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THE WACKY HIJINKS OF ADRENALIN O.D. LP
01. A.O.D. vs. Godzilla
02. White Hassle
03. New Year's Eve
04. Small Talk
05. Going to a Funeral
06. Corporate Disneyland
07. Trans Am (The Saga Continues)
09. Middle-Aged Whore
10. World War IV
11. Clean and Jerk
14. Rock & Roll Gas Station
15. Paul's Not Home
Label: Buy Our Records
Cat #: BOR 12-002
They're right, you will say "PYEAH!" after just one listen! 15 great songs, a friendly welcome, informative instructions and even a backwards message (Rex Hummbard will love that!). A.O.D.'s lyrics are one of their best features. Songs like "Corporate Disneyland", "Small Talk", and "W.W. IV" are humorous but realistic. They still play their spitfire fast style, but also get into these irresistable, raunchy slow riffs that you can really sink your teeth into. Comes with a lyric sheet (a must) with a collage of photos on the reverse side and a neon flouresent pink cover that the young folks are so fond of these days.
-Ron Philips (from Task #1, March 1985)
A great album from one of America's hottest "Fun Punk" bands. They kick it off with "A.O.D. Meets Godzilla" and they never slow down. Buy this one.
-Mark S.D. (from Warning #15, April/May/June 1985)
What can I say about this record besides that it is probably one of the best hardcore releases of 1984. If you don't have it by now you are really missing out (it's gone into a second pressing, so you can still get it). I love the double guitar onslaught which resembles, at times, a cross between a bee swarm and a chainsaw. Their metal-influenced songs ("AOD vs. Godzilla" and "Sightseeing") beat those poser speedcore bands at their own game. Although many immediately write these guys off as a joke band since they utilize an amazing amount of humor in their lyrics, each song has an underlying social message. At times, such as in "New Year's Eve," they can be dead serious. I just wish they would lay off my childhood mentor, Mr. "Rah-Jah" even if he does talk to trolley cars and hang out in the Land of Make-Believe.
-Joe Henderson (from Ink Disease #9, Summer 1985)
These little imps from west of the swamplands have come up with a really dense, "live" two-guitar sound here. Recorded while the band was in their underwear, they still manage to thrash wildly, humorously, and sarcastically. In the process, they prove without a doubt that there's more great items than pizza in the Garden State.
-Tim Yohannan (from Maximum Rocknroll #16, August 1984)