Barracuda: HEART

Australian singles chart:
Barracuda entered the Kent Music Report on 11 July 1977 and peaked at #15. The song was #87 on the Top 100 of 1977.

The song is on Little Queen which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 27 July 1977 and peaked at #22.

Ann Wilson, Roger Fisher, Nancy Wilson, Michael Derosier

Mike Flicker

Record label of Australian release:

Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that Barracuda was about Heart’s anger towards Canada’s Mushroom Records (NOT the Australian label) who, as a publicity stunt, released a made-up story of an incestuous affair involving Ann and her sister Nancy Wilson. The song particularly focuses on Ann’s rage towards a male radio promoter who came up to her after a concert asking how her “lover” was. She initially thought he was talking about her boyfriend, band manager Michael Fisher. After he revealed he was talking about her sister Nancy, Ann became outraged, went back to her hotel room, and wrote the original lyrics of the song.
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