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Drop Out With Original recording reissued

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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, June 15, 1994
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Can't Pretend
  2. Violent Times
  3. Don't Let Go
  4. Codeine
  5. This Ain't My Time
  6. I Saw My Death In A Dream Last Night
  7. Somewhere Outside
  8. Summer Fun
  9. His Last Summer
  10. Surfers Are Back
  11. Somebody
  12. Campus Tramp
  13. On The Strip
  14. California Lament
  15. I Wish It Could Be 1965 Again
  16. Summer Fun (Demo)
  17. Chevy Babe (Demo)
  18. You Were On My Mind (Demo)
  19. Violent Times (Demo)
  20. Surfer Joe (Demo)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Voxx
  • ASIN: B000003A2N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From the first riff of the euphoric 'I can't pretend' to last shout's of " I wish it could be 1965 again' this undoubtably is one of the best slabs of vinyl ever to grace your turntable or CD player (if your priveledged enough).

This is 'the' quintessential garage/punk/surf album ever recorded. No clunkers at all (mabye the drug addict paean - "codeine") other that that, all these tunes rock with reckless abandon and sheer delight.

Standout tracks include 'Don't let go, Violent Times and California Lament (how prophetic!)

Hard to beleive their from England, huh? Sound like SoCal fromt he late 70's.

Anyway, all their releases are essential, they have three proper albums and a comeback one from the early 90's.

This is by far their best.

This is a top five album of all time.

Be glad you discovered it.

top notch
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Somehow the Barracudas, a Band from England, walk away with the best vocal surf album of all time. I lived in California in 1965. I also bought this new when it came out in the early 80s. I have never stopped playing it. It laments a lost era when surfboards, Big Daddy Roth and dragstrips spoke of the California dream. Summer Fun is the ultimate rockin' summer song. While California Lament really captures the sense of loss. Surfing for these Londoners means Freedom, Rebellion and even Joy. The Garage Rock here is impeccable. Songs like I Can't Pretend and I Wish it Could be 1965 Again hit a powerhouse melodic churning swirl of jangly guitars that conjure up a band equal parts Beach Boys, Byrds, Ramones, and Jan & Dean, while hinting at the Sex Pistols as a less apparent influence. The sheer fact that this has never diminished for me says more than anything else. (The only thing I might add is that knowing the original vinyl is helpful in knowing what was side one and what was side two and what is extra material.)
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What can I say except that the Barracudas were easily the best 60s garage and surf band ever to come from the UK (although they existed and recorded years later)! Their signature song 'I Wish That It Could be 1965 Again' says it all really. During that celebratory tune, they namecheck many of the great 60s garage and lollipop songs that inspired them to pick up instruments and tread the boards. This CD was recorded early on in the band's career and before Chris Wilson joined them from the fabulously wonderful Flamin' Groovies. Every song is a great tune sung with attitude, immediacy and great hooks. Oh and listen for the great track about the guy who catches a huge wave and bites it big time (His Last Summer). Classic!
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