02. THE BARRACUDAS - '(I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again / 'Rendezvous' (Zonophone Z11) 11/1980
They were remnants of London's second or third wave decaying 70s punk scene, only The Barracudas were not punk rock, more like surf punk (at least that's how the music came out sounding).
'1965' written by guitarist Robin Wills, is their classic ode to a better time where girls were pretty, wore mini skirts and most everything was hip.
Check out these lyrics where Wills name drops, in a brilliant way, all that is cool in '65.
'Jan and Dean
Y'know what i mean.
Surf City, Drag City, Folk City, Motor City, Hit City number one.
Fun City: Fun Fun Fun.
Chewy, Chewy. Yummy, Yummy and Louie, Louie.
Shindig, Hullabaloo. Bandstand and Where The Action is too.
Eight Miles High, Take a Trip.
Hope you flip.
Raw and Alive in '65.
The flip 'Rendezvous' is another cool surf punker where a poor surfer boy has been left waiting over an hour for his girl to turn up to meet him on a date. Fuck that, I would have given her 10 minutes tops!
Two brilliant songs on one brilliant 45. Plus you get to check out just how great The Barracudas looked on the picture cover. England's long lost band.
Click for an excelent Jeremy Gluck interview detailing the history on The Barracudas