Chunksaah Records (the label started by the Bouncing Souls, yessir) just reissued Adrenalin O.D.'s "Wacky Hi-Jinks" on a double CD three weeks ago, and even though I was pretty much a posi-youth kid back during A.O.D.'s heyday-- meaning I was obligated to own at least three records of crap like Justice League and Outcry to every one record by someone like A.O.D.-- I still knew enough to have some of A.O.D.'s earlier stuff in my collection, namely "Let's Barbecue", "Wacky Hi-Jinks", and, um, one of their other LPs that wasn't as good.
"Wacky Hi-Jinks" was and is pretty great, though, as was "Let's Barbecue", which is included here as part of the 33-track bonus CD (my original vinyl copy of "Let's Barbecue" had one of the song titles misprinted as "Our People Talk Loud" on the back cover, with "Our" scribbled-out and "Old" written-in by hand in ballpoint pen, which I found endlessly funny). Since I've already given this a full(y incoherent) review elsewhere, thanks to Jim Testa-- who wrote the liner notes and flipped me a free copy back in July-- I'm not going to go into too much detail here. I will say that Adrenalin O.D. were just about the only NY/NJ band that any of the West Coast zines (MRR, Flipside, Ink Disease) every gave any credit to, which was crucial back in those days, and they were also a band that the other bands on the bill at their shows stuck around to watch, which pretty much says something. I found this out first hand back in '86, when I was interviewing 76% Uncertain and the guys in 76 cut the interview short so they could go back inside to watch A.O.D.'s set. Plus I'm pretty sure they were sick of talking to me.
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"Rock & Roll Gas Station"
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