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Album Review: Suzi Quatro – No Control

Artist: Suzi Quatro

Album: No Control

Label: SPV / Steamhammer

Release Date: March 29th 2019

Suzi Quatro is one of my first musical memories. She has been one of the trailblazers for women in Rock Music, and this continues to this day. Her achievements not just in music crosses over many genres and her latest album “No Control” seems to tip the hat to all of this in the one package, while still remaining true to herself.

The album has all the elements. Blues, Rock, Funk, Soul. You name it, it’s there. Songs like “No Soul / No Control” are just straight up rockers. “Macho Man” has the stomp that Quatro already has earmarked as a set opener.

“Easy Picking” has it’s laid back vibe and a riff Suzi mentions has been floating around for over a decade. Then you come to “Strings”, which is grandiose and lush with such meaningful lyrics, it will grab all that listen to it. As you see something for everyone.

But, there is one about the songs on this album that speak to me, and that is “the human element”. You can tell the songs were written and recorded by real people, just getting together and playing. Today’s artists could really learn a thing or two from the likes of Suzi Quatro. Learn your instrument, play it well, write from your heart and you will have songs that go the distance.

The new album “No Control” will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on March 29th, 2019 as CD DigiPak, 2LP Gatefold, download and stream: https://SuziQuatro.lnk.to/NoControl

No Control Tracklisting

01. No Soul/No Control

02. Going Home

03. Strings

04. Love Isn’t Fair

05. Macho Man

06. Easy Pickings

07. Bass Line

08. Don’t Do Me Wrong

09. Heavy Duty

10. I Can Teach You To Fly

11. Going Down Blues

Tour Dates

Australian Tour 

16.02. AUS-Barossa Valley – Seppeltsfield Wines (sold out)

17.02. AUS-Hobart – Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (sold out)

23.02. AUS-Bendigo – Bendigo Racecourse (sold out)

24.02. AUS-Canberra – Stage 88 Commonwealth Park

02.03. AUS-Wodonga – Gateway Lakes

03.03. AUS-Kiama – Kiama Showground

09.03. AUS-Kariong – Mount Penang Parklands

10.03. AUS-Jacobs Well – Harrigans Drift Inn (sold out)

16.03. AUS-Port Macquarie – Westport Park

17.03. AUS-Bribie Island – Sandstone Point Hotel

19.-26.10 AUS-Sydney – Sydney Cruise “Rock The Boat “

27.10. AUS-Perth – Regal Theatre

30.10. AUS-Rockhamton – West End Hotel Arena

01.11. AUS-Gold Coast – The Star Theatre

04.11. AUS-Melbourne – Palais Theatre

06.11. AUS-Newcastle – Entertainment Centre

08.11. AUS-Sydney – Enmore Theatre

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