"Animal Instinct" was Gary Hoey's first instrumental guitar release in the United States, and shows his huge talent and agility as a guitarist.This album covers a number of rock stylings, from the hard-rock opening track "Mass Hysteria" to the soaring blues of "Texas Son" to the subtle shadings of "Bert's Lounge" to the blissfully sad "Fade to Blue" to the Satriani-influenced cruising tune, "Drive". "Animal Instinct", which features Tony Franklin on bass and Frankie Banali on drums, contains Hoey's take on "Hocus Pocus", among the other outstanding tracks and Hoey originals.
|04:42||Deep South Cafe||Instrumental|
|05:52||Fade To Blue||Instrumental|
|Gary Hoey||Guitars, Production|
|Jamie Kaplan||Vocals on "Jamie"|
|Dave Kaplan||Executive Production|
|Jean-Marie Horvat||Engineering, Mixing, Associate Production|
|Roberta Petersen||A&R Direction|
|Shawn Berman||Engineering Assistance|
|Corey Baker||Engineering Assistance|
|Dinorah Solis||Engineering Assistance|
|Niels Schroeter||Production Coordination|
|Rich Veltrop||Engineering Assistance|
|Terie Ramsey||Production Coordination|
|This album was recorded in the 11 days from March 8-11 and 15-21, 1993. Recorded at Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA and Red Zone Studios, Burbank, CA.
Mixed at Red Zone Studios, Burbank, CA.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering.