AOD Cruising cover

Adrenalin O.D. “Cruising with Elvis in Bigfoot’s UFO” LP: When I heard A.O.D.’s EP, I was sure that they lost everything that made them one of my favorite bands – their demented originality, the diversity in songs, and their patented melodious thrash. Fortunately, the EP is very different from this LP. They are no classics like “Suburbia” or “The Nice Song”, but this LP is a fantastic outing. The break-neck speed that was heard in their music before has been replaced by a slower, almost ’77 punk sound, but nothing is lost. In fact, Paul’s vocals have improved greatly and Keith Hartell’s bass lines provide an excellent contrast to the guitar (ala VERBAL ASSAULT and KIDS FOR CASH). The production is top-notch, letting A.O.D. strut their stuff to the utmost! Great tracks include “If it’s Tuesday, This Must be Walla Walla” and “Something About…Amy Carter”. It’s no “Humongousfungusamongus” (A.O.D.’s second LP), but everyone who appreciates fine musicianship, as well as a good laugh, must get this! (#7 to Buy Our Records, P.D. Box 363, Vauxhall, NJ 07088) [MICKEY]

[Originally published: Issue #7, circa 1989]