Unlike Huggy Bear's classic compilation of its earliest riot grrrl material, Taking the Rough With the Smooch, 1994's Main Squeeze certainly isn't the Brit band's most accessible release -- even by its defiantly lo-fi standards. On paper, the formula seems like typical Huggy Bear fare: This three-song single is full of girl-boy vocals, musical mayhem, and shouted -- if not decidedly indecipherable -- manifestoes such as "Secrets are fragmented/Traded for succession!" Unfortunately, only the jittering, skittering "My Best Kiss" comes even close to the near-perfect pop romps of "Herjazz" and "Shaved Pussy Poetry." The disappointing "Red Flipper #2" and "Children Absent From Heaven Says," however, are bogged down in the same sloppy guitar sludge that weighed down the band's final album, Weaponry Listens to Love.
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AllMusic Review by Jimmy Draper