Fear Of Smell

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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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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December 5, 2015

Variation #149

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,painted,Richmond VA — Jon K. @ 10:30 am

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This one’s from John Gierse via Alex, a tinsel-less version perfect for the fuck you holidays holiday season.  Also, note that this was a later edition with the Richmond Virginia address.

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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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April 1, 2015

Variation #146

Filed under: painted — Jon K. @ 3:18 pm

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March 14, 2015

Variation #144

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,painted — Jon K. @ 3:17 pm

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This one comes courtesy of Alex, and boy howdy, it’ll wake you up. Throughout the covers I’ve seen over the last decade, there is definitely a Christmas-y undertone from a lot of them – red/green and tinsel being the obvious ones. Think this was a grab from Discogs.

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January 12, 2015

Variation #139

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,Only 5 Made,painted — Jon K. @ 12:36 pm

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This version courtesy of Sam Smith, who wrote this about it:

This copy was purchased here in Winnipeg where I live. There’s a few copies in these parts, I know that for sure. Maybe they’ve already submitted theirs. Who knows!

Which is an appropriate time to pimp the blog – thanks Sam. If you have a copy take a picture, front and back, and submit it via e-mail to dietsociety@yahoo.com


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August 13, 2014

Variation #137

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,painted — Jon K. @ 9:24 am

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“A moulderin’…”

This one courtesy of Alex Sanchez, who has sought out these things like a bloodhound. I’m looking too of course, but can’t get seem to get the scent. Regardless – this is the copy that belongs to the drummer of Mouthpiece. Standard back (although I’d debate the standard back idea, as we’ve seen some weird variations like Richmond addresses, or no Only 5 Made sticker, that occur frequently enough that I’m not sure, even 100+ covers in, that there’s a standard back) . Not a big deal, because I’m sure standard back means just the track listing stickers.

Triangle corner notes pop up again, as they did in Variation #9,Variation #72 and Variation #13.

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April 26, 2014

Variation #132

Filed under: Fear Of Smelly,hand drawn,Only 5 Made,painted — Jon K. @ 1:23 pm

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Gold backed (like Variation #11), with an oopsie painting over the Featuring sticker… weird. I suspect both this one and #11 were done by the same talent, both have some skill with drawing things (if not spray painting things gold). This one comes from Daniel Malin – his third submission (although I swear he’s got more submissions than that) so a big thanks for that. I’ve never seen a cover as intricate as this one and being drawn – it’s very graffiti influenced (or vice versa, seeing as a lot of the circa 1990’s punks in NYC were also throwing up pieces at the time). It also breaks Daniel’s streak of “boring” covers.

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March 20, 2014

Variation #127

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn,painted — Jon K. @ 8:41 pm

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OK we’ve been scanning and snooping in peoples flickrs and photobuckets and coming up dry (although we did see what you did on the weekend and we have to report that it wasn’t that interesting). Coming up dry on Fear of Smell covers, then the second in command Alex found these. I hate to get all name-droppy, but they belong to Matt, who plays in a fairly important band on this comp. So these will probably never come out of the storage they’re in, and if they do, well, bid hard. So thanks to Alex and Matt for unearthing these, and helping out the cause. In fact the next five copies will all be from the same spot, and they all have a blank back with the standard two sticker sets.

Onto the cover, well this one has handwriting like the scribbles on Variation #59  and Variation #107 – I would’ve included links to a couple other scribble type covers, but they were done in green marker, which makes me honestly think they could’ve been someone else – unless someone fills in the story, no one will really know.


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