Suzie Quatro: The Rock Box 1973 - 1979 The Complete Recordings (7 CDs, 1 DVD)
(Chrysalis) 8-CD + 1-DVD Box
DVD:Sound:LPCM Stereo;Picture:16:9/NTSC;Country Code:0;Running Time:94 Min.
Papersleeves + 54 pages booklet (english) in slipcover box
Suzi Quatro is a legend and an icon of feminism in a genre that was dominated by men in the 1970s. Over the course of her 50-year career, she has sold over 50 million records worldwide, comprising 18 studio albums and 63 singles. She burst onto the rock scene in 1973 with the UK number one hit "Can The Can" and went on to a long string of hit singles including 48 Crash, Daytona Demon, Devil Gate Drive, The Wild One, If You Can't Give Me Love to name a few.
Throughout her career she inspired so many female artists such as Joan Jett, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), The GoGos and continues to inspire artists such as KT Tunstall today. She also had an active acting career in the 1970's comedy "Happy Days" where she played the role of Leather Tuscadero, on stage in "Annie Get Your Gun", hosted television and radio shows for the BBC and was inducted into the Michigan Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
This 8-disc box set includes her 6 studio albums and one live album from 1973 to 1979, plus a DVD of selected promo clips, Top Of The Pops performances and a concert from Japan in 1975, plus a 56-page booklet with exclusive personal recollections from Suzi and guitarist Len Tuckey and a biography by Dave Simpson of the Guardian.
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Suzi Quatro was born on June 3, 1950 in Detroit of a musical family and made her debut, at eight, playing bongos with her father's jazz band, the Art Quatro Band and, at fourteen, she was TV go-go dancer Suzi Soul. At fifteen, she formed an all-girl group, Suzi Soul and the Pleasure Seekers, with her sisters Patti and Nancy; they played in mini skirts from Las Vegas to Vietnam.
In late 1970 Mickie Most, in Detroit recording Jeff Beck at Motown, heard her and brought her to Britain, where she toured, third on the bill, and released singles that got nowhere. In early 1973, she was teamed with songwriters /producers Chinn and Chapman who wrote and produced 'Can The Can', a British chart topper on RAK.
With a new image encasing her five-foot figure in a leather jump suit, the idea of her playing bass guitar in a band of large bruisers — Len Tuckey (guitar), Alistair Mackenzie (keyboards), Dave Neal (drums) — made her an instant suc-cess. '48 Crash' and 'Daytona Demon' (1973) and 'Devil Gate Drive' (1974) consolidated that success which went unchallenged until late 1974, when she had two flops in a row.
She spent the first six months of 1975 in America, gaining wide recognition via an Alice Cooper tour.