Fear Of Smell

March 1, 2017

Variation #158

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 4:38 pm

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From Instagram (alerted the blog by James Singer, courtesy of nojsbojs on Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBhL8jjYs1/

Looks like the plain businessman style of Variation #39 . Thanks James and nojsbojs!


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February 13, 2017

Variation #157

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 4:24 pm

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Jason Schulmerich contributed this via e-mail. Here’s what he had to say about it:

Ahoy. Procrastinated for years on sending this. Sorry. I found another copy long ago with a drawing of a burning U.S. flag on it. I gave it to my friend who actually died a few months ago. I’ll see if I can somehow wrest it from his estate. So, you may hear from me again. Later.
 No need to be sorry, it took me two and a half months to get it posted!
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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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August 24, 2016

Variation #155

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 10:37 am

Front CoverIMG_20160623_005827“Pencils are sorta fucked, hey?”

Another submission from Edward Felch, this one perfectly timed for back to school. Pencils are indeed fucked this time of year, with all the sharpening that they have to go through. I mean, think of the pencils man, think of the pencils….

Anyways, it’s done with pencil crayons which don’t stick well to glossy covers. And a rarity with no “Featuring” sticker. Perhaps on the back.

Thanks for the submission the site wouldn’t exist without you (and everyone else who’ve submitted!).

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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 14, 2015

Variation #147

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Foot Foot Toast! Slowly I’ve been adding new categories, to make things easier (at first I thought about just linking, but that’s now getting a bit long in the tooth, or foot). Another fine submission by Alex. “Vermiform Compilation of Band” has shown up on several, as well as many other little clues, that makes me think it’s related to some of the other cartoony ones.

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March 19, 2015

Variation #145

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 3:10 pm

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So this one came from the man in the field, who’s seen as many of these and will be a part of the blog hierarchy very shortly, Alex.

Looks like the Slow and Fear (as well as the list of things to do) are in one marker, with the of smell finished at a later date.  Perhaps that blop of schmutz is an erased “buy a new black marker”. Or maybe it said, “finish list”. Either way, a neat cover to ponder.

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March 12, 2015

Variation #143

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,hand drawn — Jon K. @ 1:55 pm

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I guess it’s only appropriate to celebrate baseball’s spring training starting with a cover loosely related to baseball. Who am I kidding, who gives a fuck about baseball? Gold spray-painted back, similar to the R2-D2 one from a while back (Variation #11), and Variation #132. This one also comes from Senor Dynamite.

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