Heart

Barracuda

Song Review by

Seattle sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson gave girls a good reason to start singing and playing guitar in the '70s: they made it seem like a blast. Ann squeezed and screeched her way around each word like her inspiration, Robert Plant ("you're gonna burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick...ooo, Barracuda!") and Nancy had the karate kicks to match her slammin' guitar. There are shades of progressive rock in the song's sweeping bridge, but for the most part, it's all chunky riff -- kind of like a rocked-up "William Tell Overture" or "Theme From Bonanza." The song was taken from the group's second platinum album, Little Queen (1977).

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Little Queen 1977 Portrait 4:20
Definitive Collection [Bonus Disc] 1995 4:24
Little Queen/Dog & Butterfly/Bebe Le Strange 1997 Sony Music Distribution 4:20
Greatest Hits 1998 Epic 4:22
Rock: Train Kept a Rollin' 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:30
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:30
Simply the Best 2000 Sony Music Distribution 4:23
Charlie's Angels 2000
Original Soundtrack
Columbia 4:22
Wild and Wooly: The Northwest Rock Collection 2000
Various Artists
Sub Pop 4:23
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:23
Definitive Collection [Single Disc] 2002 Sony Music Distribution
The Essential Heart 2002 Epic / Sony Music Distribution 4:23