August 30, 2006 Playlist

"Stoned Guitar" by The Human Instinct
The Human Instinct "Stoned Guitar" 1970 (New Zealand)
The Human Instinct was in some ways a typical example of a "provincial" heavy band of the late psychedelic era.  Their repetoire included groovy interpretations of popular anglo/american tunes by artists such as Neil Young and The Kinks, which in some cases were the regional hit versions of those songs.  Like many of the more ambitious groups from Australia and New Zealand, The Human Instinct spent a period in London trying to make it big internationally, but ultimately had little to show for their efforts aside from a few high-profile gigs opening for more popular British groups.  After returning home to NZ, the group cut three albums in rapid succession -- "Stoned Guitar" was the second of these and the most impressive of the bunch.  In 1991 the obscure neo-psych noise band Vermonster recorded a tribute to this album entitled "Instinctively Inhuman" (consisting of epic covers of the first two songs on "Stoned Guitar", each expanded to an entire side of the record.)
N = New Release
R = Listener Request

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Ramble Tamble
Jethro Tull - To Cry You A Song
Jade Warrior - A Prenatural Day At Brighton
Genesis - The Knife
Human Instinct - Black Sally (Dennis Wilson cover)  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Shinki Chen - It Was Only Yesterday
Guru Guru - Stone In
Amboy Dukes - Brain Games Of Yesteryear
The Move - Brontosaurus
Killdozer - Disco Inferno (Trammps cover - R, N)
Rocket Fuel Is The Key - I Wanna Be Like You (N)
Lovecraft Technologies (Prince Charming & Philosophy Major) - Love Tonight (N - reissue)
Model/Actress - Equestrian (N)
NoMeansNo - I'm Dreaming And I Can't Wake Up (N)
Slayer - Catalyst (N)
James Kochalka Superstar - This Is How We Rock In America (N)
Jesus H. Christ & The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse - OK In The USA (N)
Ostrich Von Nipple - Ethnic Cleansing (N)
Ocrilim - Track 5 from "Anoint" (N)
Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us (R)
Gentle Giant - Nothing At All
Yat-Kah & Albert Kuvezin - When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover - N)
Six Organs Of Admittance - Attar (N)
Joan Of Arc - For The Skinheads And Hippies (N)
Wooden Wand & The Sky High Band - Portrait In The Clouds (N)
Odiorne - Webs Without Maps (N)
Oneida - The Adversary (N)
Edgar Broughton Band - It's Falling Away
Alan Singley & Pants Machine - Highway Of Our Minds (N)
Mistic Rein - If You Were Mine (Percussion) (N)
HiM - Robber's Knot (N)
Kim Chi - City At Night (N)
Organic Arma - Egipsin (N)
Royal Trux - Back To School

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