Fear Of Smell

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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June 29, 2013

Variation #115

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,Only 5 Made,painted — admin @ 9:27 am

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“Foot Foot Paint!”

This version spotted in the wild in a Philly record store for $30.00 by our man Alex. There’s been a few Foot Foot references: Variation #1 and Variation #72 for instance.

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June 18, 2013

Variation #114

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,hand drawn — admin @ 6:28 am

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Scooped this picture from ebay, looks like the same handwriting as Sam McPheeters. Maybe it’s crayon on glossy stock paper and the wax didn’t transfer?

EDIT: The auction is archived here. For the macabre, it sold for $10.99 – which is about right for a pretty plain cover.


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March 23, 2013

Variation #113

Filed under: Fear Of Smell,Featuring Rich Oliver,hand drawn — admin @ 9:28 am

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“Yo! Really Rare Record Here!”

Copped from Instagram, courtesy of a concerned viewer who’s pointed me to the direction of many a cover. Do me a favour and check out yo_baby_sup on Ebay and keep him digging through crates. Kinda’ looks like the binder in high school for half the straight edge kids in my school circa 1988. Definite Turning Point 7″ feel to this.

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Variation #112

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“Vermin Forms Scare Me… Uh Yeah #11″

Got this submission in from the ether, but here’s some context and linky-links for you to click on.


not sure how I came across your site, but it’s great. I love the idea and seeing the other variations.

attached are pics of my copy – I got it at the Born Against show at the Mountain Lodge in Washington DC, Jan. 30 1993. I sifted through the copies on offer and picked this one since it seemed like it had a lot of work on it compared to some of the others.(Also picked up the Man Is The Bastard / Bleeding Rectum split 12″ which I had been trying to find for a while – oh, the days before the internet!)

also, I videotaped the show, and just dragged it out and uploaded it to youtube – feel free to include the link.


let me know if you need better pics, I can try to borrow a better camera.


- Bill / housepig




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