SUZI QUATRO - SUZI QUATRO
LABEL: Rak Records
TRACK LISTING: 48 Crash, Glycerine Queen, Shine My Machine, Official Suburbian Superman, I Wanna Be Your Man, Primitive Love, All Shook Up, Sticks & Stones, Skin Tight Skin, Get Back Mama, Rockin' Moonbeam, Shakin' All Over
BONUS TRACKS: Rolling Stone, Brain Confusion (For All the Lonely People), Can the Can, Ain't Ya Somethin' Honey, Little Bitch Blue, Daytona Demon, Roman Fingers, Ain't Got No Home
IMPRESSIONS: Speaking of Yanks who made it big in England but went nowhere in the U.S., we present Suzi Quatro. Well-known and damn near beloved in England but practically unknown here. Quatro is known primarily in the States as a character actor playing Leather Tuscadero occasionally on "HAPPY DAYS" and for having one minor radio hit with "Stumblin' In". However, from the beginning Suzi Quatro hit it big in England with her raucous, glam-rock and this, her debut album, fit in perfectly with the year 1973 just as much as T. Rex's "ELECTRIC WARRIOR" did. This is an album I would've loved had I had it when I was 8 years old. I can just picture myself spinning the album on my black portable record player that closed up and could be carried like a suitcase. After all, at the exact same time I was rockin' to "ELECTRIC WARRIOR" so here we have a lost opportunity for my formative years. I only first heard Suzi Quatro's eponymous debut album decades later. But who says you can't make up for lost time?
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: 48 Crash, Glycerine Queen, Official Suburbian Superman, I Wanna Be Your Man, Primitive Love, All Shook Up, Sticks & Stones, Skin Tight Skin, Get Back Mama, Shakin' All Over, Can the Can, Ain't Ya Somethin' Honey, Little Bitch Blue, Daytona Demon
FACT SHEET: SUZI QUATRO is Suzi Quatro's first album. The first pressing of the album in the U.K. omitted "Can the Can" and included "Rockin' Moonbeam"; subsequent pressings added the former when it became a hit single. The album was entitled "CAN THE CAN" in Australia. "I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Beatles cover written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney. "All Shook Up" is an Elvis Presley cover written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley. "Shakin' All Over" is a Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover written by Johnny Kidd. "Ain't Got No Home" is a cover of a Clarence "Frogman" Henry song.