(The track listing on the tape was pretty confusing, and doesn't really seem to follow the songs on the demo, so it's possible that a couple of files, especially on side B, are misnamed. That just makes it more punk.)
03 September 2009
I'm sure this demo (and there other recordings) are readily available online, and questions you might have about the band can be answered here, as the band is playing shows again as of 2007. This 1986 demo came between the Welcome To The Orgy EP and 1988's Rock n' Roll Conformity full length, and is a much more anarcho punk approach to the stenchcore/crust that they would become famous for. While the later LPs strayed a little too far away from punk for may taste, DEVIATED INSTINCT took the torch borne by AMEBIX and marched with it proudly until they split in 1991. Members continued on in SPINE WRENCH, who took the weird parts of DEVIATED INSTINCT and ran with them, and BAIT. Guitarist Mid is a pretty well known artist as well, especially with the crusters...but you must know all of this already, yes? For such a well known and revered band, I'm kinda surprised that these songs haven't been put to wax (at least I haven't found it if they have), and in case you haven't come across them elsewhere here they are.