Stereo Embers The Podcast: Suzi Quatro
Written by on 09/20/2023
“Face To Face”
Although she got her start behind the drum kit playing for her dad’s band, the Detroit-born Suzi Quatro taught herself how to play bass so she could be in her sister’s band, The Pleasure Seekers. She moved
to England at 21 and released a string of rather massive albums like her 1973 self-titled debut and the searing Your Mamma Won’t Like Me in 1975. A pioneering presence in the pop world, Quatro influenced
everyone from Joan Jett to Chrissie Hynde to the Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth. A global superstar with over 50 million albums sold, Quatro’s CV is a wealth of riches. Here are just a few of her
highlights: She toured with Slade and Thin Lizzy, headlined the ‘Girls Night Out’ at the Isle of Wight Festival, won a handful of Bravo Otto awards, appeared on Happy Days as rocker Leather Tuscadero, was awarded the Icon Award by the Women’s International Music Network, was inducted to the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame, received an honorary doctorate in music from Anglia Ruskin University and appeared as Annie Oakley in a London production of Annie Get Your Gun and friends. The singer/songwriter is a stone cold legend and her music is filled with melodic muscle and harmonic smarts. Her new album, a joint effort with Scottish singer/songwriter KT Tunstall is an instant classic. Titled Face To Face, it’s a stirring song cycle that’s reflective, confessional, tough and tender and catchy as hell. It’s a perfect album that’s an end to end delight.