Sunday, July 30, 2006

Number 977 - Suzi Quatro


Number 977

Suzi Quatro

"Devils Gate Drive"

(1973)
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Genre:Rock
Its the bad girl herself, i get the feeling she enjoyed the 70s out there all on her own terrorizing parents to go nuts all over the world with their children.

"Expert" says.... It's pretty far-fetched, as some revisionists are now claiming, to view Suzi Quatro as a precursor to the "riot grrrls" of the '90s. Her brand of mid-'70s glam pop was far more innocuous and, in any case, often supplied by professional songwriters. What she did prove was that it was possible for a petite woman to play bass, sing, and wear leather with a reasonable degree of raunch and pride. That, with enough musical hooks to draw in the teen pop crowd, was enough to reel off a series of big British hit singles just before the advent of punk, although she remained virtually unknown in her native U.S.

Well that doesn't just quite cut the mustard with me, i mean "petite woman to play bass, sing and wear leather" Hell, she had more balls than the Fonz !

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
"Her American fortunes changed in the late '70s, when she had a short-lived, semi-regular stint on the sitcom Happy Days as the guitar-playing, sassy Leather Tuscadero. In 1979, she made the American Top Five with "Stumblin' In," although this was a duet with Chris Norman. Undoubtedly an influence upon the Runaways and Joan Jett, and thus by extension a mild influence on a subsequent generation of female rockers, she's kept a low profile in the '80s and '90s, although she's done some television and theatrical work in Britain."

Whatever the case, this chic oooozed Rock n Roll, so to all the hard chics that came after her, Suzi was the original template of Chic Attitude.......move over Avril, let Suzi show you the way.
For more Suzi Quatro see Number 831
For Chris Norman see Number 824
What does Rolling Stone think of Miss Q?
Actually .... they have nothing to say [?] But i did find this on a fan site about being on the cover....
Bassgirls.com: You achieved the ultimate musicians accolade by appearing on a certain cover?
Suzi Quatro: Yea, I was on the cover of Rolling Stone! Also lots of music papers including Record World and lots of other covers, again to numerous to mention. I was also in the center-fold of a girlie magazine - fully clothed - which was the only way i would appear. ~ [Source:http://www.bassgirls.com/bass_quatrosuzi.htm]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at (Nope they hated it) and the Album ranked at Number (Nope, doesn't even know its out yet) you better hope she doesn't find out, or she will kick your lilly white asses!
This song has a crowbarred rating of 49.5 out of 108

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