Quatro (album)

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Quatro
QuatroAlbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1974
Recorded1974
StudioAudio International Studios, London[1]
GenreRock, Hard rock
Length42:08
LabelRAK 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
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[2]
Džuboks(mixed)[3]

Quatro is Suzi Quatro's second album released in October 1974 from Rak Records as SRAK 509.[1], with the exception of the United States and Canada where the record was released under Bell Records, in Japan the album was released under EMI Records, and in several territories in Europe it was released from Columbia Records.

The album achieved success in several territories, topping the Australian charts and remained in the charts there for six weeks. The album also entered into the US charts, reaching the top 150. "Devil Gate Drive" became a major hit, reaching the No. 1 spot in the UK and Australian charts, becoming her second number one in both countries. The singles "The Wild One" and "Too Big" also achieved commercial success, with the former reaching the top 10 in both the UK and in Australia, and the latter reaching the top 20 in those same territories.

"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"). 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.

Track listing[edit]

UK track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Wild One"Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn3:47
2."Keep A-Knockin'"Richard Penniman3:14
3."Too Big"Chapman, Chinn3:22
4."Klondyke Kate"Suzi Quatro, Len Tuckey3:30
5."Savage Silk"Chapman, Chinn3:36
6."Move It"Ian Samwell3:38
7."Hit the Road Jack"Percy Mayfield3:57
8."Trouble"Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller3:46
9."Cat Size"Quatro, Tuckey4:37
10."Shot of Rhythm and Blues"Terry Thompson4:53
11."Friday"Quatro, Tuckey3:52

Notes[edit]

  • "Devil Gate Drive" was included on the album in most countries but was omitted from the UK first pressing.[1] "Friday" was omitted from the original US release of the album.
  • In some territories including the UK and US, the album contained a slow arrangement of "The Wild One" in replacement of the single version on the album. The fast rock version of the song was not made available in the US upon its initial release and remained unacknowledged in that region until several compilations were released years later. Both versions of the song were arranged by Phil Dennys.

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

Singles[edit]

The album contained three songs that were major hits on the UK singles chart. "Devil Gate Drive" reached No. 1 in February 1974; "Too Big" rose to No. 14 in June; and "The Wild One" reached No. 7 in November.[5]

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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ norwegiancharts.com Archived November 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "UK Official Charts". Official Charts Company. 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

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