Unfinished Business: The Barreracudas' Can Do Easy
Continuing with my series of posts on releases I should have reviewed in 2015, I turn to what was probably my most inexcusable omission. I've been a fan of The Barreracudas for a number of years. They had my #6 album of 2011 and my #1 single of 2014. Somehow, these Brooklyn/Atlanta based greats released a sophomore album last year without me realizing it. Shame! Shame! Anyway, Can Do Easy would definitely have made my top ten for 2015 if I'd heard it sooner. It's 100 percent essential listening for anyone who follows this blog. The album is exactly what you'd expect from The Barreracudas: fun rock n' roll inspired by '70s power pop, The Ramones, and the Cheap Trick/Thin Lizzy strain of classic rock. What's not to love?! The hooks on this thing are enormous, and there's not a dud track to be found! This is the kind of record that speaks to the sex-crazed teenager that still exists within all of us. Crack open a cold one, crank up the volume, and enjoy the hell out of life!