Various ‎– Shimmies In Super 8

Duophonic Super 45s ‎– DS45-05/06
2 × Vinyl, 7", Compilation, 45 RPM, Limited Edition

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A1 Huggy Bear (3) Trafalgar Square
A2 Huggy Bear (3) Godziller
A3 Huggy Bear (3) More Music From Bells
A4 Huggy Bear (3) Snow White, Rose Red
B1 Darlin' Cindy So Loud
Performer – Guy-Manuel*, Laurent*, Thomas*
B2 Darlin' Darlin'
Performer – Guy-Manuel*, Laurent*, Thomas*Written-By [Uncredited] – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
C1 Colm Soundtrack
Artwork By [Insert Designed By] – Guy-ManuelEngineer – Amadou (2)
D1 Stereolab Revox!
Bass – Martin KeanDrums – Andy RamsayEngineer – RobbsGuitar, Organ [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Moog] – Tim GaneMixed By – Robbs, The Group*Vocals [Second] – Mary Hanson*Vocals, Synthesizer [Moog] – Laetitia Sadier


1st record white vinyl/2nd record green vinyl
800 copies of which 400 had stickers
all copies are numbered

Other inserts include: the 'Lab Report' dated 02.93, an info sheet for Darlin', and an info sheet for Colm.

C1: Recorded in June 92

Run out grooves side A: Fuck you and your underground.
Run out grooves side B: Tesco-Disco.
Run out grooves side C: Hardcore you know the score!
Run out grooves side D: Shut up you old queen.

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December 28, 2015
Are we sure only 800 were pressed?

Bought mine back in '93 with the number 001007.


June 17, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
I remember being very excited when I received this via mail order. I was a massive fan of Huggy Bear, and I'd also seen Stereolab play a couple of times. The music isn't really that great, but the packaging is lovely. The best bit for me was finding years later just who Darlin' were. I'd bought the first Daft Punk album and was somewhat surprised to see the yellow Darlin' sticker on the gatefold photo. It also made this Duophonic double pack even more collectable! The transformation from indie-shoegazers to filter-discoers is huge and was definitely a good move by the Frenchmen.


April 6, 2005
edited over 7 years ago
This record contains the only two available tracks from Darlin', a french indie noise-pop band named after a Beach Boys' song (musically kind of a not-so-fantastic cross between The Beach Boys and The Jesus&Mary Chain) whose members included the young Guy-Man De Homem Christo and Thomas Bangalter. A review in NME called Darlin' 'daft punks', which they thought was cool. So cool that they kept the name when they threw away the guitars, bleached their hairs and went to raves. The rest is history.
(and note that the third member Laurent Brancowicz aka Branco would later go on founding Phoenix, which makes Darlin' the only French "indie supergroup" to date)