My Favorite Heart Songs: #1 "Barracuda" (1977)

@JohnRoberts (65253)
Los Angeles, California
September 1, 2016 10:39am CST
Yes, it requires a spectacular lack of imagination to select Heart’s signature song as top choice. After all, “Barracuda” is relentlessly played on classic rock stations. So what! “Barracuda” was awesome 40 years ago and just as awesome today. I never tire of the song and always crank it up. The background to “Barracuda” is strange. Nancy said the band’s original label Mushroom had concocted a bizarre publicity story implying the Wilson sisters engaged in an incestuous relationship!?! An enraged Ann knocked out “Barracuda” expressing her anger and the rest is history. Heart walked out on Mushroom. “Barracuda” is furious and thundering hard rock. Ann channels anger into vocals never more booming and soaring. There is the blistering guitar solo and frantic crescendo. It does not get any better. From the “Little Queen” album, “Barracuda” charted at Billboard Hot 100 #11 which is surprising. Heart’s most famous and popular song charted and sold lower than “Magic Man” and the later power ballads. “And if the real thing don’t do the trick you better think of something quick your gonna burn, burn, burn,burn, burn into the wind oh, barracuda! oh yeah”
PRESENTACION, 1977
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@TheHorse (73698)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Sep 16
Crazy on You is still my favorite.
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@amadeo (76064)
• United States
1 Sep 16
yes, this is a good.Your going to burn there baby.Good choice
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Sep 16
Who needs imagination when you've got something this good still waiting? Great series. I quite enjoyed it!
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
2 Sep 16
I love 'Crazy on you' and 'Magic Man' but my favourite was an acoustic version of Alone which just blew me away.
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@Corbin5 (119783)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Yes, the top of the list song for sure!
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@Ronrybs (7938)
• London, England
2 Sep 16
Sounds like the PR guy was a frustrated soap writer!
@epiffanie (10457)
• Australia
2 Sep 16
I've never heard of them before, but listening to them now .. my 4 years old grandson would love to listen to that ..
@RasmaSandra (20374)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Sep 16
@JohnRoberts not really into hard rock but I do like this. I'll check them out on YouTube.
@norcal (3213)
• Nevada City, California
1 Sep 16
There's a reason why it was their signature song. I had never heard that back story.
@responsiveme (16874)
• India
1 Sep 16
Coincidentally , heard it yesterday