Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro

by Suzi Quatro
     
 
As glam rock debut albums go, you'll have to search a long way to find one that outclasses Suzi Quatro's opening shot. Though her fame and, of course, her hit singles thus far were based around songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman's guileless ability to crank out the classics, away from the glare of TV and

Overview

As glam rock debut albums go, you'll have to search a long way to find one that outclasses Suzi Quatro's opening shot. Though her fame and, of course, her hit singles thus far were based around songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman's guileless ability to crank out the classics, away from the glare of TV and radio play the pair allowed Quatro and partner Len Tuckey full rein. The result was an album of several very distinct parts, inextricably linked by the sheer power of the Quatro personality. The heart of Suzi Quatro lies in the band's choice of covers. Harking back to Quatro's years in Detroit clubland, there's a Slade-meets-Stonesy grind through "I Wanna Be Your Man," a raucous blast through "All Shook Up," and, restating the song's claim to be the best rock & roller any Briton ever wrote, Johnny Kidd's "Shaking All Over," garageland sexuality oozing out from every pore. Chinnichap's "Primitive Love," one of the finest songs that the duo ever left unnoticed on an LP, then echoes that same intent, seething percussion and unearthly crowd sounds building around a jungle chant that reduces Quatro's characteristic cries to a breathy growl that is pure animal seduction. Of Quatro/Tuckey's own contributions, "Glycerine Queen" (already familiar from a B-side) and "Shine My Machine" are the most in character, straightforward rockers bolstered by the band's already trademark roiling rhythm. "Skin Tight Skin," on the other hand, is the most adventurous, bucking the formula in favor of a slow swing and a vocal that is straight out of West Side Story. Suzi Quatro remains one of the most nakedly sexual albums of the entire glam rock epoch -- and one of the hottest debuts of the decade.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
Label:
Glam / 7t's
UPC:
5013929051829
catalogNumber:
2905182
Rank:
40439

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzi Quatro   Primary Artist,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Alan White   Drums
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Keyboards
Keith Hodge   Drums
Alastair McKenzie   Electric Piano,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Piano (Grand)
Dave Neal   Drums,Background Vocals
Len Tuckey   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Mick Waller   Drums
Errol Brown   Background Vocals
Big Jim Sullivan   Guitar
Peter Frampson   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Suzi Quatro   Composer
Nicky Chinn   Composer,Producer
Peter Coleman   Engineer
Mickie Most   Producer
Mike Chapman   Producer
Gered Mankowitz   Cover Photo
Len Tuckey   Composer
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes

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