THE BARRACUDAS - 'His Last Summer'/'Barracuda Waver'/'Surfers Are Back!' (Z8) Sept 1980
It's BARRACUDAS TIME!!!They should have been huge but were sadly overlooked (it seems) by everyone but me and a couple of readers of Sounds back in the early 80s. The Barracudas did have a small hit with 'Summer Fun' and you can read the review here.
The follow up single 'His Last Summer' written by Jeremy Gluck and Robin Wills stuck with the formula of 'Summer Fun' with it's pleasant mix of punk and surf. The back of the sleeve dedicates the song to Jan Berry of Jan And Dean fame.
The flip has two more surf punkers, 'Barracuda Waver' is a frantic instro with some neat scattergun drumming.
'Surfers Are Back!' has the boys metaphorically surfin' in London City...
Guitarist Robin Wills has his own blog called 'PUREPOP' specialising in obscure 70s glam rock records. You'll find a link to his site in my blog list.
|This advert promoting the release of 'His Last Summer' appeared in an October 1980 edition of Smash Hits|