Friday, October 12, 2007

HUGGY BEAR


Huggy Bear was an English riot grrrl band, formed in 1991 in Brighton, England. Rising up in tandem with the Olympia, Washington-based riot grrl movement led by feminist bands like Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear called themselves "boy/girl revolutionaries," both in reference to their political philosophy and the gender makeup of their band. Below are a few of their albums and 7 inches. "Taking The Rough With The Smooch" LP is one of my personal favorites but all of their releases are worth a listen.


HUGGY BEAR - "Taking The Rough With The Smooch" (LP)
http://www.mediafire.com/?4a9jznfzyoc


HUGGY BEAR - "Weaponry Listens To Love" (LP)
http://www.mediafire.com/?6zemt9jiy4t


HUGGY BEAR - "Our Troubled Youth" (12 inch)
http://www.mediafire.com/?17omthmg2df


HUGGY BEAR - "Long Distance Lovers" (7 inch)
http://www.mediafire.com/?4ejytz9yx92


HUGGY BEAR - "Main Squeeze" (7 inch)
http://www.mediafire.com/?8cyix3y3dmq


HUGGY BEAR - "Rubbing The Impossible To Burst" (7 inch)
http://www.mediafire.com/?1xysfbxf4nh


HUGGY BEAR - "Shimmies In Super-8" (7 inch)
http://www.mediafire.com/?dyoktryvbzm

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

ummm holy shit i love huggy bear!! thanks for the hook ups and the trip down memory lane!!

metro/sea said...

glad i could help :)

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Anonymous said...

Holy shit this totally made my day - this is one of my favorite bands and their stuff is impossible to find!

metro/sea said...

hell yeah, i'm happy you liked the post. if anyone has any of the huggy bear releases i didn't post please post them here. thanks!

Walt said...

I have always been a huge fan of the riot grrl movement, but I have no reason why. I dunno I still listen to all the seattle riot grrl bands, so I am gonna give this a try.

sweet baby jaysus said...

i meant to comment on this a while back, but thang you so much for upping the gravity 7", possibly my favorite release of the bear and so often missed when i'm on the road. now i can listen whenever on the ipod. thanks so much!
you are a man of style and grace.

Alexei Luthor said...

"Weaponry Listens To Love" doesn't seem to want to download, is it Mediafire? I've had that trouble with some of the files I've uploaded and had to reupload. Thanks for the singles!

metro/sea said...

fixed

Abby Trois said...

OH MY GOD! Thank you so so much!

Abby Trois said...

Oh My God! thank you thank you so much! I've needed a digital copy of long distance lovers for ever!

robofagpants said...

nice to see someone keeping my huggy bear vinyl rips uploaded.

here's something else i just came upon.

huggy bear - we bitched cassette
http://rapidshare.com/files/78156390/We_Bitched.zip.html

Mikey B. said...

You are a superb human being for making this material accessible. Earlier in the month my apartment burnt down and I lost everything, the one thing I miss the most is my copy of Taking the Rough with the Smooch, something I thought I could never replace. Thank You! I do have a question regarding the Shimmies 7-inch, there is a duplicate copy of Snow White Rose Red, which won't play, but what happened to more music from the bells?

ben said...

hey thanks for posting all these...they were my absolute favorites of the "genre", but i lost my "our troubled youth" ages ago and passed on a chance to pick it up (from a guy that works for p3nthouse and had a chance to sell it for more )...now im dj'ing on february 14th...and NEEDED it.

thanks to robofagpants (and whoever initially upped!) the cassette..so excited to hear huggybear i could never find!

Anonymous said...

wow. holy fucking shit.,holy fucking thanks.

orphistic said...

man you have made my day! Rare as hens teeth to fing this shit, missed it and now getting re-aquainted.
You sir are a God among men.

Anonymous said...

zillions of comments about these and here's another. All my records were ruined in a flood and now, thanks to you my friend, I have some of the best digitally. Now if I could only find the old "courtney love" (THE BAND NOT THE WOMAN) seven inches, my pubescent memories would be permanently stored.

AntJ said...

Huggy Bear - I was at TJ's in Newport when they played and it all kicked off - a good night out and a great band - thanks!

safari4ad said...

Thanks! I have some of the 7"s but my record player crapped out on me. And "Our Troubled Youth" is my life's most important record. You rule!!!

Kate said...

So when I first heard of Huggy Bear, the only songs I could find by them was "blow dry" and "no sleep" - I ALWAYS wanted to hear the full albums and you have made my day, for real yo.

safari4ad said...

Anyone have the peel sessions? Especially the second one? That would rule...

punk d'anarchiste said...
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punk d'anarchiste said...

Ahh! Thanks for putting these up!
I couldn't find ANYTHING on them!
C:

Bukketmonster said...

Thankyou!! Thankyou!! Been looking everywhere for Huggy Bear stuff and their stuff is very hard to find so cheerzz..

zebro said...

thanks so much for the downloadssss
xx

headlamp said...
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headlamp said...

SO GOOD TO HEAR THIS!!! I recently found a 15 year old mixtape with most of taking the rough with the smooch on it. the tape was so played out I gave it one final listen and trashed it and a week later stumble on yr blog. thanks!

MIInsane??? said...

Would it be possible for you to re-up this stuff? I can't find the Huggy Bear records ANYWHERE!!!!