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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October 23, 2017

Variation #168

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 7:11 am

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Annnnd Alex sent this one in too – clearly from Instagram’s yesterdaysheroes. Looks like this, and Variation #8 are closely related. From the Mike Bell(?) presents, to the quotes around Fear of Smell… oh yeah, the clincher being the 3/3 in the bottom corner. Seeing as #8 has 1/3 – someone out there, probably in California (Stamford region perhaps?) has 2/3. C’mon folks, dig through your old records and see if yours is, uh, #2.

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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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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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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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January 29, 2016

Variation #151

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 11:28 pm

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Another one dug out of the crates by Alex. Featuring your Fucking Mother! I guess that’s a reference to the Sam and Joe track. The bubble-blocky letters look familiar – if you want to have a look at the similar ones, here’s a handy list (bonus points for those that also have the Only 5 Made on the front rather than the usual back): Variation #122, Variation #111, and quite likely Variation #38.

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January 17, 2016

Variation #150

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — Jon K. @ 11:27 pm

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I’ve heard it before, uh wait. That’s not how this post goes, I in fact have seen it before, and I do want to see it again. Alex found this one in the wild, so all props to him. Maybe one of the spray painted covers, after they gave up adding tinsel and doing the same old same old.

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