what we have here is a couple of stoned turkeys for reviewers who would only be good for use as dunny paper to wipe jimi hendrix s backside with there ha ha ha etc human instinct were a bloody amazing band i should know because im a kiwi and i saw them play often at aucklands bo peep club around 1969/71 and for there information billy tk could play a guitar just as well as hendrix but billy was his own man and had a style of his own there was no hendrix copy stuff that was just rubbish from the press handouts billy tk s style was from his roots in his maori culture, instincts leader maurice greer was one of new zealand best drummers greer played his drums standing up and had one of the largests drum kits in new zealand which he new how to play he was also a very shrewed business man as well who knew how to handle the music business well he was also the groups manager as well and drove a e type jag car the group had its own lighting show as well worth over twenty thousand pounds which for the time was aload of money the groups bass players larry waide and later peter barton were no slouches either there albums were recorded on four track machines new zealand did not get its first 8 track recording machine till 1975 so may not be what one would call high tech quality but they had more balls compared to some of the english groups of the same era the point being unless these stoned turkeys know what there talking about they should only write reviews about zambian goatherder music or go to the north pole murray b new zealand
As a 15 year old arriving in 1971 Auckland, New Zealand and armed with about thirty English 'progressive rock' LPs. Ok one of them was 'Gasoline Alley' by a mop headed Rod Stewart but they included the pink vinyl Pink Fairies 'Never, Never Land', Hawkwind, Alan Bown, Quintessence etc-I was ill prepared for where NZ was at in this kind of music or any other kind of music for that matter. Yes I was ill-prepared for living in those times in NZ. But that is another story. Ingratiating myself as Geordies are prone to do with a bit of chat with the locals. One eye on the girls-no chance but making friends with their surfing brothers, I set out to find what passed for a good bit of head and hair shaking in these parts. I had already been terrorised by the NZ TV equivelent for 'Top of the Pops. I think NZ was still thinking crooners in suits and wooly jumpers and over made up chicks with chubby legs in mini skirts and mammery enhancing woollen tops. So my sight setting was dropping but at 15 you never quite give away hope like. So, a friend (imagine marine crew cut and at 16 still in shorts, sandals and with a raspy voice) said there is this band plays a bit loud. It was Human Instinct and they could play a bit loud though not up to my exacting standards. But by NZ standards they were the dogs bollix. In truth, their music was a bit trying to get out of the gates of prog rock. But in Billy TK they had a guitarist second to none. Loads of comparisons to Hendrix did Mr TK no favours-the man could play and he played his own way and you never quite knew what to expect there up stage-but when the man ignited it was a space trip and no need for acid. So as an album. The studio was not their friend. But boy, they were good. As a bit of history, I can see taking this out for the occassional play and still try and work out why 'Black Sally' was such an anthem. The only Black Sally I knew in my youth was in the Polynesian Panthers and would have drop kicked me forty yards if I tried a move on her. And yes sadly under the pretence of political discussion I did. That again is a story for another day. Still Billy TK is worth the entry ticket-if you like your guitar wild and with some menace, give this a spin.
HUMAN INSTICT-STONED GUITAR CD BY SUNBEAM RECORDS: THE HUMAN INSTINCT were a psych /blues band from new zealand releasing this album back in 1970, also pay attention to BURNING UP YEARS from 1969 (1st record ) & PIN IT IN from 1971 (third record ) , terrific every single one of them. what makes the album STONED GUITAR so intriguing, slightly setting it apart from their other albums ,is the fact it is completely '' stoned '' as the name implies: it's ''pleasantly heavy'' & a complete guitar freakout of heavy psych/acid rock & heavy blues rock with plenty of fuzz guitar solos, very edifying for your body and mind at once which can partly be put down to this band doing some covers from: Doug Jerebine – Doug Jerebine Is Jesse Harper like '' MIDNIGHT SUN ...'' if you've never heard about jesse harper (his real name is '' doug jerebine '' ) and you're also into jimi hendrix, then it's mandatory for you to scope him out, he's a credit to hendrix , pure guitar magic , and he still emerges out of the blue to this day, as it were, to breathe some new life into many a neo psych band such as WOODEN SHJIPS... this album will satisfy any heavy psych or guitar junkie fan ! tracklist 1 Black Sally 2 Stoned Guitar 3 Jug-A-Jug Song 4 Midnight Sun 5 Tomorrow 6 Railway And Gun 7 Black Sally [Single Version] 8 Midnight Sun [Single Version] 9 Idea [Non-LP Single] 10 Jug-A-Jug Song [Live]