The Barracudas
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The Barracudas


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In a bit of syncronicity, a couple of weeks ago a message board member known as Captain Exploder posted MP3's taken from an old vinyl record he purchased from a neighbor (inserted in the sleeve of a Charo record no less!) simply labeled "Hillside Mackenzie Studios, Columbus, Ohio 1966." The record included a cover of "Hurray for Hazel" by the Barracudas, Terry Davidson's band when he was a teenager - and whom Davidson had just announced would be reuniting for a special show on Friday July 22, at the Thirsty EAr Tavern.
In a press release, Davidson, who these days plays with his band the Gears, described the Barracudas as a project I put together to capture that raw energy we experienced when we were first exposed to rock & roll."
With Davidson on vocals, the band's version of the Tommy Roe nugget certainly exhibits the sort of rawness that Davidson attributes to the Barracudas, a kind of unbridled naiveteĀ“(as opposed to the manufactured vitriol one usually associaes with the term today). The band will be covering songs by the Standells, the Knickerbockers, the Yardbirds, the Beatles,and the Blues Magoos, and hopefully the song from the record. For info, click to - Columbus Alive

"Terry Davidson & the Barracudas"

For this show, guitarist-singer Davidson has christened his working band the Gears "the Barracudas".
In the 60's, when an innocent Davidson had yet to make a pillgrimage to Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Fla., the budding rock-blues stylist cut his teeth on the Rolling Stones and the Animals.
On Friday, expect songs by those bands and 60's garage rock nuggets by the Standells, the Knickerbockers, the Yardbirds, the Beatles and more. - The Columbus Dispatch


1965 - Hillside Records - Hurray for Hazel
2002 - Crypt records - Teenage Shutdowm Vol.2



The year was 1965. The Barracudas were hailed as Columbus's youngest professional
Rock and Roll band. Their gigs consisted of street dances, sock hops, pizza parties, and
fun festivals. The band launched the career of Terry Davidson who with his current band
The Gears, is one of Columbus's most successful Bluesrock outfits.
Going back to his first musical roots and a direct connection to the 60's, Davidson
has put together a show of vintage garage nuggets. The resurrected Barracudas will
play songs by The Standells, The Knickerbockers, The Yardbirds, Beatles, Blues Magoos
and more.
"The Barracudas is a project I put together to capture that raw energy we experienced
when we were first exposed to Rock and Roll. Blues is my first love, but real Blues was not
available to your typical Midwestern kid in 1964. We had to learn about it through bands
like The Stones and The Animals. There are so many great songs from that era. We wanted
to go back to our roots to bring some of that music to life again."