BARRERACUDAS: Self-titled: 7”

This is the Barreracudas first 45 and in the time it has been sitting in my review pile, they’ve released at least one more record, possibly two. Don’t let my laziness prevent you from picking up this 7”, though, especially if you yearn for a return to the summer of ‘75 hanging out at the MercerArtsCenter. From the sound of this record, the Barreracudas have been tearing up Atlanta dive bars with glittery blasts of boozy glam rock that would make Johnny Thunders smile even at his most jaundiced. The A side, “New York Honeys,” is a swaggering power pearl dripping with the lyrical agony of a guy giving his girl an ultimatum—”It’s me or him, babe.” The guitar playing is what you’d expect to find on a long-lost Hollywood Brats single. The flip side contains “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” a driving tune in the Real Kids vein that rips its guitar solo from a Cars song. Good, decidedly unclean fun.

 –benke (Douchemaster)