Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Barracudas: Summer Fun

A perfect song.

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To hear (and see) the full version of the song go here.

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  1. Oh, I love the Barracudas. I agree with you about Summer Fun being a perfect pop song. It is the song that I listen to on my way home from work on the last day of school (I teach 5th grade) when I have my entire summer off to look forward to.

    Also, point of note- my girlfriend and I are getting married this summer. Our rings have a line from a Barracudas song inscribed in them- "When we're together, love is fun." Because really, after all the poets and writers and more serious people have made their claim about what love is- I have always prefered the Barracudas definition of love....and find that it is way closer to the truth than any "heavy" definition.

    Great post.


  2. BA..BA..RA..RA..CU..CU..DA..DA!

  3. Anon
    Squealing out of the parkin g lot at June's end does require a soundtrack, last year it was the Parasites "First Day of Summer".
    Yup if you definition of love has no room for fun it's meaningless.

    "Well it ain't Barracuda, man but I think we got a hit record."

  4. The singer's antics in that TOTP's footage defines the phrase "going off". If I'd seen that on my idiot box back in the day I'd still be declaring it's life changing effects on my rock n' roll life. Sadly, I saw it for the first time yesterday. Better late than never I guess...

  5. Pastor Bob-

    I know what you mean. I remember seeing that video for the first time- and the singer just putting a huge smile on my face. How can you not love his stage presence.....

  6. I'm the singer...the wedding thing made my day :)))

  7. Jeremey
    That song has made my day (and I bet Nick's and lots of others as well)many times. Glad to have helped pay back the favour.

  8. Thanks for posting. God this brings back some great memories. I loved this record but for some reason never got hold of it at the time. I did however get the Barracudas album Mean Time which is a great record but a bit more serious than this. The other song I remember from this time which used to bring a smile to my face was The Freshies I'm In Love With the Girl on a Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk.
    Once again thanks for posting.


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