Quatro (album)

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This article is about the 1974 Suzi Quatro album. For other uses, see Quatro.
Quatro
QuatroAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Suzi Quatro
Released October 1974
Studio Audio International Studios, London[1]
Genre Rock
Label RAK Records
Producer
Suzi Quatro chronology
Suzi Quatro
(1973)
Quatro
(1974)
Your Mamma Won't Like Me
(1975)
Singles from Quatro
  1. "Devil Gate Drive"
    Released: 1974
  2. "Too Big"
    Released: 1974
  3. "The Wild One"
    Released: 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[2]
Džuboks (mixed)[3]

Quatro is Suzi Quatro's second album released in October 1974 from Rak Records as SRAK 509.[1] It spent 6 weeks at the top of the Australian albums chart.

Released in Australia on the EMI RAK label as catalogue no 8319792.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Wild One" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn)
  2. "Keep A-Knockin'" (Richard Penniman)
  3. "Too Big" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn)
  4. "Klondyke Kate" (Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey)
  5. "Savage Silk" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn)
  6. "Move It" (Ian Samwell)
  7. "Hit the Road Jack" (Percy Mayfield)
  8. "Trouble" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  9. "Cat Size" (Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey)
  10. "Shot of Rhythm and Blues" (Terry Thompson)
  11. "Friday" (Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey)
  12. "Devil Gate Drive" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn)

Notes[edit]

  • The original UK version of the album did not include "Devil Gate Drive", although it was added to the album in most countries.[1] Conversely, "Friday" was omitted from the original US release of the album. The US release also featured a slow arrangement of "The Wild One" in place of the original UK version, though both versions were arranged by Phil Dennys.
  • "The Wild One" was featured in Floria Sigismondi's 2010 film, The Runaways, a coming-of-age/biopic about Cherie Currie (portrayed by Dakota Fanning) and the 1970s all-girl rock band, The Runaways (the film was inspired by and loosely based on Currie's 1989 memoir, "Neon Angel"). "The Wild One" plays during Joan Jett's (portrayed by Kristen Stewart) opening scene when she buys her first set of leather pants and jacket. Joan, in a shaggy hairstyle also inspired by Suzi Quatro, meets a friend after putting on her new leather set and asks her, "Who am I?" Her friend playfully guesses "Elvis Presley", to which Joan then responds, "No, I'm the Glycerine Queen... I'm the fucking wild one!" Later that night, Joan practices the song on her unplugged electric guitar, though badly. Suzi Quatro was a major influence both musically and personally for The Runaways and especially Joan Jett, so the film makes several references to her. "The Wild One" was also featured on the film's soundtrack.

Personnel[edit]

  • Suzi Quatro – lead vocals and bass guitar
  • Len Tuckey – guitar and backing vocals
  • Alastair McKenzie – keyboards and backing vocals
  • Dave Neal – drums and backing vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Australian Albums Chart[1] 1
German Albums Chart[1] 15
Norwegian Albums Chart[4] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[1] 16
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 126

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g 7T's Records "GRAM CD 119" liner notes
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Quatro - Suzi Quatro". Džuboks (in Serbian) (Gornji Milanovac: Dečje novine) (5 (second series)): 22. 
  4. ^ norwegiancharts.com

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Caribou by Elton John
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
October 21 – December 1, 1974
Succeeded by
Serenade by Neil Diamond