Review Summary: One of the best debuts of the Seventies.
It’s kinda cool when you bring something new in music and don’t make a fuss about it. This kind of attitude defines my rock n roll. Suzi Quatro was the first female that sang like a maniac and played the bass simultaneously. She was cool enough, though, not to put any politics or feminism in the mix, no role models here. Her debut album in 1973 was among the wildest that year. Raw, aggressive and sexy rock, delivered by a small- sized woman with the balls of a mammoth. A stick to the basics approach is evident here, all the way from the front cover to the music, four people dressed in leather and playing on ten. Oh, and there is a woman there and feels quite easy about it, one of the guys. She shouts louder than any woman before and sings about male menopause and how to get a guy, just listen to 48 Crash and Can the can. No wonder she was no. 1 in Australia when Bon Scott hasn’t sung a single tune yet. It’s hard to believe that a woman can express that punkish feel rock n’ roll needs but Suzi excels at it! Play it along Queen, New York Dolls and Aerosmith’s debuts, it is that good and then some. No stopping in this one, there are no ballads or epics. Straightforward rock from the start to finish, sharing some of the Stones’ boogie, the Stooges’ wildness and T-Rex’s sexual energy. Excellent selection of covers, too, including Elvis, the Beatles and Johnny Kidd. Suzi Quatro was the real thing back then, bringing rock and roll in the Seventies along with a raunchy attitude. Party on!