Last week after hosting Little Radio’s Aquarium Drunkard Show, I stuck around for the first half of the The Garden Fence of Sound show which directly follows mine. Regular host Dave Newton was out, but his fill-in played some great stuff — including this track. It turns out I missed out on 14 Iced Bears during their run in the Eighties, but I was immediately attracted to the tune “Sure To See” off the In The Beginning LP.

Here is some bio info courtesy of dropbeat.com: “Formed in 1985 by Rob Sekula, The 14 Iced Bears ably blended shambolic pop with a psychedelic punk edge that set them apart from their C86 contemporaries. Inspired by bands like the Stooges, Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators and Echo & the Bunnymen, Sekula injected the then-nascent indie-pop sound with a twisted dose of noise and experimental menace. While still owing plenty to the Byrds/Ramones influences evident in the output of labels like Creation and Pink, it was this dark 60s flavor that always set the ‘Bears apart.”

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: 14 Iced Bears :: Sure To See
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Amazon: 14 Iced Bears – In The Beginning
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