New Jersey's Adrenalin O.D. To Reunite For Two Shows Around Release of New, Tell-All Book

Posted Aug. 18, 2022

New Jersey's Adrenalin O.D. To Reunite For Two Shows Around Release of New, Tell-All Book

DiWulf Publishing House is excited to announce 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.

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 with several events scheduled for the Northeast (including at least one A.O.D. reunion show) in November.

"A.O.D. was a staple for me. I had all their cassettes in regular rotation out on my half pipe. They played harder and faster, which made me skate the same. They were also a big inspiration musically - for one they taught me that aggressive music can still be irreverent and even funny at times. They always felt familiar even though I didn't know them back then. Maybe it's a Jersey thing." - Bryan Keinlen, Bouncing Souls

"In the late '80s we were listening to records in Ben Weasel's room. He put on the record Humongousfungusamongus. After the first song I said, 'Holy fudge!' I didn't swear back then. 'Who is this?' And he said, 'Adrenalin O.D.' From that point on there was no turning back." - John Jughead, Screeching Weasel

"A.O.D. were always a favorite. We would go see them at places like CBGB and Get Hyped. They were very inspirational to both Anthrax and S.O.D. I love their music, their lyrics, and their whole vibe! The way "A.O.D. vs Godzilla" starts off... 'til this day it makes me move. WHEW!" - Charlie Benante, Anthrax/S.O.D.

"Adrenalin O.D. were the Circle Jerks of the East Coast, skewering the sheer dumbass-itude of what Trans-Am Joyzee thought was 'normal' - and in way sharper ways than 'Jersey Shore' could ever hope for. Admit it, City Gardens World, A.O.D. were the antidote for whatever you held dear; and you love 'em for it to this day." - Jello Biafra