Sunday, May 5, 2013

G is for Gut Instinct

This image isn't new, I've seen this one pop up on MSG boards since the mid 2000's, but it's a quality one. I'm not sure the story surrounding this one (did they play a nazi club?), but Gut Instinct ruled, and Nazis fucking suck. (If anyone knows the story, let me know in the comments!) People took notice of Baltimore hardcore' once they'd seen The Wire but hardcore wise, it existed long before that.

Here are a few other neat observations about this Gut Instinct picture: 
  • Champion gear on the guy on the far left. I was at Urban Outfitters yesterday (don't ask) and noticed they were selling it at inflated prices? WHUT? Cop that shit at Wal Mart! 
  • Anyway, shirt tucked into jeans like Choke, and his hockey jersey in the infamous Negative FX vs. Mission of Burma fans show,
  • Icemen T-shirt. Nothing more to say there.
  • Camo shorts (pants?). What a great look that shouldn't ever phase-out of hardcore. They remind me of moshing to bad bands in my high school auditorium.


  1. They had a clear anti-racist stand, why the fuck did they take the photo like this?

    1. You're right, they did. Tomorrow I'm going to post some pictures of some of their shirts.....That being said, I think the photo was to highlight the absurdity of the situation. A friend of mine recently got in touch and gave me a paraphrased version of the story: The band was invited to play at a biker bar that had tons of nazi regalia hanging around. Whoever put on the show didn't know that 2 of the members were black, but apparently they were well received.

    2. Pretty ridiculous, but Gut Instinct rules. Nazis suck.

  2. Your story is correct... they were invited to play the Rogue Animal Hall in Brooklyn that was run by the Rogue motorcycle club. As you can tell, the tall shirt-less guitar player was NOT amused by the flag at all. I have the flyer for this show... It was Sheer Terror, Social Disorder, Patterns, Merauder, and Gut Instinct. July 27th 1990 on 3rd Ave between 7th and 8th Streets in NYC.