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Adrenalin O.D. to Play Two Shows to Celebrate New Book

originally published: 08/08/2022

Adrenalin O.D. to Play Two Shows to Celebrate New Book

DiWulf Publishing House has announced the first book from Adrenalin O.D. drummer and co-founder, Dave Scott Schwartzman. If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D. tells the story of New Jersey 's fastest and funniest band and their adventures touring throughout the U.S. during the heyday of the American hardcore scene. 

Part tour diary, part homage to an underground music scene that inspired him, Dave 's book is equal parts comedy and mayhem. 300-plus pages packed with tons of never-published photos, vintage flyers, a complete A.O.D. discography, and a story about heckling both The Clash and the cast of Happy Days.

In celebration of Dave Scott Schwartzman’s new book,  they’re getting the band back together! For two shows the original Adrenalin O.D. lineup will be playing all the hits.  They will be at the Bowery Electric on Friday, November 4th and at Dingbatz in Clifton on Saturday, November 5th.

November 4th will see the old friends play the Bowery Electric, with a book signing scheduled as well. Singer/guitarist Paul Richard, bass player Jack Steeples, drummer Dave Scott Schwartzman, and Let’s Barbeque/NY Thrash-era guitarist Jim Foster will be playing together for the first time in 39 years, with a special appearance from Cruising with Elvis in Bigfoot’s UFO bass player Keith Hartel joining in for some of the hits near the end of the set. Also on the bill is Drew Stone’s Incendiary Device and Fear Gods.

The next night the boys will make their triumphant return to the state that birthed them: New Jersey. Clifton’s Dingbatz will host the only New Jersey appearance of these hometown heroes, featuring the same original lineup and the same wacky hi-jinks. The Accelerators and Jack’s band Fear Gods are also on the bill. Books and special A.O.D merch will be available at both shows. Tickets are on sale now.



 
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“Two nights, two shows, four possible heart attacks. We’re going to be the fastest seniors to ever thrash.  Put the defibrillators on standby, the pit is gonna get ugly.”  Adrenalin O.D.

Formed in New Jersey in 1981, Adrenalin O.D. paved their own path through the American hardcore punk scene of the ‘80s. They were one of the fastest and funniest bands of the genre, bringing a much needed sense of humor to a very serious and angst-filled era. Their songs dealt with the suburban experience while adding an injection of wise-ass sarcasm. As fast as their songs blazed, they somehow managed to still be melodic. Live, the band 's onstage chemistry turned shows into what has been called a cross between Minor Threat and Don Rickles. This book chronicles the hysterical history of A.O.D. from the inside view of the band 's drummer, co-founder, and youngest member. It 's a funny coming of age story told against the backdrop of the emerging American hardcore scene of the 1980s. If It 's Tuesday... is set for an October 31st release.

Dave will also be signing copies of his book, pulling double duty on November 6th with an early event at Randy Now’s (of City Gardens fame) new Mancave in Hightstown, NJ. Following that, Dave (along with his pal and A.O.D. co-conspirator, Jack Steeples) will be in New Hope, PA, at the legendary John & Peter’s, with special performances by Philadelphia’s Flag of Democracy, Jack’s band Fear Gods, and Battalion Zoska. 

Formed in New Jersey in 1981, Adrenalin O.D. paved their own path through the American hardcore punk scene of the ‘80s. They were one of the fastest and funniest bands of the genre, bringing a much needed sense of humor to a very serious and angst-filled era. Their songs dealt with the suburban experience while adding an injection of wise-ass sarcasm. As fast as their songs blazed, they somehow managed to still be melodic. Live, the band’s onstage chemistry turned shows into what has been called a cross between Minor Threat and Don Rickles. If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla chronicles the hysterical history of A.O.D. from the inside view of the band’s drummer, co-founder, and youngest member. It’s a funny coming-of-age story told against the backdrop of the emerging American Hardcore scene of the 1980s. 


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