The Barracudas is an English-Canadian band that formed in the late 1970s and is now based in England. The band’s original line-up consisted of Jeremy Gluck (vocals), Robin Wills (guitar and vocals), Starkie Phillips (bass and vocals) and Adam Phillips (drums); but this formation was disrupted before the recording of the band’s first 7″ single when both the Phillips’ left.
The band is notable for their summer 1980 hit single “Summer Fun”, which started with an excerpt from a spoof 1960s advertisement for the Plymouth Barracuda and included dialogue of announcers having difficulty pronouncing the word barracuda. The single reached number 37 in the UK Singles Chart, it has been described as “fun” with an attitude that can’t be faulted.
This 12″ came out in 1983 and is of a bit darker tone than their earlier releases. ex/ex