A suburban thrash foursome from New Jersey, Adrenalin O.D. debuted on a 1982 compilation from ROIR Records which also included Bad Brains and the Beastie Boys. The group, including guitarists Paul Richard and Bruce Wingate plus bassist Keith Hartel and drummer Dave Scott, signed to Buy Our Records the following year, releasing an EP and their debut album, The Wacky Hi-Jinks of...Adrenalin O.D. The LP was a piece of prime hardcore punk, though recorded with no discernible production values.

Adrenalin O.D.'s third proper album, Cruising with Elvis in Bigfoot's U.F.O., saw the group change their attack from thrash to more manageable rock & roll tempos, revealing their knack for melody and off-beat themes. After signing to Restless in 1990, Adrenalin O.D. released Ishtar that year and Theme from an I two years later. Still active in 1996, the group issued their sixth overall album, Sittin' Pretty. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide