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Adrenalin O.D.

Formed: 1981
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Adrenalin O.D. Reunite To Fight Cancer

New Jersey hardcore/punk legends ADRENALIN O.D. will reunite on Saturday, December 15 for a benefit for the American Cancer Society at the Court Tavern (124 Church St.) in New Brunswick, NJ. Other bands slated to perform include BROKEN HEROES (featuring members of MURPHY'S LAW and THE UNDEAD), THE KOWALKIS and THE UNOPPOSED.

Formed in 1981, ADRENALIN O.D. made its debut on the widely distributed "New York Thrash" cassette compilation released on ROIR Records in 1982. The compilation also featured the first recordings of the BEASTIE BOYS, as well as prominent New York City punk bands like the BAD BRAINS and KRAUT. The band’s comedic and speedy "Paul's Not Home" became an instant college radio hit.

ADRENALIN O.D. toured nationally throughout the 1980s and created a loyal following via their live shows (described by some as an experience somewhere between MINOR THREAT and Don Rickles). The band's quick wit and on-stage banter was at times as much of an improv stand-up comedy act as a hardcore punk band, and fans coined the term "funny-punk" to describe their performances. Tracks that exhibit the band's quirky sense of humor include a punk rock cover of HENRY MANCINI's "Baby Elephant Walk", a surf rock version of "Hava Nagila" entitled "Surfin' Jew" aka "Surfin' Adam Meshell", and a track entitled "Masterpiece" which is 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 O.D. disbanded in 1990 but reunited several times, most recently to benefit the legendary club CBGB along with THE DEAD BOYS, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES and FLIPPER in August of 2005.

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