a good ‘un, with the block lettering seemingly similar to Variation #122, Variation #113, Variation #111,  maybe Variation #61, and Variation #40. Thanks, Ed!

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June 10, 2016

Variation #153

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This one is currently available on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fear-Of-Smell-Comp-Limited-Release-w-Handmade-Covers-Nation-Of-Ulysses-Infest-/162096267094?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:CA:3160.

Here’s what the auction said about it:

“Fear Of Smell” Vermiform Records, 1993.
Great comp of bands and spoken word type performances… This was a limited release of 2,441 copies over two pressings. This is the yellow label 1st pressing. All copies had handmade front covers and band Listing sticker on the back covers. Has custom inner sleeve with band info. Features Nation Of Ulysses, Man Is The Bastard, Infest and more. Sam & Joe doing “Save The Children” is worth the price of the album! Look em up on YouTube!

The writing looks like it could be the same person as: Variation #99, Variation #79,  Variation #47, and Variation #6.

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June 2, 2016

Variation #152

Filed under: Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made,Uncategorized — Jon K. @ 9:05 pm

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This cheesy cover (Get it, cheese? Mozzarella?) comes courtesy of Allan McNaughton, and I honestly meant to post it sometime in the last few months but my basement was the handy recipient of the contents of the local sewer and that kind of threw my life into disarray for months.

There’s quite a few that follow this red and black marker with the “Rich Oliver” sticker – Variation #140, #113, #110, #102#101, #37 and maybe #9.

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April 20, 2015

Variation #148

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,Only 5 Made,painted — Jon K. @ 3:16 pm

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This one comes courtesy of James Singer:

Hi there – I picked up a copy of this beauty in Flashback Records in London today – thought it was only right to submit. Photos of front and back attached.

Thanks James!


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