Fred Bear

Album: Spirit of the Wild (1995)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a tribute song Nugent wrote for his hero. Fred Bear (1902-88) was a famous American bow hunter, a passion Nugent developed, and which led him to write a cook book Kill It & Grill It... with his second wife, Shemane.
  • On the Spirit Of The Wild album, "Fred Bear" is Track 6. Bear was widely and erroneously believed to be part Native American, something Nugent appears to believe too.
  • "Fred Bear" has a memorable riff, and at the end of the track the voice of the original Fred Bear can be heard:

    "If some of our teenage thrill seekers really want to go out and get a thrill, let them go up into the northwest and let them tangle with a grizzly bear or polar bear or brown bear and get that effect that will cleanse the soul." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for all above

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