Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Weaponry Listens to Love
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Best of huggy bear
ruby_ | bellingham, wa USA | 12/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hailed from the UK, this is the last album (I'm pretty sure) to be released by huggy bear, and I think it is by far their best. The band had initially been this boy-girl cute punk stuff, they even did a split lp with bikini kill. Weaponry, however, was a complete departure from their old style and they became much more moving and expressive. I bought it about 6 years ago when I was 16, and it has followed me through quite a few turns in taste. I still love it. The music is complex and interesting, fresh, and the only sound of it's kind, as far as I'm concerned. (though it could probably be be compared to later unwound, like "repetition" for instance). Don't let their name throw you, I think it's supposed to be humorous. Just listen to the tracks. You might be able to listen to the bikini kill split here at amazon as well. I don't think huggy bear reached their creative genius on the split album, though many people consider that album to be the best of huggy bear. I think weaponry is better, but maybe I'm just being sentimental."
SarahK66 | Houston, Texas | 08/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this in a "too cool" record store in Chapel Hill, NC in 1997. I was a freshman in college and this was the soundtrack to my years in school. College might have sucked sometimes , but listening to this album made me feel like I wasn't alone. Not just entertainment..a real thinking person's record. The lyrics are awesome and deeply felt."
For those who know
Ryan Hunt | 11/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Much like the first reviewer wrote, I bought this album when I was 16 (9 years ago, god), and am still simply loving it. After listening to a very wide range of music over the years, I put this on last night, after not listening to it in a long time, and was still equally captured.
This album was one of my favs in high school and got me through that phase when it seemed like nobody else around me "got it". The music is still as captivating as it was when I first hit play. This album is stripped of the some of the boy-girl punk sound found on Taking the Rough with the Smooch and the Bikini Kill split, and also the Main Squeeze E.P. It's in your face and oozing with pure unrefined emotion. The instrumentation is angular and fierce- you can hear and feel the angst. Lyrically, Morbius (Chris Rowley) creates verses in a vernacular all his own- hints of his British accent adding to the often irritated and cynical libretto. He is complemented nicely by Niki and Jo- who take the mic at times, adding that Huggy Bear dynamic.
The start of the first song, "Immature Adolescence", sets the stage for this treasured gem with a merciless distorted guitar riff and pounding drums while Morbius howls: And I know- and I want you to know". And then as the drum roll picks the song up and takes off- "Cos although no one cared anyway and each creep has their learned opinion. No one gave me and you a second thought unless in the form of a dismissal- and it's all been deputized. It's shabby and it kneels at some boss- in these f**king f**ked up lives of ours". For me, the album became a close friend from that point forward.
I have to agree, that while I love all of the band's music, this is their best work. It's a shame it was their last. I've heard some side projects, but nothing close to this.
Whether or not you've heard this band before, I recommend you get this- it just might be the exact thing you've been looking for and didn't know it, esp. if yr annoyed with things and would like some comfort.