Thursday, May 17, 2012

And One More Thing I'm Grooving To: The Barreracudas

Yesterday's survey is still going strong and I will follow that up with tomorrow's "Weekend Mix." But for now, I need to get this out there.

Thanks to a tip from Dave Feldman, lead singer of those young new hitmakers Wyldlife, a band whose hook-filled single "City Of Inbreds" became a wintertime earworm for many of us, I am now able to get his damn song out of my head and replace it with "Girl" by The Barreracudas.

Hailing from Atlanta, The Barreracudas are as Dave said, "basically raw punk meets golden era Tom Petty and Cheap Trick. Talk about a wheelhouse. There's even a cover of Cheap Trick's "Come On, Come On" on their album.

Check'em out! Here's "Girl," followed by "Numbers."


buzzbabyjesus said...

More like "By The Numbers". Sorry, they just don't have it.

Sal Nunziato said...

"Numbers" may just be good, but I think "Girl" is pretty damn great.

A walk in the woods said...

Love it. Scary part is, I live in the ATL and hadn't heard of them yet.

And I beseech thee to check out a similar type of band, Gentleman Jesse, also from the ATL. Great slice of power pop just released - cool album title too, "Leaving Atlanta."

Sal Nunziato said...

The Barreracudas and Gentleman Jesse just played together in Brooklyn. Dave from Wyldlife was there and loved both, hence the h/t. Haven't gotten to Jesse yet, but I will.

buzzbabyjesus said...

Last night I watched "Bird" for the first time. All I could think about was all the ways they got it wrong. These guys are like that, in that they're competent in every way, but it's the musical equivalent of a period piece. More and more this kind of Power Pop sounds like a dead language to me.
1978 is gone forever. I didn't say I was happy about it.

Christine said...

I like both songs, but REALLY like "Girl."

Bring back 1978.

Leon said...

I really like "Numbers." Nothin' new under the sun, but it rocks my world!