Quatro (album)

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Studio album by Suzi Quatro
Released October 1974
Recorded 1974
Studio Audio International Studios, London[1]
Genre Rock, Glam rock
Length 42:08
Label RAK Records
Suzi Quatro chronology
Suzi Quatro
(1973)Suzi Quatro1973
Your Mamma Won't Like Me
(1975)Your Mamma Won't Like Me1975
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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Wild One" Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn 2:54
2. "Keep A-Knockin'" Richard Penniman 3:14
3. "Too Big[4]" Chapman, Chinn 3:22
4. "Klondyke Kate" Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey 3:30
5. "Savage Silk" Chapman, Chinn 3:36
6. "Move It" Ian Samwell 3:38
7. "Hit the Road Jack" Percy Mayfield 3:57
8. "Trouble" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 3:46
9. "Cat Size" Quatro, Tuckey 4:37
10. "Shot of Rhythm and Blues" Terry Thompson 4:53
11. "Friday" Quatro, Tuckey 3:52
12. "Devil Gate Drive" Chapman, Chinn 3:49


  • 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.


  • 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[5] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[1] 16
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 126


  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. ^ Too Big reached #14 in the UK on 29 June 1974. "Too Big". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  5. ^ norwegiancharts.com Archived November 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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