Aint gonna bore ya with too much history....... Jeremy Gluck moved from Canada to London when punk rock hit the streets, met Robin Willis who was in The Unwanted, when they split that's basically when The Barracudas were born, they marketed themselves as a 'surf punk band', at the height of punk Gluck could be seen on the underground carrying a surf board. The 'surf' angle got them signed to EMI who released their debut album Drop Out With The Barracudas, which spawned their only hit, Summer Fun. The single wasn't a true representation of the band and screams novelty record. By the time the album was released the band had gone in a far more garagey direction, much to EMI's disgust. Band and label parted company. I covered the rest of their history in a previous post, so that's yer lot. All that's left to say is that these 2 performances were recorded a week apart in March 1981, when I think they were supporting The Stray Cats on tour. Identical sets, but with the inclusion of Codine and I Wish It Could Be 1965 Again at the Lyceum. This is raw rock'n'roll from self-confessed outsiders. I couldn't decide which one to post, cos they both have their merits. On the Leicester one there's some interesting banter between band and audience and a few problems with the monitors, and like I said the London ones got a couple of extra songs. The choice is yours. Interestingly Summer Fun doesn't appear on either of them.