A bit outside Baton Rouge, but I hope no one minds some boys from Bunkie stopping by: The Barracudas - "Baby Get Lost" (1965)
According to a list of the rarest '60s garage punk records, only 4 copies of this single are known to exist. Image: http://images.45cat.com/the-barracudas-baby-get-lost-zundak.jpg width=450
The raucous screamer from Bunkie high school students is considered a classic by collectors. It sounds kinda odd b/c the record was accidentally speeded up during pressing (a not uncommon occurrence for startup record companies that could not afford a repressing). This version
has been slowed down and probably sounds more like originally intended.
John Haas (vocals)
Terry Fontanille (lead guitar)
Alex Haas (drums)
Tommy McNabb (bass) The Barracudas of Bunkie: Image: http://www.bunkie.com/PicsOfPast/MaryAnn/CHMNC.2.jpg width=560 Image: http://www.bunkie.com/PicsOfPast/MaryAnn/CHMNC.3.jpg width=550
John Haas would go on to the fondly-remembered Isosceles Popsicle.
Anybody know any of these guys? Or anything about them? Something tells me there is an interesting story here.