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Adrenalin O.D.

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Adrenalin O.D.



Adrenalin OD was an important and popular hardcore punk, and later punk rock n' roll band from New Jersey, circa 1981-90. Formed in 1981 from the ashes of late 70's punk band The East Paterson Boys Choir. Their first release, a 4 song extended play disc (EP) entitled "Let's Barbeque", was released on the Buy Our Records label. Because the budget was so tight, only 15 minutes of studio time could be bought. The band recorded all four tracks in one take. Other tracks exhibited the band's quirky sense of humor, including a punk rock cover of Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk", a surf rock version of "Hava Nagila" entitled "Surfin' Jew", and a track entitled "Masterpiece" which was a punk reworking of Jean-Joseph Mouret's 'Rondeau" from "Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper" (which the band knew only as the theme from the PBS TV series "Masterpiece Theatre"). Adrenalin OD have been claimed as an influence by many bands including NOFX, Screeching Weasel, Rocket From the Crypt, Green Day, Anthrax, and Lifetime. In 2004, Relapse Records reissued their classic Humongousfungusamongus album with some of their trademark TV theme covers as bonus tracks. Since then, they have reunited several times, the last one being a benefit for CBGB's (with THE DEAD BOYS, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, and FLIPPER) in August of 2005.