Fear Of Smell

February 18, 2014

Variation #125

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell — admin @ 7:57 pm

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Another one from ebay via Popsike. This one sold for $39 in April 2013. Someone sent a kiss with this LP, probably for their love of the Man Is The Bastard track, or even Sam and Joe.  I’m surprised at the amount of tape I’ve seen on covers to this point, it seemed that tape rather than glue was a common fixatif. Maybe all the glue was huffed before it could’ve been applied to the covers?

Again, if you have this copy you should send a better picture with the back cover as well.

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February 6, 2014

Variation #124

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Rorschach Recycled Cover — admin @ 7:57 pm

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Here’s another one that got missed from ebay – courtesy of Popsike - German seller, got 21 Euros for it in 2010. This one’s a bit unique in that the title is centred – most of the Rorschach recycles are over the Rorschach part of the sleeve. If you bought it, feel free to send a better picture.

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February 5, 2014

Variation #123

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn,Only 5 Made — admin @ 3:43 pm

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“Actually this record isn’t as stupid as it looks! I heard Garth Brooks thinks it’s quite groovy! If you’re in that dancing mood… buy it. FEAR OF SMELL! Yes, siree, that’s the title of it”

This one’s off of the bay, and sold for what looks like $19.99. Most excellent. Hand writing looks a lot like Variation #29 and possibly Variation #6 (look at the capital F, and the loopy lowercase L’s).

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January 31, 2014

Variation #122

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods,Only 5 Made — admin @ 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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January 15, 2014

Variation #121

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Well, this is probably amongst my favourites, because Rorschach Remain Sedate is such a killer record that hit me right at the right point in the early 90′s. Took me forever to get a copy on vinyl as when the band toured around they didn’t have the vinyl yet (or had sold out on tour) and only had cassettes. There’s a whole new category for these ones, so you can sort by that to see Variation #20 and Variation #68. Yes, I do know it looks a whole hell of a lot like #68, but it’s not, look at the tape job pasting the MSPaint “Fear of Smell” – they end in different spots.

If you want and/or need it – wander on down to Double Decker Records and spend the $25 on it. Independent record stores always need your business, and Double Decker is one of the best stores on the east coast for punk and hardcore. You may even see Alex taking pictures of Fear of Smell’s that end up on here – which is what he did here!

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December 27, 2013

Variation #120

Filed under: cut and paste,Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — admin @ 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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November 12, 2013

Variation #119

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — admin @ 11:20 am

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Here’s another ebay one, caught by me (yeah, I know I’m not just relying on submissions!).

I’ve gotta say, this is one of the weirdest covers I’ve seen, the text seems like some avant-garde lyrics to some whacked out 70′s prog rock bullshit and the taped on high school artwork just makes me think that this might, in fact, be the work of some schoolkid bored out of their mind in class, then disposed of into the field as they ran from a pack of bullies. Later picked up by some late teen early twenties punks and pasted to a compilation to cover up the fact that they tried to use markers on a glossy cover but ended up with a smear of ink.

This is currently available (for the next 10 hours) on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fear-of-Smell-VERMIFORM-Moss-Icon-INFEST-ULTRA-RARE-EMO-HARDCORE-HANDMADE-/141108644912?pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item20dabb0c30 at the low low cost of $25 opening bid, or $100 buy it now.

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October 11, 2013

Variation #118

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn,painted — admin @ 8:00 am

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Our man on the Instagram, Alex, took this picture for Colin Tappe - fine proprietor of Standards, a record store in Vista, California. Don’t recognize the handwriting as similar to any others, and it’s got a flag-y motif.

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July 7, 2013

Variation #117

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring John Woods — admin @ 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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July 1, 2013

Variation #116

Filed under: Fear Of Smell — admin @ 9:28 am

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“Who gives a shit about this Fear of Smell?”

Our man in the field Alex grabbed this one off Instagram, so if you’re the owner, feel free to comment and add a little more information. Handwriting seems like a combo deal of whoever wrote Variation #79 and Variation#47 and whoever wrote Variation #113. Of course, they could be the same person.

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