Monday, April 16, 2012

Romeo Void : Instincts 1984 Flac & MP3

Instincts is the third and final studio album by American new wave band Romeo Void, released in 1984. The single, "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)", reached #35 in the US.
Instincts was released in October 1984, debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard 2000 and proved to be the band's best-selling album.
It also launched their most successful single, "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)," which broke the Billboard Top 40 and peaked at No. 35. Critical reactions were positive.

Despite being the band's most successful effort to date, Columbia pulled the band's promotional support while on a nationwide tour.
"The very next town we got to after they made that decision, there wasn't an A&R person there," said Debora Iyall.
There were no interviews and in-stores arranged as they had been.

All that just ground to a halt." The band returned to San Francisco and soon broke up. Constant touring has been cited by Iyall as the primary reason for the break-up.

"You get tired of each other, and you get intolerant of being uncomfortable and away from your family and your friends."

According to a VH1 reunion episode, the issue of Iyall's weight was the reason for the label dropping them.
In 2003,Debora Iyall agreed with this claim:
"Howie sold us to Columbia Records, and they were like 'Who's this fat chick?'
They decided that was as far as it was going to get, and pulled their support."

The combination of Iyall's powerful vocals and searing imagery with the band's muscular blend of Joy Division's atmospherics and the Gang of Four's rattling momentum,
with Benjamin Bossi's splattering free jazz saxophone coloring everything, made Romeo Void one of the strongest of the American post-punk bands.


Debora Iyall – vocals
Peter Woods – guitar
Benjamin Bossi – saxophone
Frank Zincavage – bass
Aaron Smith – drums, percussion

Additional personnel

Larry Carter – drums on bonus track
Randy Jackson – bass
Vicki Randle – backing vocals
Tish Lorenzo – narration


1 Out On My Own
2 Just Too Easy
3 Billy's Birthday
4 Going To Neon
5 Six Days And One
6 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing)
7 Say No
8 Your Life Is A Lie
9 Instincts
10 In The Dark (Single Version)

"In a palace of lights that dim on command
the wind machine works to cool me again
From the top of the building, six flights up
I watched an impotent city, go up and you

But you, you're always fallin' apart
It was just too easy to break your heart"


  1. Χριστός ανέστη Κώστα. χρόνια πολλά.

  2. @ Makis,Anna & Summertime Blues : Ανταποδίδω τις ευχές .

  3. Γειά σας παιδιά, Χρόνια Πολλά και Χριστός Ανέστη!!!
    Πολύ περιεκτική η ανάρτηση σας για το άλμπουμ των Romeo Void. Πιστεύουμε πως είναι ένα από τα πιο καθοριστικά αλλά συνάμα και άγνωστα συγκροτήματα της Αμερικάνικης new wave εποχής.
    Κανένα από τα 3 άλμπουμ τους δεν υστερεί σε συνθέσεις, ποιότητα και φρεσκάδα.
    Σας ευχαριστούμε !!!

  4. Ευχαριστούμε και ανταποδίδουμε τις ευχές.Περιμένοντας και το Benefactor cd rip από τον Κωστάκη, να πω ότι συμφωνούμε απόλυτα,δουλεύω μάλιστα τώρα πάλι το πρώτο τους LP,που θεωρώ και κορυφαίο τους και θα ξανανέβει σύντομα.

  5. Thank you for this, been looking for it forever!

    Really Appreciated.

  6. Incredible band, no exaggeration one of the most impressive vocalists of all time. Amazing. Thanks for making this available.

  7. My god, this is such an incredible album by one of THE best bands ever. Debora Iyall was an inspiration for me when I was in high school and college. I was a chubby girl with dark hair and glasses in a sea of skinny blue-eyed blondes, and all of a sudden, here was this dark-haired PLUS SIZED woman who was not only singing these amazing songs, but being sexy and not giving a damn what people said about her weight. She really gave me the courage to stand up to people who made fun of me for being "different." Still love this band. Always will.

    Sadly, it looks as though the link is dead. Is there any chance for a re-up? Thank you in advance!

  8. Just tried the links again, and they work this time! My browser must have been giving me a hard time the other day. Many thanks for this album, it's one of my 80s favorites!