Deviated Instinct – ” Rock ‘N’ Roll Conformity” LP
Late 80’s, children of the anarcho punk revolution had two choices: disappear into the oblivion of driving around the West Country searching for festivals and hard drugs in a converted ambulence (and disrupting the occassional Leveller’s gig, until techno arrived); or, you could stick with the homebrew, continue to soap your stamps for a 50p zine, and embrace the heavy metal via thrice-dubbed tapes – which is exactly what the members of Deviated Instinct did. True story: back in the day I lent my copy of their fist 7″ to an ungracious, pimply-faced, metal-youth. Many years later, suporting Electric Wizard, I thought about asking their frontman/guitarist for the return of my copy of Welcome To The Orgy, but, stoically, I rose above such pettiness, (even if, for the principle of it, I did still feel a little bit aggrieved), it wasn’t a very good record, afterall. The album of 1988, Rock ‘N’ Roll Conformity, was marginally better.