The Human Instinct

The Human Instinct were a New Zealander hard-rock/psych band that released a string of singles on Mercury and Deram in the late 1960s, culminating with the album Burning Up Years on Marble Arch in 1969. Four further albums appeared on AIR, Pye, and Zodiac between 1970 and 1974.

Members: Maurice Greer (drums, lead vocals), Bill Ward (lead guitar, 1966-69), Dave Hartstone (guitar, 1966-69), Frank Hay (bass, 1966-69), Bill TeKahika (lead guitar, 1969-71, 2002), Michael Brown (bass, 1969), Peter Barton (bass, 1969), Larry Waide (bass, 1969-71), Neil Edwards (bass, lead vocals, 1971-73, 1982, 2002-06), Graeme Collins (keyboards, 1971-72), Martin Hope (guitar, 1972-75), John Donoghue (guitar, 1972-74), Zaine Griff (bass, lead vocals, 1973-75), Phil Whitehead (guitar, vocals, 1975), Steve McDonald (keyboards, vocals, 1975-76), Peter Cuddihy (bass, 1976-77)


  • Burning Up Years (1969)
  • Stoned Guitar (1970
  • Pins in It (1971)
  • Snatmin Cuthin (1972)
  • The Hustler (1974)
  • Peg Leg (The Lost Tapes) (2002, recorded 1975)

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