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Huggy Bear: The Revolution…

Everett True, Melody Maker, 27 February 1993

Ever since HUGGY BEAR released their debut EP, Rubbing The Impossible To Burst, the band have been educating, irritating and agitating with their confrontational "girl positive" music and street manifestos. They won't talk to the press. They don't need to. They have their own communication system based on fanzine culture. In their own words, they are happening "without (y)our permission". Last weekend, the nation got its first chance to find out what all the fuss has been about when the band made a riotous appearance on The Word, which culminated with several members of the band and their supporters being forcibly ejected from the studio. SALLY MARGARET JOY was there and reports on the fracas on the following pages. Here, EVERETT TRUE attempts to provide the background to the growing Huggy Bear phenomenon.

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