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DROP OUT WITH THE BARRACUDAS 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX SET

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-02-2023
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Barcode:
5013929784802
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
QCDLEMBOX248
DROP OUT WITH THE BARRACUDAS 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX SET
DROP OUT WITH THE BARRACUDAS 3CD CLAMSHELL BOX SET

Description

  • 75 Tracks over 3 CDs.
  • The definitive box set re-issue of The Barracudas’ cult classic debut album, ‘Drop Out With The Barracudas’, compiled by Barracudas songwriter / guitarist Robin Wills.
  • Including 21 previously unreleased recordings from Robin’s personal tape The album contains four brilliant singles - the infectious surf pop chart hit ‘Summer Fun’ (UK #37), their anthemic manifesto ‘(I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again’, the surfing death disc ‘His Last Summer’ and the power pop nugget ‘I Can’t Pretend’.

Also included are both sides of their debut 45, the 1979 indie chart hit ‘I Want My Woody Back’ / ‘Subway Surfin’’ that announced the unlikely arrival of a surf group in post punk London.

By the release of ‘Drop Out…’ on EMI’s Zonophone imprint in 1981, The Barracudas were moving away from surf music and the album was split into an Up Side and a Down Side with the latter conveying a more downbeat mood and exploring the influence of 1960s West Coast rock and psychedelia.

Among the bonus tracks are demos, live recordings and rehearsals from 1977 to 1981. These include an early version of the later live staple and fan favourite ‘Grammar Of Misery’ and covers of The Surfaris’ ‘Wipe Out’, The Trashmen’s ‘King Of The Surf’, The Outsiders’ ‘Time Won’t Let Me’ plus the band tearing through The Flamin’ Groovies’ ‘Slow Death’ live in Brighton in front of a hostile Stray Cats audience.

The 36-page booklet contains a new group interview by Shindig! Magazine’s Phil Suggitt with all four members of the band line up that made ‘Drop Out…’ - singer Jeremy Gluck, guitarist Robin Wills, bassist David Buckley and drummer Nick Turner (later in Lords Of The New Church) reunited for the first time in over 40 years.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. I Can't Pretend
  3. We're Living In Violent Times
  4. Don't Let Go
  5. Codeine
  6. This Ain't My Time
  7. I Saw My Death In A Dream Last Night
  8. Somewhere Outside
  9. Summer Fun
  10. His Last Summer
  11. Somebody
  12. Campus Tramp
  13. On The Strip
  14. California Lament
  15. (I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again
  16. Chevy Baby
  17. Barracuda Waver
  18. Surfers Are Back
  19. Rendezvous
  20. The K.G.B. (Made A Man Out Of Me)
  21. Summer Fun (Alternative Kenny Laguna Version)
  22. His Last Summer (Kenny Laguna Version)
  23. Chevy Baby (Demo, 1980)
  24. We?re Living In Violent Times (Demo, 1980)
  25. You Were On My Mind (Demo, 1980)
  26. Watching The World Go By (A Splash Of Colour Version)
  27. Don?t Let Go (Demo, 1979)
  28. Neighbourhood Girls (Demo, 1979)
  29. Tokyo Rose (Demo, 1980)
  30. (I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again (Demo, 1979)
  31. His Last Summer (Demo, 1979)
  32. Surfers Are Back (Demo, 1979)
  33. My Little Red Book (Demo, 1979)
  34. Summer Fun (Demo, 1980)
  35. Radios In Revolt (Demo, 1980)
  36. Grammar Of Misery (Demo, 1981)
  37. Gotta Get A Gun (Demo, 1981)
  38. Ballad Of A Liar (Demo, 1981)
  39. I Can?t Sleep (Demo, 1981)
  40. On A Sunday (Demo, 1981)
  41. Shades Of Today (Demo, 1981)
  42. Laughin? At You (Demo, 1981)
  43. She Knows (Demo, 1981)
  44. Bad News (Demo, 1981)
  45. Watching The World Go By (Demo, 1981)
  46. You?ve Come A Long Way (Demo, 1981)
  47. I Need (Demo, 1981)
  48. Takes What He Wants (Demo, 1981)
  49. Inside Mind (Demo, 1981)
  50. Hear Me Calling (Demo, 1981)
  51. Next Time Around (Demo, 1981)
  52. I Want My Woody Back
  53. Subway Surfin?
  54. Rendez Vous (Demo, 1979)
  55. Campus Tramp (Demo, 1979)
  56. Love Is Fun (Demo, 1979)
  57. The KGB (Made A Man Of Me) (Demo, 1979)
  58. Tokyo Rose (Demo, 1979)
  59. RAF - Barracuda (Snippet, 1977 / No Ideals (Live At The Roxy, 1978)
  60. If She Cries (2 Track Demo, 1978)
  61. Subway Surfin? (2 Track Demo, 1978)
  62. Dead Skin (Rehearsal, 1979)
  63. Wipe Out (Rehearsal, 1979)
  64. Let?s Dance (Rehearsal, 1979)
  65. Take A Walk (Rehearsal, 1979)
  66. Love Is Fun (Rehearsal, 1979)
  67. Incredible Shrinking Mind (Rehearsal, 1979)
  68. King Of The Surf (Rehearsal, 1979)
  69. Summer Fun (Rehearsal, 1980)
  70. Chevy Baby (Rehearsal, 1980)
  71. The KGB (Made A Man Of Me) (Rehearsal, 1980)
  72. Radios In Revolt (Rehearsal, 1980)
  73. Tokyo Rose (Rehearsal, 1980)
  74. Time Won?t Let Me (Rehearsal, 1980)
  75. Surfer Joe (Demo, 1980)
  76. Slow Death (Live, 1981)
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