Happy Birthday to Ann Wilson of Heart.  She celebrates 70 (June 19th) The songs her and her sister nanvy write tend to be about guys they like but mostly guys the do not. By the time Heart released their second album, Little Queen — which was really the third album they’d recorded — they’d seen enough of the music business to know what, and who, they didn’t like. Ann Wilson explains how that led them to write “Barracuda.”

 

“‘Barracuda’ was written about a guy we knew early on who was a real schmooze artist, one of the stereotype record guys with the big cigar. I guess we have a history of writing about those guys, ’cause they really rub us the wrong way. And we were new into the industry and we hadn’t been worn down yet, so we were still really uptight about these guys. And this guy was just going along in his life — minding his own business, being a real schmuck. But we had to write about him, ’cause he really made us mad. He kind of stands for a type of person.”

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