Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)

Album: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • The Vaccines are a four piece indie rock band from London whose short, punky singles have been compared to The Ramones. They comprise vocalist Justin Hayward-Young, guitarist Freddie Cowan, bassist Anri Hjorvar and drummer Pete Robinson.
  • This frantic reverb-drenched debut single clocks in at one minute 24 seconds. During an interview with One For The People, Justin was asked if the song's brief appearance was a calculated kick to music industry in order to announce the bands arrival? He replied; "No not at all. We didn't realise that it was so short until we recorded it. All of our songs are as direct as we were able to make them. That means that a couple of our songs are under two minutes but we do have a couple over five minutes. Even though it is short, it feels complete. There's no need to lengthen it just for the sake of it."
  • Freddie Cowan is younger brother to the Horrors' synth man Tom Cowan.
  • Justin Young explained the song's meaning to the NME: "It's about being attracted to trouble, about being out of your depth and thinking you can deal with something when in reality you probably can't. I'm fascinated by the concept of power struggles in relationships. I'm not really sure who is on top in this one. It's supposed to be positive, though."

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