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Insted was created in the spring of 1986. After writing a handful of songs they began playing backyard parties and garage gigs. By the end of the year they had developed a following in Anaheim and decided it was time to record a demo. In 1987 they caught the attention of local hardcore label Wishingwell Records, ran by Pat Dubar and Pat Longrie of Uniform Choice. They signed a deal with them later that year, wrote more songs, and began opening for some of the bigger bands at venues all across Southern California. By the time they finished the recording of what would become the "Bonds of Friendship" album, they had opened shows for national acts and expanded their following throughout Orange County. Before their first record was released, the band line up was solidified and they we’re ready to take their show out on the road. This would bring us to the summer of 1988, in a time when the straight edge-hardcore movement was growing. Insted embarked on their 1st national tour and began their system of touring, coming home and writing new songs, playing locally, recording, and then going back out on tour.


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    No rules, just be yourself. Don't rely on anyone else. No one says it's got to be. Do what you want and you'll see. No wrong or right. No certain way to be. It's something more than fashion. This is what we believe. Work together, build this scene. Communication, what this means. Forget the borders, we're sick of it. Fuck the labels, they don't mean shit
    No Rules  -  13,186 plays
  2. Not For Me  -  15,717 plays
    Nothing is ever accomplished when your thoughts are bottled up inside. Let your many ideas flow. Don't let them sit and hide. Voice your opinion - up to you. Voice your opinion - helping us through. Even when rejection crosses your path words of strength must be spoken. I want to understand a little more. Don't wait, let the silence be broken. Voice your opinion - up to you. Voice your opinion - helping us through. Shout out real load and be sure you're heard. When times are quiet nothing's ever learned
    Voice Your Opinion  -  14,135 plays
    Where do you get off telling me what I believe. How I feel or what I think. No clue as to how my mind works, Don't know what goes on inside me. You don't know me at all. You just think you do. Take the time. Don't be blind. You will find. An open mind. There's no need for you to tell me what I've done wrong. I can, can see, all this contradiction around me. I just, just want, I want to be free. Don't question my actions. I never said that I was flawless
    Blind  -  13,136 plays
    It's such a short time we're on this earth.
    We all tend to neglect from the moment of birth.
    Let's put aside the evil and look towards the good realizing what we have, is something we should.
    Step back, look around, what do you see?
    Step back, look around, and assess your needs.
    Give Thanks  -  12,724 plays
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