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Barreracudas, Can Do Easy (Oops Baby Records)
CD Reviews: September 10, 2015

09/10/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Barreracudas, Can Do Easy (Oops Baby Records) 

From Atlanta, oddly enough, comes a pretty-much-perfect fusion of early punk and primordial glam. Lo-fi enough to get a hall pass from any critic over 30 and more self-effacing than the Ramones, these guys flash a few roots-emo ingredients that remind you what time it is whilst simultaneously reinventing 1976 as a buzzy, melodic mess when the New York Dolls, Starz and Buzzcocks could all show up at the same bar without fistfights breaking out. The lyrical sentiments are pure safety-pin logic: being a jerk to people (especially your girlfriend), being an undependable liar, splendid stuff like that, and again, the production is terrible enough to (almost) make me mention the first Horrors album, especially when the wheels come off the whole thing in a train-wreck of Iggy-blues (“Stoned on Love”). Only problem I might foresee is that it actually gets a little too authentic — would this generation understand Nick Cave, or are the Black Lips as sloppy as they can handle? A





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