Today is my 30th birthday.
I sort of feel like I squandered being 29 by talking about how I was nearly 30. I let it get to me too much.
Now that I am actually 30 I don't feel all that different. I will say that this next decade is going to totally rule.
The first LP I ever purchased was the Huggy Bear/Bikini Kill split. I of course had CDs and cassettes before, but for some reason it was the first piece of vinyl I ever purchased. I hadn't heard either band but I'd read about them or something. Apparently you can tell it is the first press because there is no Bikini Kill side of the insert (a problem that was fixed on later pressings).
I never got to see them, which is still a disappointment to me. I wasn't allowed to go to shows during that era.
I absolutely love these records. I am not quite sure why they are all pretty much out of print. Do people not care about Huggy Bear anymore? That is a shame.
It took me nearly a decade to track down a copy of February 14. The fact that it was a gig single from a show I did not attend in Brighton in 1993 probably explains why. I did get it for 99 pence, so I suppose in some ways it was worth the wait.
Lance Hahn once told me about a Huggy Bear CD he had that they only made 4 copies of! I'm not holding my breath on tracking down one of those.
I would like to track down copies of their cassette only releases, however. If you happen to be in possesion of one and wouldn't mind parting with it for the good of humanity, then by all means please let me know.
Consider this my birthday gift to you!
Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, pretty much every Huggy Bear record.
Rubbing The Impossible To Burst (Wiija)
2. High Street Jupiter Supercone
3. Snail Messenger Loss
4. Single Bullets
Kiss Curl For The Kid's Lib Guerrillas (Wiija)
3. Concrete Life
4. Carnt Kiss
Her Jazz (Catcall/Wiija)
3. Pro No From Now
February 14 (Self)
2. Into The Mission
Our Troubled Youth (Catcall/Kill Rock Stars)
3. Blow Dry
4. Nu Song
5. Into The Mission
7. Aqua Girl Star
8. February 14
Shimmies In Super 8 (Duophonic)
3. More Music From Bells
4. Snow White, Rose Red
Don't Die (Wiija)
2. Teen Tighterns
3. No Sleep
4. Shaved Pussy Poetry
5. Pansy Twist
Main Squeeze (Famous Monsters Of Filmland/Rugger Bugger)
2. Red Flipper #2
3. My Best Kiss
Long Distance Lovers (Gravity)
2. Limit 2 Surf
3. Tuff Lovin
4. Code Fucker
Weaponry Listens To Love (Kill Rock Stars)
2. Fuck Your Heart
4. Warming Rails
5. On The Wolves' Tip
6. Erotic Bleeding
7. 16 + Suicide
8. Obesity + Speed In 15 Refractions
9. For Insecure Offenders
10. "Why I'm A Lawbreaker"
11. Local Arrogance 1994