Friday, April 11, 2008

Gut Instinct- Demo 1989

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Here is the Gut Instinct demo from 1989.
Gut Instinct was a hardcore band from Baltimore, Maryland in the late 80's. They had a tough sound, not unlike some NYHC bands of the time, such as Breakdown or Raw Deal.
The 'hit' here is the song 'Right Wing Hype'. When I was growing up, I knew this moronic skinhead who was obsessed with this song, as he was into all sorts of loser Nazi stuff. He obviously never actually listened to the lyrics though. No one even liked him but he would somehow always find out where everyone was at and would just randomly show up everywhere. Even if people told him to go away, he would just linger around for hours. Once he was there though, the dude was hard to ditch too. One time we figured that if we bought him enough to drink, he would eventually have to go to the bathroom and then that would be the perfect chance to ditch him. So we bought this kid all varieties of those 'Big Gulp' drinks for hours, the big 64 ounce cups from the gas stations, but I think he was on to us, because he never went to the bathroom. He must have had a bladder the size of the Goodyear Blimp because he drank no less than three of those and never even mentioned having to go to the bathroom. I remember showing him a 'zine where there was a Gut Instinct picture and he got real bummed when he saw a black guy on stage!!! I wonder whatever happened to that guy. Anyways...
Besides this, there is another demo and a 7". That is about all I know about this band. Please post more info in the comments.
There is a discography that you can buy on Vicious Circle Records. An internet search will bring up many links to where you can get that.
Enjoy the music!

The music is here...
http://www.sendspace.com/file/648icj

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great story! My friends and I in high school knew a kid like that too. Thanks for all you r hard work!

Anonymous said...

discography is on a389

Anonymous said...

the discography IS on Vicious Circle Records as a split release with Parts Unknown and A389... not just A389.

You can get it through revhq.com or interpunk.com or gravemistakerecords.com

The discography also has unreleased stuff, as well as enhanced live video footage and more.

Anonymous said...

please repost a working link

Anonymous said...

Being from Baltimore, I can tell you that GI was the ONLY good hardcore act in town in the late 80's until Next Step Up came up in their shadow. When these two bands played together, it was the epitome of Bodymore hardcore: hornets' nest pits, guns, knives, and skinheads jumping people outside every show. I've seen HC shows in a lot of major cities, and Baltimore HC at this time had the most forboding/intimidating atmsphere of anywhere.