Bears came from Watford and were formed by ex-Wire guitarist George
Gill. The original line-up didn't record because Mick North (vocalist)
was tragically killed in a car accident. He was replaced by John Entrials
(formely of Paper Dollies). Their debut disc on Waldo's came in various
differently designed sleeves with an insert. It later resurfaced on "Punk
rock Rarities, Vol.1" (Anagram) in 1995.
They also had a cut "Fun Fun Fun" inclued on the "Farewell To The Roxy" 1978 compilation. With new drummer and bassist they recorded the first single on Godd vibrations. The opening chords of "Decisions" sound very similar to SHAM 69's "If the kids are united" but it's a good raucous punker whatever. By this time, Cally Cameron and Ron West had left to form The TEA SET and they'd recruited a new drummer called Richie and a bassist called Tim. They continued gigging until mid-1979 and later reformed in 1986 whilst Tigerbeat released their posthumous live collection "Insane". (Vernon Johnson)