I was interested to hear that there was a new Suzi Quatro album out this week! I first got into Suzi’s classic stuff in my late teens when I was going through my glam rock phase, and she’s still one of my favourite rock acts.
Let’s have a listen to the new tracks.
No Soul/No Control
I like the spooky atmosphere in this one – it sort of reminds me of gothabilly tracks I’ve heard.
It’s got a good swing rhythm, but I find the verse a bit repetitive.
This is a nice upbeat track with a real classic rock feel about it. Nice sweeping epic chorus too!
Love Isn’t Fair
Lots of stuff going on in this track – there’s a nice reggae/calypso bit in the instrumentals, a fun ’60s feel to the vocals, and a general party atmosphere. I really like this one.
Back to the harder guitar for this track, which is the most reminiscent so far of Suzi’s classic early ’70s period. Good piece of stompy rock.
A slightly slower track, though still quite upbeat, with lots of harmonica interspersed throughout. I really like the piano solo!
Despite the title, it’s again the piano that I most like in this track. It’s a lovely tune too, with a great atmosphere on the instrumentals.
Don’t Do Me Wrong
Another classic rock track with a nice swing rhythm. Love the harmonica on this one!
This is another track that could have come straight out of the ’70s. Huge bonus points for the sax solo.
I Can Teach You To Fly
This one is very reminiscent of Slade’s Coz I Love You, though it’s a little more uptempo. There are also slight hints of Abba’s later output in the vocals. It’s a very pleasing mishmash of sounds, and one of my favourite tracks on the album.
Going Down Blues
A very classic-sounding blues number to finish. Good stuff!
Overall a very interesting collection with lots of different sounds and genres going on. It feels slightly unfocused as an album, but there are quite a few standout tracks that will be going on my playlist.