Mean Time is the Barracudas' masterpiece. Coming several years after their debut, this, the second LP from the band, takes on the direction suggested of their surfer-wannabe debut. When that album came out, the Waiting For You - Heavy Manners - Heavier Than Now was already leaving the surf thing behind and getting a little more serious.
This is the end result of a journey through the House of Kicks and into serious rock terrain. If you combined early and latter-day Flamin' Groovies, this is what you'd get. Tons of gorgeous string jangle, but with the aggressiveness that was lacking on the last few Groovies albums.
At this point the Barracudas were truly an international band, featuring members Chris Wilson himself a former Groovie from the U. Not only that, but the album originally came out in France and the band was big in Spain. The album kicks off with two of the band's finest songs, "Grammar of Misery" and "Bad News. A rare combo for such a rocking outfit. Silent Screamer - Tatsuro Yamashita - Come Along II there the pace is maintained throughout, which is why this is almost loaded with greatest hits.
The album closers, "Eleventh Hour" and the desperate wail of "Hear Me Calling," send it out the way it came in: rocking Be My Friend Again - The Barracudas* - Mean Time the jangle.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Date May, - November, Humorous Irreverent Raucous Wry. Track Listing. Grammar of Misery. The Barracudas. Bad News. I Ain't No Miracle Worker. Be My Friend Again. Jeremy Gluck. Shades of Today. Dead Skin. Middle Class Blues. You've Come a Long Way. Ballad of a Liar. When I'm Gone. Robin Wills.
Eleventh Hour. Hear Me Be My Friend Again - The Barracudas* - Mean Time . When I'm Gone Robin Wills.
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